On the Bandwagon: Supply Chain Orchestration

May 31, 2011

Bill McBeath, from ChainLink Research, asserts, "For many industries and companies, merely managing their own immediate suppliers is no longer … Continued

Memorial Day 2011

May 30, 2011

Each year America celebrates the start of the summer season by remembering those who have fallen during the conflicts in … Continued

Shiver Me Timbers — A New Age of Piracy

May 27, 2011

Less than a decade ago Jack Martin, a private agent who worked for insurance companies and banks to recover stolen … Continued

Manufacturing and the Supply Chain

May 26, 2011

In his famous book entitled Pilgrim’s Progress published in 1678, John Bunyan wrote about a swamp of despair that he … Continued

“Barcodes” get New Life

May 25, 2011

Rachel Beck writes, "It used to be that the only time you'd notice a bar code was at a store, … Continued

The Japanese Crisis and Supply Chain Risk Management

May 24, 2011

As the Japanese begin to rebuild areas devastated by earthquakes and the tsunami, supply chain analysts continue to examine the … Continued

More Thoughts on Social Media’s Impact on Supply Chains

May 23, 2011

Following the publication of two posts about the relationship between social media and the supply chain [Social Media and the … Continued

Ocean Carriers and Ports Forecast Bright Future

May 20, 2011

A little over a year ago, with the world starting to emerge from the Great Recession, supply chain analyst Bob … Continued

Ethically Speaking

May 19, 2011

Do ethics matter in business? The obvious (and correct) answer is: “Of course they do.” A good follow-up question, then, … Continued

Learning from Failure

May 18, 2011

Yesterday’s post discussed Why Start-ups Fail. Quotes about overcoming failure may be as numerous as quotes on any motivational topic. … Continued

Why Start-Ups Fail

May 17, 2011

Recently, Laura Backes, a regular reader of this blog, sent me a link to an article that her company, DSL … Continued

More Discussion about the Lean Start-Up

May 16, 2011

Last August I wrote a post that discussed some ideas offered by Eric Ries about how to begin a business … Continued

Women in Business

May 13, 2011

In a post entitled Minorities and Entrepreneurism, I wrote, "Although women are not minorities per se, they have been in … Continued

Innovative Building Materials

May 12, 2011

Last July I wrote a blog entitled The Future of Building Materials. In that post, I discussed new building materials … Continued

Technologies that will Change the World — Maybe (Part 2)

May 11, 2011

Yesterday, in Part 1 of this two-part series, I begin discussing five technologies that Douglas Fox believes will be “changing … Continued

Technologies that will Change the World — Maybe (Part 1)

May 10, 2011

Every once in a while I run across an article that claims to reveal trends, ideas, or technologies that are … Continued

Artificial Intelligence and the Future

May 9, 2011

Back in February an IBM supercomputer named Watson beat two very bright human beings on the television game show "Jeopardy!" … Continued

Update on Globalization’s Flows: Part 4, Knowledge and Ideas

May 6, 2011

This is the final post in my 4-part series about the current state of the flows that help define globalization, … Continued

Update on Globalization’s Flows: Part 3, Capital

May 5, 2011

This is the third post in a 4-part series on globalization's flows. As I noted in the first post in … Continued

Update on Globalization’s Flows: Part 2, Resources

May 4, 2011

In Part 1 of this 4-part series on globalization, I discussed some recent articles about demographics and jobs, and how, … Continued

Update on Globalization’s Flows: Part 1, Human Capital

May 3, 2011

Results of a Washington Post poll released in January indicated “that A growing number of Americans consider the accelerating trend … Continued

Some Thoughts on the Death of Osama bin Laden

May 2, 2011

Although it may seem odd for a corporate blog to comment on the death of a terrorist, there is a … Continued