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Would You Be Prepared If… A major European or Asian port is shut down for weeks due to a strike, earthquake, explosion, hurricane or attack? A major tier two offshore supplier suddenly goes bankrupt or ceases operations altogether? The lead time – not to mention…

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Thomas Friedman in a recent op-ed discusses the still lingering aftermaths of 9/11.  Without getting into the politics of his piece, I think there are very strong corollaries in the business world.  The gist of his thesis is that the long term effects of the…

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In a recent discussion with a client who is the Global VP of Services, the question of Collaboration came up from a unique perspective. In his industry, they often partner with competitors and suppliers to respond to and deliver solutions to their customers. And while they feel pretty good about their negotiating competencies, he was very concerned about the lack of collaboration competencies, especially where you are faced with multi-faceted relationship structures (competitors and suppliers).