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Supply Chain, Materials and Logistics Disruption

Recent years have thrown up a series of events that have caused inbound supply disruptions for developed economies dependent on international supply chains. Some of these disruptions have been bigger while others have been smaller, some have been regional and others global, but all have had significant impacts around the world. I participated recently in…

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Creating Resiliency in 2021

Resiliency has emerged as a cornerstone to emerging successfully from the pandemic and essential to post-COVID success. I recently participated in a panel discussion on this topic as part of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting Supply Chain Special Interest Group series of events.

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The Big Switch in Spending Has Big Consequences

If you need any reminder as to why your supply chain is key to your strategy, just completely disrupt it and see what happens. There’s nothing like a good pandemic to demonstrate this. As the world economy is restricted from buying services—think travel, restaurants, entertainment—we are spending our money on goods, including luxury goods. With…

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Lessons Learned from 2020

2020 taught me three things as I watched the marketplace dissolve into fear and panic throughout this pandemic. Firstly: It is never the situation but how you react to it that matters. As the gravity of COVID-19 hit marketplaces worldwide, some businesses bunkered down and hoped things would get better. Others were able to drive…

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Reshoring in a Post-COVID World

I recently participated in a panel discussion about issues related to reshoring, nearshoring and regional supply chains from a Pacific Rim/North American perspective.If you’re wondering whether reshoring could add value to your business and enhance your customer experience or create further disruption and cost, I invite you to have a listen. The panel consisted of consultants…

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How to Not Only Survive but Thrive in a Construction Industry Downturn

In an economic climate where suppliers are going belly up, cash flow can be diabolical for businesses in the construction industry. Debtors blowing out from 35 to 60 days and some accounts not getting paid at all. Yet at the same time, those businesses still need to pay their own suppliers and their staff. I…

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The 5 Secrets to Negotiating Multi-Million Dollar Funding

You’re trying to source multi-million dollar funding for your development or business expansion. What will give you the best outcome?  Do you deal with your current Bank? Do you engage a broker? Do you shop around yourself or something else? Big dollar funding means big variations between the best financing deal and the worst so…

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