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Why Organizations Are So Afraid to Simplify

While most managers complain about being overloaded with responsibilities, very few are willing to give up any of them. It’s one of the great contradictions of organizational life: People are great at starting new things — projects, meetings, initiatives, task forces — but have a much harder time …

When Presenting Your Data, Get to the Point Fast

Projecting your data on slides puts you at an immediate disadvantage: When you’re giving a presentation, people can’t pull the numbers in for a closer look or take as much time to examine them as they can with a report or a white paper. That’s why you need to direct their attention. What do you …

The evolution of the supply chain business model

With the recent revelation of a strategy for America's national supply chain, President Obama highlighted the vulnerabilities of the supply chain …

Future Value Chain Trends 2020

Revised on: 2011-03-10<p>The twelve future trends that will shape value chains and supply chain management during this decade. Are you ready for what is …

Supply Chain Comment: Adaptive Supply Chains (Part 1 of 3): Manufacturers Look to Adaptive Supply Chains to Increase Revenue, Cap Costs, Boost Productivity

<b>Director and Consulting Partner<br>Manufacturing and Logistics Business Unit<br>Cognizant</b><p><b>Manager<br>Manufacturing and Logistics Consulting</b> …

Supply Chain By The Numbers: Top Three Ways Supply Chain Models Can Go Wrong

Dr. Watson Says:<p>If you understand the way models can go wrong, it can help you prevent it from happening in your organization.<p>What Do You Say?<p>We’ve …

Business and supply chain: what are the hot topics?

The true complexity and scale of a company's supply chain is often something that remains behind closed doors, with the idea that for the consumer, …

McDonald's burgers 'free of horsemeat' due to close ties with farmers, firm says

McDonald's in the UK was "very confident" its burgers were free of horsemeat owing to its close contact with British and Irish farmers who produced …

An interactive visualization of Apple’s entire supply chain

Most of Apple’s (AAPL) partners are from the Far East, but did you know Apple also has 82 suppliers based in the United States? <i>ChinaFile’s</i> David …

Supply Chain, Not Sustainability, Should Manage Your Carbon Footprinting

<i>The Economist</i>‘s June 2 article “Following the footprints” explores the latest developments in carbon reporting and what companies are learning as they wade into the challenges of measurement. The key insight: “the main benefits of carbon labeling are likely to be incurred not via communication of …

Diageo to save £60m a year through supply chain overhaul

Drinks giant Diageo, maker of Smirnoff vodka and Johnnie Walker whisky, is targeting £60m a year of cost savings by devolving responsibility for supply chains to local markets.<p>The world's largest drinks company expects to achieve the cost savings by reducing regional structures and handing more …

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5 Tips for Managing an Efficient Global Supply Chain

Does your business buy from suppliers in an international supply chain?<p>In the face of competition and economic pressures, global supply chains are …

Sainsbury's advertises its sense of supply-chain superiority

"Our fresh chicken has been 100% British since 2003, all of our fresh beef is sourced from the UK and Ireland and we have routinely carried out DNA …

Sheer Yoga Pants and Horse Meatballs: Why Supply Chains Matter | Public Radio International

Lululemon became the butt of many jokes this week when it recalled a line of yoga pants because they were too sheer.<p>But problems with supply chains are common in manufacturing.<p>Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, about supply chain …