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Broken telephone

So we have an understanding of what silo departments are and how they are formed. Let us now take a look at some of the effects it has on an organisation. The procurement department is dependent on the warehouse staff to report on the level of service received from suppliers. This is in the...

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The impact of Training (or the lack thereof)

I’ve changed my mind about the topic of this blog (as most women are famous for changing their minds at the last minute). Training is that ‘something’ in life that stirs a passion in me. So as opposed to discussing the impact of training, I think it is more important to first understand what...

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Incoterms® rules where it all began

Incoterms® rules are (most probably) the most well-known trade terms used in global trade today. They have been used in many international and domestic transactions for many decades. Having somewhat delved into the Incoterms® world myself, I could talk about the different Incoterms® 2010 rules...

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Incoterms® rules - Don’t get caught with egg on your face

I’m sure most of us at some point in our supply chain career, or at some stage in our lives, have heard of the term “Incoterms®” or “Incoterms® rules” being mentioned in a conversation. However, how many of us actually understand what the other person is talking about? I remember the first...

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The global network - what are network effects?

I have just finished reading a book entitled “Platform Revolution”, the author illustrates the shift in focus from supply economies of scale to demand economies of scale and the impact that is having on modern day businesses. Businesses which have historically enjoyed significant cost driven...

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How intimidating can training possibly be?

I gave my first training ever in May 2007. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was in a tent! Although the surroundings were tranquil and nature was in her full fall glory, in colours of burnt orange, olive green and golden browns, it should’ve had a calming effect on me. It was quite the...

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Silo thinking makes enemies of stakeholders

I have picked up a reoccurring problem in organisations. Departmental interactions. What a strange concept? Separate departments working together as one, to reach a common goal? Believe it or not, but all organisations interact with numerous internal departments. I know...

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