Dr. Robert Handfield

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Can the Price of a Big Mac in Denmark Explain the Living Wage?


Bob Trebilock, editor of the Supply Chain Management Review, sent me an interesting email today that poses an interesting set of questions.

Bob writes:

“A friend sent me an email today with a link to a column by Peter Morici, a well-known conservative economist and writer (you see him on Xerox commercials wearing a bow tie) titled: Lift Vocational Education, not Minimum Wage, to Fight Inequality."

Luxury Brand's Supply Chains are Customized and Global


More and more global luxury brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and others are promoting themselves as Lifestyle brands, spanning many products including fragrance, home collections, apparel, paint, wallpaper, foods, and many other products.  In this environment, the supply chain and logistics task becomes even more complex, as it involves delivering and fulfilling product and service support to deliver a lifestyle “vision” around the world. Many of the Lifestyle brands are licensed across multiple geographies.