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Five Rules How CEOs Can Redefine Winning with Strategic Suppliers

The University of Tennessee set out to research some of the world’s most successful strategic partnerships—including those at P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft—to see how and why these relationships added value. The research identified five principles that CEOs everywhere can use to transform supplier relationships.

Kate Vitasek CEO Briefing Newsletter , Operations , Supply Chain/Logistics April 6 2014
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So, You Want to be a Multinational?

Global expansion comes with global risk. As more and more firms expand their supply chains into high-risk emerging markets – often using networks of vendors and agents to rapidly put boots on the ground in these regions – they are increasingly exposed to the kinds of fraud risks that can sink their global aspirations.

David Riker Global Business , Operations , Supply Chain/Logistics December 2 2011

The 21st Century Demands a Combination of the Demand and the Supply Chain

What if you could bring the discipline and precision of process, structure and metrics to the demand side of your business in the same way you use them on the supply side of your business? And, what if the results continuously increased revenues, margins, and profits?

Rick Kash and David Calhoun Operations , Supply Chain/Logistics November 9 2011

Ensuring Product Integrity and Trust in Your Supply Chain

Although manufacturers may not have a legal duty to police their distributors for counterfeit products, they have an economic interest in doing so. But for now, the best protection consumers have against falling victim to counterfeit trade is the ensure, to the best of their ability, that all of their purchases are made through manufacturer-authorized channels.

Geoffrey R. Kaiser Operations , Supply Chain/Logistics October 5 2011
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Shocks To The Supply Chain

Last summer, when The Boeing Co. announced it would delay the introduction of its 787 Dreamliner, CEO Jim McNerney blamed [...]

Steve Bergsman Manufacturing , Operations , Strategy , Supply Chain/Logistics April 22 2008
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How Dow Corning Beat Commoditization By Embracing It

In the early 2000s, Dow Corning recognized that silicone was starting to become a commodity and that they needed to rethink their business strategy. The company’s new business model was a complete shift from where they had found success in the past, but it was a shift that created a brand new market and customer base for the manufacturer.

Mark W. Johnson Manufacturing , Operations , Strategy , Supply Chain/Logistics June 21 2011

How to Get the Most from Your Chief Supply Chain Officer

Supply chain management is no longer just about reducing costs.

John Kador Magazine articles , Operations , Supply Chain/Logistics July 13 2012

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