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Department outsourced. Ten Steps to Handle new challenges.

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April 18, 2017

Handling bad news and looking for work in the post Trump job market.

Attacking The GOAL (Eliyahu M. Goldratt’s)

I drafted this post during the World Cup but I thought it would get lost in the shuffle, among all the posts about soccer. The title of the post is actually a double entendre. Attacking the goal can be read as seizing the chance to reach your objectives, but in this case I am making… Read More ›

Passing the CSCP Exam

For the past couple of months I have been studying hard to earn a Supply Chain certification from APICS, the leading association for supply chain and operations management. This morning I passed the exam on my first attempt! I am now Silvio Kusakawa, CSCP. Before proceeding, visit my Professional Profile.┬áIt is important to know where… Read More ›

Sustainability: People, Profit and Planet

Last week in class we talked about green, sustainable supply chain management. One interesting question posed by the instructor was, “Can companies gain a competitive advantage by going green?” I raised my hand and said that they can do so if they advertise. I mentioned the full page ad by Apple showing a field full… Read More ›