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Globalization has transformed the economies of countless countries. It has also transformed business – how it’s conducted, where it’s conducted, and by whom. The transformation has touched the very structure of the enterprise as well as the nature and definition of economic “value.” Emblematic of the change has been the emergence of the Globally Integrated Enterprise (GIE), which refers to companies that are truly “global” (as opposed to “multinational”) in their management and their operations, utilizing  global supply chains not just for products, but also services, capital, ideas and intellectual property. As at previous inflection points in history, we need a new language – and new thinking – to harness the promise of this new era for society and avoid the peril that can arise in periods of change.

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The NileView: Re-Imagining Africa as the continent of the 21st Century

By  Sherif Kamel Entrepreneurship has for many years impacted the developed world and emerging economies by acting as a catalyst and a driver for change.  More recently, entrepreneurs have demonstrated the prospects offered by tech-enabled startups to transform their societies.  For Africa, a generation of young and educated entrepreneurs represent a potential game changer that could drive continent-wide accelerated growth, help… Read more

After COVID, developing the right digital supply chain talent will be harder than ever

A digital supply chain requires companies to organize and behave in ways significantly different from the past. New business models, new data sources, new technologies, enhanced processes and increased risks all contribute to an operational landscape that requires new ways of working, and most importantly, new skills to match. But finding and recruiting new talent… Read more

COVID-19: Supply Chain Impacts and Insights from Germany

COVID-19 pandemic has stress-tested the supply chains and Germany is no exception. This article highlights three industries in Germany ( Pharmaceutical, Automotive & Chemicals) that are hit by the pandemic, recommends potential actions and insights business leaders, can take to increase resilience, and navigate through these challenging times. Read more….

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