Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Japan’s 24 Hour Rule, the Advanced Filing Requirement (AFR), goes into effect on March 1, 2014 and the penalty phase will apply just 10 days later on March 10, 2014. This doesn’t leave much time for those who have not already begun the process of selecting a service provider and begun the process of developing internal procedures and training programs.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The San Francisco Bay Area can easily lay claim to being the epicenter for supply chain sustainability, with scores of companies here united in a mission to make transportation cleaner and more efficient.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Chinese are much less direct in their communication than Westerners. In business dealings, you must watch for indirect signals and the context of the situation.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Globalization of business services requires dramatic changes to improve visibility of management information, in part through expanded use of automation. But most companies lag far behind in this area
Monday, October 28, 2013
“Big Data” was among the subjects addressed. Here are few more key takeaways.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Supply chain managers should avoid legal entanglements, but not sever trade relationships with all suppliers in the affected regions.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Supply chain managers arguably have no peer in understanding the complexity of the global economic and regulatory environment. In like manner, they’re among those best positioned to expedite a cutting-edge approach to public-private security cooperation that boosts economic competitiveness while advancing the public interest.
Posted on 10/16 at 09:59 AM
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Friday, October 11, 2013
A significant majority of middle market executives disapprove of the job performance of Congress and of the job performance of President Obama.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
How do you put a value on avoiding a problem that seemingly no longer exists because you’ve already spent money on eliminating it?
This is the classic Catch-22 dilemma faced by many corporate security managers when trying to justify further investments in steeling the supply chain against disruptions.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
According to IHS Global Insight economists, the manufacturing sector is looking better, but not that good.
Monday, September 30, 2013
The message seems to be tops-down with leadership and power at the pinnacle and the people at the bottom.
Posted on 09/30 at 08:38 AM
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
The supply chain profession urgently needs to fix the problem of a chronic shortage of talent, writes Dr. Chris Caplice, Executive Director, MIT CTL.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Payment terms are a great area for leadership by procurement. But there are some pitfalls to avoid.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
One of the chief contributors to competitive advantage is the ability to generate new ideas, and implement those ideas, before your competition
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Shadow banking or curbside lending is the way many merchants and manufacturers in China go about securing business loans.