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

Do Not Topple The Global Economy Mr Trump

I have nothing against you President Trump. I have nothing for you either. But, when I heard of the directive to manufacture  iPhones in USA, I had to write this post. This is one of the weakest ideas I have heard from Supply Chain point of view, and I am not indulging in a political

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Supply Chain Management
Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs

Upgrading Your Supply Chain to the Next Level? One Point that (Nearly) Everyone Misses

The meeting room was as sparsely appointed as most meeting rooms used for supplier meetings these days. There were no windows, and barely any space to move. A round table in the center was surrounded by four cheap chairs. The message it sent was of frugality and simplicity. Yet the four people in the room

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Trust in Supply Chain
Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For Boutiques and Consultants, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For Supply Chain Software Companies, Logistics & Freight Management, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Strategic Supply Chain Simulations, Supply Chain Strategy

Value of Trust in Supply Chain Management

Why Trust in Supply Chain Is Important?Recently, the value of trust in supply chain was brought home to me in a graphic manner. An owner of a medium sized business (who was trying to be one of our well-wishers) showed me (and one of our new recruits in sales management department) the way they were

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Business Strategy, For CEOs, For CXOs and VPs

How Can I Improve Supply Chain In My Company? Five Signs of a Broken Supply Chain

Leading Executives Are Continually On a Lookout to Improve Supply Chain in Their Company Most CEOs and CXOs think about how to improve supply chain. They are surprised to discover that what they thought was a well-functioning Supply Chain turned out to hide such a tremendous amount of problems. Five tell-tale signs that help you

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AMAZON'S THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS
Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, Supply Chain Strategy, The 5-STAR Business Networks (B2B Networks)

Why Almost Everybody is Missing the Most Important Point in Their Solution to Amazon’s Threat to Australian Retailers

HOW BIG AMAZON’S THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS? Yesterday (on 2nd November 2017) I happened to briefly glance at the Australian Financial Review – the key finance newspaper in this country while I was waiting in the lobby for a meeting. Almost the entire paper was devoted to just one single topic – AMAZON’S THREAT TO

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GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN GROUP
Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, Supply Chain Strategy

The Second Biggest Mistake in Business Transformations

In this article I want to focus on the second biggest mistake companies make during business transformations. In case you are wondering why I am focusing on the second biggest mistake rather than the biggest one – it is because I have already written a blog post on that topic last week. Here is the link to

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Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, Supply Chain Strategy

The Mysteries of Supply Chains

I have been asked this question a lot on Quora, as well in my board and other speeches. A lot of supply chain commentary is becoming too technical and mysterious. Supply Chain Software sellers have a vested interest in creating the mystique – similar to what McKinsey used to do about 20 years ago. But

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supply chain management
Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards

The Single Biggest Mistake in Business Transformations

  If I have seen it once, I have seen it a hundred times.  A new person is brought in with a clear mandate. The things are meant to change. Out with the old, and in with the new. The new person comes in with a great fanfare, and takes over. Then he/she starts taking

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

Nokia Sheds Iconic Phone Unit in an Attempt to Re-bundle Itself

Virtually all its shareholders gave their approval, and with a stroke of pen the Finnish firm that once dominated the global mobile phone market officially announced the sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp yesterday. The $US 7.4 billion deal will see Nokia transform its business model into a telecom equipment and network

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Global Supply Chain Group S
Business Strategy, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards

BIG PICTURE vs REAL PICTURE – What is Required for Business Transformations?

Global shipping is a very cut-throat business where you can make a lot of money just by buying and selling ships at the right time. So ships in operation are sold quite regularly. When I was in shipping – there were two kind of buyers who visited the ships to inspect them prior to purchasing them.

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