How to Manage Organizations with Varied Long-Term Motivations

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by Kai Wulff, CEO of Plexus Group Ltd While all business schools are still busy teaching Management, we have stopped asking what purpose Management serves. We’ve also stopped focusing on how we can achieve the same, or higher, level of efficiency by changing the Management system and adjusting to cultural changes.   The general belief […]

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The Power of Positivity: How Acquisition Management Thrives

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By Michael P. Fischetti, Executive Director, National Contract Management Association A colleague recently mentioned a small, but very significant, refrain learned early in what became a long, distinguished career; “Instead of ‘No, because,’ say ‘Yes, if’.” Acquisition challenges and hurdles, both external and internal, within one’s control or not, whether financial, structural, organizational, regulatory, programmatic, […]

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What Will Move Global Dairy Markets: Trade Negotiations or Climate Change?

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by Mike McCully, President of The McCully Group In less than a month following Q1 2018, the dairy markets have awakened. While some expect further gains due to tighter supply-demand conditions, others point to adequate stocks for most products. International trade deals and negotiations are also hot topics, as of late, with indefinite outcomes. In […]

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Breitling’s New Ownership: What to Watch

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by Alon Ben Joseph, CEO of Ace Jewelers Group   HOW DID CVC BEAT THE LUXURY GROUPS? In October 2016, rumors started that one of the few independent, family-owned and run watchmaking companies was for sale. Six months later, the British, privately-held CVC Capital Partners managed to buy a controlling stake of 80% in the […]

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There is no Joy in Bentonville: Has the Mighty Walmart Struck Out?

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by Charles Moore, President, Premier Products On October 14, 2015 Walmart shocked Wall Street with its worst one-day plunge in 27 years. The shares of the corporate giant dropped 10 percent for a loss of $21.5 billion in market capitalization. Since February, Walmart’s stock performance has plummeted 29 percent. Walmart’s senior management team has declared […]

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Demand is High: How Will The U.S. Handle Organic Food Shortages?

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by Charles Moore, President, Premier Products In 1997, U.S. sales of organic food and beverages totaled less than $4 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association. Fast forward to 2014, and the OTA reports organic sales surpassed $35 billion, with demand projected to grow to over $100 billion by 2025. While U.S. growth in total […]

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Subcontracting and the Supply Chain: How Government is Adapting

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By Michael P. Fischetti, Executive Director, National Contract Management Association Government contracting is as old as government itself. Two key factors: 1) reduced budgets and 2) more complex contracts, have forced government to learn more about supply chain learning.   First, as budgets and the role of government (particularly Federal) in business declines, the impact […]

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Technology Builds In The Construction Industry

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by Chris Slezakowski, Market Strategist Traditional in nature and highly manual in execution, construction is perhaps one of the last industries to feel the impact of the digital revolution. Aerospace, automotive, industrial manufacturing, banking and finance; these and other sectors have become increasingly automated and have harnessed the power of digitization, yet the built environment […]

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Are Consumers Doing their Shopping Online or In Line?

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by Moodie Coretti, Director of Ecommerce, Pinnacle Foods The grocery industry is experiencing significant changes which are set to change the future of grocery shopping in the United States in the near and far future. The grocery disruption being felt by consumers, retailers and the supplier community as a whole is driven by the ever-growing […]

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Is This the Recession or Resurgence of Retail?

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by Alicia Erdman, Founder and Principal, Wildwood Advisory Group Forecasts for retail have been particularly dire recently, with many news outlets anticipating a retail “apocalypse” as e-commerce continues to gain traction. However, performance on Black Friday and through the remainder of the holiday season of 2017 was strong. Even some department stores – the format […]

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