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Supply Chain Security & Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   5/31/2013 8:19:20 PM
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I have a strong fondness for Maslow and his hierarchy... so i'm enjoying this series. Based on your experience, are there any less concerete indicators (what i'd call gut level indicators) that a potenital supplier is in trouble. For example (from the regular world) I walk into a restaraunt and see someplace that had printed napkins and now has blank napkins and i think "Uh oh, this place is going down..." Any advice on what to look for?

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   5/31/2013 8:19:19 PM
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I have a strong fondness for Maslow and his hierarchy... so i'm enjoying this series. Based on your experience, are there any less concerete indicators (what i'd call gut level indicators) that a potenital supplier is in trouble. For example (from the regular world) I walk into a restaraunt and see someplace that had printed napkins and now has blank napkins and i think "Uh oh, this place is going down..." Any advice on what to look for?

Ariella
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Re: good analogy
Ariella   5/17/2013 11:43:23 AM
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Yes, we're looking forward to part 2.

FLYINGSCOT
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good analogy
FLYINGSCOT   5/15/2013 11:53:19 AM
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I enjoyed your article and look forward to the next one in the series.  I am especially interested to understand how easy it is to chnage the base culture of a company as Maslow said it is very difficult to do this in human personality.



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