Building Credibility and Trust When Starting a Business

November 30, 2010

Raman Kumar, vice-chairman and chief executive officer of an Indian healthcare business process outsourcing (BPO) business called CBaySystem, wrote this … Continued

Better Hospital Management — Better Health Care

November 29, 2010

In a post entitled Hospitals and Supply Chains, I discussed cost savings and improved patient care resulting from better planning and … Continued

Fears Grow Concerning Possible Food Price Increases

November 26, 2010

The Thanksgiving holiday in America is celebrated in November following the harvesting of crops and before the onset of winter. … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

November 25, 2010

Edward Sandford Martin once wrote, "Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as … Continued

Making a Call from Mount Everest

November 24, 2010

Conservative business analyst Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., asserts, "Except for computers and the Internet, the idea that we're experiencing rapid … Continued

Beyond Being a Start-Up

November 23, 2010

Every entrepreneur begins a new endeavor with dreams of success. Some entrepreneurs, however, never ask themselves what success will look … Continued

Corruption Around the World

November 22, 2010

In numerous past posts that focused on development, I have stressed that progress can seldom be made when a country … Continued

An Update on Microfinance

November 19, 2010

Having written a number of posts concerning the benefits and pitfalls of microfinance, I continue to monitor the subject with … Continued

Two Views on the Future of RFID Tags

November 18, 2010

Back in August of this year, I wrote a post entitled RFID Tags: Where They’ve Been and Where They’re Going. … Continued

Some Thoughts Concerning Sales & Operations Planning, Part 2

November 17, 2010

In yesterday’s post, I provided a bit of a primer on Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) by focusing on some … Continued

Some Thoughts Concerning Sales & Operations Planning, Part 1

November 16, 2010

In a post concerning Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Lora Cecere wrote, "Supply is tightening, international currency is changing, prices … Continued

Wall Street Journal Announces 2010 Technology Award Winners

November 15, 2010

For the tenth straight year, the Wall Street Journal has empanelled a group of experts to judge the latest technologies. … Continued

Maritime Shipping Forecasts Remain Positive Despite Slowing Growth

November 12, 2010

In a couple of posts published earlier this year (Stormy Seas Seem to Be Calming for Shipping Lines and Shipping … Continued

Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets

November 11, 2010

A couple of ways that you can determine if a country is headed in the right direction is by looking … Continued

Next Generation Procurement

November 10, 2010

According to Neil Deverill, a columnist for a magazine called Procurement Leaders, today's procurement systems suffer from the same kind … Continued

The On-line Supply Chain: Google Eliminates Competition through Acquisition

November 9, 2010

Last month the cover story in an issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek asked, “Can two guys from Jersey outsell Amazon?” [“What … Continued

Has Supply Chain Innovation Stagnated?

November 8, 2010

Supply chain analyst Lora Cecere reports that over the past year supply chain executives have indicated to her that the … Continued

Demographics and Economic Growth

November 5, 2010

Demographics and economics have always had a connection. For years, uncontrolled growth in the developing world was pointed to as … Continued

CEOs Recommend the U.S. Government Transform Its Supply Chain

November 4, 2010

In a report entitled One Trillion Reasons, executives from prominent technology companies provided a series of recommendations to the U.S. … Continued

Terrorism and the Supply Chain

November 3, 2010

The latest terrorist scare that involved packages hair wigs for african american women found onboard cargo aircraft is a good … Continued

Sense and Respond Supply Chains

November 2, 2010

A number of supply chain analysts believe that, to remain competitive, companies will eventually have to transform their supply chains … Continued

Hard Times for Inventors

November 1, 2010

According to the Wall Street Journal, inventors are having a difficult time getting their inventions to market ["Slim Odds for … Continued