Supply Chain and Globalisation requires collaborative relationships, Leadership and sustainability

In a recent report (january 2007) Lora Cecere from AMR Research is analysing the impact of globalisation on Supply Chain management. Based on Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria contribution to a Supply Chain Council’s recent Executive Retreat, she pointed out that “supply chain professionals can no longer depend solely on political infrastructure as the primary framework for global trade. The shift in power is forcing business to shoulder more burden for economic and environmental issues as they enter global markets. (…) Mr. Zakaria’s advice is to invest in two-way processes in supply chain relationships. Build collaborative relationships with a foundation of strong win-win value propositions, while recognizing cultural differences. “ Thanks to several clear and relevant examples (Mac Donald, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pepsico), Lora Cecere makes Mr. Zakarias advice a no-brainer; leadership and sustainability obvious key success factors for efficient Supply Chains.

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