Supply Chain Transformation: Don’t Look for Perfection

March 29, 2013

Back in the fall of 2011, Trevor Miles wrote, “What fascinates me is that [a] duality of ‘simplicity’ and ‘complexity’ … Continued

Perceptions Can Affect Supply Chain Risk Management

March 28, 2013

In an interview with SupplyChainBrain, John J. Brown, director of supply chain risk management at Coca-Cola, claimed that "psychology plays … Continued

Brainstorming: The Idea-generation Technique that Refuses to Die

March 27, 2013

After reading an article by Debra Kaye in Fast Company magazine entitled “Why Innovation By Brainstorming Doesn’t Work,” Jeffrey Phillips … Continued

Robots Learn to Talk to Each Other

March 26, 2013

“As I gaze in the coming year’s crystal ball,” writes Miranda Mulligan, “I suspect that, at this time next year, … Continued

Big Data and You

March 25, 2013

“Did you know,” asks a blogger named Klaus, “that 90% of the data in the whole world today has just … Continued

Globalization’s Bed of Nails, Part 3: The Transformationalists and Traditionalists

March 22, 2013

In the first two segments of this series, I looked at the optimistic and pessimistic sides of globalization. In both … Continued

Globalization’s Bed of Nails, Part 2: The Pessimists

March 21, 2013

In my last post, I looked at the optimistic side of globalization. I used a post by an anonymous British … Continued

Globalization’s Bed of Nails, Part 1: The Optimists

March 20, 2013

"The globalization paradigm," David Brooks wrote half a decade ago, "leads people to see economic development as a form of … Continued

The Importance of Location in Targeted Marketing

March 19, 2013

Walter Loeb recently reported that Macy's has done well merging its retail and eCommerce channels using a strategy it calls … Continued

Marketing to the Individual

March 18, 2013

"Last year marked a turning point in marketing," writes Liz Crawford, vice president of insights and strategy at Marketing Drive, … Continued

The Most Innovative Age in Human History

March 15, 2013

"Many people believe that the future of mankind is bleak because the planet can't sustain its growing population," writes Vivek … Continued

Analytics 2.0: Big Data, Big Testing, and Big Experiences — Part 1

March 14, 2013

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Wes Nichols, cofounder and the CEO of MarketShare, a global predictive-analytics company headquartered … Continued

Supply Chain Resiliency: A Vague Concept?

March 13, 2013

“Supply-chain resiliency is something companies in the high-tech sector and other industries have been talking about for years,” writes Jennifer … Continued

Business and Artificial Intelligence

March 12, 2013

"A Singularity has no business model," writes Science fiction author Bruce Sterling, "no major power group in our society is … Continued

Analogies and Innovation

March 11, 2013

The world is a complicated place that only gets more complex as new knowledge is created. How often have you … Continued

Data Philanthropy and Global Resilience

March 8, 2013

"The digital revolution of the first decade of this new century has brought many wonders," writes Robert Kirkpatrick, "yet it … Continued

Illuminating (and Eliminating) Fraud using Dark Data

March 7, 2013

“We live in a highly connected world where every digital interaction spawns chain reactions of unfathomable data creation,” writes Paul … Continued

Big Data and the Revolution in Marketing

March 6, 2013

“Driving analytics against big-data is causing marketers to rethink what they do from the ground up,” writes Kim Davis. In … Continued

Supply Chain Management: Is It Still the Next Big Thing?

March 5, 2013

“Back in 2011, Victoria Taylor wrote an article entitled, “Supply Chain Management: The Next Big Thing?” [Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 12 September … Continued

Risk Management Concerns Continue to Draw Attention

March 4, 2013

"As the modern business world becomes more and more sophisticated," writes Emily Holbrook, co-editor of Risk Management Monitor and editor … Continued

The Future of 3D Printing

March 1, 2013

In his most recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama stated, “Last year, we created our first manufacturing … Continued