Preparing for Supply Chain Disruptions

August 31, 2013

“After tsunamis, protests, wildfires, and riots — to name just a few recent major disruptions — few managers can be … Continued

Targeted Marketing and Predictive Analytics, Part 2

August 31, 2013

In the first segment of this two-part series on predictive analytics, I discussed the potential of analytics for providing a … Continued

Targeted Marketing and Predictive Analytics, Part 2

August 30, 2013

In the first segment of this two-part series on predictive analytics, I discussed the potential of analytics for providing a … Continued

Targeted Marketing and Predictive Analytics, Part 1

August 30, 2013

Seth Gottlieb believes that using predictive analytics to target customers “is going to feel invasive” as it becomes more common. … Continued

Targeted Marketing and Predictive Analytics, Part 1

August 29, 2013

Seth Gottlieb believes that using predictive analytics to target customers “is going to feel invasive” as it becomes more common. … Continued

Some Thoughts About Disruptive Innovations

August 28, 2013

Helge Tennø, a Digital Director at Dinamo AS in Oslo, Norway, recently penned an interesting blog in which he connected … Continued

Messing with Your Mind

August 27, 2013

“The era of robots learning and reacting the same way humans do may still be in the realm of science … Continued

Preparing for Supply Chain Disruptions

August 26, 2013

“After tsunamis, protests, wildfires, and riots — to name just a few recent major disruptions — few managers can be … Continued

Nasdaq Technical Glitch Highlights System Vulnerabilities

August 22, 2013

Trading today came to a sudden halt on the Nasdaq exchange as the result of a technical glitch. Jacob Bunge, … Continued

Quantum Computing and Machine Learning

August 22, 2013

“The brain performs its canonical task — learning — by tweaking its myriad connections according to a secret set of … Continued

Supply Chain Management and the Future

August 21, 2013

“Supply chain management, as a practice in commercial operations,” writes Lora Cecere, “is now thirty years old.” [“Why?” Supply Chain … Continued

Additive Manufacturing and the Future of the Supply Chain

August 20, 2013

Sweeping statements are rarely true. That’s why a headline that declared “Today’s complex global supply chains are poised to be … Continued

The Next Billion Consumers

August 19, 2013

Bain & Company analysts Wlademir Gomes, Louis Lim, Robert Schaus, and David Cooper, report, “The global marketplace is minting a … Continued

Saving the World with Big Data, Part 2

August 16, 2013

In the first part of this discussion about how Big Data can help save the world, I cited a number … Continued

Saving the World with Big Data, Part 1

August 15, 2013

“We’re not asking enough of Big Data, and we’re still getting in its way,” writes Stephen Collins, Chief Executive Officer … Continued

The “Person” is the Most Important Part of Personalization Marketing

August 14, 2013

"If there is one thing you can learn about marketing," writes Sari Gabbay, "it's that just because you create a … Continued

All Customers are not Created Equal

August 13, 2013

“Those who insist that every [customer] is created equal merely ensure that ‘the worst customers get better service than the … Continued

Social Intelligence and Business

August 12, 2013

When you hear the term “social intelligence,” what comes to mind? The term has been applied to two very different … Continued

Guest Post: Effective Supply Chain Management through Social Networking

August 9, 2013

Today’s post was written by Nicholas Moores, a professional technology writer for Waer Systems. The irrepressible force of social media … Continued

Supply Chain Segmentation

August 8, 2013

A couple of years ago the staff at Supply Chain Standard wrote an article entitled “Ten issues that keep supply … Continued

The Real, Fake Food You’ve Been Waiting For

August 7, 2013

You might have missed the announcement, but “after three months, $330,000 and a high-profile media blitz, the world’s first hamburger … Continued

Marketers Mining for Big Data Gold

August 6, 2013

In a post entitled Big Data: Do Marketers Get It?, I discussed the fact that marketers are still wrestling with … Continued

Big Data: Do Marketers Get It?

August 5, 2013

“Now more than ever before businesses have tons of data on what customers want,” writes Erik Sherman. “Too bad they … Continued

China’s Middle Class Consumers

August 2, 2013

Most manufacturers and retailers continue to see enormous potential for growth in China. To become the pot of gold that … Continued

The Benefits of Urbanization on Innovation

August 1, 2013

People continue to flock to cities. Although some migration is forced (see, for example “China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million … Continued