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Supply Chain Modeling and its Importance
  • Supply Chain Modeling and its Importance

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Offshoring, onshoring, nearshoring, are business solutions that international and multinational companies have used for years. However, only a very small percentage of these companies have in-house tools that are effective at supply chain modeling and can help senior leaders …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mexico, on August 12, 2017
  • Doing Business in Mexico vs. China: Strategic

    Preparing for a Downturn

     

    Well, things have shifted in the past weeks, haven’t they?  And even more so for Mexico and the topic at hand:  Trade and Investment Awareness. 

    It is no secret that for many years now Mexico has been heavily investing in boosting global awareness regarding welcoming investments to our country and it has definitely paid off.  In the past 2 years Mexico …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Mexico, on January 22, 2017
  • Why Hire a Strategic Planning Consultant? – Effective Strategic Execution

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Successful enterprises across the globe have leveraged on the vast experience, in-depth knowledge and understanding of a strategic planning consultant that is capable of working with senior leadership on strategic execution: been there, done that.  This effort is a cornerstone of gaining competitive advantage and thriving in highly competitive marketplaces. An effective strategic execution program facilitated by an experience strategic planning consultant helps …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Exit Planning and Transition, Global Initiatives, Information Technology, M&A, Manufacturing and Distribution, Market Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, on November 8, 2016
  • Doing Business in Mexico: Mexico’s Legal System

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Mexico’s legal system is a result of the 1910 revolution and the subsequent promulgation of its Federal Constitution on February 5, 1917. Although historically influenced by the legal systems of Spain, France, and the United States, Mexico has been able to structure and maintain a distinct legal system that incorporates truly unique Mexican components. Mexico’s legal system is a civil law system but not as it exists in other civil law countries.

    Patterned after the United States, …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Mexico, Strategic Execution, Weekend Thought, on August 31, 2016
  • The Pro-Business Mexican Government – Mexico as a Business Partner

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Intro:  Group50 and ProMexico have partnered together to bring to our readers more insight into the advantages of Mexico as a business partner.  The following article is the first in a series of articles on Mexico, written by Juan Carlos Briseño, ProMexico’s Los Angeles Trade Commissioner

    Mexico:  A country savoring the moment, the niche, the current global trends and the “attractiveness” of a country with the proper human power, operational costs, proximity, innovation and trade agreements.  Yet it is crucial to add formal, professional promotion, facilitation and guidance in order to capitalize on Mexico’s endless business opportunities.

    The good news for Mexico:  Its Federal Government has understood this.  …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Mexico, on August 7, 2016
  • Brexit and The Impact on Business Strategy

    Preparing for a Downturn

    On Friday 6/25, we awoke to the screaming headlines about the citizens of the UK voting to leave the EU.  Brexit was a reality.  All the experts and the polls were wrong!  Leading up to this there was tremendous volatility in financial markets and uncertainty about the impact of Brexit on global financial markets and business.  Business executives that we have been working with have displayed the “deer in the headlights” look: strategically frozen in place while waiting to see what happens.  Now what?  …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Strategic Execution, Weekend Thought, on June 27, 2016
  • China vs. Mexico

    Preparing for a Downturn

    The importance of proximity to the customer is a greatly recognized principle that can derive tangible benefits for any organization that desires to improve market synergies.  China vs. Mexico is quickly becoming a market proximity consideration.  The results can be multiple fold.  First, proximity increases customer loyalty, it gives the organization greater flexibility to execute changes faster and adapt based on the voice of the customer.  The ultimate result …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Market Effectiveness, Mexico, Weekend Thought, on May 27, 2016
  • The Executive Conundrum With Hiring a Consultant

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Executives are faced with a conundrum when they are trying to decide on when and how to hire a consultant. There are typically 5 issues that nag an executive during this decision making process.  Those issues typically go along these lines:

    • Consultants are too expensive; especially the top tier consulting firms and they don’t get real, measureable value
    • Every professional who is unemployed or underemployed is a consultant until their next job and they don’t have the appropriate bandwidth; but they are cheap
    • Finding a consultant or consulting firm who is a cultural fit with the organization
    • Finding a consulting firm who has all the functional resources required for an entire project.
    • When to admit that we really can’t solve the problem ourselves

    …Read More

    This entry was posted in Exit Planning and Transition, Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Market Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, Weekend Thought, on February 20, 2016
  • Lessons Learned from the Global Expansion Strategies

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    Distribution is one of many internationa market entry methods

    We continue this series of blogs pertaining to global business practices and some of the lessons learned from decades of experience implementing global expansion strategies for Fortune 500 companies. Middle market enterprises desiring to start or continue their international and multinational expansions are well advised to reflect on some of these critical factors when creating their distribution strategy.

    One of the early strategies to enter a foreign market is that of setting up foreign distribution. …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Market Effectiveness, Strategic Execution, Weekend Thought, on September 25, 2015
  • Lessons Learned From The Global Expansion Strategies of Fortune-500 companies

    Global Business Management ConsultantsWe begin this new series of blogs pertaining to global business practices and some of the lessons learned from decades of experience with implementing global expansion strategies for Fortune 500 companies. Middle market enterprises desiring to start or continue their international and multinational expansions are well advised to reflect on some of these critical factors.

    First, we consider globalization a do or die strategy. Clearly Fortune 500 enterprises have demonstrated this fact by their …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Strategic Execution, Weekend Thought, on September 10, 2015
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