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Bloggen Logistikfokus.se fyller 3 år – Gratulerer!

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…både med jubileet og med ny fräsch layout – «Logistikfokus 3.0»

Til alle logistikkentusiaster; følg denne bloggen: http://logistikfokus.se/

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Nordisk e-Handelsprofil: @ArnepaPosten !

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arneandersson

Jeg har tidligere skrevet om norske «ehandelsblogger», se (https://blogistikk.com/2013/08/10/norges-beste-ehandelsblogg/)

De er det dessverre ikke så mange å velge blant – hittil! Ei heller i Danmark, så vidt jeg har sett. I Sverige er det derimot ett yrende liv for ivrige aktører innenfor denne spennende nisjen av næringslivet og logistikkmarkedet. F eks på Twitter…Kjør ett søk og se selv…

En profil som peker seg markant ut, er Arne Andersson, eller @ArnepaPosten som hans Twitterprofil heter. Jeg anbefaler spesielt andre nordiske transportleverandører å legge merke til hvilken jobb denne svenske ehandelsmisjonæren (eller- visjonæren) utfører på sosiale media, absolutt ett eksempel til etterfølgelse! Tross alt, hvor – og hvordan når man denne målgruppen best?

Følg Arne på @ArnepaPosten om du er opptatt av netthandel. Hold deg oppdatert.

Det bør vel også nevnes at Arnes «turnevirksomhet» på forskjellige e-handelsarrangement rundt i Norden er hektisk, for å si det pent. Altså ikke kun digital tilstedeværelse der i gården…!

Arnes blogg kan du følge her: http://e-handelsbloggen.nu/

Norske og danske aktører i netthandel- og logistikkbransjen har altså en gylden mulighet både innen sosiale media og «live» i felten; «Gakk hen og gjør likeså»… – som Arne 🙂

Men gjør det helst like bra…Lykke til!

Sosiale Media: Google+ …Totalt verdiløst?

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For en stund siden bestemte jeg meg for å sette opp en enkel blogg via WordPress – den du leser nå. Hovedformålet for bloggen var å ha en «basisplattform» for alle faglige innlegg jeg publiserer og deler via andre sosiale media som f eks LinkedIn, Facebook og Twitter.

Målet var altså ikke nødvendigvis å få altfor mange direkte følgere eller lesere på bloggen, men mer å ha ett eget «artikkelbibliotek» – «Hvor/Når skrev jeg hva?» Etter at jeg satt opp bloggen har jeg spart utrolig mye tid på å distribuere artikler ut fra samme sted, istedet for som tidligere «å finne opp kruttet for hver kanal». Hyggelig allikevel å se at flere og flere både leser og følger bloggen jevnlig! (De fleste av mine lesere befinner seg på LinkedIn, noe som kommer tydelig frem nedenfor.)

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Men, tilbake til tittelen; En av «deleknappene» man finner på WordPress, peker til Google+.  Jeg har derfor alltid lagt ut like mye stoff til denne kanalen som f eks LinkedIn, Facebook og Twitter.  Resultatet på forrige bloggstatistikk er imidlertid ganske nedslående for Google+ sin del, dersom mitt eksempel ovenfor skulle være likt for flere bloggere…(Referrals/Henvisninger.)

– Hva er din egen erfaring? Er det i det hele tatt noe vits i å distribuere innlegg til Google+?

P.S: Må benytte anledningen til å skryte av WordPress; Utrolig brukervennlig verktøy, rimelige priser, enkelt å skifte layout, legge til widgets og nye funksjoner – i det hele tatt fungerer det meste slik det skal! 

Norges beste ehandelsblogg?

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http://www.evensmo.no/ 

Anbefalt blogg: «BETTERWAYS» – Endringer som fører til forbedringer og fornyelse…

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Bloggens adresse er http://www.betterways.no/  – Nedenfor finner du en smakebit:

Må endringer som fører til forbedringer og fornyelse starte på toppen av “pyramiden”?

Posted on July 23, 2013, av Jan Jensrud

Ja! Samtidig er det urealistisk at “de store pyramidenes ledere” alltid kan starte endringer som fører til forbedringer og fornyelse (Jens Stoltenberg som statsminister i Norge eller Bill Gates som toppsjef i Microsoft). Det disse to personene (og andre toppledere) kan bidra med er å oppmuntre, vise vei og støtte gode bidrag til en bedre fremtid for respektive organisasjoner/ systemer. Det kaller jeg lederskap.

Jeg gjentar Demings tankegang: Hva er et system? Et system/ en organisasjon består av deler/ elementer som må (forsøke å) optimalisere systemets/ organisasjonens formål. Et system/ en organisasjon må ha et formål (min oversettelse).

“Toppen” i en pyramide kan være deg. Du er formell leder eller uformell leder; fagforeningsleder eller en “helt vanlig og uformell leder/ medarbeider). Du kan starte en prosess som fører til forbedringer og fornyelse. Start nå – ikke vent på Jens, Bill eller andre ledere i de store pyramidene. Endre din tenkning; endre din organisasjons prosesser. Du kan, vil og tør. Så snart du tør å ta et initiativ i “din lille pyramide” vil dette spre seg epidemisk til “den store pyramiden”.

Når bør du komme deg ut av “hengemyra”? I dag!

Hvis du virkelig (lidenskapelig) ønsker å få til endringer som fører til forbedringer og fornyelse bør du starte nå! Ikke vent – det fører kun til status quo, i verste fall forverring :) .

Spør din leder/ “overordnede”: Vil du at jeg skal bidra til forbedringer og fornyelse? Hvis nei – finn deg en ny arbeidsgiver. Hvis ja – stå på, og lykke til!

Jan Jensrud/ 23. juli 2013

Supply Chain: «RE-imagine. RE-mobilize.»

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Picture: Niklas Hedin, CEO Centiro Solutions.

Worth reading: Here´s another blog post I´d like you to read:

Source: http://www.centiro.se/2013/02/13/re-imagine-re-mobilize?utm_source=apsis-anp-3&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter&utm_campaign=syrihop_TRP_SE#.UY3xGMsaySM

Niklas Hedin: «RE-imagine. RE-mobilize.»

Feb 13, 2013

Some observe that the pressure on companies and supply chains to improve and perform has never been higher, post-World War II, that is. The requirements for lower costs, better service and more agility is now simultaneous, and relentless. Some economic observers say that we live with structural challenges that have never been greater. Some of us may agree.

Some economic observers state that chaos and economic pressure is actually more normal than we tend to think. This all depends on the lens, context and timescale you choose when looking.

When I look across the landscape, I see a mixture of new and old thinking, a variety of really good companies and supply chains, and some that truly struggle.

Some that used to be well-performing and profitable supply chains, are now dragged out in the light of a new dawn, that reveals structural flaws when put in the context of today’s markets, where global and enlightened consumer pressure is driving new behaviors into industrial environments. Is this the end of the world as we know it? Is it time to shut the blinds and go back to sleep, hoping for some bad weather to blow past? No! This is a time of great opportunity. This, dear reader, is a great time to induce and mobilize change.

How do you make your customer feel?

When working with some of my own house gods and now dear friends Professor Dag Ericsson and Doctor John Gattorna, with sprinkles from Martin Christopher, the mix of thoughts for a new world starts to come together. I prefer to take the lens of an architect. Any supply chain is composed of a set of functions, and when I listen to many supply chain decision makers – most often – silos. But too often, using a house analogy, the bathroom was optimized for a family of two, but the kitchen was designed to cater for a football team having lunch. And no one had an overarching thought as to what the whole house would look like, or even less, how it should feel to live in it. No single thought is wrong on its own, but combined they are not harmonized to work together.

What is true for my analogy is true for many supply chains. Suboptimization is one of the true threats to supply-chain performance. Organizational structures, processes and IT systems are siloed to solve functional needs of an ever more distant past. And customers demand something else.

Structural flexibility – why not eat the cake and keep it?

The breadth of innovations that are available today changes the game in many fields and enable any company to advance in terms of process efficiency, service levels and cost reduction. New ways to think about organizational design (say goodbye to stale hierarchies), supply-chain design (goodbye, one-way supplier pressure, hello co-created innovations and shared value) and technology, where cloud-based IT architectures and mobility are two strategic and important enablers to mention for supply chain development.

One core idea with structural flexibility (Martin Christopher) and alignment (Gattorna) is to have the ability to use your different supply-chain capabilities more appropriately to the context. Strategists need to realize that a supply chain has to be able to change between a certain set of modes from one day to the other – and back again with no friction. Lean meets agile.

Old functions seen through a new lens is becoming the new Black

In particular, I see huge potentials in the field of transportation. Globalized supply patterns now need to be balanced with regional ones, new ways to fulfill customer promises with final mile services, or take control over inbound processes are enabled when own-fleet style transportation is blended with commercial networks. Good things happen when end-to-end measurements are applied.

In well-performing supply chains, I have not only seen cost reduction at levels of 20–40% becoming reality, I have seen changes to the degree where new business models are enabled, with a whole new level of customer satisfaction as a result. And based on recent research published in Harvard Business Review, we now know that low-friction service to customers is the best way to get customers to come back, and to buy more when they do.

New ways to utilize what used to be old, cost-centric functions is becoming a strategic capability when customer satisfaction and end-to-end thinking is applied. Welcome to the land where consumer insight (Ericsson) is blended with marketing, new IT tools and traditional supply-chain skills.

So where is your customer?

Well-trimmed supply chains and logistic functions are often great at measuring things. The one question you could take away from this blog and ask your colleagues is how each metric relates to customer satisfaction. Using my analogy – how does your house feel to live in for your customer? Do you have a holistic view, or do you have sub-optimized bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms? In my experience, metrics are both used and more often abused. They often focus on doing things right, rather than doing the right things. Right that is when looking at context and customer.

Earlier in the summer of 2012 at a supply-chain summit in Singapore, I met some truly amazing people, so I thought I’d share quotes. Among others, I met Genevieve O’Sullivan, a senior supply chain leader for National Defence in Canada. She shared her insight that “To learn to live on the edge of knowledge is a critical skill.” These days, nothing could be truer. So how do you apply this in practice?

There are generations just around the corner, or even already in your customer base, or in your organization that have a good nose for what “good” looks like, and that have a well-developed allergy towards complexity. Listen carefully to them, blend in your vast experience and apply new thinking in terms of IT-tools, processes and measurements. Break your silos open, and let the happiness flow. That’s what the best do. Why shouldn’t you? I hope this blog spawned some new thoughts, and welcome you to contact me to continue the conversation.

Borås, February 2013

Niklas Hedin, CEO, Centiro Solutions


Social Media: Got an iPad? Curious about SoMe? Read this!

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Picture: Logitechs solar powered iPad keyboard/folio. Couldn´t do without it. No more chargers, cables, contacts…

Leave your sad laptop at the desk, grab a cup of steaming hot black coffee, put your feet up – and start exploring App Store. Your iPad will soon be your favourite device for all of your Social Media acitivities.

Below are 10 apps I recommend you try out. You probably know some or most of them already? If not – go for it!

Here goes:

1) Tweetbot: The best Twitter app I´ve tried so far – and I have tried them all. (Follow @CatoHoberg on Twitter!)

 

2) Proinsights: Impressive, informative and slick app for LinkedIn-users with small/medium/average sized networks. Powerusers don´t even need to download – the app just crashes if your network is too big. For the rest of you: A «show-off» – app if I ever saw one. Cool.

 

3) about.me: The gateway. All your web presence at one site. As they say: «Make it easy for people to learn about you and find what you share»… (Visit http://about.me/CatoHoberg )

 

4) Followorks HD: Userfriendly «Twitter-follower-manager». Nice.

 

5) Blogsy: The best blogging app for iPad. (This article is posted by Blogsy on iPad).

 

6) Unfollow: Another Twitter «unfollow» tool. Handy.

 

7) Evernote & Dropbox: A marriage made in heaven. Makes your Ipad complete. Maybe not in the category SoMe-apps per se, but you just can´t do without them if you actively post/upload.

 

8) HootSuite: The most popular Social Media Management Dashboard. Be patient.

 

9) Klout: Measure your SoMe progress/influence. Quote: «Klout’s mission is to empower every person by unlocking their influence». Unquote. Visit http://klout.com/#/CatoHoberg

 

10) Flipboard: After you´ve installed and configured Flipboard, connected all your social media accounts and selected your interests, this app provides you with a streamlined, stunning presentation of all your streams/news feeds in a glossy «magazine» format. A must-have.

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These are just some of the apps on top of my mind, the list could easily become huge. What´s your top ten? I would love to see your lists!

Comment: I take it for granted you have installed all the SoMe basics* before you consider this list. *Official apps for i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Xing, Viadeo – and of course WordPress if you´re a blogger…

Happy padding!

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