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A New Book on End-to-End Supply Chain Risk Management

Greg Schlegel, adjunct professor at Lehigh University, provides a sneak peak at his new book on the topic of end-to-end supply-chain risk management. »


Zero-Sum Supplier Negotiation Eventually Leads to Everyone Losing

Applying leverage in negotiations results in a zero-sum outcome where one side wins and the other side loses. This typically means that the winner ends up with somewhat more than 50 percent of their hoped-for result and the loser gets somewhat less than 50 percent since, just as in sports... »


Advances in Analytics Allow New Thinking in Human Resources, Talent Recognition

Advances in Analytics Allow New Thinking in Human Resources, Talent Recognition

The latest data and analytics buzz comes from the field of advanced HR analytics, where the application of new techniques and new thinking to talent management is becoming more mainstream. »


Internet of Things Continues to Make Inroads in Business, Report Says

Internet of Things Continues to Make Inroads in Business, Report Says

The Internet of Things is already having a massive effect on business, according to a recent report by Verizon, and by 2025 it predicts best-in-class organizations that use IoT extensively will be up to 10 percent more profitable than they are today. »


How Thermo Fisher Tackles Risk Management

Lee Young, director of supplier quality at Thermo Fisher Scientific, explains the company's approach risk management, and how it copes with issues such as sole sourcing and supplier qualification. »


E-commerce Enables African Consumers to Buy Products Often Unavailable Otherwise

E-commerce Enables African Consumers to Buy Products Often Unavailable Otherwise

Chris and Tope Folayan, two brothers who grew up in Nigeria and attended college in the United States, founded MallforAfrica in 2013. Tope earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. After graduating, he returned to Lagos, while Chris remained in the United States. Their... »


Multiple Challenges Remain to Connecting Emerging World to Internet

The internet already plays an indispensable role in the everyday life of billions. Yet the surface is only being scratched. The potential to bring new and more advantages to individuals around the world, and to benefit billions more people as they gain access, has few limits. Many of these benefits... »


The Brave New World of SKU Proliferation

SKUs, SKUs and more SKUs. Rob Dolci, chief information officer with System Group and country manager with Aizoon, talks about the challenge of dealing with retail SKU proliferation, and how companies can sort through the impending chaos. »


Manufacturers Can No Longer Ignore Focusing on Resource Productivity

A decade or so ago, companies in industrial manufacturing and other process industries did not need to focus on resource productivity. If they gave any attention to the topic, it was to undertake small, incremental measures with the hope of generating marginal improvements. That period is over.... »


The Perils of Sole Sourcing

Why is sole-supplier sourcing a potential problem for supply chains, and what should companies do to mitigate the risk? Jillian Alexander, managing director of Conduit Consulting LLC, provides some answers. »


How Do Organizations Manage IT Risk? (Infographic)

APQC recently conducted a survey on the state of IT risk in the supply chain. Respondents were asked to rate how often their organizations use specific practices to manage this risk. The results indicate that organizations are devoting their efforts to managing IT risk at the more tactical... »


Three Steps to Successful Supply Chain Mobility For Mid-Market Companies

Three Steps to Successful Supply Chain Mobility For Mid-Market Companies

Mobility is a hot topic these days. Regardless of industry or profession, a mobile application or ecosystem is in development to serve it. The supply chain is no different. In fact, given its very manual and distributed nature, the supply chain is better suited to mobile application deployment than... »


You May Need a CRM Solution - But Which One?

You May Need a CRM Solution  But Which One?

Customer relationship management technology has evolved to support increasingly complex business needs. How do you find one that's right for you? »


White House Proposal to Redesign Food Labels to Reflect Sugar Content Causes Sour Taste

White House Proposal to Redesign Food Labels to Reflect Sugar Content Causes Sour Taste

Of all the issues the Obama administration is grappling with, a modest redesign of what food labels say about sweeteners might not have seemed among the more controversial. But ever since First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the plan last year, a lobbying frenzy has ensued. »


VMI Transforms the Healthcare System in Zimbabwe

Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo, director of health systems strengthening with John Snow Inc., and Walter Proper, JSI's director of public health task order, relate the story of how a vendor-managed inventory (VMI) system improved Zimbabwean citizens' access to critical healthcare. A finalist in the... »


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