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Supply Chain Management Articles – Monthly Review
This section has the influential and thought provoking research papers, white papers, journal articles on Supply Chain Management and Improvements. With blogs becoming a primary vehicle of communication after 2010, this section showcases many classic articles written by our people between 2000 and 2009.
In this published article, Vivek Sood reveals and discusses the common factors that cause supply chain strategies to fail. Despite corporations spending billions of dollars each year on strategy formulations and implementation, the shortfall in execution remains staggering. In this published article, Vivek Sood reveals and discusses the common factors that cause supply chain strategies to fail – and what to do about it. (Download PDF)
What do Gandhi, Winston Churchill, FDR, Deng Xiao Ping, Bismarck, and Abraham Lincoln have in common? Despite the differences in times, places and circumstances, each of these took a large and divided group of people staring despondently into an abyss and –– with gritty determination, inspiration and pragmatism –– steered them to relative safety and prosperity. These were true leaders for tough times. In this published article Vivek Sood discusses how Supply Chain Leadership can saving corporations from the impending global financial and economic crisis. (Download PDF)
Vivek Sood and Tony Fedorowicz of the Global Supply Chain Group outline the basics of Intelligent Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). No demand forecast is perfect and no supply system is capable of meeting all the demand perfectly all the time. S&OP brings together two disparate but essential mechanisms to look at an even bigger picture. (Download PDF)
This article, published in May 2008 and written by Vivek Sood and Tony Fedorowicz looks at why the Sales and Operations Planning Process (S & OP) at most organisations is set-up for failure. In a second article in this series the authors look at what must be done to make S & OP process successful. (Download PDF)
In this articles published in Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (AVSO) Journal, Tony Fedorowicz, then the General Manager of Global Supply Chain Group explains the basic fundamentals of Supply Chains as they apply to the wine industry. Further, he details how the industry can benefit immensely by maximising the power of its Supply Chain. (Download PDF)
We have now arrived at the time in history where Six Sigma methodology needs to be widely adapted and adopted for supply chain management. This article outlines a very detailed and rigorous approach that is required for this purpose. The benefits for end-to-end supply chains are immense. This defines the major difference between the supply chain winners and the supply chain followers. With potential savings of 3% to 12% of the total revenues the effort will prove to be highly rewarding and well worth the investment. (Download PDF)
This article draws an interesting parallel between the banking industry of the yesteryear and the shipping industry of today. In terms of their sophistication, risk management practices and trading profile – there is tremendous amount of parallel. The outcomes may likely mirror each other too! (Download PDF)
Increasing commoditisation of supply chains services, processes, and infrastructure will lead to modularisation and rate collapse during the next crash. Search for newer sources of competitive advantage will lead greater outsourcing and further modularisation. (Download PDF)
Australian Logistics Industry – A Comprehensive Review
A comprehensive review and survey of the Australian Logistics scene.(Download PDF)
The trader and gambling mentality in global shipping industry does not lend itself well to strategy formulation and implementation. Why this will eventually lead to a massive surplus of new ships and rate collapse? What to do about this? (Download PDF)
This article – based on a Harvard Business Review published letter from the writer traces the essential primary tools required to achieve a successful transformations in Supply Chains. It cuts through the usual academic platitudes in order to go deeper into understanding business dynamics prior to effecting change. (Download PDF)