Monthly Archives: May 2011

Why worry about external collaboration when Supply Chain and Sales can’t get on!

Any review of the Integrated Business Planning or Sales and Operations Planning (IBP/S&OP) forums will throw up a raft of questions and responses from Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations professionals regarding the involvement of Sales and Marketing in IBP/S&OP.  Mostly … Continue reading

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How well do you know your supply chain?

How well do you know your supply chain?  I was prompted to raise this question after reading an article about counterfeit automotive parts and the dangers these can pose out on the road.  A few years ago when I was … Continue reading

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Do ‘Best Practices’ Lead to Weaker Supply Chains?

Now that the initial confusion from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has diminished, we can start to understand the effect on global supply chains in the automotive and electronics fields.  Toyota in particular has been hit hard with at … Continue reading

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Do Powerful Customers need to bother with Collaboration?

We all probably recall the recent Senate inquiry in Australia that looked at the actions taken by the large supermarkets in selling milk and other products at discounted pricing.  The concern being that the supermarkets were misusing market power to … Continue reading

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