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Can Collaboration and Community Serve as Catalysts For Innovation in Supply Chain?

Note: A version of this article was first published on July 31, 2019 at Port Technology. The innovations required to reinvent global supply chains will not happen without collaboration. This article describes our experience facilitating such collaborations, starting in late 2017. In late 2016 and early 2017, I spent a lot of time studying trucking […]

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Key Supply Chain Innovation Issues to Consider as the World Becomes More Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous

Note: A version of this story was first published on June 11, 2019, at FreightWaves. For a couple of years now, I wake up each morning thinking to myself; “I wonder what insane thing happened while I was asleep.” Initially, it was an enervating experience. Now, I have become accustomed to it, and I do not […]

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Why You Should Be Rooting for Startups Like Uber

Note: A version of this story was first published on May 13, 2019, at FreightWaves. Disclaimer: The author is not an investor in Uber, or any of its competitors. Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest is an investor in FreightWaves. On May 9 — just one day before Uber’s I.P.O., The New York Times published; Why You […]

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Is disruption finally underway in the freight brokerage industry?

Note: A version of this story was first published on May 10, 2019, at FreightWaves. On April 25, Amazon announced that it was making an investment of $800 million to reduce delivery times, from two days to one, for members of Amazon Prime. The next day FreightWaves was first to report that, without any fanfare, Amazon […]

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Logistics Network Optimization — Why This Time Is Different

Note: A version of this article was first published on April 23, 2019 at FreightWaves. Amazon has changed the retail business. It has changed the cloud computing business. It has also changed the supply chain business, but perhaps not in the way that you think. On April 9, 2015, Amazon published a blog post on the […]

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Supply Chain, Innovation, & Technology (#SCIT2019) – Event Summary

More than 800 Supply Chain Professionals from 15 Countries Attend Supply Chain, Innovation & Technology Conference  The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation (#TWSCF) held its inaugural global summit on June 19 and June 20, 2019 in New York City. The 2-day conference was hosted by Microsoft Reactor NYC and Microsoft For Startups in NYC.  The Supply […]

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#UnderConstruction | Why Is A Global Grassroots Supply Chain Community Starting in NYC, and Charleston, SC?

Disclaimer: This blog post reflects my personal opinions only. It does not represent the opinions of REFASHIOND Ventures, or REFASHIOND CO:LAB. It does not represent the opinions of The New York Supply Chain Meetup, or The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation. It does not reflect the opinions of any other person who is associated with any […]

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#UnderConstruction | Why Is A Global Grassroots Supply Chain Community Starting in NYC, and Bangalore?

Disclaimer: This blog post reflects my personal opinions only. It does not represent the opinions of REFASHIOND Ventures, or REFASHIOND CO:LAB. It does not represent the opinions of The New York Supply Chain Meetup, or The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation. It does not reflect the opinions of any other person who is associated with any […]

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The Fashion Supply Chain Is Broken

By Brian Laung Aoaeh and Lisa Morales-Hellebo Originally published at www.refashiond.com on October 14, 2018. Authors’ Note: This is the first in a series of six articles about problems and opportunities in global supply chains, with a focus on the fashion industry. This article frames the problem. The next article will delve into a historical analyses of […]

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Update #02 | Request For Startups: MaritimeTech Edition

Note/Disclaimer: This blog post represents my opinions only. It does not represent the opinions of my teammates at Particle Ventures (formerly known as KEC Ventures), either individually or collectively. This blog post does not represent the opinions of any one at Maritime Global Technologies Innovation Center (MGTIC), SUNY Maritime College, or any of their related affiliates. […]

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