Bringing Supply Chain Issues to the World Stage

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Barbara Jorgensen
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The World Stage
Barbara Jorgensen   1/31/2012 3:08:56 PM
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Jenn--kudos for bringing this to our attention! While I've seen a number of supply chain sites and pubs refer to Davos, I've been unclear as to the importance of the forum. A VIP list indeed, and you are correct, with the best and brightest gathered in one place you'd think there would be some real advancement in regard to supply chain practices. I hope more EBN readers weigh in on what could have been achieved and keep driving home the importance of the supply chain.

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Jennifer Baljko   2/2/2012 9:10:09 AM
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@Barbara - Maybe we can get the EBN community to nominate a few savvy supply chain fprofessional to speak at next year's main event. I'm only half-kidding. Think there are amazing folks out there that we can all learn a thing or two from.

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prabhakar_deosthali   1/31/2012 11:48:25 PM
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As we have seen last year , the major causes of Supply chain disruption at the international level  have been because of the natural disasters ( The earthquakes, Tsunamis and floods) where the disruption was just unavoidable. 

How are these high level goverment committees going to resolve this issue?  I fail to understand.

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Jennifer Baljko   2/2/2012 9:13:06 AM
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Prabhakar - Yeah, right. While we have gotten better at warning people about potential disasters (tsunamis, hurricanes, etc), Mother Nature's mightier than we are, and despite best technology and planning, we never which way she'll turn.

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Barbara Jorgensen   2/2/2012 3:50:38 PM
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Jenn--sometimes it amazes me how simple the supply chain can be--moving something from point a to point b; and yet so complex. I think many of the supply chain gurus we look to are great at the conceptual level, but once you get to executuion (in the trenches) a simple transaction becomes...well, a matter of national security.

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Jennifer Baljko   2/5/2012 10:36:47 AM
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Right, since the issues supply chain experts deal with every day sometimes reach that level of complexity, they should be more involved in conversations with politicos and Wall St about how to best execute plans. We could only hope that more supply chain experts will want to add that to their to-do list...



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