Profound shifts in the economy
are all around us. We just had one of the highest GDP growth periods in history.
Hard to understand it? But for so-called developing nations, they
understand it well. Wealth distribution.
As Editor-in-Chief of this magazine, I get
exposed to many thinkers, writer and executive, who want to engage
in dialogue. I also engage
in many discussions with thought leaders—in business, politics,
universities, etc. The emblem of the sentiment of where we are
now is when an organization like Fortune Magazine seems to be cheering
on the dissection of the American icon, the corporate executive.
We all know about Tyco Dennis’s Two Million Dollar Party. But
in truth, the Enron era we are living through has more than dishonesty
as the issue. Plain and simply, the CEO is not living up to his
charter—growing the company. And since most Americans are
employees of the firms they run, if they fail to lead, many people
fail to, well, be employed. Wealth distribution.
Parallax View has offered many strategies over the last few months
for executives to think about their supply chains in new ways.
They can lead the firm to greater markets and higher margins. That
is why this month's The Interview, is particularly note worthy.
We talked with Michael Treacy about his new book, Double-Digit
Growth. It is refreshing to see a point of view that takes us beyond
the excuses and provides a framework for achieving growth. And
share holder value. Read Performance about the new research from
Vinod Singhal of George Tech on Supply Chain Glitches and Corporate
But, we have to face up to some realities
models mean just that. Technology, better business processes, etc.,
do have the desired outcome—ROIC, which means less assets
and less people. This month, we also have several articles that
discuss these strategies. Technology investments—do they
get results? Read APS
Implementation Truths. The data says yes.
Supply Chain and service transformations
leading to loyal customers and growth—yes.
Read in Policy about the Service
Supply Chain with comments from
Ralph Roberts, Chairman of Comcast and Michael Capellas, CEO of
Not all strategies are alike. Not all jobs
are going to Asia. Read in Process about Ford’s new supplier
We have to be on the right side of the game
here—leading the transformation. SmallSmartFast technologies are part of what
is driving these profound economic changes. So, tune into Enablers.
RFID is the big story, especially with the DoD now embracing it.
"I choose to Win” —Mary
See you next month,