NewsLens September 2022 – On Supply Chain Unicorns

NewsLens September 2022 – On Supply Chain Unicorns

By Kai Timmermann Welcome to the second part of our two-part use of networked competencies to look at logistics players. Last month we looked at the large-scale service providers. This month we’re looking at logistics unicorns. Feedback on format is always...
NewsLens August 2022 – Double Album

NewsLens August 2022 – Double Album

By Kai Timmermann This month launches a double-album NewsLens focusing on corporate strategy in logistics and logistics tech, drawing from the framework in my 2016 book, “Deliberate Performance.” Feedback on format is always appreciated. To summarize the basics of...
Identifying Solutions to Automate the Back Office

Identifying Solutions to Automate the Back Office

The need and opportunity for back-office automation are straightforward. A tight labor market means employees are both more expensive and harder to find – and talent more important to preserve. At the same time, dynamics and complexities created by supply chain...
The Great Reassessment: The Supply Chain Edition

The Great Reassessment: The Supply Chain Edition

The logistics landscape is changing. Like the employment market in the pandemic, the need to unexpectedly adjust creates the opportunity to re-think. Sometimes the change is tactical – a reversible reaction – and things return to normal. Other times it leads to be a...