Getting the goods (and services) to the  average consumers to meet their  day to day needs  would have been a fairly easy proposition to maximize in this age of Internet of Things (IOT – it’s a real term).  Or so you would have thought, and you would have been wrong.  The supply chains required to accomplish that task efficiently and effectively are still evolving (Costco, Amazon, traditional retailers, etc., etc.) and still leaving un-extracted value in the supply chain for other disruptors to follow and extract. I’m sure you have giant bags of items that you bought from Costco, the quantity of which  you will never ever consume,  thinking you were saving money.  If you compared $/unit consumed (not bought), you might be surprised at…

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As we formally announced last week, NPX is being re-launched with the 1st meeting being held on September 14th.  Please mark your calendars because that date was picked to help those travelling to enjoy a great weekend in Chicago (best time to visit!!). Please click here to learn more about NPX which is a very successful yet small Community of Practice of senior leaders in Supply Chain, Procurement, Sourcing, etc.  The two topics chosen were: Going Beyond TCO and becoming a Strategic Partner – not just a cost cutter Talent Development – How to Crack the Code Last week we discussed the first topic.  Today, I will share some thoughts on the 2nd.     For many years (more than we care to count) Talent Management…

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As most of you have heard by now, NPX is being re-launched and the Advisory Board has been formed, the initial topics have been chosen (see below) and the date for the 1st meeting has been picked – September 14th. Please mark your calendars because that date was picked to help those travelling to enjoy a great weekend in Chicago (best time to visit!!). Please click here to learn more about NPX which is a very successful yet small Community of Practice of senior leaders in Supply Chain, Procurement, Sourcing etc. The two topics chosen were: 1. Going Beyond TCO and becoming a Strategic Partner – not just a cost cutter 2. Talent Development – How to crack the code We will deal with the…

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Quick – Name the continent that would be ranked the highest if you were to conduct a survey based on Well-Being.  If you answered the Americas you would go to the head of the class.  If asked to name the highest ranked country in the Americas and you named the USA you would be kicked out of the class and the school for being a dunce!  Because if you applied the traditional metrics of Well-Being (money, house, car, etc., etc.), you would end up wanting to move to the USA – which would be a huge mistake (according to Gallup).  If you applied the metrics that Gallup just used, you would end up moving to……well, that comes later. There are 5 elements that Gallup used:…

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