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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]


A Cryptocurrency That Embraces Regulation

A Cryptocurrency That Embraces Regulation

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


Yes, Some Customers Are More Equal Than Others

Yes, Some Customers Are More Equal Than Others

In the age of analytics and Big Data, all customers are not created equal.[more]


Is Cash Replacing Inventory As a Hedge Against Supply-Chain Risk?

Is Cash Replacing Inventory As a Hedge Against Supply-Chain Risk?

Worried about managing supply-chain risk? All you need is cash.[more]


A.I. Comes to Procurement. Are Human Sourcing Professionals Doomed?

A.I. Comes to Procurement. Are Human Sourcing Professionals Doomed?

Artificial intelligence, for decades little more than a dream in the minds of behavioral scientists, is insinuating itself into every aspect of supply-chain management today. The latest incursion is taking place in the realm of sourcing.[more]


Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

If you thought the act of purchasing transportation was as simple as paying a carrier to haul your freight - well, think again.[more]


How Smaller Traders Are Surviving in the Trade-Financing Game

How Smaller Traders Are Surviving in the Trade-Financing Game

It's a classic chicken-and-egg dilemma. Small and medium-sized companies can't get access to the trade financing they need in order to grow - because they're small.[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]


How FDA's Rule on Medical-Device Tracking Can Cure a Sick Supply Chain

How FDA's Rule on Medical-Device Tracking Can Cure a Sick Supply Chain

Regulation is usually viewed by the private sector as a burden. But sometimes it makes good business sense.[more]


The Changing Role of the CPO: With Respect Comes Responsibility

The Changing Role of the CPO: With Respect Comes Responsibility

A "celebrity" chief procurement officer? Isn't that a contradiction in terms?[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]


Near-Shoring Is No Cure-all for the Traditional American Worker

Near-Shoring Is No Cure-all for the Traditional American Worker

The return of manufacturing to the U.S. and Europe from Asia is happening - but not at the pace that proponents of reshoring might hope. And there are some unexpected complications that need to be addressed.[more]


How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy

How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy

Should shippers and ocean carriers have seen the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. coming?[more]


Are Ocean Carriers and Shippers Focused on Service - Or Just Lip Service?

Are Ocean Carriers and Shippers Focused on Service - Or Just Lip Service?

It's been the same drill for years: Ocean carriers and shippers talking service, then fixating on price. Is this disconnect finally about to be disrupted?[more]


Supply Chains Need to Grow. Will They Find the Cash to Do It?

Supply Chains Need to Grow. Will They Find the Cash to Do It?

These are unsettling times for global business leaders. And nothing makes them more nervous than the issue of access to working capital and liquidity for growth.[more]


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