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The Growth of a Giant: The Logistics Clusters in Supply Chain Management (SCM)

In the late 1990s, business strategist Michael Porter argued that clusters make business more competitive by increasing the pace of innovation and stimulating new business formation. National and regional governments quickly embraced the idea and immediately supported its development by providing the necessary funding support. As expected, good things started to happen: businesses became interested […]

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When Survival in the Midst of Chaos Calls for Supply Chain Sustainability

In the modern age, organizations are striving to form a sustainable Supply Chain system to cope with the challenges that are arising. Such issues include the emission of hazardous substances, excessive resource consumption, Supply Chain risks, and complex procedures. Through Strategic Planning, organizations around the globe are adopting strategies to become a sustainable organization.  In […]

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The Rules of Competition Are Changing – Advantages of a Pan-Industrial Strategy

Digital Transformations has set forth a change in leadership thinking, which is now changing the rules of competition. For several decades, Corporate Strategy Development has been founded upon the notion of Strategic Focus.  In fact, Michael Porter, known as the Father of Modern Strategy, wrote in 1980 that Strategy targets either Cost Leadership, Differentiation, or […]

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Solving the “Great Divide” – 5 Step Approach For Successful Supply Demand Integration

The “Great Divide” as referred to by Peter Drucker is the perennial issue of disconnect between Demand and Supply side within organizations. Companies are trapped in a pattern of reacting to the whims of the marketplace without developing a proactively designed supply capacity. Curiously enough, such companies are often the victims of their own success […]

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What Should Constitute Your Supply Chain Information Disclosure Strategy?

Supply Chain Management is getting more and more complex.  The pressure on the Supply Chain information to be made public is also increasing day by day.  With the popularity and widespread use of social media, it has become more and more difficult for organizations to hide information pertaining to supply chain practices, employees’ treatment, suppliers’ […]

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The 6 Pillars of Supply Chain Management (SCM) Thinking: A New and Revolutionary Way of Looking at Supply Chain Management

Supply chain thinking used to be limited to the managers of a few global companies—companies that were struggling to coordinate internal information and materials. This, however, led to an exciting boom in cross-business coordination based on Supply Chain Management concepts. Today, the field has broadened and shifted over time. Current supply chain trends—differentiation, outsourcing, compression, […]

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Which Supply Chain Information Transparency Strategy Should Your Organization Employ?

Supply Chain Management across industries has become way too complicated and globalized today.  Since the popularity and use of Social Media has grown, organizations are increasingly getting under pressure to disclose their information publicly.  This pressure on information transparency has reached a level where external stakeholders expect to know the details of an organization’s Supply […]

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2 Potent Supply Chain Risk Reduction Strategies

Reducing the fragility of global Supply Chains in the event of disruption through natural or other disasters is a major concern for most senior executives.  This rings true more so now than ever, as the world grapples with COVID-19, the worst human health crisis in 100 years. The strategies to enhance the effectiveness and readiness […]

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Supply Chain Strategies That Work Best in Containing the Risks of Disruption

Supply Chains often get disrupted by calamities that are beyond human control.  Natural disasters, such as tsunamis and floods, in the last decade have drastically affected major businesses—from automobiles to technology, to travel, to shipments—and exposed critical weaknesses in Supply Chain mechanisms around the globe.  And, now, we are living through a global disruption of […]

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How To Transform Your Traditional Warehouse into a Lean Warehouse?

As the last decisive step in customer service, a warehouse ensures cost effective distribution.  Latest technological innovation has turned warehousing into a competitive advantage.  It offers untapped potential for improvement. However, warehousing is a hugely neglected part of global supply chains.  There is inconsistency in picking, packing and shipping orders, storing receipts, and managing inventory and […]

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Isn’t It Time to Think about Cybersecurity?

Computer security, also known as cybersecurity or IT security, is security applied to computing devices such as computers and smartphones, as well as computer networks such as private and public networks, including the whole Internet. With all the discussion on the internet of things (IoT) and the network of sensors, robotics, RFID and software connected […]

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Supply Chain Excellence begins with Understanding the Supply Chain

Whenever we ask what supply chain is, we get different answers depending who we ask. Some say it is planning and purchasing; or procurement; and some say inventory management; and some others may say it is logistics management. Yes, all these correct answers. But, there is much more! According to APICS (Association for Operations & Supply […]

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