Category Archives for "For Logistics Companies"

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 […]

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 Segmentation – The Next Step in Delivering What you Promise in Digital Marketing

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Trust & Care – Two Hallmarks of Supply Chain Segmentation Supply Chain Segmentation Drives Today’s Digital Marketing – This is how I explained the situation to a group of a senior executives of the company I was consulting to recently. The profitability was falling, and customers were abandoning the company (I cannot go into too […]

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

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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 […]

Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth

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— Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and it will need newer models of commerce to fast track the recovery. Hollowing out of skills out of entire societies without replacing them with another set of useful skills, very high level of youth unemployment […]

What Causes Supply Chain Confusion

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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 […]

How to increase your professional income?

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Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks. Want to legitimately increase income? No doubt, in the long run, you get paid for your results. Results are derived  from two critical factors – skills and dedication. If you have the relevant skills, and you apply them with […]

A Company Is Known By The Company It Keeps – 2

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There I was – stranded at the Heathrow Airport again – and cursing myself for trusting British Airways and Heathrow once more. Every time I fly out of Australia to Europe, I face a choice – whether to fly the national airlines Qantas, or another airline such as Singapore Airline or Emirates. Most of the […]

BPOs – How to Avoid the Most Common Cause of Outsourcing Failure

By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In the Eric Carle children’s story, The Mixed Up Chameleon, a chameleon attempts to become the perfect animal by adopting the best parts of different animals e.g. an elephant’s trunk, a giraffe’s long neck etc. At the end of the book, he’s so mixed up that he cannot […]

Doug Hudgeon – The Cost Reduction Tip: Simplify Your Supply Chain

By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Over the past 12 years I’ve looked at the sourcing, procurement and payments processes in 150+ companies spanning every continent except Antarctica. At a detail level, the best of these companies took very different approaches to managing their suppliers – approaches tailored to the subtleties of their industry, […]

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