Supply Chain Digitization

Relentless digitisation of supply chain is making internet of things (IoT) possible in industry after industry. But, digitisation is nothing new for supply chains. If you hear the story of how supply chain management was ‘invented’ you could say that supply chain management only became possible because of digitisation. Our senior partner, and co-inventor of supply chain management – Dr Wolfgang Partsch tells the entire story in our book ‘UNCHAIN YOUR CORPORATION’.

Green Supply Chains Celebration

2007 Award Of Green Supply Chains Celebration

2007 Award Of Green Supply Chains Celebration Green Supply Chains Award 2007 – And The Winner Is …. Eastman Kodak! Mainstream corporations are really “Going Green”. And if you need more proof, it has just been announced that Kodak Eastman has won the highly coveted Green Supply Chains award 2007. There were 5 finalists in …

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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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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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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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Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging

The History of Sustainable Packaging. It packs a lot in a small space, efficiently uses the minimum amount of resources, it’s not a product but the pea pod, which is possibly the greatest example of sustainable packaging design nature can provide… Throughout the supply chain a footprint is created where energy and resource usage can …

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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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Empowerment And Email In Supply Chain

Empowerment And Email In Supply Chain

by Stuart Emmett Empowerment And Email In Supply Chain I am fed up with a lot of organisations. Is it just me? Do others find too many simple basic mistakes are being made these days by organisations? These mistakes are also being repeated many times and do not seem to get corrected. Why is this? One …

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Why Do Most Executives Act As If They Do Not Matter?

Steve Jobs famously asked John Sculley “Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water — or do you want to change the world?” when he was trying to recruit him to come and run Apple for him. That one question perhaps changed the life of John Sculley, as well as …

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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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