Browsing All posts tagged under »michael porter«

Please do not ‘meet me in the middle’ by Kelly Barner

May 30, 2013

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Every week as part of my procurement update on Blog Talk Radio I include a guest soundbite. Sometimes I have an excerpt from a recent webinar, but most of the time I select something current and relevant from YouTube and pull the audio. On good weeks, I find a clip with an obvious tie-in to […]

Why I believe that Michael Porter’s position on corporate social responsibility smacks of colonialism

May 27, 2013

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Back in April of 2008 I wrote a post titled What is the Value in your Supply Chain? (A PI Q and A), in which I questioned the merits of famed Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter’s model. Specifically, I had indicated that while Porter’s theory at the conceptual level has merit, its “value” in terms […]

Compressing Porter’s (Virtual) Value Chain, Eliminating Silos of Understand and Integrating Six Sigma

August 21, 2009

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During my interview with Bob Copacino on today’s PI Window on Business Show, he indicated that with traditional BI methodologies and systems approximately 90% of an organization’s time and resources are spent on the up front gathering, organizing and selecting of data while only 10% of the time is spent on applying the intelligence in […]

What is the Value in your Supply Chain? (A PI Q and A)

April 10, 2008

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  Member Question: What is the difference between Supply Chain and Value Chain? My Response: To begin, the reference to supply or “value” chain is a misnomer in that it implies a sequential architecture.  This is a term that is on its way out as an organization’s supply “practice” is actually centered on the synchronization […]