“If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted”
I talk about components such as supply chains (plural); supply chain configurations; and “hybrid” supply chains, but over- arching, albeit subliminal, concept will be “value networks” – because this is the end – game. That’s heading the future, what about you?
“A business is profitable if the value it creates exceeds the cost of performing the value activities. To gain competitive advantage over its rivals, a company must either perform these activities at a lower cost or perform them in a way that leads to differentiation and a premium price (more value).”
“If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s about re-engineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity”
A value activity is one which creates a benefit for which the customer is prepared to pay.
"In a globalize business environment, with goods without country, the only true Supply Chain Manager in a corporation, is the CEO, because nobody else has the full control of the cradle - to - grave process - or farm to pantry, as we used to call it at Quaker"
“Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage.”
Level 5 leaders channel their ego need away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It’s not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self – interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious – but ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not for themselves.
Value Network Management Forum (VNMF) is an assembly place, a public meeting place for open discussion, a medium of open discussion or voicing of ideas, among experts concerning the management and the engineering of Dynamic Aligned Demand Driven Value Networks (DADDVN).
The mission of V.N.M.F. is to organize high added value business events, such as seminars, workshops, roundtables and conferences on subjects that cover the entire spectrum of activities across the Demand Driven Value Networks (DDVNs), by inviting prominent, renowned professionals from the global business and academic community and addressing to high ranking executives of Greek and multinational companies.
This ambitious business initiative has the target to create a fertile environment for discussion and thought, by bring closer business community to the existing global experience and best practices in the field of DDVN, which will further improve the managers' ability to make more effective and competitive decisions.
In industries as diverse as airlines and public education, the crucial first step is to decide what you want your product to do. When I set out to explain the theory of disruptive innovation, I purposely chose the somewhat generic term "performance" to describe how products, services or technologies improve over time. This is reflected in the core diagram of the disruptive innovation model, which describes the performance trajectories of technologies over time.Read more...