Archive for Yossi Sheffi

A Must-Read Business Book on Sustainability

Balancing Green is a must-read business book on sustainability. is a well-researched book that cuts through many of the fallacies and wishful thinking that surrounds this topic.

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Rethinking Supply Chain Risk Management

One of my predictions for 2012, in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and Thailand floods in 2011, was that supply chain risk management would become a higher priority for companies. While I’m sure some companies took proactive action to define and implement supply chain risk management practices, many more did not. Then Hurricane Sandy hit in October and companies that had failed to “walk the talk” on risk management experienced significant supply chain disruptions, […]

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Guest Commentary: Realizing the Full Potential of Logistics Clusters

Supply chain practitioners are acquainted with the role of logistics clusters, but their knowledge of these hubs is still relatively shallow. For example, how many professionals are aware of the importance of logistics clusters as job creators or appreciate why these communities are such a successful worldwide phenomenon? This lack of knowledge is even more pronounced in the wider business world, particularly when compared to other, better known concentrations of expertise such as Silicon Valley […]

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Guest Commentary: Supply Chain Resilience, Agility, Efficiency and Innovation

During her welcome remarks at the 2012 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in Atlanta, Nancy Nix, chair of the CSCMP board of directors, said that companies should judge the value of supply chains going forward by their resilience, agility, efficiency and innovation. This is a far cry from the traditional view of supply chains as a trade-off between costs and customer service. That got me thinking about what common thread might […]

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