The History of Sustainable Packaging Industry. It packs a lot in a small space, efficiently uses the minimum amount of resources, it’s not a product
The History of Sustainable Packaging Industry. It packs a lot in a small space, efficiently uses the minimum amount of resources, it’s not a product
by Doug Hudgeon
Executives Supply Chain Business Steve Jobs famously asked John Sculley “Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water — or
Here’s What People Are Saying About Implementing New Software By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip The success rate of software implementations is woefully low. Dough Hudgeon There
By Stuart Emmett Understand Leadership Principles of Supply Chain Before You Regret. This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken
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?
Supply Chain Business A serious look at Tendering by Stuart Emmett . Stuart Emmett co-operated with our very own Vivek Sood to co-write the book
Supply Chain Business By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Tom Bender from SpendCorp contributed today’s tip: It’s not enough to do good work, your stakeholders
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.
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.
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip EFFECTIVE COST MANAGEMENT REPORTS PREPARATION. Effective management accounts are critical to a cost reduction initiative. Without it, your
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
About More Software Development Estimates Reblogged from Startup Answers: (written by Michael Wolfe) Map Let’s take a hike on the coast from San Francisco to
The study of history is filled with valuable lessons that can provide us with insight into how to shape the future. From ancient civilizations to the modern world, the most powerful lessons of history can be used to inform decisions about our current societies and potential outcomes for years to come.
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
The Natural Gas Supply Chains Coming Re-Alignment Of The Natural Gas Supply Chains On A Global Scale, And Its Impact On Downstream Petro-Chemical Manufacturing Traditionally, the natural gas market in Europe was served by Russia, while Asia got most of its natural gas from the Middle East. That is why prices of natural gas in
Strategies of Supply Chain Company For every business or economic activity, there is a time when it falls behind its competitors. No matter whether the situation comes to you at the initial stages or you are facing a sudden challenge right after touching the tip of popularity, you surely have to find out the way
Trends For Management Implied We have no choice but to accept that complexity is omnipresent in every organisation today. Complexity took a very important place in organisation because it is bigger than it used to be one century ago. For this reason, managers and executives have to learn how to run their business while managing
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 [
Supply Chain Networks Business The story started in the 19th century with the beginning of free markets. The world of free markets is the world where business exchanges started to expand to global organizations and relationships. Many exchanges were now possible thanks to the free markets. The allocation of resources is determined by supply and
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
About Business Relationships Although you may be good at building and maintaining relationships in your life, it can be very different when it comes to business. In effect, relationships between business partners are very specific relationships. As most relationships, they are based on a contract. The contract is the cornerstone of any relationship (personal or
Social Media Successfully Although social medias are crucial for your communication strategy, they can also be deadly for your business if you do not use them intelligently. There are some important rules and conditions for success by using social medias, and you have to understand them before starting to interfere with social medias. Your customers
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
Global Business Networks China, the giant economy has dominated the news agenda recently just like their dominance in the manufacturing arena. Several proposed reforms have caught more attention than others, such as the relaxation of the one-child policy, now that China’s population is aging. However, business reforms carry tremendous implications that are likely to affect
The Power Of Preparation In Supply Chain When implementing a new Information Technology system, companies often neglect the preparation step and the story always ends with failures. Indeed, the lack of preparation is the first mistake to avoid. Preparation is the basis of the entire implementation process. Your results will depend on how you prepare
News Release Contact: Angela Crown, [email protected] Due: November 26, 2013 Forwarding: Permitted Intel gearing up to take over the chip making industry. The World’s Biggest Semiconductor Manufacturer Has Announced Plans To Expand The Use Of Its State-Of-The-Art Factories For Other Chipmakers. As Competition Escalates, Intel Hopes The Move Will Push Its Revenue By Taking Advantage
The Story Of Supply Chain Models In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood exposes the results of his researches on the organizational structure of companies. Companies used to follow the model of a traditional organization structure as in the following figure: However, the global business world has changed and this structure is no longer
Learn More Effectiveness Outsourcing Business In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood talks about prophecies coming from an article written in the Harvard Business Review in 1999. Efficiency And Effectiveness Outsourcing Business Although this article was written almost 15 years ago, the authors, John Hagel III and Marc Singer, were very forward thinking about companies.
About Globalization Is Inevitable When we renamed our company Global Supply Chain Group in 2006, the key thought running in my mind was that despite clear and evident trend of globalisation – most companies still ran their supply chain on a regional basis. Many of our clients see value in global integration of their entire supply chains – while
About Galaxy S5 To Eat Apple Business The world’s biggest smartphone maker has struck again with the announcement of its flagship Galaxy S model to hit stores this April. Samsung Galaxy S5, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, features fingerprint technology similar to Apple’s latest iPhone 5S. Samsung also packs a
We have compiled a list of 20 criteria you should consider before adding a 5-Star Business Network to your business strategy as well as how to evaluate your business network. 20 Questions for Business Strategy
About E-Bay And Amazon Beware of Alibaba’s coming IPO The world’s biggest e-commerce company is set to go public in the world’s biggest retail market, the latter is true at least for now. Alibaba announced its decision to “commence the process of an initial public offering in the United States” on Sunday.
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.
Business Executives of Brazil’s Soccer In the early 90s, more than two decades since its last World Cup championship title, Brazil hungered for the trophy more than any other country on earth. Yet the scars from its 1950 campaign were still not totally erased. Dubbed as the saddest day in Brazilian soccer history, July 16
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
This is the concluding entry in this series of blogs – where I reminisced about my experiences from learning to play hockey in India, and watching Brazilian soccer transformation over the past several decades. In the first blog in this series I wrote about the Brazilian soccer teams’ transformation from an individualistic style of play to a network
Business Industry Network As predicted in my book 5-STAR Business Networks when a product category, its current form, reaches the end of its life-cycle, the supply chain interaction between the supply chain partners becomes rather unpleasant and coercive. The reason is clear enough. Long standing supply chain relationships are tested as a result of falling
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
Everything You Need To Know About Helping To Keep Sports Barrier-Free If there is one thing that could unite the spirits of mankind, amid all the chaos and turmoil in the world, it is sport. Whenever there is a large-scale sporting event, such as the World Cup or the Olympics, people gather, share and watch
Business Networks of supply chain There I was – stranded at the Heathrow Airport again – and cursing myself for trusting British Airways and Heathrow once more. However, when it comes to its alliance partners, Qantas leaves a lot to be desired. Every time I fly out of Australia to Europe, I face a choice – whether
Most effective business leaders relish the challenge of answering questions such as the following: Which Business Models are Now Obsolete? Business Models Has The Answer To Everything. 1. Why did Apple sue Samsung while it continues to buy critical parts for its winning products from Samsung?
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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.
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
How Will Green Supply Chain Be In The Future. Green Supply Chain revolutionizes the company; indeed, throughout supply chain, Green Supply Chain planning enables to minimize the environmental impact of the overall endeavour while still achieving the same results. Everything is the Life Cycle Management:
Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters ? One of the best definitions of Corporate Social Responsibility is perhaps provided by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s The Benchmark Foundation. It states: “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the decision-making and implementation process that guides all company activities in the protection and promotion of international human rights, labor and environmental standards
Supply Chain Company Businesses are gradually being chained by a number of forces so ubiquitous and accepted by all of us, that we fail to notice their impact on businesses, economies, and people. Today, most organizations become veritable bureaucracies as they grow bigger.
My last post “Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business“ generated several great comments from highly qualified professionals around the world, and in this post I want to explore the reasons for the confusion. Obviously, the confusion is debilitating, and unprofitable. I am sure readers will have their own experiences with the confusion in supply chain world,
About Mind The Gap Why do companies achieve far worse performance than what could be feasible with their superior hiring and training capabilities? It appears as if there are some invisible chains that are constantly pulling these companies back all the time. Something significant yet intangible is acting as a brake that inhibits the functionality
You Will Never Believe This Bizarre Truth Of A Management Consultant. I was in a hard bind. I just came out of a meeting with a highly polished marketing professional, who was pitching to our company for outsourced marketing work. She had correctly diagnosed that similar to many small companies, ours did not have any
Supply Chain Transparency. The global fast food franchise has recently released a video showing how McNuggets are made to curb rumours about nasty ingredients. In the clip, supply chain manager Nicoletta Stefou from McDonald’s Canada headquarters walks the audience through the process, with particular emphasis on how “pink goop” is never part of the production
About Limitations on Supply Chain This picture prompted me to write the blog post. Like many other people, I am a great admirer of Steve
Supply Chain Problem Maturity Differs At Each Stage There is a common assumption that every company’s supply chain should be similar, if not the same.
There Are Five Key Cornerstones Of Success In Building And Harnessing Effective Global Business Networks The 5-STAR Business Network So what are these 5 key
Strategic Thinking On Centralization The chief mate was on the forecastle with the bosun and 3 sailors preparing to anchor the ship. Master was on
Leading Executives Are Continually On A Lookout To Improve Supply Chain In Their Company Most CEOs and CXOs think about how to improve supply chain.
The new Apple watch (series 4) was just released yesterday, and I was reminded of my previous blog I wrote a few years ago when
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Management Consultants Without Spending A Bundle On Them? Yes, everybody – from Steve Jobs (when he was
EXECUTION IN SUPPLY CHAIN BUSINESS I was talking to the three senior executives of a fairly large business. They were very happy with the business
I was recently asked this question on the popular Q & A forum QUORA. Sometimes, when the question is really good, I take my time
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
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
Learn More About Supply Chain Management We get many emails from younger generation asking what kind of certificates in SCM are widely accepted. The intention
Confusing State Of Supply Chain (SCM) If you are confused about the SCM, you are not alone. Thousands of people around this world express frustration.
Supply Chain Control The most difficult part of supply chain management is checking up on adherence to the supply chain plans. It does not matter
All You Need To Know About Transportation Management System. Many companies make do with Excel spreadsheets, paper invoices and back of the envelop calculations for
Supply Chain Group Without Corresponding Skills As the concept of supply chain management became increasingly popular in the mid 2000’s or so, many companies renamed
Digital Supply Chain Twins There is a lot of talk about digital supply chain twin. A digital twin is meant to be a digital representation
About Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Supply Chain The COVID-19 epidemic has resulted in the breakdown of supply chains globally, the economic impact of which will
Information Technology Tools We are asked this question in a number of workshops and public forums. That is not surprising – after all the question
Supply Chain Management Planning And Execution Needs Decision Making For a human to be switched on 24/7 and make real time decisions as soon as
Almost all the current applications of AI in SCM are in the following three areas: Supply Chain Management Automation: after automation of the factories now
The Overwhelming Container In Supply Chain Freight Rates It is a scary trend – and one index after another is confirming it. Container freight rates
Each Silo Measures The Success Of The S&OP Process Differently Sales might believe it is successful if it manages to “hoodwink” the production to produce
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