Business Relationships : What You Should Know About Them

Business Relationships

About Business Relationships Although you may be good at building and maintaining relationships in your life, it can be very different when it comes to business. In effect, relationships between business partners are very specific relationships. As most relationships, they are based on a contract. The contract is the cornerstone of any relationship (personal or […]

Global Business Networks

Global Business Networks

Global Business Networks China, the giant economy has dominated the news agenda recently just like their dominance in the manufacturing arena. Several proposed reforms have caught more attention than others, such as the relaxation of the one-child policy, now that China’s population is aging. However, business reforms carry tremendous implications that are likely to affect […]

When The Ship Is Sinking: Focus On Plugging The Hole In The Hull

Business Transformations

The History of Ship Is Sinking. My sabbatical from writing blogs over the past few weeks has been interrupted. Besides my day job of consulting, I was focusing on finishing my second book “Know When to Outsource, and How to Do It Well: Outsmart, Outprofit, Outsource”. However, after reading a Harvard Business Review blog, I […]

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware

Global Supply Chain Group - A better method 1 OUTSOURCING.pdf Trust Your Emotions AND Verify All Facts Less that two-thirds of all outsourcing succeed because of the way human brain functions. If the croc-brain takes over the survival instinct kicks in and the decision is purely instinct or emotion based. However, if the modern neo-cortex takes over the decision is purely factual and ignores […]

The Right Way To Improve Your Supply Chain?

Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management (SCM) Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an essential element of operational efficiency. SCM is critical to business operations, therefore it is clearly important for a company to know, understand and master the supply chain. Supply chain’s evolution can be break down into three generations. That is an easy way for companies to […]

Outcompete Anyone Using Your Business Network

Your Business Network

About Your Business Network Thought leaders have a five star business network. They leverage of the value created by their business and supplier contacts to outcompete rivals and stay relevant. Your business can outcompete rivals too using its network. There are a number of ways your business can achieve this goal. Firstly, build a good […]

Supply Chain Confusion : 11 Causes With Best Solutions

Causes Supply Chain Confusion

My last post “Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business“ generated several great comments from highly qualified professionals around the world, and in this post I want to explore the reasons for the confusion. Obviously, the confusion is debilitating, and unprofitable. I am sure readers will have their own experiences with the confusion in supply chain world, […]

Industrial Age Tools Vs Information Age Weapons

Industrial Age Tools

Industrial Age Tools Vs Information Age Weapons This is the part 2 of my earlier post What I Learnt Fighting Pirates (Not in the Caribbean)! (that post was getting too long, so I had to break it into two parts). I asked bosun to send a repelling party to cut the ladder and the scrambling rope, While […]

How To Find A Supply Chain Job

Supply Chain Job

About Supply Chain Job This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone in today’s world. I do not want to make it any more complicated than necessary. My friend Tony has a recession proof career. No matter what happens to the economy, or […]