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High Demand for Real Supply Chain Experts

Updated in September 2020 AbstractAlmost every supply chain needs to be restructured in the wake of COVID-19 and associated economic situation. While some companies are facing collapsing demand, others are facing the opposite. Same is true of the supply as well. How can companies make the supply meet demand under such challenging circumstances. Only sophisticated supply

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Why Good Management Consultants Are So Expensive?

although I am writing this blog post to note down my precise thoughts just for a handful of people, it might be useful for  a whole lot of other people too. That is why I am making it public. This post is written in response to a frequently asked question that I face – and

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How You Define Success Determines Your Results

“What is success? How do you define it in your current role?” It was a simple question. I asked this question of the room in general. I expected multiple replies from the all the executives in the room. Then, I realised that none would be forthcoming. A number of cultural factors were at play. The

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Information age thinking needs information rich leadership

Boards always ask the hardest questions. That is why these gentlemen (and ladies) get to be on the boards. They know just the right questions to ask at the right moment. Towards the end of this blog I will relate my recent experience with one such question.  They may not know the answer, but they

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What Supply Chain Managers Can Do About Safety Recalls?

If you are in Australia, it is more than likely that you already know this saga. If you are not in Australia, or do not follow the news cycle, take a look at the video below: This happens all too often. Once every few months, in some part of the world, a crisis of similar

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The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great

In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung’s perception of it. The concept of synchronicity has a specific definition in Carl Jung’s mind. For him, it is a causal connection of two or more psycho-physic phenomena. He started to use this word in

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