Supercharged Supply Chain; Supply Chains in a VUCA World
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Supercharged Supply Chain; Supply Chains in a VUCA World

Our supply chains operate in a world that is full of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity; a VUCA world where; V = Volatility: there is a lack of stability with what being known today changes often without warning. U = Uncertainty: there is a lack of knowing all of the variables and being able to accurately predict operating conditions….

State of Readiness; Daniel Bumblauskas, Ph.D., COVID-19 as a “Black Swan” event
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State of Readiness; Daniel Bumblauskas, Ph.D., COVID-19 as a “Black Swan” event

Daniel has spent his entire professional and personal career in the field of Industrial Engineers.  In this episode, we explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a “Black Swan” event, on the way businesses might operate post-pandemic.   We start by discussing how telephony in education and the corporate world will be embraced more readily…

The Value Chain of the Future
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The Value Chain of the Future

I believe it might be safely said without debate that the most important date in the history of Supply Chain and Logistics is April 26th, 1956.  This is the date that the SS Ideal-X set sail from the Port of Newark in New Jersey (USA).  Five days later, when it arrived in the Port of Houston in Texas (USA), marked the beginning of…

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What is the True Cost of Outsourcing?

People are naturally seduced by a “deal”. We gravitate to signs in stores and on billboards that proclaim, 50% off” or “Buy-one Get-one”. We like to think that we are paying far less for something that we have a right to – that somehow we got the “better” of our opponent. We take a smug…