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Finance, Sales, HR, Supply Chain – Where Do Most Effective Business Transformation Leaders Come From?

Business Transformation is Different Than Change ManagementAlmost everybody who has anything to do with creating any change inside a company calls himself or herself a business transformation expert these days.  It is important to define business transformation at the outset.  As the business trends evolve, every ten years to so a new generation of business is configured

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Why Does Sales and Operation End Up Being Such A Frustrating Experience In Real Life?

What Is Sales And Operations Planning (S & OP), And What Is Its Significance In Supply Chain Management? In any company sales department or function goes about selling whatever it can sell to whosoever is ready and willing to buy (more or less).On the other hand, simplistically speaking, the production department of function goes about

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Growing Trust Deficit in Global Supply Chains Due to COVID-19

There are two reasons why this is not going to be a BIG headline in the mainstream press for at least three months yet (but, after that, once the word is out every mainstream outlet will scream about it as if it is the latest news): Supply chain staff is not made up of screamers (though

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Looking For Management Consultants? What Happens When You Exhaust All Three Consulting Lifelines?

Finding the Right Management Consultant is difficultIf you have watched the globally famous TV show, Who wants to be a millionaire?  you will have known what the three lifelines are in this game. It is not much different in a business context.  When companies are looking for the right management consultant to help them with business

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Why Supply Chain Business Transformations (BT) Jobs Differ From Supply Chain Business-as-Usual (BAU) Jobs

Violinists have a different skill set and profile than the violin makers. Sports equipment makers have a different profile than the sportsmen. Race car designers (or yacht designers) may not necessarily be successful in racing cars (yachts).  One is not necessarily better than the other. One does not necessarily earn more than the other, or add

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High Demand for Real Supply Chain Experts

Updated in September 2020 AbstractAlmost every supply chain needs to be restructured in the wake of COVID-19 and associated economic situation. While some companies are facing collapsing demand, others are facing the opposite. Same is true of the supply as well. How can companies make the supply meet demand under such challenging circumstances. Only sophisticated supply

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