The SupplyChainBrain Podcast features in-depth conversations with industry practitioners, academics, consultants and other experts on every aspect of supply-chain management and international trade. Available for streaming or downloading.
Host: Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain.
Of all the potential disruptions to global supply chains today, terrorist attack might be the least understood, and the hardest to prepare for. Much of the time spent by companies looking to shore up their supply chains against disruption has been devoted to thinking about natural disasters — tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, erupting volcanoes. Read More
Digital devices and the Internet of Things are taking us back to the Middle Ages. If you own any kind of digital device, or spend any time on the internet, then consider yourself a "serf," and the providers of those devices your feudal lords. Read More
Forget about trade friction between the U.S. and China. Now it's a global trade war. As more and more aggrieved countries jump into the game, we find ourselves in a world of retributive duties and other government actions against the ''dumping'' of goods in export markets. Read More
Forget about the old style of business networking. ''Social'' networking has brought a whole new meaning to the term. Social networking is fast becoming a must-have skill in the business world — both for career advancement and for managing day-to-day operations. Read More
For transportation providers in the e-commerce era, the choice is clear: disrupt, or be disrupted. The motivating force is, of course, Amazon.com, which has shown distinct signs in recent years of desiring to take over multiple transportation and logistics functions in support of its dominant e-commerce business. Read More
Do modern-day retail customer-loyalty programs really make for loyal customers? The loyalty program is a tried and true maneuver to keep shoppers from straying to rival retailers. In its original manifestation, though, it was largely a means of mining information about customers, who were otherwise anonymous in the brick-and-mortar world. Read More