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Becoming a Supply Chain to Admire

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Re: Leadership and HR
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   10/31/2014 2:54:04 PM
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@WaqasAltaf, I'm a fan of the HR perspective too. I think that there's also a big benefit to the supply chain industry in general. As high profile companies like these take about the importance of their supply chain and a willingness to hire people with these skills, it raises the profile of the profession in general. That's good for everyone.

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Re: Amazon
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   10/31/2014 2:52:13 PM
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@t.alex, I am a big fan of Amazon too. However, the lack of profits concerns me. That's not a sustainable model. I find myself wondering what place Amazon's fulfillment has in serving business customers. Perhaps there's money to be made there. What do you think?

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Re: Competitive Advantage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   10/31/2014 2:03:24 PM
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@iLogistics, thanks for chiming in! Do you believe that there are best practices and lessons that can be culled from industry leaders though? Are there measurements that are worth using?

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Re: Competitive Advantage
Himanshugupta   10/31/2014 8:51:40 AM
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@iLogistics, i think that every member of the organization has the same aim; to add value to the products and services. However, i agree that supply chain professional help the organization by procuring parts from different parts of the world at a competitive cost and make sure that the all the required components reach the assembly in time.

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good and bad complexity
Himanshugupta   10/31/2014 8:47:03 AM
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"Companies, many of which maintain traditional or cautious approaches, have a hard time distinguishing bad complexity from good complexity. Further, they don't understand the issues around managing such a complex system."


I did not quite understand or know what is the difference in good complexity and bad complexity. Is it in terms of the relationship with suppliers or the whole supply chain.

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iLogistics   10/31/2014 1:29:50 AM
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The ultmate goal any supply chain is to add value to the organizations products and services by competing for the right time, location and price. Since value is speculative and determined by the end-user, every supply chain will be unique and based upon the core compitencices and customer satisfaction.

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Re: Leadership and HR
Hospice_Houngbo   10/30/2014 3:20:24 PM
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@WaqasAltaf  

I agree that Supply Chain needs the right talents to improve its performance. I will add that these talents should be able to adopt cloud-friendly solutions.

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Re: Amazon
Hospice_Houngbo   10/30/2014 3:07:03 PM
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@t.alex:

"In March 2014, Amazon announced an increase in the annual membership fee for Amazon Prime, from $79 to $99."

It seems that Amazon is making money with their customer service after all. I wonder if Amazon will keep increasing the Amazon Prime membership fees to make profit with the service.

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Re: Amazon
WaqasAltaf   10/30/2014 9:47:23 AM
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T.alex

Online businesses have a unique supply chain. Since they are new ones therefore they often better adopt to the best practices.

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Leadership and HR
WaqasAltaf   10/30/2014 9:45:30 AM
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Jennifer

"Stable leadership and executives who have gone through the source, make, and deliver cycle for many years

A focus on building talent and implementing strong human resources systems that look at career progression"

I personally like these two points the most. Relevant experience of leadership and competant human resources are the drivers to ensuring efficient supply chain processes because they can look at processes critically and modify them for better.

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