For Managers and Analysts

POST COVID-19, THE FIELD OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IS UNDERGOING RAPID SOPHISTICATION AND EXPANSION.

BODY OF KNOWLEDGE IS GROWING EXPONENTIALLY.

VAST NUMBERS OF ASPIRING AND HIGHLY CAPABLE NEW ENTRANTS FROM EVERY CONTINENT.

MANY OF YESTERDAY’S STALWARTS RISK QUICKLY BECOMING REDUNDANT AND LOSING RELEVANCE.

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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Global Leaders In Taiwan – Green Supply Chains

Green Supply Chains – A CEO’s Handbook Presented To Global Leaders In Taiwan Cutting edge academic research in Green Supply Chain is very sparse. Even rarer is an actionable handbook giving comprehensive know-how on achieving green supply chains. Global Supply Chain Group’s presentation at the Green Supply Chains Workshop organized by the National Tsing Hua University in …

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Supply Chain

What Is Supply Chain?

Supply Chain The expression “supply chain” was created during the 1980’s to explain the need to integrate important business processes. Indeed, supply chain is about integration between business functions and business processes. It is about giving all the information which is important for any services in the industry and for partners of the company such …

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Supply Chain Infrastructure

Supply Chain Infrastructure In India

The Biggest Contribution Of Supply Chain Infrastructure To Humanity. India is an emerging country which draws the attention because of its astonishing economic results. Moreover, with more than 1 billion of inhabitants, this is a huge potential market for global firms. All you need to know to invest in India is in the book: “Supply …

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Future Of Supply Chain

An Intern’s Perspective On The Future Of Supply Chain (In 2006)

Everything You Need To Know About Future Of Supply Chain. According to a recent KPMG study from 2010, the priority for firms with respect to their suppliers remains costs; at the same time, there are also new priorities that are becoming important, such as sharing of knowledge, skills and resources. Most firms claim that they …

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HOW GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS ADD VALUE?

Consider this, if you are a typical company your imports and exports have grown at least 20% over the last 10 years. If you are one of those unique companies who prefer to deal with local suppliers then all that is happening is that there is a layer of rent-seeking middleperson who is importing on …

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Ask Basic Questions, Address Fundamental Issues

by Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip On the train platform this morning, construction work channeled commuters down a small passageway. Midway down the passage, a man stood pressing his back against the wall. One of the commuters in front of me must have said something because the man responded in a broad Australian accent”I …

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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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Cooperate In Supply Chains

Compete Or Cooperate In Supply Chains- Do You Use Your Emotional Side?

By Stuart Emmett Much has been said about how suppliers should be managed by procurement. Indeed one view (Supply Management January 2007) was that the Procurement Manager will become re-titled as the Relationship Manager in future years. This would then mean considering cooperative management styles and perhaps stepping back from any adversary “them and us” competing power …

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Assign Clear Personal Responsibility For Each Cost Line To A Single Individual

By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tiphudgeon12 As I’ve planned my upcoming tips, I’ve been pondering which tip will be the most important. I now think this is it. You cannot reduce cost in your organisation unless you assign a single person the task of, and regularly hold them to account for, improving each cost …

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