Browsing All posts tagged under »For Want of a Nail«

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 5: How Vulnerable Are We To A Cyberattack?

October 29, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post, over the next week I will be sharing with you the top 5 articles that garnered the most reads overall. Today’s submission, which ranked number 5 with 6,195 reads, was written on April 18th, 2010 as a follow-up to my interview with Richard Stiennon.  […]

Today’s interview with Colin Cram telling in that it points to the connecting disconnects of pursuing government relationships

April 21, 2011

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In yesterday’s post I talked about the decision by the UK Government’s Cabinet Office to decline an offer by spend analysis innovator Rosslyn Analytics to provide what was referred to as being unprecedented insight into the government’s spend data free (that’s right free) of charge. To those who are inclined to make decisions based on […]

What Really Happened At Toyota? Business Thought Leaders Segment

June 22, 2010

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Could better intelligence have prevented the massive recall woes of the once revered Toyota Supply Chain?  According to one industry analyst, “better analytics tools, including software-as-a-service products, could help Toyota and other companies crunch the numbers,” and thereby avoid the problems which led to a massive recall due to safety concerns with acceleration. There are […]

500th Procurement Insights Post – Toyota’s Latest Trouble . . . GM all over again, except from within North America

February 22, 2010

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This Wednesday in the first of what will be a quarterly appearance on the PI Window’s “Business Thought Leaders Series,” expert author Bill Michels will talk about the recent Toyota recall including the role that the auto manufacturer’s supply chain has and will play in this unfolding story and, the launch of ADR Academy’s new […]

PI Window on Business’ First 90-Minute Special Provides Insight into the Real Threat that a Global Pandemic Poses to Supply Chains

May 25, 2009

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For “Want of a Nail” has been called “The Proverbial Rhyme” in that it illustrates how small and seemingly non-related actions can lead to significant consequences. Certainly the July 20th, 2007 Wall Street Journal article titled “A Key Strategy of Japan’s Car Makers Backfires,” gives compelling testimony to the truth behind the “Nail” proverb.  Specifically, […]