Innovation: The Legacy of Bell Labs

March 30, 2012

Jon Gertner has received some good press for his recently released book entitled The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the … Continued

Latest Developments Aimed at Improving Truck Operating Costs

March 29, 2012

In a couple of previous posts [Reducing the Operating Costs of Truck Transportation and Update: Reducing the Operating Costs of … Continued

Preparing for Catastrophes, Part 2 — Planning

March 28, 2012

Robert J. Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain, writes, "You have to empathize with anyone who's responsible for managing the risks … Continued

Preparing for Catastrophes, Part 1 — People

March 27, 2012

An article written by the British-based Business Continuity Institute and published in SupplyChainBrain, reports that a survey conducted the BCI … Continued

Risk Management: Arming Yourself with Information

March 26, 2012

Writing about supply chain disruptions caused by deliberate cyber attacks, Adrian Gonzalez, rhetorically asked, “Is a 9/11-like cyber attack a … Continued

Information Age Irony: Books Going Out of Print

March 23, 2012

"After 244 years," writes Julie Bosman, "the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print." ["After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops … Continued

Big Data: Getting to Know You

March 22, 2012

There has been a lot of discussion in the news lately about privacy concerns associated with the collection, storage, and … Continued

Apple’s Supplier Strategy Aims at Reducing Risks

March 21, 2012

Apple's supply chain has certainly received a lot of attention over the past few years. It has been recognized for … Continued

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Wins 2011 A.M. Turing Award

March 20, 2012

Most informed people have heard of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan … Continued

HP Blog Provides Primer on Cloud Computing

March 19, 2012

Christian Verstaete has started a multi-part series about "the business aspects of cloud computing" on Hewlett Packard's Cloud Source Blog. … Continued

Big Data Analytics Help Break Down Silos

March 16, 2012

Laurie Sullivan writes, "Marketers agree customer data drives marketing decisions. Good thing, because advertisers continue to collect mounds of it … Continued

No Surprise: e-Commerce is Changing the Face of Retail Marketing

March 15, 2012

In early 2011, Bob Ferrari, commenting on sales results of the 2010 holiday season, wrote, “Online commerce will remain an … Continued

Chinese Rare-Earth Policies Stir Protests

March 14, 2012

For a couple of years now, politicians and business leaders have worried about the fact that China controls 97 percent … Continued

The Age of Big Data: Is It Coming or has It Arrived?

March 13, 2012

Last November, Jessica Twentyman wrote, "'Big data' is the 'next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity', according to McKinsey." ["Big … Continued

Collaborative Innovation in the Supply Chain

March 12, 2012

In a post entitled Innovation from the Outside In, I referenced an article by John Yuva, editor of Inside Supply … Continued

Last of the 2012 Predictions Concerning the Supply Chain, Part 2

March 9, 2012

In Part 1 of this two-part post, I discussed the predictions made by five individuals who were asked to comment … Continued

Last of the 2012 Predictions Concerning the Supply Chain, Part 1

March 8, 2012

In three previous posts [Supply Chain 2012: What Lies Ahead? and More Supply Chain Predictions for 2012, Part 1 and … Continued

The Basics of Supply Chain Risk Management

March 7, 2012

Supply chain risk management is a very complex subject. It has been (and will continue to be) the subject of … Continued

Maritime Shipping Sector Update

March 6, 2012

Last May, AP Møller-Maersk, operator of the world’s biggest container ship fleet, "warned rates would remain 'under pressure' in the … Continued

Business Intelligence and Analytics Becoming a Must-Have for Executives

March 5, 2012

"Analytics and business intelligence will be the top technology priorities for CIOs this year," writes Patrick Thibodeau. His conclusion was … Continued

Can U.S. Manufacturing Really Revive?

March 2, 2012

For years, eulogies have been written for U.S. manufacturing. Lately, however, including in the President's State-of-the-Union address, there has been … Continued

Supplier Codes of Conduct and the Middle Class

March 1, 2012

"Pardon me for sounding like a Marxist – which I decidedly am not," writes Robert J. Bowman, managing editor of … Continued