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We started introducing the concept of Response Lead time (RLT) in the early days of COVID when it was becoming clear that disruptions in supply chains were significant and were going to be long lasting. Of course, the continuation of COVID and its massive lockdowns, the invasion of Ukraine, the increasing devastation of climate change [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: June 23, 2022, 12:10 pm

First, I hope you and your family continue to stay healthy and safe.  It has been over two years that we have been figuring out this VIRTUAL world and it is here to STAY for ALL of us!  Our Supply Chains have been disrupted and both our Supplier and Customer relationships have been put to [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: June 16, 2022, 12:33 pm

We have been discussing Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) for about as long as our firm has been around – actually, perhaps even longer.  And what we said was important decades ago is perhaps existential risk these days.  All you have to do is to look at all the Supply Chain disruptions that we are [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: June 9, 2022, 11:25 am

As Memorial Day is quickly approaching for us in the United States, we would like to pause and reflect on how lucky we feel to have a military that keeps us, our family and all of us safe. We think of their families, too, and the sacrifice they make on a daily basis for our great [...]

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: May 26, 2022, 11:29 am

I know, I know – we’re back to the same old topic of Change Management but this time I want to take a moment and talk about the one thing that we tell every single client that they must have for effective Transformations and Category Management and that is GOVERNANCE.  Without effective governance, you might [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: May 12, 2022, 11:14 am