Category Archives for "For CEOs"

10 Ways To Create Value Through Your Business Network

The key to realising value in your business is to use your business network. The marketplace has moved on from the time when competition was just among companies. Your business must now succeed  based on the quality of the your network of suppliers and customers.  You have to leverage trusted connections to help you design, […]

How Green is Your Supply Chain?

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It is generally accepted that environmental consciousness is now changing to environmental pro-activeness as organizations are discovering that it makes good commercial sense. Boards are asking the management to review their policies related to environmental norms, not only to bolster their corporate social responsibility aims, but also because consumers are asking for it. It is […]

Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?

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By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult. In supply chains for example, there are many technically simple solutions which give better business performance. There are also many “hard” technical systems approaches such as, MRP and SAP, which are most useful and can […]

Challenging Leadership Principles

By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book “The Leadership Gospels” (2008) that uses as the key source, the gospels; the gospels being the reporting by four people (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) of the words and actions of the founder and leader […]

Compete or Cooperate in Supply Chains- Do you use your emotional side?

By Stuart Emmett Much has been said about how suppliers should be managed by procurement. Indeed one view (Supply Management January 2007) was that the Procurement Manager will become re-titled as the Relationship Manager in future years. This would then mean considering cooperative management styles and perhaps stepping back from any adversary “them and us” […]

Change Your Processes Before Implementing New Software

By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip The success rate of software implementations is woefully low. There are lots of reasons for it ranging from overselling by vendors, overspecing by customers, lack of consultation with stakeholders, under-resourcing the implementation team, etc. But in my view, much of the source of failure comes from unnecessarily bundling […]

US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!

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US PC makers’ market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august institutions, and which has become endemic of the American industry on the whole. Other commentators have written sufficiently on the hollowing out of the US economy and the conversion of the economy into a FIRE […]

Create a High Profile Internal Team to Identify Best Practices and Embed a Cost Conscious Culture

By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In this tip I discuss embedding a cost conscious culture where you have a number of comparable operating units. Examples include retail banks or multi-site operations such as a national insurance brokerages, consulting firms, law firms, or logistics providers. Where you have the multiple operating units, you have […]

What is Supply Chain?

The expression “supply chain” was created during the 1980’s to explain the need to integrate important business processes. Indeed, supply chain is about integration between business functions and business processes. It is about giving all the information which is important for any services in the industry and for partners of the company such as suppliers, […]

What are the perspectives for the future Supply Chain?

According to a KPMG study, the priority for firms towards their suppliers remains costs, but there are also new priorities which appear such as shares of knowledge, skills and resources. In the near future, most firms claim that they want a more integrated supply chain with more responsibilities for suppliers concerning stocks. Firms are looking […]

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