Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs

How to Cope With Supply Chain Disruptions Resulting From COVID-19 Crisis?

Covid19 has left supply chains severely disrupted. As companies try and pick up the pieces, big gaps remain in their capability and performance, especially at top levels.

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SUPPLY CHAIN GOVERNANCE
For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, Supply Chain Governance

Why is Supply Chain Governance Difficult?

Corporate governance is difficult, yet most boards have mastered that art over the last two decades. Supply Chain Governance is a bigger, and more important challenge.

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Business Transformation, For Boutiques and Consultants, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, For Supply Chain Automation and Property Groups, For Supply Chain Software Companies

Which jobs or careers will grow in value and demand in the wake of COVID-19?

Most people think that health-related jobs will increase – which is partly true. However, most developed countries will undergo a bigger change in their health sector, because due to powerful economic and social changes they will have to open up their health personnel supply chains to the forces of globalisation.

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GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN
Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For CXOs and VPs, For Managers and Analysts, Production Planning and Scheduling, Sales & Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Digitization, Supply Chain Strategy

How to Reduce Complexity in Supply Chain Post COVID-19?

Complexity in business is the biggest killer of profitability. What is the best antidote for debilitating complexity?

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Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards

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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Business Transformation
Business Transformation, For Boutiques and Consultants, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, Supply Chain Execution

Get Better Results Than What Your Imagined By Focusing on Execution

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

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Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, For Managers and Analysts, Inventory Optimisation, Logistics & Freight Management, Production Planning and Scheduling, Sales & Operations Planning

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
Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, For Managers and Analysts, Logistics & Freight Management

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
Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For Boutiques and Consultants, For CEOs, For CXOs and VPs, For Managers and Analysts, Sales & Operations Planning, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Supply Chain Security

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
Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, For Managers and Analysts, Logistics & Freight Management, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Supply Chain Security, Supply Chain Strategy, Transportation Optimisation

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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