Coming to Grips with the Shortage of Trucking Capacity

February 29, 2012

Yesterday's post entitled Trucker Shortage Continues to Garner Headlines, focused on what most analysts consider an acute problem — a … Continued

Trucker Shortage Continues to Garner Headlines

February 28, 2012

Mark Yonge, vice chairman of the Marine Highways Cooperative, told the editorial staff at SupplyChainBrain that "the continuing driver shortage … Continued

Advances in RFID Tagging

February 27, 2012

Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling, notes that there is a “continued need for greater visibility into the … Continued

Technology Trends in 2012

February 24, 2012

Eval?Source, a “consulting firm that provides enterprise software selection and strategic technology consulting services for organizations, … “compiled a list … Continued

Assessing the Time Element of Supply Chain Risk Management

February 23, 2012

Last year, the Editorial Staff at Supply Chain Digest wrote, "Risk management was … little talked [about] a decade or … Continued

Big Data: Hope and Hype, Part 2

February 22, 2012

Part 1 of this two-part series involved a discussion about a McKinsey study that concluded that Big Data represents the … Continued

Big Data: Hope and Hype, Part 1

February 21, 2012

According to McKinsey analysts, "'Big data' is the 'next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity." ["Big data is 'the next … Continued

Moving S&OP Forward: Better Tools or Better Questions?

February 20, 2012

"Aligning supply and demand is a core purpose of the supply chain function in an enterprise," asserts Bill McBeath, "but … Continued

Innovation from the Outside In

February 17, 2012

“The necessity for big corporations to seek innovative ideas from outside their own organisation is not new,” writes Anthony Goodman. … Continued

The Other Side of the Supply Chain Street: Reverse Logistics

February 16, 2012

Steve Sensing, Vice President and General Manager for Ryder’s Hi-Tech/Electronics vertical, believes "reverse logistics has become an area of high … Continued

Emerging Markets and the Global Middle Class

February 15, 2012

Most analysts agree that the greatest opportunities for companies looking to grow significantly will be found in emerging markets. The reason … Continued

Inventory and Supply Chain Finance

February 14, 2012

Last year, Dan Gilmore, Editor-in-Chief of Supply Chain Digest, wrote, "Even though most of us are … generally aware of … Continued

Agile Supply Chains

February 13, 2012

Over the past couple of years, one persistent theme discussed by supply chain risk management expert Daniel Dumke is supply … Continued

Is the Luster of Emerging Markets Fading?

February 10, 2012

Reports that growth is slowing in many emerging markets has some analysts wondering if globalization's reality has finally caught up … Continued

Upgrading America’s Maritime Infrastructure

February 9, 2012

Last fall, Tony Munoz, editor-in-chief of The Maritime Executive Magazine, decried the fact that President Obama’s $447 billion infrastructure plan … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management Comes of Age

February 8, 2012

Steve Hall, from Procurement Leaders, believes that the numerous supply chain disruptions that have occurred over the past few years … Continued

Enterra Solutions Repeats as CGT Editor’s Pick Selection

February 7, 2012

For the second straight year, Enterra Solutions, LLC, has been selected as one of 25 companies featured in the Editors’ … Continued

Big Data Analytics

February 6, 2012

Dennis K. Berman writes, “There is [an] important theme gathering around us: How analytics harvested from massive databases will begin … Continued

Is Sustainability Being Overhyped?

February 3, 2012

I recently saw a tongue-in-cheek graph that predicted that in about a hundred years, all sentences would be one word … Continued

U.S. National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security Finally Announced — Much Work Left to Do

February 2, 2012

Last fall, American Shipper magazine noted that several years had passed since Congress first "directed DHS to develop a global … Continued

Artificial Intelligence: The Quest for Machines that Think Like Humans, Part 3

February 1, 2012

This is final segment of a three-part series on artificial intelligence. In Part 1, I discussed work being done at … Continued