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Category Archives for "Supply Chain Management"

Complacency is a slow poison

The sense of entitlement, complacency and the imperial privilege can be observed even today in almost all the nations that once had a great empire – Spain, Portugal, Britain and France. Unfortunately, now the same feeling can be quite frequently seen in the United States, Australia and even Canada.         There seems to […]

Supply Chain Is The New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It

Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention of electricity and he asked me: “Dad, what would happen if there was no electricity?” Since I actually had such an experience, I recounted to him my life in a remote village in Himalayas when […]

What Causes Supply Chain Confusion

My last post “Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business“ generated several great comments from highly qualified professionals around the world, and in this post I want to explore the reasons for the confusion. Obviously, the confusion is debilitating, and unprofitable. I am sure readers will have their own experiences with the confusion in supply […]

Retail Supply Chain, In Response To Online Onslaught, Brings More Power To Discount Stores

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 […]

Use Monte Carlo Simulations To Quickly Model Costs And Influence Stakeholders

By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Taking your business down to its lowest possible operating cost typically involves changing (usually simplifying) processes. When preparing a business case for changing your current processes, it is usually easy to nail down system costs but people costs are almost always problematic. Even if you believe you can […]

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