Datasharing is Big Business

December 31, 2012

You would have to be technically illiterate or remarkably naive not to know that your online activity is being tracked … Continued

Supply Chain Disruptions Are Growing More Serious but Risk Management isn’t Keeping Pace

December 28, 2012

Sean Kilcarr reports that “the 2013 Third-Party Logistics Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing compiled under the auspices of Penn … Continued

Copycatting: Is it Creative or Cheating?

December 27, 2012

"True entrepreneurs are supposed to shun imitation and try to be authentic and original," writes entrepreneur Luke Johnson. "I'm not … Continued

Targeted Marketing: Understanding the Individual

December 26, 2012

The website crowdsourcing.org, calls targeted marketing "the Holy Grail of marketing!!" It goes on to say: "Targeted marketing can be … Continued

Merry Christmas 2012

December 25, 2012

We have a lot to celebrate this holiday season. Among our blessings is the fact that we didn’t all perish … Continued

North Pole Supply Chain and Risk Management Strategies

December 24, 2012

"Gartner likes to publish the Top 25 Supply Chains every year," writes SAP's Richard Howells. "Unfortunately, there’s one supply chain … Continued

The Future of Supply Chain Management, Part 4

December 21, 2012

I love this time of year. Brave pundits sharpen their pencils and their wits predict what the coming year might … Continued

The Future of Supply Chain Management, Part 3

December 20, 2012

Bill Vaughn once said, "The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears." No supply … Continued

The Future of Supply Chain Management, Part 2

December 19, 2012

In yesterday's post, I discussed the first five of ten supply chain management predictions that Robert J. Bowman, managing editor … Continued

The Future of Supply Chain Management, Part 1

December 18, 2012

Recently, Robert J. Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain, discussed some predictions about the future of supply chain management that he … Continued

Countries and Cities Need to Get Smarter About Natural Disasters

December 17, 2012

Erwann Michel-Kerjan, managing director of the Wharton Risk Center at the University of Pennsylvania, argues that "extreme events are on … Continued

Big Data Dilemmas

December 14, 2012

We've all heard the old saying, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." The adage has … Continued

McCormick® Flavor Forecast® 2013

December 13, 2012

The end of the old year and beginning of the new year traditionally finds pundits offering their predictions about what … Continued

Artificial Intelligence: Is there Peril in Deep Learning?

December 12, 2012

There have been cinematic depictions of evil robots ever since Fritz Lang's 1927 science-fiction film entitled "Metropolis." More recent depictions … Continued

Woven into a Web of Arts

December 12, 2012

We live in an age of constantly-available entertainment — but particularly in the sense of an artistic renaissance: talented artists … Continued

Artificial Intelligence: The Promise of Deep Learning

December 11, 2012

“Using an artificial intelligence technique inspired by theories about how the brain recognizes patterns,” writes John Markoff, “technology companies are … Continued

There’s Room for More Globalization

December 10, 2012

Pundits have claimed that globalization has swept over the world and that, as a result, the world is a flat … Continued

Managing Robots

December 7, 2012

"In Isaac Asimov's classic series of short stories I, Robot," writes Tim Criswell, President of Wynright Robotics, "he lists the … Continued

More Supply Chain Talent Needed

December 6, 2012

“Members of today’s supply chain teams are busy,” writes Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain Insights. “Business complexity is rising … Continued

3D Printing Comes of Age, Part 3

December 5, 2012

TechShop is “a three-story workshop in [San Francisco] city outfitted with 3-D printers, laser cutters and other sophisticated tools to … Continued

3D Printing Comes of Age, Part 2

December 4, 2012

In Part 1 of this series, I asserted that 3D Printing (or additive manufacturing) is likely to be one of … Continued

3D Printing Comes of Age, Part 1

December 3, 2012

I have written several articles on the impact that 3D printing (sometimes called additive manufacturing) will have on the future … Continued