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The Amazon Effect is Still Going Strong!

The Amazon Effect remains top of mind with CEOs. Whether they compete directly (which is less than 1% with my clients), supply or distribute for Amazon (which is a slightly higher percentage) or are just impacted by the Amazon Effect, it is a major source of concern and/or opportunity. [...]

The Value of Collaborating with Strange Bedfellows

February 5, 2019 Recently, this topic of collaborating with strange bedfellows has come up repeatedly. There can be significant value and strategic advantage created in collaborating with unlikely partners if there are clear objectives, trust and an open mind. Just think about Amazon's collaboration with the U.S. Postal service. [...]

How Resilient Are Your People?

We would be remiss if we went too far down-the-path with supply chain resiliency without pointing out that the ONLY way you’ll have a resilient supply chain is if you have resilient people.  Similar to building a house, without a solid foundation, the best accessories will fail to “hold [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Are You the Disrupted or the Disruptor?

At the Association for Supply Chain Management's (ASCM/ APICS) International Conference, almost every presenter mentioned disruption.  It is prevalent in today's Amazonian, technology-ridden environment.  Similarly, after attending APICS, I flew to lead the annual meeting for the Society for the Advancement of Consulting.  During the first lunch, my colleagues [...]

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