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Special actions for turbulent times. Make or buy.

Make or buy decision process

Special actions for turbulent times. Make or buy. Author: Szymon Tochowicz Technology changes, geopolitics, pandemia are reasons to review strategy and look again at what to make or buy “May you live in interesting times” This English proverb arguably is a translation of a Chinese curse. Covid-19, Russian invasion on Ukraine… Procurement job was never…

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Impact of war in Ukraine and sanctions on supply chain sustainability.

Ukrainian flag. Sanctions on Russia. War in Ukraine

Impact of war in Ukraine and sanctions on supply chain sustainability. Author: Rafał Dados How war in Ukraine and sanctions on Russia may impact short and mid term sustainability of global supply chains. Status as on 21st of March 2022. Part 1. We hosted online purchasing community meeting on 18th of March 2022. 60+ experts…

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Risk management. Knowledge based on experience.

strategiczne zarządzanie risk management

Anticipating risk and preventing it, we learn through experience (ours or others) We can divide risk in diverse ways. We have e.g. political risk, natural disasters, financial risk, technological risk, supplier dependence, legal risk …  Another look at the risk allocation is a split between known and unknown risk. In the case of known risk,…

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Disruptions in supply chains – forecasts for the automotive industry in 2022

Forecasts for the automotive industry. Disruptions in supply chains

Disruptions in supply chains – forecasts for the automotive industry in 2022 Author: Rafał Dados Automotive forecasts. Is the situation in the automotive industry going for the better? On January 14, 2022, Eveneum and Santander Bank Polska co-organized an online seminar “Disruptions in supply chains – forecasts for the automotive industry in 2022”. In the…

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Effective (… and impressive) buyer

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Effective (… and impressive) buyer Author: Szymon Tochowicz “Effective (… and impressive) buyer”. Training project for defense industry Working as a category manager for automotive company I used to deal with stakeholders across Europe. My peers, other category managers were located in France, Germany and Spain. One of them was a very LOCOMOTIVE type of…

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The purchasing strategy and supplier dependency

purchasing strategy and supplier demendency implications

How to address supplier dependency in purchasing strategy? In the book „The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” written by Brad Stone, Amazon’s employees compare trade on the company website to addiction to heroin. When product sales gains momentum sellers fall into euphoria, then into addiction but when Amazon starts to reduce…

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Financial liquidity in the company – how to maintain it?

Financial liquidity in the company

In previous posts, we described issues related to determining financial liquidity, its ratios, the effects of loss and ways to regain financial liquidity. In the last entry of the series we will suggest how to maintain financial liquidity in the company. Preparation to negotiation. 4 common mistakes. Read more → Special actions for turbulent times.…

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