Shipping Industry Update: Going Big and Going Green

February 28, 2011

Because part of Enterra Solutions' business involves port and harbor operations and security and because shipping is an integral part … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management and Disaster Mitigation: Part 4

February 25, 2011

This is the final post in a four-part series on supply chain risk management. In this post, I’d like to … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management and Disaster Mitigation: Part 3

February 24, 2011

This is Part 3 of a 4-part series on supply chain risk management. In Part 1 of the series, I … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management and Disaster Mitigation: Part 2

February 23, 2011

In Part 1 of this series on supply chain risk management, I discussed the fact that a number of supply … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management and Disaster Mitigation: Part 1

February 22, 2011

Today's earthquake in New Zealand reminds us that bad things can happen quickly and unexpectedly. Cyclones in Southeast Asia, unrest … Continued

Small Businesses and Globalization

February 21, 2011

During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama stated, "To help businesses sell more products abroad, we set … Continued

Entrepreneurs: The Importance of Minding Your Money

February 18, 2011

According to entrepreneur Mike Southon, “The main reason for a company failure is running out of cash, and every financial … Continued

Wages at the End of the Supply Chain

February 17, 2011

When people head to large national retail stores to buy products, their main concerns are quality and price. They seldom … Continued

Supply Chain Analytics

February 16, 2011

In a post entitled Trends in Supply Chain Software, I cited a blog post by Lora Cecere in which she … Continued

Inventory: A Jekyll and Hyde Story

February 15, 2011

Supply chain analyst Bob Ferrari asserts that company executives are of mixed minds when it comes to the subject of … Continued

Update on Global Poverty

February 14, 2011

Some truths are not self-evident. For example, the belief that "poor people — the destitute, disease ridden and malnourished 'bottom … Continued

Nanotechnology: It’s a Small World After All

February 11, 2011

If you go back and watch the earliest science fiction movies, one of the things you will notice that they … Continued

First to Market vs. Late to the Game

February 10, 2011

Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general during the American Civil War, was once asked what he thought was the key … Continued

Overcoming the Hype: Making Your Supply Chain a Strategic Weapon

February 9, 2011

In a post entitled Trends in Supply Chain Software, I presented thoughts on the future of supply chain software drawn … Continued

Supply Chains: Green and Sustainable, Part 2

February 8, 2011

In yesterday's post, I noted that more and more companies are reaching the conclusion that sustainability equals profitability. Although they … Continued

Supply Chains: Green and Sustainable, Part 1

February 7, 2011

Environmentalism remains an emotional issue. Skeptics consider environmentalists "tree huggers" who have no appreciation for life in the real world. … Continued

Past-Post Updates

February 4, 2011

From time to time, I run across articles pertaining to subjects about which I have previously written. I had been … Continued

Defining Supply Chain Risk

February 3, 2011

In a post entitled Defining the Supply Chain, I discussed how difficult it is to pin down exactly what the … Continued

Emerging Markets and Global Rebalancing

February 2, 2011

In two recent columns, Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator for the Financial Times, has discussed the rise of emerging market … Continued

Agile Supply Chains

February 1, 2011

There are a number of descriptive modifiers being tossed about regarding supply chains — among them are: demand driven; efficient; … Continued