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Why Business Networks Are Important?

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“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” -Jane Howard Business Networks are important to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization. It is imperative to learn from the evolution and success of business networks. Business […]

Why Every Start-up Always Has a Supply Chain Problem?

There is a common assumption that every company’s supply chain should be similar, if not the same. Even learned professors at august institutions write highly prescriptive articles in highly regarded magazines such as Harvard Business Review saying these things. For example see this article by a Stanford professor, on which I had a running correspondence […]

Any One of These Five Confusions in Your Company Could Wipe Out the Entire Profit for the Year

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There is no doubt that confusion results in loss of action. Because clarity is the basis of all actions. Clarity gives you confidence and confidence results in action. Imagine a scenario where you need to make a decision and, in order to make a decision you need information, some of which is missing. Generally speaking, […]

A Great Man Knows His Own Limitations

This picture prompted me to write the blog post. Like many other people, I am a great admirer of Steve Jobs – his integrity, his passion and his sense of design. Almost single-mindedly he twice created a company that eventually became bigger than the economy of Spain (and many other countries). Having grown up away […]

From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy

CROWDSOURCING SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY

Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply chain strategy. Crowdsourcing is proving its value in boosting innovation. The magic of this idea is that it ties new product launches with customer wants and needs. NASA recently turned to the public for the design […]

Will Alibaba and its 40 million accomplices ride roughshod over Corporate America?

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Now that all the factories have moved to China (or some such places as Vietnam, Bangladesh, Taiwan), and all the customers have moved to the PC (or some such places as mobile phones or tablets) what will happen to all the middlemen? The retailers, the wholesalers, the shopping centres, the warehouse parks, the dealers, the […]

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware

A better method 1 - OUTSOURCING - GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN GROUP

www.outsourcing3.com Beware the Story: Trust Your Emotions AND Verify All Facts Less that two-thirds of all outsourcing succeed because of the way human brain functions. If the croc-brain takes over the survival instinct kicks in and the decision is purely instinct or emotion based. However, if the modern neo-cortex takes over the decision is purely […]

Barnes and Nobles’ latest public spat with Simon and Schuster – another nail in the Publishing industry?

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As predicted in my book 5-STAR Business Networks when a product category, its current form, reaches the end of its life-cycle, the supply chain interaction between the supply chain partners becomes rather unpleasant and coercive. The reason is clear enough. Long standing supply chain relationships are tested as a result of falling profitability. Each of […]

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