Tag Archives | Supply Chain Management

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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Disputes Will Disrupt Global Trade and Supply Chains

Note: A version of this story was first published on June 04, 2019, at FreightWaves. The United States is now in the midst of well publicised trade disputes with China, and Mexico, two of its biggest trading partners. There are also simmering trade tensions between the European Union and the United States. Supply chains are networks […]

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The Democratization of Data for Supply Chain Logistics

Note: A version of this story was first published on May 29, 2019, at FreightWaves. Almost every day, there are reports warning of severe weather events, across the United States and in other parts of the world. About two weeks ago, while listening to one of those reports I thought to myself “I wonder how easy […]

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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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#MarketVoices | Introducing My Weekly Column at FreightWaves

According to the International Monetary Fund, the world’s economy is worth $88 Trillion as of 2019. The Conference Board estimates that the global economy will grow at an annual rate of about 3% between 2019 and 2023, and at about 2.8% between 2024 and 2028. None of this is possible without supply chains; The networks […]

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NRF Big Show 2019 – My EXPO Hall Tour Notes

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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#ChainReaction: Notes on Centralized, Decentralized, and Distributed Systems

This blog post is the first in a series of blog posts I will write as part of my effort to take an inventory of what I am learning about supply chains, digital tokens, and distributed ledger technologies. I expect these blog posts to be frustrating for most people to read because I suspect they […]

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