Supply Chain Management Trends

October 31, 2012

Supply Chain Management has changed significantly over the past several decades. Robert Gifford, executive vice president of global logistics with … Continued

Improving S&OP Processes

October 30, 2012

"Everybody does it," writes the editorial staff at SupplyChainBrain, "but few really understand it." What is "it"? The answer is: … Continued

It’s Becoming an Omnichannel Sales World

October 29, 2012

A recent SupplyChainBrain article asserts that omnichannel (or multi-channel) sales are becoming so important that they are transitioning the retail … Continued

Even in the Era of Big Data, Document Accuracy Matters

October 26, 2012

"Documentation accuracy isn't exactly the most goose bump-inducing topic," writes Eric Johnson. "But it may well be one of the … Continued

Critics Pile On Criticism of P&G Innovation

October 25, 2012

Two years ago things were looking up for Procter & Gamble (P&G). Jonathan Birchall reported, "Bob McDonald, who took over … Continued

Food Deserts and Big Data

October 24, 2012

In a developed country like the United States, most people assume that nearly everyone has access to markets where they … Continued

What Does the Future Hold for Air Freight?

October 23, 2012

"The U.S. airfreight market generated revenues of $28 billion in 2011," writes blogger Kforsythe, "a 7.4 percent, year-over-year, increase." While … Continued

Tapping the Economic Power of Mega-Cities

October 19, 2012

In a post entitled Emerging Markets and the Global Middle Class, I wrote: "Back in early 2011, some analysts believed … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management and World Events

October 19, 2012

"In case you haven't noticed," writes Dan Gilmore, Editor-in-Chief of Supply Chain Digest, "the world is growing crazy – and … Continued

Walmart Gets Aggressive

October 18, 2012

When it comes to brick-and-mortar stores, nobody is bigger than Walmart. The company is also keenly aware of trends that … Continued

Wall Street Journal Names 2012 Technology Innovation Winners

October 17, 2012

The Wall Street Journal recently announced the list of winners for its 2012 Technology Innovation Awards. Scott D. Anthony, managing … Continued

U.S. Manufacturing: Reviving or Not?

October 16, 2012

"The US is on course to regain its status as a global industrial powerhouse," writes Peter Marsh. ["US set for … Continued

Will Cities Save Us?

October 15, 2012

With companies like FedEx and Maersk forecasting decreased revenues over the coming months as a result of the repressed global … Continued

Innovation Requires Effort in Both Public and Private Sectors

October 12, 2012

In a couple of previous posts on innovation, I've quoted Sam Shuttleworth, who wrote, "Innovation: everyone is talking about it, … Continued

Educating Tomorrow’s Supply Chain Professionals

October 11, 2012

In a recent interview with the editorial staff at SupplyChainBrain, John L. Kent, director of logistics and supply-chain management programs … Continued

Future Jobs: The Times They are a Changin’

October 10, 2012

In a post entitled Robots and the Future of Manufacturing, I noted that many jobs now being done by humans … Continued

When Innovating or Developing Strategy, Think Differently

October 9, 2012

Holly Green insists, "Great leaders think strategically." ["How to Develop 5 Critical Thinking Types," Forbes, 27 March 2012] She continues: … Continued

Targeted Marketing Will Change Consumer Behavior

October 8, 2012

Al Ramadan & Christopher Lochhead, co-founders and partners at Play Bigger Advisors, claim that "social, mobile, and cloud technologies are … Continued

Nine Technologies Transforming the Supply Chain, Part 3

October 5, 2012

Over the past two days, I have discussed the first six of nine technologies identified by Gartner analyst Tim Payne … Continued

Nine Technologies Transforming the Supply Chain, Part 2

October 4, 2012

In yesterday's post, I discussed the first three of nine technologies identified by Gartner analyst Tim Payne that he claims … Continued

Nine Technologies Transforming the Supply Chain, Part 1

October 3, 2012

Gartner analyst Tim Payne writes, “After years of a cost-cutting focus, SCM continues its rise up the corporate agenda.” [“Hype … Continued

Business Intelligence and Smart Supply Chains

October 2, 2012

Successful supply chain processes are collaborative in nature. Mountains of information must be exchanged and understood to keep things moving … Continued

Turbo-charged Supply Chain Visibility

October 1, 2012

Dan Gilmore, editor-in-chief of Supply Chain Digest, predicts, “While companies have been pursuing increased visibility over the last 10 years, … Continued