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.
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.
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.
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.
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