Old Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve: Looking Back on the Supply Chain

December 31, 2015

Nowadays you don’t often hear anyone refer to Old Year’s Day (i.e., the last day of the old year); rather, … Continued

Quantum Computing at Room Temperature

December 30, 2015

The fact of the matter is, at the moment, we don’t have a universally recognized quantum computer; however, that hasn’t … Continued

Smart Location-based Targeted Marketing

December 29, 2015

Mobile technology is playing an ever-increasing role in the consumer’s digital path to purchase. A majority of all U.S. consumers … Continued

Jobs Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence

December 28, 2015

“Emerging technologies like industrial robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are advancing at a rapid pace,” observe Brookings Institution analysts … Continued

Christmas 2015: Wise Men and Gift Giving

December 25, 2015

In yesterday’s article, I cited the editorial staff at The Week, which wrote, “Christians see gift giving as a symbolic … Continued

Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 24, 2015

If you celebrate Christmas, are you wondering what’s resting under your tree this year? Kristen Cloud (@KCloudShelby) reports, “Based on … Continued

Managing Supply Chain Micro Risks — They are Chronic

December 23, 2015

In an article entitled “Supply Chain Risk Management Requires a Full-time Effort,” I discussed the difference between chronic and situational … Continued

Digital Enterprise Transformation and the Supply Chain

December 22, 2015

“To build advantage,” write Andrew Arcuri and Richard Helm, “organizations must do more than just change. They must transform.”[1] That … Continued

Trends 2016: Big Data

December 21, 2015

“The world around us is changing so rapidly,” writes Datafloq founder Mark van Rijmenam (@VanRijmenam), “that even the hype big … Continued

STEM Education Can Foster Happiness

December 18, 2015

Centuries ago Confucius wrote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your … Continued

The Complex Digital Path to Purchase

December 17, 2015

Manufacturers and retailers need to reach consumers in order to motivate them to buy their products and services. To do … Continued

Trends 2016: Business Intelligence and Analytics

December 16, 2015

“Business intelligence continues to be one of the fastest-moving areas in the enterprise,” writes David Weldon (@DWeldon646), Editor-in-chief at Information … Continued

Building a Customer-centric Supply Chain

December 15, 2015

You would think that one of the highest priorities a company would have is getting to know who their best … Continued

Cognitive Computing Can Help with Data Scientist Shortage

December 14, 2015

“There’s a problem within big data,” writes Rick Delgado (@ricknotdelgado). “The problem is that there’s too much information and not … Continued

Technology is Helping the Base of the Pyramid

December 11, 2015

Technology advances come in all forms. Most of us probably think of the latest electronic devices when we think about … Continued

Trends 2016: Cyber Security

December 10, 2015

Cyber security is a concern that will continue to plague governments, businesses, and individuals in the years ahead. As our … Continued

Jobs Sustainability in the Age of Automation

December 9, 2015

“Everything that can be automated,” predicts Robert Tercek, “will be.”[1] Automation, of course, is not a new phenomenon; however, automation … Continued

Smart Cities and Driverless Vehicles

December 8, 2015

We’ve all heard the question, “Which came first the chicken or the egg?” A similar conundrum could be brewing in … Continued

Trends 2016: Gartner Technology Trends

December 7, 2015

We live in an age of technological wonders; however, some people fail to appreciate all of the wonders because they … Continued

Excite Your Child About STEM with a Holiday Gift

December 4, 2015

The last thing your child may think he or she wants for Christmas is an educational toy. In many cases, … Continued

Machine Learning is Changing the Business World

December 3, 2015

“While discussions surrounding AI’s eventual overthrow of humanity can be fun and interesting,” writes TX Zhou, Managing Partner at Karlin … Continued

Trends 2016: Digital Enterprise Transformation

December 2, 2015

The 2016 prediction season has kicked off with International Data Corporation boldly releasing predictions and discussions in the following areas: … Continued

Supply Chain Optimization

December 1, 2015

“Having a supply chain and having an optimized supply chain are not the same thing,” asserts supply chain and logistics … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management: Black Swans Aren’t Such Rare Birds

November 30, 2015

Terms like “100-year” or “1000-year” events no longer seem applicable or appropriate in the face of rapidly changing climate conditions. … Continued

Millennials and the Holidays

November 27, 2015

Preparations for this holiday season started right after this year’s New Year’s celebrations ended. One big question on many retailers’ … Continued

Thanksgiving 2015

November 26, 2015

A majority of Thanksgiving tables this year are likely to find turkey being served as the main protein; but, the … Continued

Artificial Intelligence Will Unlock Big Data’s Value

November 25, 2015

“Big data and how best to utilise it has become a perennial subject,” asserts David Senior, CEO of Lowdownapp Ltd, … Continued

The Innovation Supply Chain

November 24, 2015

“Innovation is difficult,” writes David Berry (@DavidBerry26), an inventor, entrepreneur, and partner at Flagship Ventures. “If one is willing to … Continued

Customer Experience on the Digital Path to Purchase

November 23, 2015

You read a lot nowadays about the importance of providing potential customers with a good experience as they travel the … Continued

Putting STEM into Arts Rather than Arts into STEM

November 20, 2015

There continues to be a push in the United States to change the acronym STEM (which stands for science, technology, … Continued

Emerging Technologies and the Future of Logistics

November 19, 2015

There are a lot of moving pieces in a supply chain, but none are more central than logistics pieces (i.e., … Continued

The Internet of Things: Giving the World a Nervous System

November 18, 2015

A wonderful infographic by Harbor Research and Postscapes, describes the Internet of Things (IoT) as a digital nervous system for … Continued

Big Data Analytics Can Help Improve the Bottom Line

November 17, 2015

“There is irony behind a discussion of the business value and metrics related to big data analytics, since a lot … Continued

Targeted Marketing Requires Persona Granularity

November 16, 2015

“For marketers,” writes Brad Meehan (@bradmeehan), a platform architect at VML and stand-up comic, “the ability to pinpoint their exact … Continued

Your Mama Didn’t Know about Umami

November 13, 2015

“When it comes to flavor,” writes Melinda Johnson (@MelindaRD), a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Nutrition Program at Arizona State … Continued

Supply Chain Visibility: More than a ‘Nice to Have’ Capability

November 12, 2015

“As technology brings supply chain data into focus,” writes Gary Allen, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder System … Continued

Veterans Day 2015

November 11, 2015

The origins of Veterans Day go back nearly a century to the end of the First World War — the … Continued

The Jetsons and Supply Chain Management

November 10, 2015

Alexa Cheater, Social Media & Public Relations Manager at Kinaxis, remembers fondly watching reruns of the Jetsons cartoon show while … Continued

Can Machine Learning Help Your Business?

November 9, 2015

“Netflix, Google and Facebook were all spawned with machine learning built into their DNA,” writes Dr. Olly Downs (@mathandporsches), Chief … Continued

Is the Future of Agriculture Indoors and Afloat?

November 6, 2015

Few things in life are certain. We do know, however, that people have to eat. We also know that figuring … Continued

Human/Machine Collaboration, Part 2

November 5, 2015

In Part 1 of this article, I laid out the stark choices that lie before us — stay on a … Continued

Human/Machine Collaboration, Part 1

November 4, 2015

Arguing that some jobs now being performed by humans aren’t going to be lost to technology (be it hardware (e.g., … Continued

Don’t Cut Costs on Supply Chain Risk Management

November 3, 2015

“Although good CFOs never take their eyes off spending,” writes Jeffrey A. Burchill, FM Global’s CFO, “you need to be … Continued

The Future Demands Cognitive Computing

November 2, 2015

“How do we expect to handle the overflow of data that is headed our way?” asks James MacLennan (@jpmacl), Senior … Continued

Happy Halloween 2015

October 30, 2015

Although not uncommon nowadays to see Christmas decorations go on sale before Halloween, manufacturers and retailers know that Halloween is … Continued

Artificial Intelligence and the Future

October 29, 2015

“We may not be aware of it,” writes Simon Worrall (@simonworrall), “but machine learning is already an integral part of … Continued

Digital Disruption Requires Digital Enterprise Transformation

October 28, 2015

“The obsession with digital disruption has reached a flashpoint with the arrival of the smartphone,” writes Richard Waters (@RichardWaters), “which … Continued

Innovation and the Future of Work

October 27, 2015

“As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace,” writes Jacob Morgan (@jacobm), an author and futurist, … Continued

Shareology: A Book Review

October 26, 2015

Unless you’ve been stranded on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you’ve read about the rise of … Continued

Young Kids Can Learn to Love STEM Subjects

October 23, 2015

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are subjects that have the reputation of being boring and difficult to learn. If … Continued

Targeted Marketing — So Much to Consider

October 22, 2015

“The marketing world can be a tricky place,” writes Adam Groff, “especially if you head into each new campaign not … Continued

Cognitive Computers: Benign Overlords of the Future

October 21, 2015

When Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings was beaten on a special edition of that show by an IBM cognitive computer (named … Continued

The Digital Path to Purchase Punches Holes in the Marketing Funnel

October 20, 2015

“You’re more likely to survive a plane crash than you are to click a banner ad,” writes Jason Goldberg (@retailgeek), … Continued

The Right Questions for Big Data Yield the Best Answers

October 19, 2015

“Some organizations are driving more value out of big data than others,” writes Lisa Morgan (@lisamorgan). “They’re the ones redefining … Continued

Will Australia Develop the First Universally-recognized Quantum Computer?

October 16, 2015

Although a Canadian company called D-Wave has created a quantum annealing device that can be used to solve specific optimization … Continued

Inbound or Outbound, Targeted Marketing Makes Sense

October 15, 2015

For most lay people, marketing is marketing. Professionals, however, distinguish between outbound marketing and inbound marketing. Outbound marketing is considered … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management: Dealing with Length & Depth

October 14, 2015

“Risk isn’t a new topic in the supply chain,” writes Hailey Lynne McKeefry (@HaileyMcK), Editor in Chief of EBN, “but … Continued

Global Supply Chain Management

October 13, 2015

“Supply chains are a highly-complex, yet very necessary, ingredient to nearly any successful business venture,” asserts Keith Peterson, Ph.D. (@Halo_BI), … Continued

Industry 4.0 — Facing the Coming Revolution

October 12, 2015

“With disruptive forces of change so pervasive around the world,” writes Jeff Dobbs, Global Sector Chair for Industrial Manufacturing at … Continued

STEM Education: Combining Motion and Motivation

October 9, 2015

“Ten years ago, there was little innovation in education,” Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark), an advocate for innovations in learning, laments. … Continued

The Future of Food and Your Personal FlavorPrint®

October 8, 2015

Anyone familiar with my company, Enterra Solutions®, knows it played a major role in the development of FlavorPrint®. First developed … Continued

What Does Becoming a Digital Enterprise Mean to You?

October 7, 2015

“Companies today are rushing headlong to become more digital,” write Karel Dörner and David Edelman (@davidedelman). “But what does digital … Continued

Technology Will Continue to Transform the Supply Chain

October 6, 2015

“The technological shifts over the next 10 years and beyond will reverberate through all aspects of business, government and society … Continued

Artificial Intelligence and Business Get Serious

October 5, 2015

“A confluence of forces has propelled artificial intelligence into the business mainstream,” assert Deloitte analysts Paul Sallomi (@PaulSallomi), Bob Dalton, … Continued

Business at the Base of the Pyramid

October 2, 2015

“Imagine a simple triangle diagram of the planet’s population,” writes John S. Rosenberg. “A fortunate couple of billion upper-income people … Continued

Big Data Poised to Play a Big Role in Ensuring Food Security

October 1, 2015

“Producing enough food, fiber and fuel for more than 9 billion people by 2050, while conserving natural resources is a … Continued

Real-world Applications for Cognitive Computing

September 30, 2015

When IBM’s Watson computer system won the television game show Jeopardy!, a new era of cognitive computing was born. ”Watson … Continued

Cognitive Computing and Paradigm Shifts Affecting the Supply Chain

September 29, 2015

“To-date,” writes Adeel Najmi (@AdeelNajmi), Chief Science Officer and Senior Fellow at JDA Software, “the entire supply chain has been … Continued

A Holistic Approach is Necessary to Make Smart Cities Truly Smart

September 28, 2015

Cities are like living organisms whose systems function synergistically. That’s why a holistic approach to making cities smarter is required … Continued

STEM Education is essential for Achieving the Highest Levels of Learning

September 25, 2015

Frameworks and taxonomies are very useful tools for helping us understand complex concepts. I’m sure there were a lot of … Continued

Mapping the Road to the Digital Enterprise

September 24, 2015

“A digital enterprise,” according to one widely accepted definition, “is an organization that uses technology as a competitive advantage in … Continued

Carpe Datem: Big Data Analytics are No Longer Optional

September 23, 2015

“Carpe diem … seize the day,” writes Roger Schenck, Manager of Content Promotions at Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS). “This Latin … Continued

Targeted Marketing to Millennials means Identifying Lots of Targets

September 22, 2015

Millennials are often discussed as though they form a homogeneous (even monolithic) group. But as I have pointed out in … Continued

Supply Chains are Adversely Affected by Global Complexity

September 21, 2015

“A study of cross-industry supply chain executives by Barloworld Supply Chain Software (Barloworld SCS), found 83 per cent of respondents … Continued

Spice Up Your (Long) Life with Spicy Food

September 18, 2015

Most people want to live longer and healthier lives. Spicing up your life might be just the ticket to reaching … Continued

Machine Learning is Changing the World

September 17, 2015

“I have no doubt the world is going to see more change in the next 10 years,” writes Andrew Penn … Continued

How the Digital Path to Purchase has Changed Consumers

September 16, 2015

“The digital path to purchase is the next logical step in the path to purchase evolution,” Tom Furphy (@tomfurphy), chairman … Continued

Big Data Analytics are Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

September 15, 2015

In his two decades of consulting on supply chain management matters, Steve Banker (@steve_scm), Service Director for SCM at ARC … Continued

Smart Manufacturing and the Internet of Things

September 14, 2015

“Manufacturing worldwide is on the cusp of a revolution,” writes Kevin O’Marah (@komarah), chief content officer, and Pierfrancesco Manenti (@PierManenti), … Continued

Smart Cities Begin with Connectivity

September 11, 2015

“Federal and local governments around the world are expected to spend $475.5 bn technology products and services by 2019,” reports … Continued

Artificial Intelligence: Working Alongside Smart Machines

September 10, 2015

“Machines are good at complex tasks,” writes Lynda Gratton (@lyndagratton), a professor of management practice at London Business School, “but … Continued

Cognitive Computing and Drug Discovery

September 9, 2015

“You would think the sheer number of diseases and medical treatments should yield plenty of opportunities to come up with … Continued

Cognitive Computing is Revolutionizing the Business World

September 8, 2015

“Leading computer scientists and technologists say the definition of ‘computer’ is again changing,” writes Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF). “We have reached … Continued

Labor Day 2015 and Jobs Sustainability

September 7, 2015

Although Labor Day has come to represent the end of summer, it was established to honor the contributions of working … Continued

STEM Education Helps Teach Skills Necessary for 21st Century Success

September 4, 2015

“Today’s fast-changing world requires students who not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, math, and science,” … Continued

Grocery Shopping with Millennials: Bring Your Smartphone

September 3, 2015

Supermarket giant Kroger is expanding its experiment with an online ordering service called ClickList that allows consumers to order groceries … Continued

Improving Business Decisions Using Cognitive Computing

September 2, 2015

“Computers cannot think,” Deloitte analysts David Schatsky (@dschatsky), Craig Muraskin, and Ragu Gurumurthy write. “But increasingly, they can do things … Continued

Personalization and Identity-Driven Marketing

September 1, 2015

“Companies are increasingly tuning in to the importance of understanding their customers in order to make their marketing more effective,” … Continued

What the Truman Show Can Teach Us about Big Data

August 31, 2015

According to a report prepared for the World Economic Forum by Bain & Company, “Personal data is becoming a new … Continued

Rooting Out Slave Labor in Your Supply Chain

August 28, 2015

“There are slaves in your supply chain,” writes Tim Minahan. “According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) there are more … Continued

Mainstreaming Machine Learning, Part 2

August 27, 2015

In the first part of this article, I discussed how business leaders’ eyes are just opening to the possibilities machine … Continued

Mainstreaming Machine Learning, Part 1

August 26, 2015

“There is pressure in the enterprise software space,” writes Jorge Garcia (@jgptec), “to incorporate new technologies, both in hardware and … Continued

Digital Enterprises Rely on Digital Supply Chains

August 25, 2015

“The basis of commercial enterprise is information,” writes Kenneth Cukier (@kncukier), Data Editor at The Economist. “That hasn’t changed in … Continued

Risk Management in Global Supply Chains

August 24, 2015

Managing day-to-day operations in a global supply chain is no easy task. That’s certainly not news for supply chain professionals. … Continued

The World Needs to Discuss Changing Agricultural Practices

August 21, 2015

“To meet the growing global demand for food this century,” writes Giovanni Rodriguez (@giorodriguez), co-founder and CEO of SocialxDesign, “we … Continued

Kraft/Heinz Merger Highlights Need for Cognitive Value Chain™

August 20, 2015

The Kraft Heinz Co. recently announced that it was laying off 2500 employees in the U.S. and Canada (including 700 … Continued

Imagine: A Cognitive Supply Chain

August 19, 2015

This coming September Enterra Solutions® is one of the sponsors for the Supply Chain Insights 3rd Annual Supply Chain Summit. … Continued

Enterra/PSC Interns Complete Summer Program

August 18, 2015

Bill Nye (the “Science Guy”) asserts, “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science … Continued

The Internet of Things Revolution

August 17, 2015

“A funny thing happened on the way to the internet of things,” writes Richard Waters (@RichardWaters). “Many of the ‘things’ … Continued

Education: Saving and Improving Lives

August 14, 2015

“One thing that I have learned from the heroes in education that I speak with here at Daily Edventures,” writes … Continued