Entrepreneurs, Medium-Sized Companies, and the Global Supply Chain

January 31, 2011

Every entrepreneur hopes that his business will grow and succeed. When growth does occur, a “start-up company” eventually outgrows that … Continued

Wal-Mart Looks to Expand Outward and Inward

January 28, 2011

Because of the impact Wal-Mart has in the marketplace, reporters and analysts watch its activities closely. Over the past few … Continued

Enterra Solutions Selected as an Editor’s Pick by Consumer Goods Technology

January 27, 2011

Enterra Solutions, LLC, has been selected as one of 25 companies featured in the Editors’ Pick section of CGT’s 2011 … Continued

ERP and the Future of the Supply Chain

January 26, 2011

Supply chain analyst Lora Cecere reports that around 2003 a vision emerged “of an integrated end-to-end supply chain brought to … Continued

Trends in Supply Chain Software

January 25, 2011

Mary Shacklett, founder and president of Transworld Data, writes, “Supply chain management is adopting cost cutting, optimization, speed of deployment, … Continued

Entrepreneurship: A Calling rather than a Career

January 24, 2011

Last October I posted a blog entitled Should You Become an Entrepreneur? One of the articles cited in that post … Continued

Being Good versus Feeling Good: The Case for Working Hard

January 21, 2011

The actor Fernando Lamas was a strikingly handsome and admittedly vain man. He died at the young age of 67. … Continued

Defining the Supply Chain

January 20, 2011

A senior IBM consultant who anonymously writes the blog @ Supply Chain Management, recently wrote a post that asks: What … Continued

Disaster Relief, Development, and Supply Chains: The “Last Mile” Challenge

January 19, 2011

Yesterday’s earthquake in Pakistan along with recent flooding in Brazil, Sri Lanka and Australia remind us that disasters come as … Continued

Outsourcing Institutional Innovation

January 18, 2011

In a previous post about innovation, I discussed a number of innovation myths identified by Scott Berkun and presented in … Continued

Supply Chain Resilience and Supply Chain Security

January 17, 2011

According to a survey taken last year, "over 70 per cent of organisations … experienced at least one supply chain … Continued

Rising Food Prices

January 14, 2011

“The world has moved a step closer to a food price shock after the US government surprised traders by cutting … Continued

The Financial Times Looks at 2011

January 13, 2011

As 2010 came to a close, "a panoply of FT pundits … put their reputations on the line to divine … Continued

Through the Looking Glass: Two Sides of Start-Up Financing, Part 2

January 12, 2011

The first of this two-part series looked at investing in start-up companies through the eyes of an investor. This post … Continued

Through the Looking Glass: Two Sides of Start-Up Financing, Part 1

January 11, 2011

There are obviously two sides involved when financing a start-up company: one side provides the capital and the other side … Continued

Is Globalization Retreating?

January 10, 2011

For its first “big question” of the year, the Financial Times asked a number of pundits: “Is globalisation on the … Continued

Going to St. Ives: Mankind’s Ability to Solve Problems

January 7, 2011

There is an old English rhyme that goes like this: As I was going to St IvesI met a man … Continued

Creating Buzz for a Start-Up

January 6, 2011

Rosalind Resnick, a small business consultant, reports that all of her clients face the same challenge: “How to get the … Continued

Dan Gilmore’s Top Ten Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time

January 5, 2011

In an interesting article on the Supply Chain Digest web site, editor-in-chief Dan Gilmore asks, "What are the most important … Continued

Competing rather than Fighting with China

January 4, 2011

For readers who follow Tom Barnett’s Globlogization, you are probably aware that he was recently in China where he helped … Continued

Examining the “What Ifs” in Life

January 3, 2011

Over the past couple of years, I have repeatedly noted that I am a supporter of examining “what if” scenarios, … Continued