The Panama Canal Expansion and the Future of the Supply Chain, Part 2

December 30, 2011

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I discussed the views of five of the six experts interviewed by Bob … Continued

The Panama Canal Expansion and the Future of the Supply Chain, Part 1

December 29, 2011

In yesterday’s post entitled Supply Chain 2012: What Lies Ahead, I looked at some predictions about what is going to … Continued

Supply Chain 2012: What Lies Ahead?

December 28, 2011

This is the time of year when people start thinking about the months ahead. In this post, I’ll look at … Continued

Multi-channel Commerce Gaining Ground

December 27, 2011

Scott Fenwick, senior director of product strategy for Manhattan Associates, writes, "With consumers' growing expectations to shop the way they … Continued

Resilience, Risk, and Personality

December 26, 2011

Having read this post's headline, you might be wondering what personality has to do with resilience and risk. In a … Continued

Christmas 2011

December 23, 2011

Although Sunday is the Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus, it is part of larger holiday season that marks … Continued

Radical Innovation: Can It Still be Done?

December 22, 2011

Jill Jusko, a Senior Editor at IndustryWeek, writes, "Global competition is in a take-no-prisoners mode. To compete, the U.S. manufacturing … Continued

Global Trade Management

December 21, 2011

The consulting world offers all sorts of management solutions to companies. For multinational corporations, one of the latest solutions to … Continued

Piracy on the Freeways

December 20, 2011

You read a lot these days about piracy on the high seas; but, you read relatively little about what could … Continued

Emerging Markets and the Supply Chain

December 19, 2011

Emerging market countries have been on an economic roller coaster over the past couple of years. Analysts continue to insist, … Continued

Supply Chain Management Education, Part 2

December 16, 2011

Part 1 of this two-part series discussed the rising interest in Supply Chain Management (SCM) education. In this post, I'll … Continued

Supply Chain Management Education, Part 1

December 15, 2011

Some interesting articles and posts have been written recently about supply chain management (SCM) education. Victoria Taylor is even bold … Continued

Supply Chain Innovation, Part 2

December 14, 2011

In Part 1 of this two-part series on supply chain innovation, I discussed the importance of networking, collaboration, and culture. … Continued

Supply Chain Innovation, Part 1

December 13, 2011

Dustin Mattison, founder of, indicates that his passion "lies in harnessing the power of the Internet to affect change … Continued

The “Big Data” Dialogues, Part 10

December 12, 2011

This is the final segment of a 10-part series on big data. That does not mean, however, that I won't … Continued

Dynamic Collaboration: Inside and Out

December 9, 2011

Lucy Tesseras, writes, "Supply chain collaboration has long been talked about as the next big thing, yet more often than … Continued

Update on the Shipping Industry

December 8, 2011

As we look forward to 2012, a glut of shipping capacity may be good news for customers and bad news … Continued

SAP Heads for the Cloud

December 7, 2011

One of the first groups that attempted to deal with the problem of integrating incompatible data included five former IBM … Continued

SaaS: Speeding Up or Delaying the Future?

December 6, 2011

Stephanie Neil writes, "Hosted applications remove the burden of buying and maintaining hardware, but off-premise systems could cause data integration … Continued

Multi-Channel Commerce: The Rise of E-Commerce

December 5, 2011

Gopi Krishnan, head of Infosys’ Supply Chain Management practice within Enterprise Solutions, writes that his clients see an “increasing need … Continued

Some Thoughts on the Future of Computing

December 2, 2011

An article in The Economist states, "We are entering what some in the technology industry refer to as a post-PC … Continued

Pallets and the Supply Chain

December 1, 2011

We're all aware of the millions of pallets (or skips) in use around the world that help in the transportation … Continued