Bullwhip effect aka Forrester effect

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bullwhip effect I came across the bullwhip effect as a descriptor recently in discussions around the global chip shortage. Bullwhip effect is a concept that is well known in supply chain circles. The bullwhip effect is also known as the Forrester effect. Disruption ripples back from the retailer, through the wholesaler, manufacturer, on to their… Continue reading Bullwhip effect aka Forrester effect

Conglomerate discount

Reading Time: 3 minutes Conglomerate discount wasn’t a concept that I was that familiar with. Conglomerates had gone out of style in the west during the 1960s to the 1990s. Western conglomerates Classic conglomerate examples would be GEC ITT Litton Industries Lonhro Teledyne Textron Spivs and financiers bought in and broke them up into their constituent parts. Or a… Continue reading Conglomerate discount

The split economy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Split economy The split economy is used a term differentiate from the sharing economy. I first heard of it on the Robin Hood Snacks Daily podcast. The sharing economy has been discussed ad infinitum and is very popular. It encompasses high growth businesses like AirBnB, Uber and DoorDash. The split economy is used to differentiate… Continue reading The split economy