Five Things to Do and Five Things to Avoid when Managing Supply Chain Risk

October 31, 2011

The past couple of years have witnessed some unprecedented natural disasters that have created major disruptions to supply chains (e.g., … Continued

Innovation Hubs and Regional Innovation Clusters

October 28, 2011

Last fall, New York Times' columnist Thomas Friedman found himself in a conversation with Kishore Mahbubani, the dean of the … Continued

The Big Data Dialogues, Part 5: Algorithms

October 27, 2011

In the prologue to the book entitled Algorithms, Professor Sanjoy Dasgupta, from the University of California – San Diego, and … Continued

Supply Chain Sustainability Takes Root

October 26, 2011

Steve Hall, Deputy Editor of Procurement Leaders, asks an interesting question in a blog entitled "Sustainability: When is it your … Continued

Supply Chain Performance

October 25, 2011

Companies are forever trying to come up with clever names to support the solutions they are pushing. I admit that … Continued

Consumer Goods Technology Features Enterra Webinar

October 24, 2011

Earlier this month, Enterra Solutions sponsored a webinar entitled "Building a Learning Supply Chain: New Success at Newell Rubbermaid and … Continued

“Startup America” Finally Starts Up

October 21, 2011

For readers who really pay close attention to detail, you might have noticed that I've removed entrepreneurism as one of … Continued

Upgrading Your Supply Chain without Breaking the Bank

October 20, 2011

In a post entitled Supply Chain Transformation, I cited an interview that Dustin Mattison had with Jeffrey Boudreau, a Partner … Continued

Supply Chain Sustainability Becoming Center Stage

October 19, 2011

When a particular business topic can dramatically affect a company's reputation or bottom line, one way of making sure that … Continued

The “Big Data” Dialogues, Part 4

October 18, 2011

In Part 3 of these on-going dialogues about big data, I discussed a couple of software tools that are widely … Continued

Rebranding Your Company

October 17, 2011

Today, my company, Enterra Solutions, LLC, officially announced the launch of its new web site and a new slogan, "Welcome … Continued

Corporate Disease and Darwinism

October 14, 2011

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Luke Johnson believes that large corporations, despite having a favorable business landscape, fail to capitalize on … Continued

RFID Tagging and the Bottom Line

October 13, 2011

Often, when the subject of RFID tags is raised, the first thought that comes to mind is increased costs. After … Continued

Supply Chain Transformation

October 12, 2011

Earlier this year, Primark, the fastest growing fast-fashion retailer in Europe, was named “winner of the Retail category in the … Continued

C-Level Supply Chain Executives

October 11, 2011

Half a dozen years ago Lisa Harrington wrote, "Logistics and supply chain management continue to grow in stature within the … Continued

Building a Healthy Supply Chain

October 10, 2011

Although Sue Gillman, Partner and Co-owner of Aveus, a global strategy & operational change firm, believes that Gartner is good … Continued

Update on Somali Piracy

October 7, 2011

At the moment, Somalia is known for three things: dysfunction, starvation, and piracy. The world has basically ignored Somalia's internal … Continued

Simulations and the Supply Chain

October 6, 2011

A recent article in The Economist magazine talked about the increasing use of computer models and simulations to make political … Continued

To Survive the Current Economic Malaise Retailers Should Try a Little Customer Service

October 5, 2011

Milind Mody, founder and CEO of eBrandz, an Indian search marketing company, writes about a small, but very demanding, customer … Continued

Building a “Learning Supply Chain”

October 4, 2011

As supply chains become increasingly global and integrated, information systems need greater agility to manage the resulting complexity and the … Continued

Women Entrepreneurs: Going Gaga

October 3, 2011

Kristyn Wilson, Media Relations Director for Resource Interactive, told me, “The number of woman owned businesses in the U.S. is … Continued