By Stuart Emmett
By Stuart Emmett
Executives Supply Chain Business Steve Jobs famously asked John Sculley “Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water — or
About Individual of Supply Chain Business By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip by hudgeon- As I’ve planned my upcoming tips, I’ve been pondering which
By Doug Hudgeon The Weekend Cost Management Tips In Supply Chain On the weekends, I’ll give a short cost management tips without web or book
How To Get People To Like Re-Thinking Supply Chains A Look At Rethinking Supply Chains By Stuart Emmett Stuart Emmett co-operated with our very own Vivek
Logistics And Supply Chains -Wrong Definitions A closer look at the confusion between logistics and supply chains by Stuart Emmett Stuart Emmett co-operated with our very
Five fundamental questions that every environmentally pro-active CEO needs to ask about their Supply Chains?
By Doug Hudgeon
The Cost Reduction Tip
Doug Hudgeon is one of the leading experts on cost reduction and supply chain management. With years of experience in the field, he has a wealth of knowledge that can help companies reign in their costs and become more efficient.
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
Innovative Supply Chain Modern SC management is a complex and ever-evolving field. In order to keep up with the changing global economy, businesses need to
Corporate Social Responsibility In INDIA (Part I Overview) Corporate social responsibility must not be defined by tax planning strategies alone. Rather, it should be defined
About Retail Supply Chain strategy Digitization of Retail Supply Chain Strategy is creating strange consequences. Here is one example: Analysts are openly questioning the survivability
In recent years, Bitcoin has been gaining traction as one of the most popular digital currencies. As such, many entrepreneurs and businesspeople have considered setting up a business that deals with Bitcoin, from exchanging it to investing in cryptocurrency.
The world has changed drastically in the last few months, and businesses have been forced to adjust their strategies in order to remain successful. As a result, new business models have emerged as a way for companies to stay competitive and profitable in our new global context.
About Human Courtship on Supply Chain I vaguely recall reading a research paper on human courtship by a US professor, where he hypothesised a 13 stage courtship process starting with eye-lock to for-ever-after. He had studied several human societies – ranging from primitive isolated tribes to modern urban tribes and concluded that the process was
Complex organisations have always existed, but we have to admit that the level of complexity has tremendously increased over the past centuries, especially over the past decades. Complexity now touches everyone, and every organisation. This is something unavoidable, and that is the reason why companies have to learn how to manage it, how to live
A Business Network To Save Plunging Stocks Award-winning author Vivek Sood’s eagerly anticipated new book, The 5 Star Business Network, is due for release later this month. With further distressing economic news from Europe – Greek bank shares are plummeting and Portuguese shares have fallen too this week – the book could not have come
About Business Networks Global Business Networks are essential in nowadays’ business world, we have no choice but to accept this fact. In effect, no business can survive now without building a proper business network beforehand. This is the first reality anyone has to understand before starting his business. This is the root of all the
About Confronting Business Business networks have changed through the ages and they have become greater and greater, reaching a worldwide scale. Nowadays, companies have to learn how to manage the business networks’ changes and its expansion over the world. However, somehow, our current business networks are not new at all and have already existed in
Sydney, 13 November 2013 Chromebook 11 charger fiasco Latest developments in the unfolding saga of sales halt of HP Chromebook 11 have seen both the key retail outlets now pulling it off the shelf following customer complaints of overheating chargers. HP is asking the existing owners of the product to use ‘any other Underwriters Laboratories-listed [
Learn All About Business Networks Or Social Networks LinkedIn is a business network that allows you to socialise. Facebook is a social network that is trying to commercialise. Both are digital networks that allow you to do certain things and not do other things. Besides these, there are real world business networks made up of
Although Information Technology systems have evolved over the past decades, failures are still frequent. Most IT systems fail because their implementation does not follow the process and the conditions that it should. The people in charge often realize it too late, when the process is already in place. In fact, they only realize it when
(Sydney, Australia based Vivek Sood is the world’s foremost authority on Global Supply Chains which are the commercial engines sitting deep within modern economies and driving them. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and has done courses from Harvard, MIT, and University of London. As the Managing Director of Global Supply Chain Group, he
About Business Network Developing a “five star” business network is not as hard as it seems. People say that to develop a powerful network requires years of hard work. However, all it requires is three things: knowledge of who you would like to develop a connection with, your purpose for connecting and knowledge of the
Different Products on Supply Chain Business Every company wants to improve its results, and to do so, they can use very different ways. The most common ways they use to achieve this goal are whether improvement of the quality or the reduction of their costs. How do they do? What methods do they use?
The Corporate World Look In Supply Chain 2013 has been a breakthrough year for the top echelon of professionals around the world. One of the reasons, in my view, is the focus on mindfulness. For the first time, I have seen the corporate world embrace a practice adopted in the personal lives of many masters
About Supply Chain 3.0 In this series, I will address the second question raised at the start of the previous blog series – “What are the benefits of supply chain 3.0?” Before answering that question, let me go over the three type of responses I generally get when I explain to people that supply chain 3.0 is real.
Transformation Of Brazilian Soccer In the first blog in this series I wrote about the Brazilian soccer teams’ transformation from an individualistic style of play to a network style game. In early 90s, more than two decades since the last World Cup championship title and Brazil faced an interesting juxtaposition – continue with what led to past
SUPPLY CHAIN 3.0 I hope by now you have grasped the business model in which Supply Chain 3.0 resides. Before we examine all the concrete benefits of Supply Chain 3.0, let us briefly differentiate it from its predecessors. Table 1 sets out to do that: Table 1 – Supply Chain Metaphors Supply Chain 0.0 Supply
Not too long ago I wrote a blog series on the transformation of Brazil’s soccer playing model from an individualistic style to a Business networks-oriented style. In the early 90s, more than two decades since the last World Cup championship title and Brazil faced an interesting juxtaposition – continue with what led to past triumphs
The Corporate World In 2015 Changing Business Models – Push television/video to YouTube: Videos ad revenues from YouTube in the US would hit $1.13 billion by the end of 2014. In 2015, Google is making a huge change in the way it has been promoting YouTube: they are going to put significantly higher focus on
Topic: The 5-STAR Business Networks Interviewer: Michael Dresser of The Michael Dresser Show Interviewee: Vivek Sood of Global Supply Chain Group (author of The 5-STAR Business Networks) HERE IS An Audio Of The Interview 5-Star Business Network Get It Now Here is the entire transcript of the interview From the radio interview of vivek sood
PDF – Impact of Supply Chain Management in Businesses of Today
Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks.How To Increase Your Professional Income. Want To Legitimately Increase Income in Supply Chain? No doubt, in the long run, you get paid for your results. Results are derived from two critical factors – skills and dedication.
The results are in, and for PC sales they are neither good nor bad – but ugly! The pundits are out to find a scapegoat – and the most convenient scapegoat at the moment is Microsoft. The PC sales Debacle. For example see this report in today’s Wall Street Journal – which hails Microsoft’s mea culpa.
What is Supply Chain Optimisation? System demos are tedious things at best. The developers are trying to showcase the best aspects of their baby in best possible light. They have spent months, sometimes years, thinking about and developing functionality. It is really a big ask to show off the usefulness of it all, in half
There Are Lies, Damned Lies And Statistics. Benjamin Disraeli Benchmarks In Supply Chain Management. Benchmarks are a peculiarly virulent form of statistics which can be used to make a positive change, or misused to make a dodgy sale. On one hand a benchmark, such as a world record in 100m race, can motivate an athlete
Extract from the book “The 5-Star Business Network”, written by Vivek Sood Why Successful Business Networking Are Important? 5 Star Business Networks There was a time, not more than a few decades ago, if you were General Motors you would attempt to own every part of your business. The assembly lines, the parts manufacturing plants,
There are five type of environmental stakeholders group who drive green initiatives within an organization: 5 Drivers Of Green Supply Chains Management That Will Actually Make Your Life Better 1. Regulatory stakeholders, who either set regulations or have the ability to convince governments to set standards 2.
The Effects Of Enterprise Resource Planning To combat the symptoms of departmental silos many organizations implement a very rigid Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. This helps run their internal processes and coordinates inter-departmental communication. By their nature, these systems are very formulaic and prescriptive with a one-size fits all approach to planning.
5-STAR Business Networks As the economic centre of the world moves more and more towards its more populous nations in Asia, a number of businesses are realising that they must adjust their business models, as well as their 5-STAR Business Networks to this new reality. Take the example of airlines industry.
The Universe Of Workology I cannot claim to know everything in the universe of workology. But after starting work at the age of 17 and worked almost continuously (barring a few short breaks for full time studies), for the last 34 years I do have a perspective.
Old Business Models Are Getting Redundant When General Motors filed for Chapter XI protection in 2008, it also marked the closing of a type of business models in modern commerce. General Motors was seen as the paragon of modern American management theory as popularized by Peter Drucker in the middle of the twentieth century.
Miles Of Amazon Complexity Network Rivers become amazingly complex in their last few miles. If you have not yet done that try and navigate the Amazon delta from the sea up to the river – it is an enlightening experience. As a former ship’s master, I have had the privilege of navigating up a number
Following two benefits outlined in the previous entry, in this last entry of the blog series, let us go over the remaining benefits of Supply Chain 3.0. By Definition, Supply Chain 3.0 Improves Your Cash Position Recall from the previous blog series that “The second measure of interest to us is in Supply Chain 3.0
Trust & Care – Two Hallmarks Of Supply Chain Segmentation Supply Chain Segmentation Drives Today’s Digital Marketing – This is how I explained the situation to a group of a senior executives of the company I was consulting to recently. The profitability was falling, and customers were abandoning the company (I cannot go into too
When I explain to people that supply chain 3.0 is real, in general, I get three type of responses. 3 Things You Need To Know
It appears a bit extreme now – but it was very common at time when I was a navigating cadet. Learn More Strategy Is An
Fire-Aim-Ready Innovation (FAR) This article is an extract from The Five Star Business Network, written by Vivek Sood “It’s really hard to design products by
About Supply Chain Company I was shocked when I heard of the bankruptcy of Hostess Brands Inc. The $2.5 billion maker of Twinkies and Wonder
Business Transformations Of Supply Chain Global shipping is a very cut-throat business where you can make a lot of money just by buying and selling
Information Of Business Networks The simplest definition of business is to sell or buy the goods or services. Though, It may define the trading style
About Globalization In Action Boasting exponential growth since its inception in 2012, Jumia became the first e-commerce site to bring the coveted Play Station 4
Business Transformations Process If I have seen it once, I have seen it a hundred times. A new person is brought in with a clear
Ways to Improve your supply chain The meeting room was as sparsely appointed as most meeting rooms used for supplier meetings these days. There were
Supply Chain Success “What is success? How do you define it in your current role?” It was a simple question. I asked this question of
Bad Management Consultants Although I am writing this blog post to note down my precise thoughts just for a handful of people, it might be
Biggest Bang On Supply Chain There were only 24 hours left. Tomorrow the board would pull the plug on the project which had continued for
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Management Consultants Without Spending A Bundle On Them? Yes, everybody – from Steve Jobs (when he was
About Supply Chain Strategy This is a million dollar question for most companies – start-ups or conglomerates. A lot of time and money is wasted
The Reason Why Everyone Loves Supply Chain Security. People often wonder where the best opportunities for start-ups are. Supply Chain Security space is getting a
Unique Supply Chain Challenges One of the common problems cited by the boards and senior management is that the consultants they hire do not understand
The Trouble for companies in Securing the supply chain Let me tell a story. This is a very entertaining story, but that is not the
A Tale Of Two Companies Supply Chain Governance Both Nokia and Ericsson had experienced business disruption to an equal extent. The two stalwarts in the
How to cope with Supply Chain Disruptions Resulting From Covid-19 I was prompted to write this blog post because of emails on LinkedIn like this
HIGH DEMAND FOR SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERTS Abstract of Supply Chain Experts Almost every supply chain needs to be restructured in the wake of COVID-19 and
Supply Chain Business Transformations Violinists have a different skill set and profile than the violin makers. Sports equipment makers have a different profile than the
If you have been a senior executive in the corporate circles for just a few years, you already know the truth about this great fight
Flaw In Most S&OP Meetings in Supply Chain Business The biggest and most common flaw is that S&OP meetings are oriented in the past. This