Category Archives for "Month: November 2011"

Lessons Learned: Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Teach Important Lessons

By Denise Harrison, Executive Vice President and COO The location and severity of any specific natural disaster are difficult to predict – so you need to prepare for a disruption in your supply chain, given that a natural disaster could impact your business at some point in time.  Even Toyota, known for its superior management […]

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Know What is Going to Kill or Transform Your Industry – Part II

How are industries disrupted?  We have already identified the three most common causes:  technology, business practices, and law.  But if we want to do a good job anticipating disruption, we need to know exactly what kinds of changes are likely to lead to disruption. As a general rule, disruption occurs because customer behavior changes radically […]

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