Asia Is Sneezing. Will Your Supply Chain Catch a Cold?

Growth is the corporate imperative. Companies drive growth through success in new product launch, growth in regional economies, and M&A activity. While growth in regional economies spurred growth in the period of 2006-2012, growth slowed to -1% in the period of 2013-2015. Recent news reports indicates that this trend could be worsening in the Asian markets of Japan and China. 

Table 1. Household Products Growth Trends

Asia Is Sneezing. Will Your Supply Chain Catch a Cold?
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Good-bye to a Global Pioneer

Last week, while I was in Shanghai, attending the IBF Forecasting Conference, I learned of the death of Dick Clark. Dick, the Demand Planning Global Process Owner at Procter & Gamble, was always one of my favorite interviews for my reports. Not only was he smart and insightful, but he was also a fighter.

Good-bye to a Global Pioneer