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
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By Stuart Emmett
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
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
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
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
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
The Cost Reduction Tip
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
In recent years, Intel Corporation has become a leader in the production of computer hardware and software components. But, as one of the biggest suppliers of microprocessors to the technology market, has Intel failed to capitalize on the growth and potential of mobile devices?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Although this title can seem a little absurd, this article aims at understanding better the principles of complexity management. In effect, complexity is a large concept, which usually seems unmanageable for most managers. Let us start with the pillars of complexity management for businesses. Strategy Alignment with Complexity Management Most projects fail because this condition
(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
Supply Chain Business Amazon is known for its bold moves, innovation and customer centric thinking. Just yesterday it released a video of drone delivery of customer purchases from its warehouse and fulfilment centre which became the talk of the town. Regulatory and technological issues apart, I will only take a supply chain perspective in this
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?
Complexity While Expanding Your Business We have to admit that the world has become more and more complex over the past centuries, and it is even truer for the past decades! We are interested in business and it is not less obvious about it. Interaction and interconnectivity between people are a proof of this increasing
CXOs will never make it Business CEO Kevin was a brilliant finance executive. After doing a few years in an accountancy practice he had joined a company in its finance department and steadily risen in rank over the years to become its Chief Finance Officer. The board trusted his numbers as well as his prudent
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
Business Model Transformation In the previous 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
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
Importance of KPI In Supply Chain Network I came across the following picture on the blog of Thaku Huni and the thought struck me about a situation I encounter quite frequently: Importance of KPI In Supply Chain If you asked any objective person about the KPIs of the group of six men above – most
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?
The Global Business Networks are Shortening The first business book that I read was “In Search of Excellence” by Tom Peters and . It was a gushing account by two ex-McKinsey consultants truly in search of excellence among American businesses, and plethora of advise that to my then untutored mind (after all, I was still
Supply Chain Management (SCM) Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an essential element of operational efficiency. SCM is critical to business operations, therefore it is clearly important for a company to know, understand and master the supply chain. Supply chain’s evolution can be break down into three generations.
THE ASIAN BANKERS SUMMIT OF SUPPLY CHAIN Despite a high level of participation, and over 1,000 attendees, the mood was rather sombre. I enjoyed the frank and realistic discussions and tried to attend as many sessions as my limited schedule permitted. I am a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) for the last 14 years, and attend
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.
Traditional Green Supply Chain In a traditional supply chain, the flow of materials and information is linear and from one end to other. There is a limited collaboration and visibility. Each supply chain partner has limited information regarding, for example the carbon footprint and Green House Gas emission of the other partners.
Good As The Data They Have . One of the reasons I invest so much time and resources of our company in keeping current with the information technology is that good supply chain depends almost entirely on good information. And, your information is only as good as the
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.
How Amazon Shipping Can Ease Your Pain After delivery drones, Amazon has created yet another news sensation! This time with predictive shipping and patenting it. In this article, Cathy Morrow Robertson describes Amazon’s latest leap: “Based on previous orders, product searches, wish lists, shopping cart contents and other online customer experiences,
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
The Biggest Mistake in Business Transformations In this article I want to focus on the second biggest mistake companies make during business transformations. In case
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
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
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
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
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
Very few companies seem to have enough warehousing space. Almost 80% of the companies I have interacted with as part of my projects (and that
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 asked another very interesting question on Quora by a reader Benjamin Myer. I think the question merited some discussion and attention. Below Is
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
What Is Sales And Operations Planning (S & OP), And What Is Its Significance In Supply Chain Operation Management? In any company sales department or
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. Training has become the norm for a variety of reasons. But before we go into those, let me first state that on-the-job
Considerations In Route Optimisation Since times immemorable route optimisation has been taught as one of the starting tricks in operations research and associated subjects in
About Supply Chain Spiraling Expectations from Supply Chain personnel have never been higher, and the reality of global supply chains has never been direr in
Do Not Waste Your Money On Transportation Management System (TMS) Unless You Do This First Online Resources Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube Do Not Waste Your
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
The World Of Supply Chain Is Experiencing Its Own Digital Divide On one hand we have several large global corporations shipping hundreds of thousands of
Information Technology Tools We are asked this question in a number of workshops and public forums. That is not surprising – after all the question