Trucking Safety and the Bottom Line

July 29, 2011

Like all commercial enterprises, trucking firms are in business to make a profit. Without trucking firms, the U.S. economy would … Continued

Does Your Company Need a Chief Innovation Officer?

July 28, 2011

Mark W. Johnson, Chairman and Co-Founder of Innosight, an innovation consulting and research firm, writes, "Ten years ago, you'd have … Continued

Have You Heard about Supply Chain Control Towers?

July 27, 2011

People are always coming up with new terms to sell their products or services. However, when one starts hearing the … Continued

Is RFID Tagging Dead in Consumer Packaged Goods Retailing?

July 26, 2011

Dan Gilmore, Editor of Supply Chain Digest, asks, “Has there been anything much stranger in the supply chain than the … Continued

Logistics and Distribution Models

July 25, 2011

With gasoline and diesel prices hovering between $3 and $4 per gallon, some trucking firms have reduced capacity to ensure … Continued

Entrepreneurism: The Importance of Networking, Part 2

July 22, 2011

In part one of this two-part series on networking, I talked about various networking venues you might consider. In this … Continued

Entrepreneurism: The Importance of Networking, Part 1

July 21, 2011

I promised, in an earlier post, that I would write a blog about networking. I believe that networking is important, … Continued

Consumers and Social Media

July 20, 2011

In a post entitled Collaboration and Social Media, I indicated that I would write a future post about how consumers … Continued

Customization and the Supply Chain

July 19, 2011

Trevor Miles asserts that supply chain portfolio complexity is increasing "due to mass customization and shortening product life cycles." ["Visibility, … Continued

Collaboration and Social Media

July 18, 2011

After publishing my last post on social media and the supply chain [More Thoughts on Social Media's Impact on Supply … Continued

Analysts Raise Warnings about the Fragility of Logistics

July 15, 2011

If earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods, fires, strikes and the like were not enough for supply chain professionals to worry … Continued

Dealing with Segmented Supply Chains

July 14, 2011

Supply chain risk management guru Daniel Stengl notes that more and more companies are developing product lines for different markets … Continued

Dealing with Enterprise Risk and Compliance, Part 2

July 13, 2011

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I discussed the first five highlights from an Economist Intelligence Unit report entitled … Continued

Dealing with Enterprise Risk and Compliance, Part 1

July 12, 2011

I was recently contacted by Annabel Symington, Deputy Editor of Business Research for The Economist Intelligence Unit. She thought I … Continued

The Supersized Supply Chain

July 11, 2011

In a world that appears to believe "bigger is better," we have seen super-sized meals, super-sized stores, super-sized flat screen … Continued

The Case for Social Entrepreneurs

July 8, 2011

The global economy remains an admixture of booming and slumping economies. Hanging heavy over the slumping economies is a mountain … Continued

Raising Entrepreneurs

July 7, 2011

A generation ago, parents used to discuss openly their ambitions for their children. Many wanted their children to grow up … Continued

Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures, Part 2

July 6, 2011

In yesterday's post, I discussed a number of avenues available to entrepreneurs seeking capital to start or run their business. … Continued

Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures, Part 1

July 5, 2011

During this shortened holiday week, I've decided to concentrate on entrepreneurism. For many entrepreneurs, finding sufficient capital to finance their … Continued

Happy Fourth of July

July 4, 2011

Almost every country in the world sets aside a day to celebrate its heritage and history. For the United States, … Continued

Let’s Talk Water, Part 3

July 1, 2011

In the first segment of this 3-part series, I discussed some of the challenges that are going to be confronted … Continued