Think Tank

Blog Photo ... Think Tank is where the editors of SupplyChainBrain share their thoughts and comments on the latest supply chain trends and developments. Read what they have to say and then join the discussion by posting your own observations.
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Dealing With Intel’s Massive Security Flaw

February 20, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

The huge security flaw discovered in chips made by Intel Corp., AMD and ARM is threatening nearly all computers, servers, TVs, phones and other mobile devices.[more]

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Introducing a Cryptocurrency for the Food Supply Chain

February 12, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

And so the cryptocurrency mania continues, in yet another form.[more]

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Survival Strategies for Brands and Traditional Retailers

February 07, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

This just in: People are still shopping in physical stores.[more]

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How Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Survive in the Age of Amazon

January 29, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

As Amazon tightens its grip on the modern-day consumer, you have to wonder: Do traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have any future at all?[more]

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Where Will Companies Find Their Future I.T. Expertise?

January 22, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

We love to complain about the shortcomings of tech support. But how would we feel about a worldwide shortage of I.T. talent?[more]

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Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

January 15, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

The Republicans’ tax-reform measure is now the law of the land. So what’s going to happen to all that cash that’s been sitting in the overseas accounts of U.S. multinationals? Is it coming home?[more]

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A Cryptocurrency That Embraces Regulation

January 08, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Is the Wild West of cryptocurrencies about to be tamed?[more]

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The Gig Economy Is Here to Stay — But Can Workers Survive in It?

January 02, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

What are we talking about, when we talk about the gig economy?[more]

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The Future of Freight: 'Uberization' and Self-Driving Trucks

December 18, 2017
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

For all the dramatic advances in technology, the fundamentals of commercial transportation have remained constant for centuries: the shipper books a load, and the driver delivers it. But the next few years could see a radical transformation in the way that event takes place.[more]

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Laboratory Products Get a 'Green' Label. How About Consumer Goods?

December 11, 2017
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

It’s been 23 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began requiring "nutrition facts" labels on most food products. Is it time to do the same for disclosing the environmental impact of laboratory products?[more]

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