What We Can Learn About Supply Chain Security From One of the Shrewdest Pivots In Business History

Two stalwarts in the mobile phone industry in March 2000 were equally impacted by the same event – a lightning fire in the chip manufacturing plant of their common supplier, Philips, in New Mexico.

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How Supply Chain Strategy Can Help You Resolve The Innovators’ Conundrum

This is a million dollar question for most companies – start-ups or conglomerates. A lot of time and money is wasted, either because the companies do not bother to ask this question in time, or try to answer it in the wrong way. Here is a story:

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These Global Business Network Winners Know – ‘The Game Has Changed Again.’

When I explain to people that supply chain 3.0 is real, in general, I get three type of responses. Most of the McKinsey (or their clone) trained strategists ask me to show data to back up this assertion. On the other hand, more intuitive executives (mainly from sales and marketing background, as I observe) ask me

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HOW SUPPLY CHAIN 3.0 CAN LEAD TO TANGIBLE BUSINESS BENEFITS (Part 3 of 6)

In the previous blog entry of this series, I have outlined a customer centric business model, which is also captured in my book The 5-Star Business Network. Now let us delve into the evolution of supply chain models, or how Supply Chain 3.0 came about. In the old model of supply chains, businesses used to

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Doing collaboration: The right way to improve your Supply Chain – Vivek SOOD – Global Supply Chain Group

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. That is an easy way for companies to understand how to be

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Does Your Company Have Second-Class Citizens?

The Art of Harmonious Re-Balancing the Supply Chain Many years ago, I was engaged in a strategic transformation project in a mid-size airlines. For some curious reasons the airline was of critical importance to the national economy and occupied a very high position in the national political totem pole. Thus, almost every occurrence, every AOG

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