Life a Hundred Years from Now: Part 2

April 29, 2011

In part 1 of this two-part series, I discussed predictions, published in 2006 and 2008, about what the world would … Continued

Life a Hundred Years from Now: Part 1

April 28, 2011

Earlier this year I posted a few blogs dealing with short-term predictions about the future. A few daring souls have … Continued

More on Social Media and the Supply Chain

April 27, 2011

In a post entitled Social Media and the Supply Chain, I examined the views of a number of analysts who … Continued

Can Developed Countries Increase Manufacturing?

April 26, 2011

As we all know, economies of most countries change over time. The general vector of this change is from agriculture … Continued

IBM’s Top Five Supply Chain Challenges

April 25, 2011

Tim Carroll, Integrated Supply Chain Vice President at IBM Corporation, wrote in the introduction to a 2010 study, "We're beginning … Continued

Brainstorming Lives On

April 22, 2011

In a previous post, I noted that many creativity gurus believe that anybody can become more creative if they are … Continued

Can Supply Chains Save the World?

April 21, 2011

“Five years ago,” writes Kevin O’Marah from Gartner, “we published a book called ‘Supply Chain Saves the World.’ The idea … Continued

Supply Chain Security

April 20, 2011

When the topic of supply chain security is raised, the two sources of insecurity that are mentioned most frequently in … Continued

Supply Chain Flexibility and Transparency

April 19, 2011

Flexibility and transparency are two terms that are oft-mentioned during discussions about supply chains. In an interview with Daniel Schäfer, … Continued

Supply Chain S&OP Technology

April 18, 2011

In a post entitled S&OP: Supply Chain’s Foot in the Boardroom Door, I referred to an article by Karin L. … Continued

Social Media and the Supply Chain

April 15, 2011

There has been a lot written about the coming age of social commerce (i.e., commerce driven by social media sites … Continued

S&OP: Supply Chain’s Foot in the Boardroom Door

April 14, 2011

Nari Viswanathan, Vice President and principal analyst at Aberdeen Group, asserts, "The chief supply chain officer's (CSCO) role provides a … Continued

Supply Chain Sustainability

April 13, 2011

The editorial staff at the Green Supply Chain reminds us, "For most companies, Green supply chain strategies are driven by … Continued

Vendor Managed Inventory and Vendor Managed Availability

April 12, 2011

In a recent post, I reviewed what some analysts are writing about the future of just-in-time inventory and manufacturing strategies … Continued

Time to Get SaaSy

April 11, 2011

In past posts about supply chain trends, increased utilization of software as a service (SaaS) is one subject that threads … Continued

Selling Your Business

April 8, 2011

Entrepreneurs come in all flavors. Some entrepreneurs start a company with the intention of making it their life’s work. Others … Continued

Minorities and Entrepreneurism

April 7, 2011

A year ago, New York Times' columnist Thomas Friedman wrote: "You've heard that saying: As General Motors goes, so goes … Continued

Emerging Markets Beckon; but, Get it Right or Go Home

April 6, 2011

Alexander Gordin, co-founder of Broad Street Capital Group, claims that "emerging markets offer vast opportunities for American manufacturers — both … Continued

Where Venture Capital is Flowing

April 5, 2011

Last October Pui-Wing Tam and Cari Tuna reported that California's "Silicon Valley's start-up economy [had] quietly broadened beyond information technology. … Continued

Boomer Entrepreneurs

April 4, 2011

In a post entitled Entrepreneurs: Old and Young, I cited an article by Stefan Theil in which he claimed that … Continued

From Waste to Wealth: The Three “R’s”

April 1, 2011

We are all familiar with the old adage, "Waste not, want not." The fact of the matter is, however, that … Continued