Career advice: Keeping your edge as a supply chain professional in the face of change!

| November 17, 2017

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There is a standalone vehicle emission check shop that I visit to get my car checked prior to the annual tag renewal. For those who are not familiar with the emission check process, you drive your car into the shop. As you wait in your car, a technician hooks your car up to his computer, measures emissions and prints a certificate. The whole process takes about 5 minutes. Just about 4 or 5 years ago the service had cost $25. The aforementioned shop was one of the very few shops providing the service in the vicinity. However, over the next few years, nearly every auto mechanic shop in the area started offering an emission check service. For them, it was simply a loss leader to get the cars in. Then they took advantage of the opportunity to sell higher margin services they offer. Soon, the prices for the service started dropping. The cost of an emission check went down to $20, then $15, and now stands at $10. It wouldn’t take a genius to figure out where the trend will continue to go!

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Big Belt is a young company with its plant in Mogi Mirim / SP. Created from an innovative idea thinking of a sustainable and practical logistics system, the company started to manufacture high strength straps to stabilize products that are placed on pallets to be transported. The Big Belt arrives with reusable straps that support high loads under pressure, without products moving or being affected, avoiding breakdowns. Today, various industry segments, such as supermarkets, distributors, food industries and logistics operators, use Big Belt belts to package their products with incredible results for the environment, optimization of operations time and cost savings

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