Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin I am the Vice President of Product Marketing for ThroughPut Inc. , an AI-Powered Supply Chain Management Software Company based in the U.S. The pandemic has radically changed the product-marketing landscape. Unfamiliar demand trends are now the norm in every sector, and the crisis exposed key areas of complexity, weakness and fragility in both B2B and B2C decision-making. Many companies are now looking at a harsh reality that includes deep budget cuts, scant forecasting resources and a cash crunch that could dramatically shift marketing priorities. In the post-Covid-19 world, supply chain industry leaders will need to be far more effective at measuring and showcasing performance and tracking key parameters like revenue, sales effectiveness and customer acquisition cost. Under much tighter budget constraints, CFOs will likely only open the business coffers when marketing executives and supply and operations … [Read more...] about How To Win Your CFO Over When Supply Chain Budgets Are Tight
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(From left) Henrik Zygmunt, Consultant at Business Sweden, The Swedish Trade & Invest Council; Johan Schneider, Intern of the Swedish Embassy; Bergström; Broms; and Kacper Pierzynowski, Senior Project Manager at Business Sweden, The Swedish Trade & Invest Council, pose for a group photo at the launch of Team Sweden’s Business Climate Survey 2022 in Malaysia. (Photo by Low Yen Yeing/The Edge) - A + A KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 26): Many Swedish firms are optimistic about the overall economic outlook in Malaysia, with expectations of increased turnover and plans to increase their investments in the country in the next 12 months, according to a survey contributed by Team Sweden. Team Sweden comprises the Swedish Trade and Invest Council (known as Business Sweden in Malaysia), Sweden's Embassy in Malaysia, and the Malaysian-Sweden Business Association (Masba). Of the 41 companies which completed the Malaysia Business Climate Survey 2022, being conducted during the … [Read more...] about Swedish firms optimistic about outlook in Malaysia, survey shows
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin On Wednesday, the Fed officially raised its rate target by three quarters of a percentage point, increasing the rate it pays on reserve balances to 3.15 percent (up from 2.4 percent in July ). Predictably, most of the news reports sound terribly bleak. One headline proclaimed that the Fed lifted rates “ to curb runaway inflation .” Another acknowledged “ the move was unsurprising ,” but still blamed the Fed for the day’s stock market decline because Chair Powell “ strongly suggested that more big rate hikes are coming .” According to NPR : The Federal Reserve ordered another super-sized jump in interest rates today, and signaled that additional rate hikes are likely in the coming months, as it tries to put the brakes on runaway prices. Given Powell’s widely covered August promise (delivered almost one month to the day) to “ keep at it until the job is done ,” it’s pretty hard to see how anything in … [Read more...] about The Most Recent Inflation Trend Matters The Most
Representative image. Mining mogul Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta’s entry into the semiconductor business marks yet another attempt by India to become a global chip maker after failed attempts over the past four decades. India continues to aspire to become a semiconductor hub and attract electronics ecosystem players across the value chain including manufacturers of highly sophisticated and sensitive equipment, material (high purity gases, chemicals, wafers, photo-masks), and equipment service providers. The Covid-19 pandemic triggered lockdowns and restrictions globally that resulted in a shortage of semiconductor chips and that spurred India’s ambitions to become a hub for chips, which are used in a range of consumer electronic products such as mobile phones, laptops and cars. To accelerate its plans, India unveiled a $10 billion incentive programme for semiconductor and display manufacturers in December last year. The government also approved modifications in the programme … [Read more...] about India’s power play in semiconductor business – a ticket to becoming global?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Michael Cupps is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at ActiveOps PLC . By now, most people have gained about as much familiarity with “quiet quitting” as they eventually did with the Great Resignation or the burnout epidemic—labor-force problems that were eventually woven into the 2020s’ zeitgeist , and consequently became household terms. Whether you agree with the experts who assert that quiet quitting is the only healthy response to increasingly unreasonable workplace expectations , or conversely, argue that it’s a detrimental trend that leads to dysfunctional retention and impedes the well-being of more engaged employees, one thing is certain: Quiet quitting leaves more work incomplete, without the hours or skills to complete it. Now is a time for managers and company heads to think differently, and explore options for filling these gaps, rather than pushing current employees to spread themselves … [Read more...] about Minding The Gap: How Creating A Diverse, Local Talent Pool Can Mitigate Skill And Hour Shortages
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There has been an endless stream of speculation from pundits and economists alike that we may soon see a recession in our economy. However, at this time, according to the latest reports , even the nation’s top economists are unsure of which way the economic winds will blow. Another area of uncertainty in the event that the economy enters a slower phase is the fate of the hybrid or remote work movement. Will belt-tightening and layoffs shift the balance of power back to employers, and thus weaken the degree of choice employees have with hybrid work? Employees held the cards for the past two years. They were able to pursue new directions with the “Great Resignation” and, lately, “Quiet Quitting,” while also dictating whether or not they can continue to work from home to come into the office. Some observers predict the balance of power will shift back to employers, and with it will come non-negotiable demands to return … [Read more...] about The Economy May Throw Digital And Hybrid Work Another Curve