Supply Chain Security

COVID-19 was just one of the small threats to supply chain security, but when it became a reality it turned the entire world upside down. Imagine how many such threats a regular supply chain director has to contend with on a daily basis. How secure is your own supply chain? What risks are you willing to take with your supply chain, and your career?

current supply chain priorities - in 2023 and beyond

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Fight Inflation

Business strategy and supply chain will have to take into account that as the storm clouds of inflation gather at the horizon, you will have to change the strategic tack to go through the rough patches unscathed.

Stay Relevant

keep current with the realistic yet cutting edge practice in both the supply chain, and the board room. The business strategy and supply chain from the last two decades will not work any more.

survive and thrive

Keep your head when everyone else in the market starts losing theirs. The supply chain turmoil persists and requires new business strategy and supply chain thinking. For general directions, read the blogs below.

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Must Read Article - on Supply Chain Security :

Apple’s Business Network Conundrum Has Apple learnt the lesson that Dell never learnt? Apple has grappled with this conundrum for a while now – when, if at all, to dump Samsung? There comes a point in every business network when the erstwhile suppliers become more powerful than the ‘customer’.

Apple’s Business Network Conundrum
Has Apple learnt the lesson that Dell never learnt?

Apple has grappled with this conundrum for a while now – when, if at all, to dump Samsung? There comes a point in every business network when the erstwhile suppliers become more powerful than the ‘customer’.

Dell continued to rely on its suppliers in far east while they were eating his lunch. Look where it landed Dell?

Dell’s supply chain conundrum is not well explained by the market analysts – many of its suppliers are also some of its biggest competitors.

Ten years ago, when Dell was a far bigger company that its much smaller suppliers it Asia, this did not matter much.

But they have now copied Dell’s business model to perfection – making its business model redundant. They won market share by under-cuting Dell in the market place, while Dell could not invent a newer business model.

No wonder Dell lost the competitve advantage it had created so assidously in the 90s by shrinking the cash-to-cash cycle and building volume.

Apple is concerned that Samsung is doing exactly the same thing to it in the mobile devices market.

While it continues to persist with its lawsuit against Samsung, it does not yet desist from continuing to buy critical components from Samsung.

Learn More Business Network Conundrum…

Key Insights on Supply Chain Security :

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Supply Chain : Better To Keep Your Passengers Informed

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Why Supply Chain Models Have To Change For The Better

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HOW SUPPLY CHAIN 3.0 CAN LEAD TO TANGIBLE BUSINESS BENEFITS (Part 2 Of 6)

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What Businesses Can Gain Transformation Of Brazilian Soccer – Part 4/4

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This is the concluding entry in this series of blogs – where I reminisced about my experiences from learning to…
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Apple’s Business Network Conundrum: Dump Samsung Or Not?

Apple’s Business Network Conundrum: Dump Samsung Or Not?

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Dell's Supply Chain - Is dell a 1 trick Pony in Supply Chain

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What is Supply Chain Optimisation and How good is it?

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What is Supply Chain Optimisation? System demos are tedious things at best. The developers are trying to showcase the best…
Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters and What is GSCM

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Changing Role Of Supply Chain Management In Digital Economy

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Supply Chain Optimisation : Why Business Transformations Fail ?

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Supply Chain Optimisation / transformation. Optimisation has always been a hot topic for strategists and business transformations executives. Now, as…
Why Facebook’s $19 Billion Purchase Of WhatsApp Reminds Me Of NewsCorp Buying Myspace

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Facebook and NewsCorp On the face of it, the two companies could not be more widely apart. One is the…
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What Does It Take To Win In The High Stakes Global Supply Chain Game?

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The Mysteries Of Supply Chains

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How Far Would You Go To Secure Continuity Of Supply?

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