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    Book Review: 'Global Supply Chain Ecosystems'

    Business, Barry Elliott, Published on 10/02/2016

    » Mark Millar is a very well-recognised advocate of supply chain management principles, practices and challenges in our region. He has a network of high-profile and capable connections second to none. He has now brought all of that to bear in his recently published book, Global Supply Chain Ecosystems: Strategies for Competitive Advantage in a Complex, Connected World (Kogan Page, 2015).

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    An integrative route to business transformation

    Business, Barry Elliott, Published on 26/08/2015

    » Today we wish to revisit a topic about which we have written often. It was prompted by a thought-provoking blog entry by Robert Hart of Competitive Capabilities International, developer of the terrific TRACC value-chain improvement solution. Much has been written about the advantages of individual continuous improvement methodologies such as the Toyota Production System, Total Productive Maintenance and Lean, yet few companies have achieved sustainable success as a result of adopting such approaches.

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    The State of the Supply Chain Nation in 2015

    Business, Barry Elliott, Published on 14/01/2015

    » It’s that time of year again when we take stock of where things are and where they are going in the world of supply chain management (SCM). We have conducted our usual survey and are left with the feeling that SCM Nation is a pretty disparate place.

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    Lessons from the world's supply chain leaders

    Business, Barry Elliott, Published on 30/07/2014

    » We always look forward to the annual Gartner Supply Chain Top 25, not so much to see who’s in and who’s out, but for the insights that industry leaders offer into current trends and future directions.

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    Greater the change, the more it's the same

    Business, Barry Elliott, Published on 02/07/2014

    » In our usual review of current news and opinion, we have perceived a certain theme — the pace of progress seems so rapid in many areas, especially in technology and economics, but not all people see it as true progress. Such is human nature to second-guess progress and resist change.

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    A fresh take on business planning

    Business, Barry Elliott, Published on 12/02/2014

    » We continue in our work with clients to introduce what is increasingly referred to as integrated business planning (IBP). While the concepts, principles and practices are evolving continuously, people have clearly moved away from using the more traditional labels such as sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business management to get a fresh take and to get away from the baggage that comes with the older terms.

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