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

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

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


Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

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]


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

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

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


For This Logistics Service Provider, The Game Is Afoot

For This Logistics Service Provider, the Game Is Afoot

If life is a game, then corporate management surely can't be the exception.[more]


Why Humans and Machines Must Collaborate on Cybersecurity

Why Humans and Machines Must Collaborate on Cybersecurity

Calling yourself a "threat hunter" in the battle to shore up corporate cybersecurity isn't enough. There's a wide gap between the effectiveness of best-in-class and inexperienced security organizations.[more]


Can Meal Kit Delivery Services Forge Sustainable Supply Chains?

Can Meal Kit Delivery Services Forge Sustainable Supply Chains?

Meal kit delivery services are taking the internet by storm. But can they deliver a supply chain that makes economic sense?[more]


Five Ways That Companies Can Prepare for a Cyber Attack

Five Ways That Companies Can Prepare for a Cyber Attack

Any business that believes itself to be impervious to a cyber attack today is either ignorant of the threat or in deep denial.[more]


Shining a Light on the Dreaded Phenomenon of 'Dark Spending'

Shining a Light on the Dreaded Phenomenon of 'Dark Spending'

Astrophysicists confront the mystery of dark energy and dark matter. Supply chain managers have to deal with dark spending.[more]


Eliminating Forced Labor Is a Tough Task. But That's No Reason Not to Act.

Eliminating Forced Labor Is a Tough Task. But That's No Reason Not to Act.

Laws against child labor, human trafficking and forced labor in the supply chain are beginning to spread throughout the globe.[more]


Facing the Task of Facilitating WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement

Facing the Task of Facilitating WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement

Free trade seems to have few friends in positions of power these days. But advocates of removing obstacles to the flow of international trade got at least one piece of good news earlier this year.[more]


For 3M, Technology Was the Key to a New Supply-Chain Mindset

For 3M, Technology Was the Key to a New Supply-Chain Mindset

It only makes sense that The 3M Company, with a business model resting almost entirely upon technology, would eventually get around to applying it to the supply chain.[more]


In Supplier Management, Companies Need to Step Up Their Game

In Supplier Management, Companies Need to Step Up Their Game

The ability to monitor the behavior and condition of one's suppliers depends on having access to hard numbers. But a surprisingly large percentage of companies lack this critical data.[more]


Will Trade and Transport Measures Advance, or Slow to a Crawl?

Will Trade and Transport Measures Advance, or Slow to a Crawl?

In the wake of the defeat of his healthcare proposal, President Trump might well be hoping for a comeback in the form of passing new trade legislation. What are the chances of that happening?[more]


Supply Chain May Be a Numbers Game, But It's Still Played by People

Supply Chain May Be a Numbers Game, But It's Still Played by People

Supply-chain management today is very much a game of numbers. But the risk of getting lost in the math is real.[more]


Lenovo's Key To Boosting Market Share: Become 'Amazon-Like'

Lenovo's Key to Boosting Market Share: Become 'Amazon-Like'

Lenovo Group Ltd. is the world's leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of personal computers. So why is it determined to overhaul the way it sells and markets product?[more]


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