Category Archives for "For Supply Chain Automation and Property Groups"

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 Supply Chain Strategy Can Help You Resolve The Innovators’ Conundrum

This is a million dollar question for most companies – start-ups or conglomerates. A lot of time and money is wasted, either because the companies do not bother to ask this question in time, or try to answer it in the wrong way. Here is a story:

How To Get The Biggest Bang For Your Technology Buck

There were only 24 hours left. Tomorrow the board would pull the plug on the project which had continued for well over 3 years. The total costs as per internal calculations had run into hundreds of millions of dollars. External consultants reckoned that when you included the costs of internal resources seconded to the project from […]

What Supply Chain Managers Can Do About Safety Recalls?

If you are in Australia, it is more than likely that you already know this saga. If you are not in Australia, or do not follow the news cycle, take a look at the video below: This happens all too often. Once every few months, in some part of the world, a crisis of similar […]

Consequences of Confusing Between Supply Chain and Logistics Can be Painful

Recently, obstetrician Dr Liu Hongmei hit global headlines when she disclosed the story of a young couple who came to her after four years of intense attempt to get pregnant. As it happens in these cases – when the wife could not get pregnant even after 4 years of marriage, the family pressure was piling on. […]

Finally, An Innovation from Apple That is Worthy of Steve Jobs’ Name

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The Apple watch left me underwhelmed as did the plethora of me-too tablets and phones which are barely struggling to keep up with the ever more nimble competition. I wrote a blog about the Apple Watch here wondering whether the company had lost its mojo. When I found out about Apple SIM, having written a […]

Why Business Networks Are Important?

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“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” -Jane Howard Business Networks are important to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization. It is imperative to learn from the evolution and success of business networks. Business […]

Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It

SUPPLY CHAIN IS THE NEW ELECTRICITY

Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention of electricity and he asked me: “Dad, what would happen if there was no electricity?” Since I actually had such an experience, I recounted to him my life in a remote village in Himalayas when […]

From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy

CROWDSOURCING SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY

Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply chain strategy. Crowdsourcing is proving its value in boosting innovation. The magic of this idea is that it ties new product launches with customer wants and needs. NASA recently turned to the public for the design […]

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