Happy New Year 2011

December 31, 2010

This New Year, like the last, will find many people struggling with the tight-fisted consequences of a lingering recession. Perhaps … Continued

Consumer Trends to Watch in 2011, Part 2

December 30, 2010

In yesterday's post, I began discussing a list of "11 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2011" offered up by www.trendwatching.com, "one … Continued

Consumer Trends to Watch in 2011, Part 1

December 29, 2010

A company called trendwatching.com labels itself as "an independent and opinionated trend firm," that scans "the globe for the most … Continued

Top Supply Chain Opportunities and Challenges in 2011

December 28, 2010

As supply chain management analysts look forward to the New Year, two of them have offered their views on what … Continued

BusinessWeek’s Top Young Entrepreneurs for 2010

December 27, 2010

Studies have shown that most entrepreneurs are over the age of 30; but with the rise of companies like Facebook … Continued

Happy Christmas 2010

December 24, 2010

Tomorrow most of the Christian world celebrates the Christmas holiday. Even some non-Christian countries join in the festivities because the … Continued

Truck Transportation Safety and the Supply Chain

December 23, 2010

Barring some action, 2011 will see some important changes in the truck transportation industry as a result of "a shift … Continued

Looking for Economic Growth Among African Lions

December 22, 2010

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the passage of The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a U.S. scheme … Continued

Knowing Your BRICs and CIVETS

December 21, 2010

As emerging market countries increase in importance with regards to the global economy, identifying them has become an interesting game … Continued

“Conflict Minerals” and the Supply Chain

December 20, 2010

The general public has not paid a lot of attention to the portion of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and … Continued

‘Tis the Season for Returns — Is Your Reverse Logistics Strategy Up to the Task?

December 17, 2010

As you open the plaid socks and matching tie given you by your Uncle Fergus this Christmas, your first thought … Continued

Drug Safety and the Supply Chain

December 16, 2010

There are several mega-trends beginning to interweave that will draw continued attention to the pharmaceutical industry and the safety of … Continued

Predictions Concerning the Future of Supply Chains

December 15, 2010

The end of the year is always a joyful time for tabloid newspapers. They don't have to wrench their minds … Continued

The Split Second Disruption to the Supply Chain

December 14, 2010

In 2005, Professor Yossi Sheffi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wrote a seminal work entitled The Resilient Enterprise that … Continued

Supply Chains and the Northwest Passage

December 13, 2010

Since European explorers first pushed out to sea centuries ago, one of their goals was to find a shorter ocean … Continued

A Few More Thoughts on Innovation

December 10, 2010

In yesterday’s post entitled Time for Some Innovation, I discussed the importance of leadership and having a team committed to … Continued

Time for Some Innovation

December 9, 2010

Edmund S. Phelps, 2006 Nobel laureate in Economics and the director of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia … Continued

Global Entrepreneurship

December 8, 2010

I have repeatedly asserted that fostering a favorable environment for entrepreneurs is a good way for countries to encourage economic … Continued

Improving Customer Service

December 7, 2010

Noted supply chain analyst Lora Cecere flies a lot. I suspect that most of her flights are uneventful. Occasionally, however, … Continued

In the Pursuit of Happiness — Part 2: Personal Happiness

December 6, 2010

In my last post, In the Pursuit of Happiness — Part 1: National Happiness, I discussed a number of articles … Continued

In the Pursuit of Happiness — Part 1: National Happiness

December 3, 2010

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, "The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch … Continued

All Things Google: Beyond the Search Engine

December 2, 2010

Search engine giant Google has recently been in the news for past, present, and future actions. Company executives continually strive … Continued

Looking Ahead in Science

December 1, 2010

The end of the year is always an interesting time. In addition to the holiday excitement it brings, the end … Continued