Supply Chain Segmentation: One Size Does Not Fit All

July 31, 2012

Last October, Dan Gilmore, Editor in Chief of Supply Chain Digest, asked, “How Many Supply Chains Do You Need?” [14 … Continued

Chasing China’s Consumers

July 30, 2012

"I keep stumbling across unswerving predictions that the future belongs to China," writes Philip Stephens. ["The great middle class power … Continued

Innovators of the Future

July 27, 2012

I don’t believe that any particular group of people or type of person has a stranglehold on innovation. Innovators can … Continued

Natural Gas Usage in Trucking Sector on the Rise

July 26, 2012

In previous posts, I have discussed the fact that trucking rates are likely to rise due to a number of … Continued

S&OP: The Way Ahead

July 25, 2012

During a panel discussion he moderated earlier this year, Bob Ferrari asked panel members the following questions: “Many companies are … Continued

Dealing with Change in an Ever-changing Business Environment

July 24, 2012

Business leaders don't need to be reminded that the business landscape is ever-changing. Nevertheless, a KPMG article states, "The resources … Continued

Additive Manufacturing at the Heart of a New Industrial Revolution

July 23, 2012

“The world of manufacturing is being shaped by a new industrial revolution,” writes Peter Marsh, Caroline Nevitt, Katie Carnie and … Continued

Language and Business

July 20, 2012

"Would it surprise you to learn," writes Mel Eatherington, "that a third of all workers fall short of employers' expectations … Continued

U.S. Railroads on the Move

July 19, 2012

I don't believe I've previously written a post specifically about the U.S. railroad industry. Increasingly, however, the railroad industry is … Continued

Piracy on the Decline: Will it Last?

July 18, 2012

For the past several years, maritime piracy has received a lot attention in the press. The geographic area that has … Continued

Supply Chain Traceability is Important but Confidence is Lacking

July 17, 2012

RedPrairie recently published the results of a survey drawn from interviews with “supply chain and operations executives from 130 consumer … Continued

The Disruptive Potential of Algorithmic Marketing

July 17, 2012

"A massively disruptive transformation is taking at place leading companies," writes Gunjan Soni, Joshua Goff, and Paul McInerney, "a disruption … Continued

Re-shoring Manufacturing Jobs Requires Good Training Programs

July 13, 2012

Last summer Derek Singleton wrote, “Manufacturing is still an important economic driver. … However, we’ll need more young people to … Continued

Changing Tastes in Food are Challenging Food Providers

July 12, 2012

Jefferies, a global investment bank, and AlixPartners, a global business advisory firm, recently released a study entitled Trouble in Aisle … Continued

Vertically Integrated Supply Chains

July 11, 2012

Andrew Parker and James Shotter report, "Airbus and Boeing are pushing their large suppliers to buy smaller ones because of … Continued

Guest Post: Integrated Supply Chain Risk Management Culture

July 10, 2012

Today's post was written by Dr. Ken J. Brumfield, a senior management consultant and professor, who has recently published a … Continued

U.S. Manufacturing at a Tipping Point

July 9, 2012

Last summer supply chain analyst Bob Ferrari asked the question, "Can an Economy Succeed Without Vibrant Manufacturing and Supply Chain … Continued

Artificial Brains: We’re Not There Yet

July 6, 2012

Yann LeCun, a professor of computer and neural science at New York University, claims that, "in terms of computational ability, … Continued

Big Data Drives Excitement Over Cloud Computing

July 5, 2012

Reuven Cohen, a self-proclaimed “digital provocateur,” believes that the excitement surrounding the emergence of cloud computing is really more about … Continued

Independence Day 2012

July 4, 2012

Like many countries, the United States celebrates a national holiday to recognize its birth as a sovereign nation. In America's … Continued

Big Data and Trend Watching

July 3, 2012

"The business of Big Data, which involves collecting large amounts of data and then searching it for patterns and new … Continued

Risk and Language

July 2, 2012

Although the U.S. economy is teetering on the edge of economic recovery, company shouldn't forget the dangers that the past … Continued