Supply Chain Forecasting

May 31, 2012

We all know that the future holds surprises. We just don’t know whether they will be good or bad for … Continued

Swarm Behavior and Artificial Intelligence, Part 2

May 30, 2012

In the first segment of this two-part series on swarm behavior and artificial intelligence, I presented some groundwork for why … Continued

Swarm Behavior and Artificial Intelligence, Part 1

May 29, 2012

In the first segment of this two-part series on swarm behavior and artificial intelligence, I want to set the stage … Continued

Memorial Day 2012

May 28, 2012

Once again America marks the unofficial beginning of summer by remembering men and women who fought and died during conflict. … Continued

Innovation: Too Much Talk, Not Enough Action

May 25, 2012

Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge, a global digital agency, writes, "These days, every established company is at risk of having … Continued

SCRM: Preparedness and Resiliency

May 24, 2012

In most of life's endeavors, having a proven example (i.e., a benchmark, best of class, or award winning specimen) generally … Continued

Big Data Requires Big Talent, Part 2

May 23, 2012

In Part 1 of this two-part series focusing on the talent and skills required to make Big Data analytics the … Continued

Big Data Requires Big Talent, Part 1

May 22, 2012

Noting how well the IPO for Splunk Inc., a Big Data company, did on opening day (its shares "soared 109% … Continued

A New Industrial Revolution

May 21, 2012

In the introductory article of a special report on marketing and innovation published in The Economist, the magazine asserts that … Continued

Dry Bulk Shipping

May 18, 2012

Last February Tim Burt reported that "the Baltic Dry Index, a benchmark that measures the price paid for shipping dry … Continued

Risk Management: Mapping Supply Chain Risks

May 17, 2012

An increasing number of supply chains disruptions over the past couple of years have brought the subject of risk management … Continued

The Battle Against “Showrooming” Continues

May 16, 2012

Last January I wrote a blog about Showrooming and Product Customization that discussed how Target is tired of being used … Continued

Big Data and Supply Chain Risk

May 15, 2012

Catherine Bulgar writes, "There’s a risk of trying to assess supply chain risk with too much data, but not enough … Continued

Supply Chain Visibility: The Search Continues

May 14, 2012

Dan Gilmore, editor-in-chief of Supply Chain Digest, asserts, "Almost like the search for the Holy Grail, the quest for greater … Continued

Reverse Innovation Continues to Garner Attention

May 11, 2012

I have been discussing the topic of reverse innovation (i.e., innovation coming out of less developed countries into more developed … Continued

The Social Supply Chain

May 10, 2012

During an interview with Dustin Mattison, George Ellis, a global supply chain executive at Tyco International, defined the social supply … Continued

Customs and Other Cross-Border Cloud Computing Challenges

May 9, 2012

Bill Mongelluzzo, writing in the The Journal of Commerce Sailings, reported, "With dozens of federal agencies having some degree of … Continued

Supply Chain Visibility

May 8, 2012

In an article published by SupplyChainBrain, analysts from IDC Manufacturing Insights ask an interesting question, "Is Visibility a Grand Aspiration … Continued

The Theory of Constraints and the Supply Chain

May 7, 2012

A white paper published by the AGI- Goldratt Institute reports, “The core constraint of virtually every organization AGI – Goldratt … Continued

Paths to Innovation: Recreation, Collaboration, Imitation, Frustration, and Miscalculation

May 4, 2012

Anyone who has ever studied creativity understands that ideas can be generated in any number of ways. Hence, there is … Continued

Seizing Sales Opportunities Identified by Big Data Analytics

May 3, 2012

Jeff Vance writes, "At the end of any quarter, the last thing CFOs want to hear is that more than … Continued

Keeping Innovation Alive

May 2, 2012

The light bulb is the quintessential icon for "bright ideas" that lead to innovative products. Andrew Hill recounts how one … Continued

Tainted Products and Traceability in the Supply Chain

May 1, 2012

Bob Ferrari reports that "the Taiwan High Court sentenced the owner of a food additive manufacturing firm to a jail … Continued