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Buy American: Establishing Artificial Boundaries or Removing Unwanted Barriers?

September 6, 2009

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“This idea of international free trade is a fallacy. We don’t need free trade. We need smart trade . . . Even Canada is not truly a free trade partner. Their regulations require broadcasters use a specified percentage of Canadian-produced programming. That’s protectionism, and to deny it is to be the patsy to foreign governments […]

Did an Anti-North American Sentiment and Arrogance Undermine Andersson’s Tenure at GM?

August 6, 2009

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On the August 11th PI Window on Business Show I will be talking with three time honoree as a Supply and Demand Chain Executive’s “Pros To Know,” and co-author of the book “Transform Your Supply Chain” Bill Michels, regarding General Motor’s precipitous fall in relation to their supply chain strategy. Like previous segments, I spend […]

PI Window on Business Welcomes Author and Distinguished Supply Chain Expert Bill Michels to Discuss GM’s Hard Learned Lessons

July 24, 2009

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In my July 10th post titled “Today’s PI Window on Business Show on Contracting Challenges Drives Home The Lessons That GM Has Learned The Hard Way,” I had made several references to the observations expressed by ADR North America’s CEO Bill Michels. The “wreck” that is now the GM supply network, according to Michels was […]

Today’s PI Window on Business Show on Contracting Challenges Drives Home The Lessons That GM Has Learned The Hard Way!

July 10, 2009

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When it rains, it pours! Wednesday’s post pertaining to the folly of the new Procter & Gamble “Preferred Vendor” strategy was the epitome of the “when will they ever learn” axiom as companies that should know better continue to make the same mistakes.  Specifically, seeking quick savings through the silver or lead mindset that is […]