An Industry Shifts – Retail Supply Chain Strikes Again

Retail Supply Chain

Retail Supply Chain Is Going Through A Massive Shift As the US economy staggers and consumers remain austerity-oriented, dollar stores or discount stores are presenting a more viable model in retail supply chain. So much so that big names such as Walmart has decided to adopt the “bargain” strategy by opening smaller stores. Shopping centres in North America are witnessing an […]

The Value Of Loyalty?

The Value Of Loyalty

Skills That You Can Learn From The Value Of Loyalty. I would not have known who Ed Catmull was, except for a passage in Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson. Ed was the head of Pixar who repositioned the company from making ultra-high end graphics designing PCs to a company making beautiful stories into animated […]

Build A Cost-Conscious Culture In Your Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain Organization by Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip Building Cost-Conscious Culture management in your organization is the most important tip I’ll deliver in this series of posts. If you can create a cost-conscious culture in your organization then you’re pretty much done and dusted. Nothing else you do will cut costs more. Recently, […]

HOW GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS ADD VALUE?

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

Benefits Of Global Supply Chain and adds Value? CEO of Global Supply Chain Consider this, if you are a typical company your imports and exports have grown at least 20% over the last 10 years. If you are one of those unique companies who prefer to deal with local suppliers then all that is happening […]

Disregard Sunk Costs When Assessing Projects

When Assessing Projects

Sunk Cost Strategy -Disregard When Assessing Projects When Assessing Projects By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip We all know this, but it is so hard to do: Kill your project if you can generate higher payback doing something else with the resources you have committed to the rest of the project. Doug Hudgeon The […]

BPOs – How To Avoid The Most Common Cause Of Outsourcing Failure

Common Cause Of Outsourcing

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 catch flies […]

How To Identify Cost Reduction Opportunities

cost reduction opportunities

By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Certain problems when you first look at them seem intractable. But once you understand their natural fracture lines, breaking them up and solving them is actually quite easy. Know More About Cost Reduction Opportunities. Most business process problems fall into this category and cost reduction problems are no […]

Teach Your Old Vendors New Tricks In Supply Chain Business

Supply Chain Business

Supply Chain Business By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In the 1970s and 80′s, skateboarding went through a renaissance. Difficult tricks became commonplace and impossible tricks became possible. The invention of polyurethane wheels in 1972 and the US drought in 1976 (which led to the draining of concrete pools) kicked off these advances but […]