Category Archives for "Logistics & Freight Management"

Amazon spent $28B in freight costs last year. How well are they using their advantage?

Someone asked me this question on a popular social platform. The subtext was this: What kind of discount do you think they’ve negotiated with the major carriers (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.)? I have over 12 years of operational experience and 23 years of commercial negotiation experience with freight companies on large scale global freight operations. […]

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 […]

Value of Trust in Supply Chain Management

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Will Alibaba and its 40 million accomplices ride roughshod over Corporate America?

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Now that all the factories have moved to China (or some such places as Vietnam, Bangladesh, Taiwan), and all the customers have moved to the PC (or some such places as mobile phones or tablets) what will happen to all the middlemen? The retailers, the wholesalers, the shopping centres, the warehouse parks, the dealers, the […]

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware

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www.outsourcing3.com Beware the Story: 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 […]

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: Fix Core Problems

By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Some problems just need to be fixed, regardless of cost. Last year, near our apartment in South Delhi, maintenance workers spent more than two months resurfacing our road. Every fortnight thereafter (and possible continuing to this day), a sinkhole would appear in the road and a roadwork crew […]

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