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Monthly archive for December 2012

Harvard Negotiation Project: 5 Lasting Rules For Negotiating Anything

Harvard Negotiation Project: 5 Lasting Rules For Negotiating Anything

I recently had dinner with a friend of mine, a physician-turned-businessperson-turned-founder. We were discussing the virtues of transferable skills, and I asked him what management tools he brings to entrepreneurship from his earlier career in medicine. He pondered a bit before confessing that radiology skills don’t, … Read More » I recently had dinner with a friend of mine, a

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Bullwhips and Beer: Why Supply Chain Management is so Difficult

Bullwhips and Beer: Why Supply Chain Management is so Difficult

Written by Michael Bean on Mar 10, 2006 The basic concept behind supply chain management is simple: customers order products from you; you keep track of what you’re selling, and you order enough raw materials from your suppliers to meet your customers’ demand. So why is it that, in a recent article, the Economist claimed that, “Managing a supply chain

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Supply Chain Management: Beergame

Supply Chain Management: Beergame

Introduction The beergame is a role-play supply chain simulation that lets students experience typical supply chain problems. In the beergame students enact a four stage supply chain. The task is to produce and deliver units of beer: the factory produces and the other three stages deliver the beer units until it reaches the customer at the downstream end of the

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Introduction of supply chain management

Introduction of supply chain management

OPC Notes CT   Presentation Transcript Slide1: Chapter 1 Introduction   INVENTORY: INVENTORY Who cares about it? Real economic impact is worse Cause? Mismatch can take one of two forms Rigidity Process analysis   The Economic Consequences of the Supply-Demand Mismatch are Severe: The Economic Consequences of the Supply-Demand Mismatch are Severe   What Can OPC (This Course) Do to

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