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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Volatile markets. Unstable currencies. Vacillating demand. Unpredictable commodity costs. Manufacturers, like most companies, have plenty to worry about.
Posted on 03/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceMarch 2014ManufacturingPermalink


Saturday, February 01, 2014

In previous centuries, international trade volumes typically flowed east to west, with more goods, materials, and components journeying from emerging markets­— largely in Asia—to mature economies in Europe and North America.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

They may not recognize the term, but a lot of logistics and supply chain executives are concerned about “permanent volatility.”
Posted on 01/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceJanuary 2014Supply Chain TechnologyPermalink


Friday, November 01, 2013

Innovation isn’t the only path to prosperity. However, a growing number of companies have come to think that innovation’s risks outweigh its benefits. Thus they’ve opted to retain their “safe” business models and also focus more on product line extensions than real breakthroughs.
Posted on 11/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceNovember 2013Supply ChainPermalink


Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Every year, more products are being produced by companies whose supply chain operations are intelligently linked with suppliers and business partners. Many of the machines that make those products are guided by advanced data analysis, decision science, and other smart technology. The people who consume those products are probably using digital connections to guide their choices and ultimately make a purchase.
Posted on 10/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceOctober 2013Supply ChainPermalink


Sunday, September 01, 2013

This is no magic bullet that makes it possible for organizations to suddenly excel at end-to-end inventory management: to hold the right amount at the right place at the right time; to maximize enterprise-wide responsiveness to shifting demand; and to ensure crystal clear views of in-transit, in-process, and finished-goods inventories.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceSeptember 2013Permalink


Thursday, August 01, 2013

A lot of global companies are hoping that emerging markets will prop up their bottom lines. They could be disappointed.
Posted on 08/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceAugust 2013Supply Chain OperationsPermalink


Monday, July 01, 2013

Some large companies believe that their commitments to risk management stifle innovation.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceJuly 2013Supply Chain RiskPermalink


Saturday, June 01, 2013

Supply chain decision makers are well-positioned to help the world become a more habitable place, and to benefit financially from their efforts.
Posted on 06/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceSustainabilityJune 2013Permalink


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

This is the final column in our series about dynamic operations, or global supply chains imbued with the ability to alter the function and focus of key processes (manufacturing, transportation, distribution, etc.) in response to changing events.
Posted on 05/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceMay 2013Supply Chain ManagementPermalink



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