2010 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference, Day 2

September 30, 2010

Yesterday’s post discussed the first day of the 2010 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference held in … Continued

2010 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference

September 29, 2010

On Monday morning, I was a speaker at the 2010 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual conference being … Continued

Implementing Supply Chain Solutions

September 28, 2010

Noted supply chain analyst Lora Cecere wrote last month about an exchange she had with a corporate supply chain executive … Continued

Work Less, Do More

September 27, 2010

Blog reader Nina Martin, who works for a life coach and entrepreneur named Stever Robbins, sent me Robbins’ latest book, … Continued

Shortages of General Practice and Family Doctors are Impacting Emergency Health Care

September 24, 2010

If you don’t think that the health care system in the United States is already in crisis, there are several … Continued

Entrepreneurship: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Partnering

September 23, 2010

In a post entitled Avoiding Mistakes that Lead to Failure, I discussed a Wall Street Journal article by Rosalind Resnick, … Continued

Packaging and the Supply Chain

September 22, 2010

In yesterday’s post entitled The Packaging Challenge, I discussed a number of issues surrounding product packaging. Supply chain blogger Steve … Continued

The Packaging Challenge

September 21, 2010

Decisions about how a product is packaged can have enormous consequences. Consumers rarely think too much about the packaging products … Continued

Smart Supply Chains

September 20, 2010

The information age ushered in a lot of new terms — many of them beginning with “e-” (e.g., e-commerce, e-books, … Continued

Food: The Risky, the Rare, and the Re-engineered

September 17, 2010

Voltaire once wrote, "Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure … Continued

Avoiding Mistakes that Lead to Failure

September 16, 2010

Stefan Stern begins a review of the book How They Blew It with these words: “All the management gurus are … Continued

An Update on Jugaad

September 15, 2010

"Jugaad" (pronounced jewgard) is an Indian term used to describe a unique innovation process. Literally, "jugaad" means " somehow get … Continued

The End of Management

September 14, 2010

In a provocative article in the Wall Street Journal, Alan Murray, argues that methods that have served corporate America well … Continued

Wealthy Philanthropists: People We Love to Hate

September 13, 2010

"Every July 1, [Warren] Buffett hands over massive chunks of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates … Continued

Update on Urban Farming

September 10, 2010

I have written a number of posts about food security and the growing concern that as the global population increases … Continued

Doing Business 2010

September 9, 2010

Every year around this time, the World Bank publishes its Doing Business Report. The report ranks 183 countries on how … Continued

Supply Chain Helps Nordstrom’s Bottom Line

September 8, 2010

Most articles you read about the supply chain seem to be focused on how cuts and efficiencies in supply chains … Continued

Dissing Corporate Social Responsibility

September 7, 2010

Dr. Aneel Karnani, an associate professor of strategy at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, asked … Continued

Labor Day in the U.S.

September 6, 2010

This is the second Labor Day holiday in a row where many workers have little to celebrate. The unemployment rate … Continued

Innovation and Child’s Play: Those Wild and Crazy Engineers

September 3, 2010

Back in the 1950s when coonskin caps and hoola hoops were all the rage, it was almost cliché to hear … Continued

Supply Chain Management Trends

September 2, 2010

In a recent post entitled The Importance of Identifying Trends, I discussed an article that asserted that companies that identify … Continued

Angels Investing in America

September 1, 2010

When Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) started his push for financial reform, many analysts were concerned that the legislation he proposed … Continued