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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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Joe Carson, CEO Spend Strategies, LLC!

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 Joe Carson, CEO and Founder of Spend Strategies, LLC.

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Characteristics of a Barrier Busting Culture!

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When you embark on driving any kind of Game Changing Transformation you will most likely also need to change the Culture.  As the saying goes, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results”.  So in order to get different results you may have to break through barriers and drive different behaviours from what are inherent in your current Culture.

Your organization is an ecosystem of policies, practices, processes and procedures that are the result of decisions, beliefs and  behaviours.  Over time much of this generally gets accepted as the way it’s always been done and is not open to challenge or to change.  Therein sacred cows, whether real or perceived, can become obstacles to making the changes needed to derive different results from the status quo.

So how do you change your Culture to achieve Game Changing results?

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Spotlight on Excellence: Profiles of Top AI Influencers!

The world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving, with new discoveries and advancements occurring every day. It’s a dynamic landscape, shaped by the minds of innovative individuals who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

These trailblazers, the top AI influencers, are reshaping industries, transforming societies, and challenging our understanding of technology. This article aims to shed light on these remarkable personalities, their accomplishments, and their profound influence on the AI industry.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Ron Emery, Continuous Improvement Consultant

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 Ron Emery, Continuous Improvement Consultant, Author and Entrepreneur.

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Top 10 University Supply Chain Management Programs

The world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and supply chain management has become a critical aspect of business operations. With the rise of globalization, businesses need to have an efficient and effective supply chain to succeed in the global marketplace.

As a result, universities around the world have developed supply chain programs to meet the growing demand for supply chain management professionals.

In this article, we will rank and describe the top 10 university Supply Chain management programs in the world.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with David Cefai, CIO at IMax!

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 David Cefai, CIO at IMax.

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How to Become a Supply Chain Game Changer! RateLinx Interviews Mike Mortson!

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Ratelinx interviews article with Mike Mortson originally appeared on ratelinx.com. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that the importance of supply chain management cannot be understated. After watching customers scramble to source household toiletries and life-saving PPE, supply chains are left wondering, “What comes next?” 

As we prepare for whatever comes next, it’s clear we need leaders ready and able to reinvent the supply chain. 

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10 Mountain Climbing Strategies and Lessons for Optimum Results!

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I met a guy who had recently climbed Mount Everest. In our conversation I learned that he actually reached the summit on his second attempt, having failed on his first attempt a few years earlier.

On his first attempt he could actually see the summit only a couple of hundred feet ahead of him. But he ran out of fixed rope. Despite being so close to his goal he had to make a decision. Does he risk the attempt given the very high chances that he could die and never see his young son and wife again? Or does he go back down and try again in the future.

In the face of summit fever, that feeling of going for the summit at all costs, he calmly made the decision to go back down, and live to try another day.

It was a fascinating story and lesson that could be applied to life and business. What other lessons can be understood through the experience of mountain climbing?

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Grant Chapman, President at Kroeger!

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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. This interview is with Grant Chapman, President at Kroeger Inc.

Kroeger is a wholesale distributor of toy, games, puzzles, gift and hobby servicing the Canadian retail and e-tail retailers. Kroeger has exclusive distribution of such brands as Rubik’s Cube, Toy State, Winning Moves Games, Endless Games, Ceaco Puzzles, WoodWick Candles, , Silly String, and other spectacular brands.

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Creating the Culture to Break Barriers!

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In my experience when you embark on driving any kind of Game Changing Transformation you will most likely also need to break barriers and change behaviours if not the Culture.  As the saying goes, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results”.  So in order to get different results you may have to break through barriers and drive different behaviours from what are inherent in the current Culture.

Your organization is an ecosystem of policies, practices, processes and procedures that are the result of decisions, beliefs and  behaviours.  Over time much of this generally gets accepted as the way it’s always been done and is not open to challenge or to change.  Therein sacred cows, whether real or perceived, can become obstacles to making the changes needed to derive different results from the status quo.

Having your Call to Action in Place, A Project Name and mandate, and a Holistic Approach are critical.  But the “X” factor that you also need to have a strategy for is Cultural Change.

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What is VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) ?

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In this age of acronyms one of the terms that I have heard more of in recent years is “VUCA”. In short VUCA stands for “Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity”.

It seems to be a phrase designed to capture multiple synonyms for change and chaos, or the conditions associated with chaotic situations. Disarray, turmoil, pandemonium, unpredictability, confusion, and vagueness also capture that sensation of being in an environment that is out of equilibrium in some manner.

In both the personal and professional parts of our lives we are faced with these kinds of challenges each and every day.

Let’s explore more of what VUCA means and how we can better deal with these types of circumstances.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Dr. Muddassir Ahmed!

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. This interview is with Dr. Muddassir Ahmed, Founder and CEO at SCMDOJO.

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Supply Chain Intelligence Summit! (Video)

In April, 2022 I was invited to present at Unicorn Partners’ Supply Chain Intelligence Summit. They wanted to have “an intensive and critical examination of the reality and the dream of end-to-end supply chain visibility”.

For anyone who follows Supply Chain Game Changer, you know that we view end-to end Supply Chain connectivity and visibility as the foundation to create the Digital Supply Chain of the future.

Further, we believe that we are now at a massive inflection point in the history of Supply Chain Management. This was a great opportunity to share our view of the current reality and our vision of the definitive Supply Chain of the future.

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