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When Survival in the Midst of Chaos Calls for Supply Chain Sustainability

In the modern age, organizations are striving to form a sustainable Supply Chain system to cope with the challenges that are arising. Such issues include the emission of hazardous substances, excessive resource consumption, Supply Chain risks, and complex procedures.

Through…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on August 15, 2020 at 9:02am — No Comments

Organizational DNA: The 4 Building Blocks to Effective Execution

The most resilient and consistently successful companies have discovered that the devil is in the details of the organization. No company may ever totally master the enigma of execution. But for them organizing to execute has truly become a competitive edge.

Execution only becomes effective when the company’s DNA is…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on August 8, 2020 at 7:36am — No Comments

The COSO Framework: An Organization's Guide to an Effective Internal Control System

As the business and operating environment changes, there has been a greater demand for transparency and accountability as to the integrity of internal control. This has become very critical today as businesses drive to enhance the likelihood of them achieving their objectives and be able to adapt to changes in the global business…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on August 8, 2020 at 7:32am — No Comments

The 6 Pillars of Supply Chain Management (SCM) Thinking: A New and Revolutionary Way of Looking at Supply Chain Management

Supply chain thinking used to be limited to the managers of a few global companies—companies that were struggling to coordinate internal information and materials. This, however, led to an exciting boom in cross-business coordination based on Supply Chain…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on August 3, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

When Organizational Behavioral Issues Start Affecting Organizations

Most organizations are unhealthy.  Only organizations that are recognized to be Resilient, Just-in-Time, and Military can be described and relatively free from dysfunction.  Yet, only 27% of the responses gathered from the Org DNA Profiler showed a healthy profile.

The Org DNA Profiler is a short online self-assessment…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on August 1, 2020 at 10:40am — No Comments

Mastering Strategic Supply Chain Planning: The Pegasus of Strategy

Strategic Supply Chain Planning is the "Pegasus of Strategy."  It can soar, but it also needs to keep its feet on the ground.

Companies with a global supply chain now need to introduce its strategic left hand to its operational right hand. …

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 31, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Organizational DNA 101: A Guide to Defining Your Organization’s Behavior and Characteristics

Execution has become the new watchword in Boardrooms.  As organizations fail to effectively implement strategies, the importance of execution has risen to the forefront. Essentially, the first step in resolving these dysfunctions is to understand how the inherent traits of an organization influence and even determine each individual’s…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 29, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Understanding The Importance of Organizational DNA: 10 Core Principles

Organizations can change over the years. Change may happen because that is what the customers expect or it is because the organization gets to have even the most coveted skills. Despite the changes, there are those that stay the same—the organization’s brand, its unique culture, and its shared lexicon. These are the…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 27, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Power of the 5 Cost Management Strategies in Reducing Costs



A commonly quoted statistic is that 80% to 95% of the cost of a product is determined by its design and is therefore set before the item enters manufacturing. This assumption suggests that the dominant focus of Cost Management should be during Product Development…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 24, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

COVID-19: 10 Trends in Consumer Behavior

COVID-19 has taken the world by a storm. Financial markets, manufacturing, services, and tourism have been hit hard.  In fact, it has also changed the way we work, communicate, interact, and shop more than any other disruption in the decade.

As a result, there have been key changes in Consumer Behavior. There is a…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 22, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Team Resilience In the Midst of COVID-19: Turbocharging Your Organization Against Disruptions

The uncertain times, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, have spur leaders to reflect on what kind of organization, culture, and operating model they need to put in place. This is to avoid returning to previous patterns of behavior and instead, be able to embrace the next normal.

In this rapidly changing environment, people in…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 20, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

In the Midst of COVID-19, Is Your Supply Chain Resilient?

Supply Chain Resiliency is the capability of the Supply Chain to be prepared for unexpected risk events. It is the Supply Chain’s ability to respond and recover quickly to potential disruptions. It can return to its original situation or grow by moving to a new,…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 18, 2020 at 7:38am — No Comments

The 12 Areas of Post-merger Integration (PMI): Your Guide to Starting PMI the Right Way

Post-merger Integration is a highly complex process. It requires swift action as well as running the core business activities simultaneously. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to a successful PMI Process. However, careful planning focusing…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 17, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Integrated Cost Management: An Organization’s Prescription for Lower Cost

There is a general belief among organizations that a large percentage of a product’s costs are locked in by design.  It is assumed that little can be done once the design is set.  This assumption has influenced cost management programs across diverse products’ life cycles. As a result, the focus during the design phase is…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 17, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Strategy Development: Taking the High Road to COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 is shaping a “New Normal”—a Low Touch Economy that requires a strategic response.

The world is changing. Forced isolation and social distancing restrictions have been put into place with the advent of the COVID-19 health crisis. This is not…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 15, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Taking a Strategic Move to Post-merger Integration (PMI): Financial Integration

Our framework Post-merger Integration (PMI): Financial integration is every organization’s guide to achieving the financial alignment of both Buyer and Target.…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 11, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

Cannot Close that Sale? Check-out Problem-centric Selling!

Nowadays, sales reps who get to close the sale are those sales reps who get to discover the customer’s real problems. With life getting more hectic and people always on the rush, customers only prefer to spend more on the phone with sales teams who “gets it.” These are the sales reps who do not only get to…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 10, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Key to Maximizing Deal Value: Post-merger Integration (PMI) Roles & Responsibilities

For Post-merger Integration (PMI) to be successful, it is critical that we have clearly defined, appropriate, and comprehensive roles and responsibilities.

Post-merger Integration is a highly complex process. It requires swift action as well as running the…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 8, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Devil is in the Details: Your Primer to a Lean Culture

Culture is essential today in helping employees and management survive in today’s environment. Survival has become a strong word today. Without culture, everyone in the organization would act or behave differently. No one would be able to anticipate someone else’s behavior, and no one would understand why people behave the way they do.…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 4, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

The 6 Pillars of Supply Chain Management (SCM) Thinking: A New and Revolutionary Way of Looking at Supply Chain Management

Supply chain thinking used to be limited to the managers of a few global companies—companies that were struggling to coordinate internal information and materials. This, however, led to an exciting boom in cross-business coordination based on Supply Chain…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on July 4, 2020 at 8:23am — No Comments

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