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Never Hire Management Consultants In These Situations

I need to tell a true story which is about 16 years old. Jon had just left the secure world of a senior role in a multi-billion dollar global corporation to accept the role of the CEO in a mid-size family-owned company. He had always been a go-getter, who had progressed fast in his previous […]

Departmental Silos: The Achilles Heel of Your Company

Businesses are gradually being chained by a number of forces so ubiquitous and accepted by all of us, that we fail to notice their impact on businesses, economies, and people. Today, most organizations become veritable bureaucracies as they grow bigger. Every person sits inside his/her own department and is very careful about making sure that […]

ERP Unraveled: Why Your Business Might Suffer From Inadequate Planning

To combat the symptoms of departmental silos many organizations implement a very rigid Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. This helps run their internal processes and coordinates inter-departmental communication. By their nature, these systems are very formulaic and prescriptive with a one-size fits all approach to planning. Now a different bunch of problems start surfacing as a […]

Green Supply Chains and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

One of the best definitions of Corporate Social Responsibility is perhaps provided by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s The Benchmark Foundation. It states: “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the decision-making and implementation process that guides all company activities in the protection and promotion of international human rights, labor and environmental standards and compliance with legal requirements within […]

Drivers of Green Supply Chain

There are five type of environmental stakeholders group who drive green initiatives within an organization: Regulatory stakeholders, who either set regulations or have the ability to convince governments to set standards Consumers, who seek emotional resonance alongside the cost and convenience factors of where and when they buy a particular product Organizational stakeholders, who are […]

Benefits of Green Supply Chain

Green Supply Chain Positive impact on financial performance. Despite ample evidence to the contrary, there persists a myth that going green costs additional expense. Some of the factors responsible for persistence of this myth are inertia, the lack of a systematic approach and an unwillingness to engage in sustained and changed thinking that is necessary […]

Traditional and Green Supply Chain

Traditional Supply Chain In a traditional supply chain, the flow of materials and information is linear and from one end to other. There is a limited collaboration and visibility. Each supply chain partner has limited information regarding, for example the carbon footprint and Green House Gas emission of the other partners. Hence, each player may […]

Green Supply Chain: Procurement

Supply Chain Management

Procurement also known as purchasing is “Securing supplies, materials, and services of the right quality in the right quantity at the right time from the right place (source) at the right cost price”. So the procurement in traditional supply chain could procure you the best possible cost to meet the needs of the purchaser in […]

Green Supply Chain: Life Cycle Management

Green Supply Chain revolutionizes the company; indeed, throughout supply chain, Green Supply Chain planning enables to minimize the environmental impact of the overall endeavour while still achieving the same results. Everything is the Life Cycle Management: Life Cycle Management (LCM) is an integrated approach to managing the total life cycle of products and services for […]

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