VIVEK'S BLOG

How Far Would You Go To Make Your Supply Chain More Secure?
Let's start with a story illustrating how supply chain security irrevocably altered the fortunes of a company that was global[...]
How To Choose The Best Consultants For Your Project
I came across a startling statistics which prompted a new line of thinking that I wanted to share - hence[...]
Unique Supply Chain Challenges of Oil & Gas Industry
One of the common problems cited by the boards and senior management is that the consultants they hire do not[...]
Amazon spent $28B in freight costs last year. How well are they using their advantage?
Someone asked me this question on a popular social platform. The subtext was this:What kind of discount do you think[...]
Opportunities for Start-ups in Supply Chain Security
People often wonder where the best opportunities for start-ups are. Supply Chain Security space is getting a lot of attention[...]
What We Can Learn About Supply Chain Security From One of the Shrewdest Pivots In Business History
Here is a story of the fire than tipped the balance within an industry.Two stalwarts in the mobile phone industry[...]
The Trouble With Supply Chain Security
I know that Supply Chain Security is not the top of mind of anyone. Least of all for people who[...]
Never Hire Management Consultants In These Situations
I need to tell a true story which is about 16 years old. Jon had just left the secure world[...]
How To Get The Most Out of Your Management Consultants While Spending The Least On Them?
The Quality of Your Management Consultants Will Decide The Heights You Eventually Climb ToYes, everybody - from Steve Jobs (when[...]
How To Get BIG Breakthrough Results in 2019?
Start of the year is always a memorable occasion - full of joy and hope. It is also the time[...]
How To Get The Biggest Bang For Your Technology Buck
There were only 24 hours left. Tomorrow the board would pull the plug on the project which had continued for well[...]
Why Good Management Consultants Are So Expensive?
although I am writing this blog post to note down my precise thoughts just for a handful of people, it[...]
How to Gain Meaningful Employment Over 50
First time I heard it, I was astonished. A friend (and an ex-client) was visiting Sydney with his wife, and[...]
How You Define Success Determines Your Results
"What is success? How do you define it in your current role?"It was a simple question.I asked this question of[...]
What is Common Between Enron and Bitcoin?
I was at a Melbourne Cup luncheon yesterday, and someone asked me why I do not write about Bitcoin.On my[...]
Information age thinking needs information rich leadership
Boards always ask the hardest questions. That is why these gentlemen (and ladies) get to be on the boards. They[...]
What Supply Chain Managers Can Do About Safety Recalls?
If you are in Australia, it is more than likely that you already know this saga. If you are not[...]
CFOs’ Guide To Supply Chain
It is ironic that though the CFOs are at the absolute center of the universe within their organisations, when it[...]
How good is the new Apple watch?
The new Apple watch (series 4) was just released yesterday, and I was reminded of my previous blog I wrote[...]
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