Manufacturing and the Skills Gap

April 30, 2012

For several years now analysts have been predicting that some manufacturing now done abroad is going to return to U.S. … Continued

Developing Supply Chain Talents and Skills

April 27, 2012

The folks at SCM-Operations note, “Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a relatively new discipline. It’s the crossroads of diverse … Continued

Big Data Analytics: Technology, Processes, and People All Matter

April 26, 2012

In this post, I'll be discussing three articles from SupplyChainBrain that all touch on why processes, technology, and people matter … Continued

Building Tomorrow’s Supply Chain, Part 2

April 25, 2012

Yesterday, I discussed the views of three supply chain professionals who believe that many of the supply chains currently operated … Continued

Building Tomorrow’s Supply Chain, Part 1

April 24, 2012

Mark Pearson, managing director at Accenture, writes, “Fickle consumers. Shrinking product life cycles. Product and service characteristics continually influenced by … Continued

Business Analytics: Good for Companies of All Sizes

April 23, 2012

In past posts, I have noted that the World Economic Forum has declared data to be a new asset class. … Continued

Big Data and Language

April 20, 2012

Since Enterra Solutions uses an ontology in most of its solutions, the topic of language is of interest to me … Continued

Supply Chain Disruption: The Reason is the Resin

April 19, 2012

Not many people outside of the automobile industry have probably ever heard of cyclododecatriene (CDT) or one of the materials … Continued

Are We Becoming Less Innovative?

April 18, 2012

Ravi Mattu, editor of Business Life, writes, “No one doubts that innovation is essential or that the companies that do … Continued

Big Data/Cloud Computing Trends

April 17, 2012

There are a number of trends associated with Big Data and cloud computing that are clearly beginning to emerge. In … Continued

Supply Chain Agility: Does it Matter?

April 16, 2012

A short Wikipedia article about agility states this: “Agility or nimbleness is the ability to change the body’s position efficiently, … Continued

The Importance of Geography and Place

April 13, 2012

Both mariners and real estate agents have an appreciation and respect for geography, but for very different reasons. Let's begin … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management: Tension between Lean and Resilient Principles

April 12, 2012

Rich Becks, General Manager for High-Technology at E2open, notes that "supply chain visionaries have promoted outsourced manufacturing, vendor-managed inventory (VMI), … Continued

New Guidelines Announced for EPC-enabled RFID Tags

April 11, 2012

The staff at Modern Materials Handling writes, "Suppliers, retailers and solution providers seeking help on efficient identification, serialization and placement … Continued

Supply Chain Security Standards Proposed to Detect Tainted and Counterfeit Products

April 10, 2012

In early March, The Open Group, a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through IT standards, “announced … Continued

Big Data Analytics Bring Big Results

April 9, 2012

Many cultures retell the story of a flood that changed the world — the most famous story, of course, is … Continued

Becoming More Creative

April 6, 2012

"Creativity can seem like magic," writes Jonah Lehrer, author of a new book entitled, "Imagine: How Creativity Works." ["How To … Continued

Change Management: On the Cusp of a Revolution?

April 5, 2012

Last month, the Financial Times published an article about management guru Gary Hamel. The article reports that Hamel "should be … Continued

Big Data and Business Analytics: Necessary but Not Easy

April 4, 2012

Jessica E. Vascellaro writes, "The big hype around Big Data is getting a reality check." ["Hadoop Has Promise but Also … Continued

Small Business: Good or Bad?

April 3, 2012

Last November I discussed two diverse views about big business in a post entitled Big Business: Good or Bad? Venture … Continued

Intelligence: Artificial or Not

April 2, 2012

Self-anointed gadfly Steve Davis entered into an interesting (and heated) exchange about the nature of intelligence following a blog post … Continued