Category Archives for "Business Transformation"

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 […]

Get Better Results Than What Your Imagined By Focusing on Execution

Business Transformation

I was talking to the three senior executives of a fairly large business. They were very happy with the business situation. Their business was operating in a comfortable oligopoly, with comfortable competitive pressures. The business strategy was noted to be very sound. But, they lamented, that the comfortable position never translated into equivalent profits. Every […]

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. […]

If You Mistake Someone’s Technology for Their Competence, Then Who is Incompetent?

Global Supply Chain Group

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 […]

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

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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, […]

How Far Would You Go To Secure Continuity of Supply?

Supply chain security

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 […]

Can Suppliers Kill You By Their Inaction?

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Let me tell a story. This is a very entertaining story, but that is not the reason I am telling it. It has even greater business value, especially for strategists, and senior executives. It shows how supply chain security irrevocably altered the fortunes of a company that was a global leader at one time in […]

How To Choose The Best Consultants For Your Project

Startling Statistics I came across a startling statistics which prompted a new line of thinking that I wanted to share – hence this article. Consider these statistics – over 70% of professionals would have worked as a consultant or will work as a consultant, at some point in their careers. In other words, if you […]

What is the Most Effective Strategy to Massively Slash Shipping Freight Costs?

Freight costs reduction is almost always the last frontier in the cost reduction landscape. At the board level, most companies do not pay much attention to their external freight costs. These costs never get the attention they deserve because they are scattered all over the place, and generally out of sight. What if I told […]

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