A nice discussion of Agile development techniques in the large corporation context. It’s definitely the wave of the future, and all firms and enterprises need to consider it. Time to do away with the old project management mentality and get feedback from the users.
Agile is mindset.
Source: Can Big Organizations Be Agile?
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Maritime losses at sea are always worth reviewing. Allianz, a major insurer, has published this report on 2016 shipping incidents, and trends to be expected in 2017 and beyond. See the pdf below for the full report.
This review focuses on key developments in maritime safety and analyzes shipping losses (of over 100 gross tons) during the 12 months prior to December 31, 2016. It also identifies some of key risk management challenges the industry faces moving forward.
Source: Safety & Shipping Review 2017 – Supply Chain 24/7 Paper
Again Dan Gilmore skewers the Gartner top 25 supply chain ratings. For me the most disturbing thing is that being a Gartner client is probably the surest way to get on it.
And you have to get past the idea that only large companies, and relatively light on assets ones, have the best supply chains. Managing the assets is what logistics is about. Whether it is good to have them or not should not be a factor– it is just a different set of skills one develops.
Dissecting this Year’s List, as Now Amazon Joins the ”Hall of Fame”
Source: Understanding the 2017 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings