The Unexpected Beneficiary of President Trump’s Tariffs

As the saga with the US tariffs on Chinese goods is playing out in the public arena, there is a lot of speculation about who the ultimate losers and winners in this game will be. There is Plenty of Shallow Analysis Most journalists do not have time to think it through deeply, and most serious

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Two Fatal Flaws of Amazon: Hint – Both are In Its Supply Chain – PART 1

If you asked an Uber driver in Sydney today what is the greatest strength of Amazon – they will probably tell you that it is their supply chain. If you probed further and asked again – where exactly in the supply chain is the strength? More often than not, you would get the common answer

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What Is The Easiest Way To Cut Warehousing Logistics Cost To Minimum?

Very few companies seem to have enough warehousing space. Almost 80% of the companies I have interacted with as part of my projects (and that number runs in thousands, when you count the suppliers, customers and other supply chain partners of clients and customers) have sometime or other complained about running out of warehousing space.

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Global Supply Chain Group

What Happens When You Mistake Someone’s Technology for Their Competence?

 Impressive things are difficult to forget. And, sometimes difficult to describe in a manner which does full justice to their impressiveness.   Let me make an attempt using what sticks in the memory after the last decade or so. We were at a presentation by a fairly large logistics company who were incumbents at a client of

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global supply chain group

Why Logistics Companies Get Away With Extra-ordinary Practices and Pricing?

No other industry, barring IT, treats its buyers with as much disdain and contempt at the logistics industry. To make it palatable they mix just the right amount of respectful words in between. If you are not exposed to the world I am talking about, I am sure you would find this hard to believe,

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Supply chain security

How Far Would You Go To Secure Continuity of Supply?

It is a legitimate question on supply chain security – How important is continuity of supply to you? How far would you go? Would you commission an act of aggression, if that was the only way of assuring supply chain security to keep the supply lines open? Would you go further than an act of

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