Where Should Supply Chain Time Be Spent After the Pandemic?

The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives and the global economy. From shortages of toilet paper to personal protective equipment (PPE) to lockdowns of businesses and channels of every form, Supply Chain has been at the epicentre of this disruption and it has consumed all Supply Chain time.

The pandemic has caused Supply Chain professionals to scramble to restore supply lines, respond to highly volatile demand patterns, find alternate logistics channels, and work under the restrictions of home quarantine.

But the time will come when day to day Supply Chain issue firefighting will ease. Then will come the time to translate these experiences into new strategies, improved processes and greater investments in technology and personnel development.

Where should Supply Chain professionals be spending their time when we get past the pandemic?

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Sam Samadi, Head of Global Quality/Compliance at Casper!

At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.  As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action™” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer. This interview is with Sam Samadi, Head of Global Quality and Compliance at Casper.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Brad Jackson, COO at North West Rubber!

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Brad Jackson, EVP at Rakuten Kobo

At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.  As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action™” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer.  This interview is with Brad Jackson, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Management and Device Sales at Rakuten Kobo, now at North West Rubber.

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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Supply Chain Management! (Or is that 4,000 years?)

In 1982 Keith Oliver is credited with coining the phrase “Supply Chain Management”. As I began my career in 1982 I can attest to the fact that the term Supply Chain was not in general use at that time. In fact it would be many years before anyone started to hear that phrase being widely used.

So it is appropriate that in 2022 we look back at the last 40 years. But in reality all of the functions and responsibilities that constitute Supply Chain Management have been around for thousands of years.

Let’s take some time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Supply Chain Management!

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Glen Munholland, President at Circular Supply Chains !

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At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.  As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action™” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer. This interview is with Glen Munholland, President of Circular Supply Chains.

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The Apple Store Retail Experience!

From my experience I see two retail chains that are consistently and constantly busy and full of customers: Costco and Apple. In their own way they have redefined the physical retail shopping experience.

If you are ever in Costco there are hundreds of people essentially pushing their carts through a warehouse invariably filling those carts with items that they didn’t even come in to buy.

If you ever walk by an Apple store you will not only see a crowd of people inside but you will often see a long line of people outside waiting to get into the store. There is no doubt that there is something unique about the Apple retail experience.

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Traffic Management Tips for Construction Sites: A Guide!

Construction sites are busy, with heavy vehicles moving around, loading and unloading construction materials. This makes a construction site dangerous if no proper caution is in place.  

Unsupervised construction sites can lead to injuries, or worse, deaths, of workers, drivers, and bystanders. Nevertheless, such accidents are avoidable with traffic management. So, establishing a traffic management plan for your site is a must before starting your construction project. 

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What Does Expansion Mean for Your Changing Business?

Change is natural and inevitable in almost every aspect of life, but that doesn’t help to make it any less uncomfortable. While some people are better at adapting to the winds of change than others, it can always remain difficult when it comes to topics like business, where change is something that entails risk and unfamiliarity – in a field where you like to know what’s coming so you can be as prepared as possible.

Expansion is something that can often bring more change with it than people expect, and it’s worth understanding what the finer details here might be before you jump in and find your surroundings shifting faster than you can get to grips with. 

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Top Conflict Management Styles for New Managers!

Conflict in an organization is frustrating and uncomfortable. Everyone in the world needs some peace, comfort, and relaxation in an environment to work productively and effectively. An employee can resolve the issue internally if it is not a big issue.

But when it comes to an issue that is tough to handle, then management has to come and resolve the problem immediately.

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Expanding Your Business Globally: Unlocking Growth Opportunities!

In today’s interconnected world, the potential for expanding your business globally has never been greater. With advancements in technology, communication, and transportation, reaching international markets is within reach for businesses of all sizes. However, navigating the complexities of global expansion requires careful planning and execution. 

This post will explore various strategies and opportunities for expanding your business to help you take your business to the next level on a global scale.

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4 Tips for First-Time Project Managers in the Public Sector!

As a first-time project manager working in the public sector, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. There is a lot on your plate with multiple tasks requiring your attention at any given time.

Before you know it, things can start to slip through the cracks and feel like they are out of your control which will prevent you from being effective in your job. 

Rather than let it get to that point, here are some tips that are ideal for first-time project managers such as yourself. They will help you stay grounded, focused and organised so you’re the best possible project manager.

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Refael Edry’s Life Lessons for Today’s Supply Chain Leaders!

It’s 2023, and a recession is lurking around the corner. Tech giants, including Amazon and Meta, have already implemented mass layoffs to adapt to the impending economic downturn. Commodity prices, interest rates, and inflation have been steadily heading north.

Across the globe, business owners are working hard to stay on top of these changes and keep their companies afloat. But supply chain leaders have been struggling with these challenges long before any signs of a recession emerged.

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Strategies to Make Smarter Business Decisions!

The key to success in business is making smart decisions. Every day there are big and small decisions that need to be made that could have a huge bearing on the success of the company. There are always issues that arise, challenges and situations that require a course of action. So how can you make sure that you are making the right decision?

You won’t always get it right and this is ok (more on this to come), but there are a number of ways that you can improve your decision-making to take your company forward. Keep reading to find out more about making smarter business decisions.

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The Power of Strategic Partnerships: Collaborating for Business Growth!

In the ever-evolving world of business, companies continuously strive to gain an edge. There’s a power tool that many overlook: strategic partnerships. Such collaborations offer an impressive vehicle for accelerating business growth.

This article will delve into how strategic partnerships fuel business expansion and success.

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How Supply Chain Innovation Propels Startups to Unicorn Status!

Unicorn startups, or private companies valued at over $1 billion, are the rising stars in the tech world. While flashy consumer-facing products like social apps garner much attention, innovation in less glamorous areas like supply chain management is equally responsible for propelling startups to unicorn status.

Supply chain excellence enables startups to scale efficiently, reduce costs, provide fantastic customer experiences, and withstand market turbulence. Leveraging emerging technologies gives startups supply chain advantages that legacy players cannot match.

This article explores how supply chain innovation is a competitive differentiator that allows hungry young companies to disrupt established industries and reach dizzying heights of success.

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