SAP Discusses the Future of Business, Part 1

October 31, 2013

In an interesting slideshow entitled “99 Facts on the Future of Business,” the folks at SAP paint a picture of … Continued

Enterra’s Cognitive Reasoning Platform™ Brings Era of Big Data to Consumer Packaging Industry

October 30, 2013

As of today, I’m transitioning the Enterra Insights blog to a new platform that will be hosted on Enterra Solutions’ … Continued

Order Fulfillment in an Omnichannel Environment

October 29, 2013

A year ago, Dan Gilmore, Editor in Chief of Supply Chain Digest, wrote, “In case you haven’t noticed, e-commerce is … Continued

The Future of Retailing is All About Personalization

October 28, 2013

“The individualization of customer relation,” writes Bertrand Duperrin, Consulting Director at Nextmodernity, “is the new concern of marketing departments.” [“The … Continued

Fostering Genius

October 25, 2013

Eliza Gray tells the fascinating story of The Institute for Advanced Study in an article published in Time. [“The Original … Continued

Avoid Competitive Obsolescence Using Technology

October 24, 2013

Michael Fitzgerald, Nina Kruschwitz, Didier Bonnet, and Michael Welch, report, “A study by MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting … Continued

Globalization and the Supply Chain

October 23, 2013

Although globalization isn’t quite the hot topic it used to be, the subject is still a vital one. Historically, discussions … Continued

Get Personal with Your Customers

October 22, 2013

“In a climate where companies send mass, generic emails to entire mailing lists on a regular basis,” writes Malcolm Duckett, … Continued

Attracting Supply Chain Talent

October 21, 2013

One of the topics at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit I attended in Scottsdale, AZ, last month was entitled … Continued

Self-education and Deep Learning

October 18, 2013

One of things that really stood out to me while reading James Gleick’s wonderful biography of Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman … Continued

Working on Top of the World: The Arctic Opens Up

October 17, 2013

A couple of years ago, Andrew E. Kramer wrote a story in the New York Times about an “an ice-free … Continued

The Impact of Omnichannel Operations on the Supply Chain

October 16, 2013

At the end of my post entitled Surviving in the Omni-channel World, I indicated that, in a later post, I … Continued

Personal Data: Who Should Own It and How Much Should It be Worth? (Part 2)

October 15, 2013

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I discussed the general topic of data ownership and why it is becoming … Continued

Personal Data: Who Should Own It and How Much Should It be Worth? (Part 1)

October 14, 2013

“Data is the issue du jour,” writes Jack Marshall, “CEOs are now frequently asked what their ‘big data strategies’ are, … Continued

Intelligent Robots: Should We be Frightened?

October 11, 2013

“Are you prepared to meet your robot overlords,” asks Tia Ghose. “The idea of superintelligent machines may sound like the … Continued

Surviving in the Omni-channel World

October 10, 2013

Erik Brynjolfsson, Yu Jeffrey Hu, and Mohammad S. Rahman believe that mobile technology is forever changing the face of retailing. … Continued

Millennials: Getting to Know You

October 9, 2013

Back in 1951, when Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rogers wrote their now-famous tune “Getting to Know You,” they weren’t … Continued

Web 3.0: Does Anybody Really Know What It Will Be?

October 8, 2013

Half a dozen years ago I wrote a post entitled Web 3.0 Still Advancing — Even if People Don’t Know … Continued

Big Data is a Big Deal in Healthcare

October 7, 2013

Sharon Terry, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genetic Alliance, asserts, “I find myself becoming increasingly optimistic that we are … Continued

Getting to Know Emerging Markets, Part 2

October 4, 2013

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I noted that many respected analysts believe that the future of the global … Continued

Getting to Know Emerging Markets, Part 1

October 3, 2013

"Emerging markets are more important than ever," according to Boston Consulting Group analysts, "and they make up a large share … Continued

Keeping Up with Changing Tastes

October 2, 2013

IBM has been trying to demonstrate how its Watson computer can be useful in a number of fields. Earlier this … Continued

Cyber Security: A Growing Risk to Supply Chains

October 1, 2013

Guy Carpenter, a reinsurance brokerage firm, recently published a report highlighting emerging risks facing the (re)insurance sector. One of the … Continued