OPS Rules Blog: Insights into Supply Chain and Operations Strategy
Supply chain executives are often enthusiastic about visibility – they envision being able to see in real-time what is going on and easily drill down into trouble spots thus enabling rapid local decisions. Real-time decision making will create more speed and efficiency and help resolve problems during disruptions.
By Dinesh Natarajan and Jeff Keene. Ten years ago it was Hurricane Katrina. Five years ago it was the Haiti Earthquake. And this year, it is the Nepal Earthquake. Natural disasters are no longer anomalies, but rather a norm often associated with changing weather patterns and adverse human activities. In today’s world, where disasters seem to be striking humanity with great vengeance, the importance of humanitarian logistics and supply chain is indisputable.Read More
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Camper was born in Majorca in 1975 based on a long standing family business. Today, it is one of the world's leading companies in the footwear design industry, with more than 300 Camper stores and 4,000 authorized points of sale in 50+ different countries.The Camper Team is nowadays composed by more than 1,000 people committed to the company values that made the dream come true.Read More
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement outlined in late 2011 by the leaders of the nine countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States aims to create comprehensive market access through elimination of tariffs and other barriers to goods and services trade and investment, facilitating the development of production and supply chains among TPP members, promoting trade and investment in innovative products and services, including related to the digital economy and green technologies, and to ensure a competitive business environment across the TPP region.Read More
Gartner's top 25 list provides insight into the behaviour and trends of successful companies. Below are the top companies by industry from the event.
By Zhiheng Ivan Xu and Tim Kachur. The Pareto Principle, known as the “80:20 Rule” states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes. It is therefore not surprising to find that in most companies 80% of the sales come from just 20% of the products which implies a long tail of low revenue products. How do they address this issue?Read More
By Haresh Gopalan and Desmond Torkornoo. Suppose you were going on an expedition into the Amazon Rainforest and you were allowed to carry, among other essentials, only one type of knife. What type of knife would you carry knowing that you have to eat and avoid being eaten in the rainforest?Read More
By Dinesh Natarajan and Sumeet Mahajan. What factors did you consider while choosing your car? Cost, mileage, speed or resale value? Did you consider how far the nearest gas station was before you bought the car? The most common answer would be an emphatic no, because gas stations, like convenience stores, are almost always around the corner.Read More
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