For Supply Chain Software Companies

Most customers have learned to be highly incredulous from their experiences from Y2K or ERP implementations. The legacy continues to haunt even the best, newest and most bulletproof applications. What is the best way forward under these trying circumstances?

Global Supply Chain Group

Foreign Trade Minister Of Costa Rica Thanks Global Supply Chain Group

Foreign Trade Minister Of Costa Rica Thanks Global Supply Chain Group’s Vivek Sood For Representing Asia Pacific Perspective At The Suppliers Exchange Forum In San Jose, Costa Rica The SEF 2 or Suppliers Exchange Forum was a premier event in Central American calendar attended by more than 800 participants, exhibitors and speakers. The event was …

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Green Supply Chain

Green Supply Chain

Nowadays, Supply Chains have become more visible and more global, and the question about their impact on the environment and global sustainability is increasing. Authors created this practical road map to include this green dimension in supply chains. You want to manage a Supply Chain and you care about the environment? Start by asking five fundamental questions about your …

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Retail Supply Chain

An Industry Shifts – Retail Supply Chain Strikes Again

Retail Supply Chain Is Going Through A Massive Shift As the US economy staggers and consumers remain austerity-oriented, dollar stores or discount stores are presenting a more viable model in retail supply chain. So much so that big names such as Walmart has decided to adopt the “bargain” strategy by opening smaller stores. Shopping centres in North America are witnessing an …

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Build A Cost-Conscious Culture In Your Organisation

by Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip Building Cost-Conscious Culture management in your organization is the most important tip I’ll deliver in this series of posts. If you can create a cost-conscious culture in your organization then you’re pretty much done and dusted. Nothing else you do will cut costs more. Recently, I spent the …

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Workshops On Green Supply Chain

Workshops On Green Supply Chain

Workshops On Green Supply Chain Shows The Path Towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) And Sustainability Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Managers and the Sustainability Managers in corporations around the world are faced with a tough task. On one hand their mandate is make sure that the corporation is ‘doing the right thing’ in the societies that …

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Cost Reduction Tip

The Cost Reduction Tip By Doug Hudgeon

The Cost Reduction Tip By Doug Hudgeon By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In this tip I discuss embedding a cost conscious culture where you have a number of comparable operating units. Examples include retail banks or multi-site operations such as a national insurance brokerages, consulting firms, law firms, or logistics providers. Where you …

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US PC Industry – And Then There Was One Little Pig Left!

US PC makers’ market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august institutions, and which has become endemic of the American industry on the whole. Other commentators have written sufficiently on the hollowing out of the US economy and the conversion of the economy into a FIRE …

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Implementing New Software

Change Your Processes Before Implementing New Software

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. There are lots of reasons for it ranging from overselling by vendors, overspecing by customers, lack of consultation with stakeholders, under-resourcing the implementation team, etc. But in my view, much of the source …

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When Assessing Projects

Disregard Sunk Costs When Assessing Projects

When Assessing Projects By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip We all know this, but it is so hard to do: Kill your project if you can generate higher payback doing something else with the resources you have committed to the rest of the project. The reason it’s so hard to do is the same …

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Leadership Principles Supply Chain

Challenging Leadership Principles Supply Chain

By Stuart Emmett  Understand Leadership Principles Supply Chain Before You Regret. This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book “The Leadership Gospels” (2008) that uses as the key source, the gospels; the gospels being the reporting by four people (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) of the words …

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