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The new age of innovation

This book provides a sound framework for retaining competitive advantages now that the market demands a unique customer experience at the lowest price and the global application of necessary means. The guru C.K. Pralahad and …

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Silicon Dragon

China is currently at the centre of attention, not only due to the Olympics but also on account of the country’s incredible economic growth. Two books recently appeared about the role of China in realising …

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Supply Chain Analysis

Academic research results in the field of supply chain management were often obtained from ideal circumstances with generic conditions. Supply chain professionals, on the other hand, developed cost-effective strategies on the basis of local and …

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Cradle to cradle

‘From grain to drink’ and ‘from sand to customer’ are familiar slogans in the total overview of a supply chain that certainly appeals to the imagination. Architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart are now …

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How Countries Compete

The global competition between countries and companies is increasing proportionally to the rapid globalisation. More than ever before, governments of different countries are competing with one another. The title ‘How Countries Compete’ by Richard H.K. …

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Dragons at Your Door

The book ‘Dragons at Your Door’ by Ming Zeng and Peter J. Williamson gives a surprising, fascinating insight into the ways in which Chinese companies, innovatively and successfully, compete in the world market. The two …

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The Definitive Drucker

Peter Drucker is, even after his death in 2005, perhaps the most important management guru of all times. Some of his famous sayings include: ‘Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things’, …

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The Long Tail

The very readable book ‘The Long Tail’ by Chris Anderson is a discussion of a relatively new phenomenon. Namely that the sales of products in small numbers in particular yield huge proceeds due to the …

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Living Supply Chains

To put it bluntly, ‘Living Supply Chains: How to mobilize the enterprise around delivering what your customers want’ by John Gattorna is a revolutionary book, in which Gattorna finally succeeds in not only producing a …

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Creating Value-Adding Networks

It is not completely new, this ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Creating Value-Adding Networks’: the first edition appeared as early as 1992. But the author, Martin Christopher, marketing and logistics professor at Cranfield School of …

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