I'm Stephen F. DeAngelis, a technology and supply chain sector entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in building, financing and operating technology and manufacturing companies. I founded Enterra Solutions, LLC, in 2003 to address the global complexity challenges of corporations and governmental agencies through the effective use of artificial intelligence and patented best practices. Read more about Stephen F. DeAngelis

In this blog, I discuss issues about the effects of globalization on business and government with a focus on supply chain management, innovation, and technology. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about Enterprise Resilience Management℠ and the new organizational environment.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog. Read more about Bradd C. Hayes

Online Grocery Shopping 01

Does Walmart’s Effort Secure the Future of Online Grocery Shopping?

June 28, 2016

“It’s been clear for a while,” writes Bill Bishop (@BrickMeetsClick), Chief Architect at Brick Meets Click, “that a wide range … Continued

AI and Buisness 01

Business is Embracing Artificial Intelligence

June 27, 2016

While Hollywood has fostered the notion that artificial intelligence (AI) is out to destroy humankind, businesses have begun embracing AI … Continued

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STEM Programs Work Best When Tied to the Real World

June 24, 2016

I’m guessing that students have been saying “I’ll never need to know that” ever since the first formal school was … Continued

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Meeting the Digital Enterprise Transformation Imperative

June 23, 2016

Most analysts agree that businesses face an imperative to transform into a digital enterprise or lose ground to competitors that … Continued

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Cognitive Process Automation™ can be Good for Business and the Soul

June 22, 2016

“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having,” Booker T. Washington once remarked, “except as a result of hard … Continued

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Jobs Sustainability: Robots and Your [Old] Job

June 21, 2016

You may have read that Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, just fired 60,000 employees and replaced them with … Continued

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Machine Learning is Rapidly Changing the Business Landscape

June 20, 2016

“SAP, CEO Bill McDermott has predicted over the next five to 10 years the hype will be around machine learning, … Continued

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U.S. Government Explores Artificial Intelligence

June 17, 2016

The U.S. Government has long been a backer of artificial intelligence (AI) projects. “Public monies have been invested in a … Continued

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Keeping Track of the Risks

June 16, 2016

“Supply chain practitioners, accustomed to the ongoing disruptions throughout the sub-tier supply chain, are familiar with the usual risks that … Continued

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Vendor Chargebacks Remain a Problem

June 15, 2016

Retailer chargebacks against vendors are not new, but they do represent a growing challenge to profitability. The staff at Supply … Continued

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Big Data and Supply Chain Transformation

June 14, 2016

The ground beneath businesses continues to shift as the impacts of e-commerce, new business models, digitization, and automation are fully … Continued

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Targeted Marketing: How Effective is It?

June 13, 2016

John Wanamaker, the late department store magnate, once stated, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble … Continued

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Challenges Still Face Full Internet of Things Implementation

June 10, 2016

Amid all the hype about the Internet of Things (IoT) one fact is beginning to come clear — there are still … Continued

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Digital Enterprise Transformation is Altering Companies and the Business Landscape

June 9, 2016

We’re all aware how digital enterprise transformation has swept across the entertainment industry forever altering that business landscape; however, the … Continued

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The Internet of Things will be Rooted in Industry

June 8, 2016

There is a lot of talk today about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will connect with individuals … Continued

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Inventory Optimization: Trying to Manage a Business Conundrum

June 7, 2016

Inventory management continues to be a business conundrum. Lora Cecere (@lcecere), founder and President of Supply Chain Insights, recalls a … Continued

Supply Chain Excellence 01

The Need for Supply Chain Excellence has never been Greater

June 6, 2016

For professionals who deal with extended supply chains, business is a 24/7 proposition. The old adage — “there is no … Continued

Smart Cities 04

Smart Cities: People, Processes, and Technology

June 3, 2016

In the business world, executives know that to be successful they need to blend the right combination of people, processes, … Continued

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The Digital Path to Purchase is Rapidly Becoming a Superhighway

June 2, 2016

Nearly every week we read about more brick-and-mortar stores closing their doors. The reason for these closings is almost always … Continued

Category Management 02

Category Management in the Cognitive Era

June 1, 2016

Category Management is a widespread practice in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sector, yet Winston Weber & Associates (WWA) analysts … Continued

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Targeted Marketing in the Age of Cognitive Computing

May 31, 2016

“The future of marketing,” writes Derek Newton (@DerekTNG), “is intensely personal — marketing targeted not just to you, but to … Continued

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Memorial Day 2016

May 30, 2016

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and dreams of vacations, picnics, and outdoor activities. We should never forget, … Continued

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Cognitive Computing can Help Discover Your Customer’s Digital Path to Purchase

May 27, 2016

The digital path to purchase for any potential customer can include a number of different twists and turns including ones … Continued

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Resiliency and Fragility

May 26, 2016

“Scratching an itch never makes it go away,” writes Thomas P.M. Barnett (@thomaspmbarnett), Vice President for Communications at Resilient Corporation, … Continued

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Jobs Sustainability: Learning to Work with Machines

May 25, 2016

“Humans are more likely to work with smart machines in the digital enterprises of the future than be ousted by … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence Improving Business around the Globe

May 24, 2016

Despite concerns about the emergence of an amoral (or worse, evil) artificial intelligence (AI) system bent on enslaving or destroying … Continued

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Internet of Things Surpasses World Wide Web. Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

May 23, 2016

“[Last year], we passed an important milestone,” reports Per Richtun (@perricktun), an analyst with Capgemini. “For the first time in … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence and Education

May 20, 2016

In the developed world (and many parts of the developing world), technology is affecting almost every area of daily life. … Continued

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In Praise of the Digital Supply Chain

May 19, 2016

Most analysts agree that in order survive and thrive in the years ahead industrial age organizations need to transform into … Continued

Agile marketing clear 01

Agile Marketing is Right Approach for Today’s Digital Path to Purchase

May 18, 2016

According to Scott Brinker (@chiefmartec), co-founder & CTO of ion interactive, today’s digital path to purchase requires marketers to create … Continued

Intelligent Enterprise 01

Cognitive Computing and the Rise of the Intelligent Enterprise

May 17, 2016

More and more is being written about the need for industrial age organizations to transform themselves into digital enterprises. With … Continued

SOP clear 01

S&OP: Has Its Time Passed?

May 16, 2016

For nearly three decades, sales & operations planning (S&OP) has been a much discussed topic. Dave Food (@davefood), a supply chain … Continued

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Smart Cities and the Future of the World

May 13, 2016

Although there has been a lot written about smart cities, many people still have no idea what the smart cities … Continued

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Digital Path to Purchase Requires a Mobile First Mentality

May 12, 2016

“With its same-day delivery and a mobile-first mentality,” writes Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF), “Diapers.com is currently doing business in the environment … Continued

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Cognitive Computing and Business Process Automation

May 11, 2016

“Robotic process automation mimics human actions associated with a variety of business processes,” write Peter Lowes and Subodh Chitre, from … Continued

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Transforming the Supply Chain

May 10, 2016

“A high-functioning, flexible and agile supply chain is increasingly critical to business success,” asserts Donna Fritz, Vice President of Marketing … Continued

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Global Supply Chain Risk Management

May 9, 2016

“Resiliency,” writes Aaron Burman, “has become an overused buzzword. Every field seems to have their own need to talk about … Continued

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Innovation is Difficult even for the Best Companies

May 6, 2016

“To be sure,” write McKinsey analysts Marc de Jong, Nathan Marston, and Erik Roth, “there’s no proven formula for success, … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence is Different than Our Intelligence

May 5, 2016

“Sometimes it is perceived as a figment of the far future,” states The Economist. “But artificial intelligence (AI) is today’s great … Continued

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Targeted Marketing: Arms Open for Millennials but no Embrace Yet

May 4, 2016

We’ve all seen little figurines with their arms stretched wide standing on a pedestal engraved with “I love you this … Continued

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Digital Enterprise Transformation: Changing or Adapting to the Business Landscape?

May 3, 2016

The business landscape has been ever changing since the first marketplace was established. Craftsman who may have enjoyed a monopoly … Continued

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The Complex World of Flavors

May 2, 2016

“They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick,” writes Candice Choi (@candicechoi). “But the artificial and … Continued

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“Making” STEM Education Fun

April 29, 2016

Kids are naturally curious. One mother I heard about found her three-year-old daughter pulling off all of the key pads … Continued

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New Breakthroughs Address Nagging Quantum Computing Challenges

April 28, 2016

Researchers anxiously await the development of a fully programmable quantum computer that can attack some of the universe’s most challenging … Continued

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Manufacturing’s Symbiotic Relationship with Technology

April 27, 2016

A million years ago manufacturing was a very personal business. Individuals constructed their own tools and weapons. Those items, however, … Continued

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Privacy Remains One of the Greatest Big Data Concerns

April 26, 2016

“Big Data? Big problems,” writes Maurice Lévy, chairman and chief executive of Publicis Groupe. “With each hack, leak, and act … Continued

CPA clear 01

Cognitive Process Automation™ is needed in the Cognitive Era

April 25, 2016

“The automation of knowledge work will be this decade’s engine of growth,” according to the Institute for Robotic Process Automation … Continued

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The World Needs Smart Cities

April 22, 2016

If you live in India (or follow what’s happening on the sub-continent), you know there has been a lot of … Continued

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Creating Jobs during the Robotic Revolution

April 21, 2016

Revolution is in the air. I’m not talking about dissidents rioting in the streets attempting to overthrow governments. I’m talking … Continued

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Big Data and Cognitive Computing will Drive Digital Enterprise Transformation

April 20, 2016

The term “big data” is likely to run out of steam as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Path to Purchase

April 19, 2016

Annual online sales are predicted to surpass $500 billion by the end of this decade.[1] Getting a share of that … Continued

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The Internet of Things will Change the World Once Devices Start Communicating

April 18, 2016

“The potential for the Internet of Things is huge,” writes Thomas Wadlow. “From water sensors that remind you to water … Continued

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Can Frugal Innovation Save the Global Economy?

April 15, 2016

The global economy is stuck in a malaise. Economists seem uncertain whether this malaise will worsen and plunge the global economy … Continued

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Stormy Weather: Supply Chain Risk Management and Climate Change

April 14, 2016

“The El Niño phenomenon,” writes Erica E. Phillips (@EEPhillips_WSJ), “is behind extreme weather patterns seen from India to Panama. With … Continued

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On-Shelf Availability Remains a Significant Challenge across Retail

April 13, 2016

“Retailers are facing unprecedented pressure to increase sales, decrease costs and retain customers,” writes Ted Moyer, a solutions consultant at … Continued

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Mankind and Machine Learning

April 12, 2016

In the past few years, stories about machine learning, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, automation, and robots have flooded media outlets … Continued

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Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Are You Ready?

April 11, 2016

Research conducted by Source for Consulting in partnership with business applications and service provider Advanced revealed, “Just 37 per cent … Continued

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Andy Grove, Innovation, STEM Education, and Jobs

April 8, 2016

In March Andy Grove, the former CEO and Chairman of Intel, passed away. Eulogies praising his remarkable life called him … Continued

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Pressure Mounts for Better Safety at Both Ends of the Food Supply Chain

April 7, 2016

The food supply chain has received a lot of attention over the past few years — not all of that … Continued

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Getting the Most Out of Content Marketing

April 6, 2016

Last year Gartner released a study about the five top emerging trends in digital marketing. One of those trends was … Continued