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Competitive Cost Leadership Driven By Supply Chain Efficiency

By now, almost everyone, even the luddites would know that better supply chain management can make a company more efficient and cost competitive. 

Then, what is the purpose of this supply chain course? Why do we still continue to run it year after year?

The reason is simple – supply chain techniques keep advancing. With the technology and methods that are available today, you can achieve a much higher level of optimisation and integration than you could achieve even five years ago. 

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So the first thing we would discuss in this course is about how every few years cutting edge methods in supply chains changed in the past four decades. We will also discuss how to diagnose where your company is located on the continuum of the supply chain evolution.

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Next issue to consider is the risk-reward trade-off in cost reduction projects. How to minimise the risk and maximise the potential rewards using the best knowledge of supply chain cost reduction available today?

The following figure may already get you started on the right path. 

SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY - RISK/REWARD TRADE-OFF

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What Can You Expect From This Workshop?

Here are the key takeaways for the participants:

  • A solid list of supply chain cost reduction that you could start assessing in your own company from the very next day.
  • Full understanding of how to take cost reduction to the next level – even when it appears that all available opportunities have already been taken.
  • What to do when your staff tell you that there is no further room for cost reduction?
  • How to put the cost reduction program into the next gear?
  • How to use “Theory of Constraints” to generate new cost reduction ideas?
  • Role of technology in cost reduction?
  • How to assess the level of optimisation of your supply chain? How to achieve better optimisation in supply chain?
  • How to assess the level of integration of your supply chain? Where to focus your integration effort in supply chain to yield better cost structures?
  • How to run a cost reduction program?
  • How to make sure you always overdeliver on your cost reduction targets?
  • How to make sure that your team is on board with the cost reduction targets and projects?

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ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL AUTHOR

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Today, Vivek and his partners are among 20-30 people on the planet earth who have this deep understanding of supply chain systems, practices and tools. CEOs, COOs, executives and Boards call them in most challenging situations once they know the full potential of supply chain based transformations. Following are key milestones in Vivek's journey:

  • Started in 1983 as a merchant navy cadet at 18 years age, worked his way to qualify as a Captain – qualified to take command of any merchant ship, worldwide.
  • Earned a top tier MBA from UNSW at the top of his class.
  • Joined highly regarded strategy consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton, consulting to the CEOs, Boards and senior management of global corporations within Australia.
  • To learn and specialise in supply chain – against all odds, sought out the co-inventor of supply chain in Germany and convinced him to be a partner in his firm, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN GROUP, launched in January 2000.
  • More than 500 successful blue chip projects with high impact business transformations in large corporations using the full power of SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT.
  • 4 Seminal and path breaking business books IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT – these are available in bookstores and universities and libraries worldwide.

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If you are deeply passionate about the world of business and supply chain networks as I am, and enjoy digging answers to critical questions that will help build and steer your business with wisdom, then join me. This book is a journey of exploration through the world of business networks that run along the veins of today’s commercial world.

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OUTPERFORM OUTSOURCE OUTPROFIT

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The trend of outsourcing continues to grow unabated with the whole gamut of services, from simple to mission-critical tasks. There is not a single company on earth that does not outsource anything. It is not just about cost arbitrage, it is also a finer expression of division of labour at the organisational level. Like all leverage, outsourcing is a double-edged sword too. On one hand, it allows you to do more, faster. On the other hand, if it goes bad, it can easily kill your business. If you do not believe that is possible – you can google the Fox Meyer saga from the 90s and see for yourself.

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UNCHAIN YOUR CORPORATION

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Businesses Are Chained By Unseen Chains. If You Are Looking For Ways To “Unchain Your Corporation” A Successful Business Transformation Is Required.

Successful Business Transformations Are Difficult, Yet Rewarding.

Business Transformation Is Fast Becoming A Question Of Survival In The Modern Globalised Era.

Modern Supply Chains Integrate Businesses And Economies Faster By Systematic Information Sharing From Internal And External Sources.

Companies Can Multiply Profits By Progressively Ramping Up Cohesion And Collaboration Of All Moving Parts In B2B Network To Achieve Tighter Integration.

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GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN – AN ACTION MANIFESTO

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It is generally accepted that environmental consciousness is now changing to environmental proactiveness as organizations are discovering that it makes good commercial sense.

Boards are asking the management to review their policies related to environmental norms, not only to bolster their corporate social responsibility aims, but also because consumers are asking for greener supply chains

It is also widely agreed that consumers will increasingly prefer to buy more and even pay more for products or services provided in an environmentally sound manner.

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