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2004: Asia's Future - Moving Up the Economic Path in the 21st Century Article
"China's development is blessed with a rare period of strategic opportunities. And if we don't grasp it, it will slip away," said Wen Jiabao, giving a speech at Harvard in December of 2003. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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2010 New Years Resolution... for Your Supply Chain
Webinar Recording
Webinar
New Years is here. A time for reflection, confronting personal and organizational weaknesses, and making our commitments to improve. In our 2010 kickoff webinar recording, we share findings from our r... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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2011 Supply Chain Risk Survey Results: Part One Article
We report the findings of our survey, answering questions such as the level of investments being made in resilience, the scope of responsibility for supply chain organizations, and assessment of how w... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

2011 Supply Chain Risk Survey Results: Part Two Article
Findings from our research on Supply Chain Risk ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

2012 - the Year of Uncertainty: Part One Article
2012 opens with a higher than usual number of 'balls in the air' and dramas at play across the world stage. Although the recovery seems to be taking hold, there are some scary scenarios for how world ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

2012 - the Year of Uncertainty: Part Two Article
How can businesses deal with the uncertainties we face for 2012? We explore a broad array of very concrete strategies and practices for creating adaptable enterprises that can cope with extreme potent... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

A Mid Winter's Nightmare: Economic Notes for the Winter Holiday Season Article
Before you debit or credit yourself in the holiday season, think about the US's current account balance, national debt, and US citizens as the greatest debtor nation in the world.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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A Potpourri of Predictions for 2017 Article
Here are our predictions for 2017 on automation and autonomous vehicles, IoT, RFID, retail, trade and the world economy, energy, AI, analytics and machine learning, enterprise solutions, and agile dev... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Alibaba and the 100,000 Jobs Article
The claim by Alibaba's CEO that they will create 100,000 jobs in the U.S. could be easily misinterpreted.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Automotive Supply Chain Hits the Road Article
General Motors failed to fix their supply chain in the late '80s. Now GM and taxpayers are paying for it big time. Maybe now they are finally getting it right. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Big Trends for Business 2013 Article
Forecast and Priorities for 2013. Slowing globalization but increasing IT spend in most sectors, preview of business priorities for 2013, sector-specific technology trends, and much more.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath

Blockchain Gets Real Article
The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) facilitates post-trade processing for over 98% of all credit derivatives worldwide (over $11 trillion). Last week, they announced (together with IB... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Canada Small Business Quarterly Article
The Small Business Quarterly (SBQ) provides a quick and easy-to-read snapshot of the recent performance of Canadaï¾’s small business sector.The SBQ is published by the Small Business Policy Branch of In... (more information)
by Various


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Cold Chain: A Story of Integration Article
Solution Providers discuss integration to provide end-to-end Cold Chain Management and traceability - from seed to consumer.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Collaboration in Practice: Part One - More Than a Buzzword Article
Collaboration means many different things to many different people. Here's a framework with concrete definitions and examples. Here in Part One we focus on collaboration in product conception and desi... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Collaboration Technologies: Part One - Convergence
Collaboration at the Cross Roads
Report
(This Three Part series is now combined into a Full Report available HERE.)

Lately,
... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Competitive Alternatives (Summary) Article
Competitive Alternatives, is a study put out by KPMG, comparing business costs in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. This report measures the combined impact of 27 cost components that are most ... (more information)
by KPMG


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Congress Passes Financial Reform Article
The ChainLink team hypothesizes on the potential impacts to Supply Chain investments. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Convergence of Physical and Financial Supply Chains: Part One Article
With global trade and extended multi-tier supply chains, it is imperative that the physical, financial, and information supply chains becoming more well-integrated. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Convergence of Physical and Financial Supply Chains: Part Two Article
With the maturing of global trade relationships, Open Accounts are replacing Letters of Credit as the dominant approach to enabling financial transactions between importers and exporters. We explore s... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Dateline 2025: The China/India Summit Meets to End Poverty in North America Article
Economic and political leaders in Asia met in Pudong this week to discuss stimulus programs due to the continued decline of their markets in the U.S. and Canada and discussed ways to reinvigorate the ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Emerging Markets - Northeastern University Article
Session at Northeastern brings strategic insights to global markets.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Future Forward Logistics
Creating an Extended Global Enterprise
Report
As enterprises focus on perceived "core functions," more activities are outsourced to third party providers of goods and services. This extended supply chain of manufacturers of products-- from raw ma... (more information)
by Carla Frances Reed


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Getting Immigration Policy Right - Lessons from Australia? Article
Immigration policy has a profound influence on the makeup and availability of the workforce, the degree of competitiveness, and the culture of a nation. But setting immigration policy is a difficult b... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Going Global or Coming Home? Article
China's currency is in the news again as the EU and US try to deal with trade imbalances and their own flagging economies...... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Having a China Dream Interview
The Interview this month is with Joe Studwell, author of China Dream. If you are doing business in China, thinking about it, or just want to learn about the real China, read Ann's discussion with this... (more information)
by Joe Studwell


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Inflation Low in Europe, China, U.S. and Elsewhere, but with Differing Consequences Article
Inflation rates remain low globally, but with varying impact, depending on each country's current rate of economic growth and other factors. The IMF is urging higher inflation, but this is unlikely t... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Innovating Cheap: The Key to Tapping the Enormous Potential of Emerging Markets: Part One Article
Design innovations enabled Tata to build a $2,500 car. Now that is how you get into an emerging market such as India in a big way.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Innovating Cheap: The Key to Tapping the Enormous Potential of Emerging Markets: Part Two Article
How was Tata able to build a $2,500 car? Here we dig into some examples of their 'frugal engineering' approach.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Is the Second Decade Based on a Global Ethical Framework? Article
Harvard appoints ethics expert as the new Dean of the Harvard Business School, raising the question - are we finally putting ethics on the business agenda?... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Kiva Cuts the Ribbon on New Facility in Massachusetts Article
With so much talk about off-shoring, it's nice to see a company creating jobs and building facilities in the US. The US, overall, has seen an more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Leave No Farmer Behind
Liberalizing the Global Economies
Article
While the US sports our; 'leave no children behind', which ultimately could impact US competitiveness, by making sure we educate our youth to a 'higher standard', Asia problems are more systemic.... (more information)
by Lucy West


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Lesson Learned on the Inca Trail Article
During the course of my career, I have literally traveled to the far corners of the earth. What still continues to surprise me is the fact that beyond the language and other differences, globalization... (more information)
by Carla Reed


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Low Labor Costs are Attractive - but Smart Companies Demand a More Complete Picture Article
Market analysts who have accepted the arduous task of trying to predict the future are forced to consider potential factors that might "change the tide" of outsourcing...... (more information)
by Douglas Kent


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Managing Risk is Not Just Child's Play Article
After Cheung Shu-hung (appropriately named by unsuspecting parents) was found hung in the warehouse where tainted Mattel products were made, one realizes the high stakes in managing a global supply ch... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Managing Supply Risk Part Four - Hedging Strategies: Approaches Article
Learn from one company's strategy and their approaches to hedging. And a discussion of financial instruments for hedging.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Managing Supply Risk Part Three - Hedging Strategies: Cross-Functional Teams Article
Global dynamics ensure that commodity prices will remain volatile, with huge price spikes, for decades to come. Good hedging strategies are increasingly critical. Cross-functional teams are a great wa... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge Article
Our latest research explores the key reasons why companies outsource their manufacturing and/or logistics, the challenges they face, and how they are overcoming those challenges.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Mr. Greenspan, I Think You Are Being A Bit Sanguine Article
Mr. Greenspan, I think, has lived out his luster. Sir Alan, actually. (Knighted by the Queen, you know!) This last committee hearing put the final tarnish on his crown. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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OMG, IoT is a $19 Trillion Market! ... Really?
Understanding IoT Market Size
Article
Over-the-top headlines and estimates of the size of the IoT market create more confusion and skepticism about hype than a real understanding of how big the market really is. Here we provide a framewor... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy Article
The move to an outcome economy encompasses radical changes in the core elements of commerce. It requires a whole new way of thinking on the part of both buyer and seller - from buying and selling thi... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Outsourced - The Show - But is it Real Life? Article
Besides denigrating the Indian Culture and the American Culture, this show might be too close to home for both cultures. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Pandemic Preparedness Resources
Tools for Business and Individuals to Proactively and Rationally Prepare for the Pandemic
Article

Record US Debt has China Worried Article
The record deficit in the recently proposed Federal budget has reawakened debate in China over the wisdom of holding so much U.S. debt.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Reducing Risk in Global Life Sciences Supply Chains Whitepaper
Estimates on the effects of counterfeit trade exceed two hundred billion dollars (US), and inspections across the world cost billions. Yet only a very few shipments are actually inspected. This issue ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Reversal of the Offshoring Tide Article
The past two decades have witnessed a massive shift of manufacturing from the U.S. to China. Now there are signs of a reversal. What are the implications for those responsible for managing these suppl... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Single Version of the Truth
The Journey to a Unified Supply Chain
Report
The accurate and timely sharing of strategy, planning, and execution information across the end-to-end supply chain has become critical. The elimination of trade barriers, and the move to massive outs... (more information)
by Carla Reed, Bill McBeath, Ann Grackin


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Some Software/Solution Companies Are Thriving in the Recovery Article
Non-payroll jobs continue to rise (albeit slowly), manufacturing is up, auto sales are way up, and several software firms are predicting a return to reasonable growth for 2010. Many of our clients hav... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

State Budgets - Glummer and Glummer Article
The Market is picking up, but so is the debt. American's personal debt is over $1.7T! The Federal debt is in the trillions; and then there are the states. Read this research on state debt... (more information)
by Laffer and Associates


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Summer Reading List Article
Summer vacations are a great time to get renewed physically, mentally and spiritually, and watch some baseball.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Supply Chain Economy Article
The US Labor Department reported an increase in jobs in June and July...but the manufacturing industry cut jobs for a third month in a row.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The Big Crunch: Price Pressures and Big Changes in Healthcare and Life Science Supply Chains - Part Two Article
A major component of Life Science's transformation is the move to sell more into emerging markets. These have tremendous challenges around logistics, counterfeits, and (above all) extremely low price ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Buzz in Wholesale Distribution: Part Two Article
Wholesale Distribution is a very diverse sector. This article looks across several industry 'slices,' highlighting the characteristics and trends that are happening now. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

The Changing Face of the Holiday Season Article
I hate to be a Grinch, but aren't the holidays getting more advance notice each year?... (more information)
by Carla Reed


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The European Union (while we are worrying about China) Article
On 1 May 2004, the European Union expanded to 25 countries and now surpasses the United States as the richest trading block in the world with 453 million people.... (more information)
by Lucy West


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The Future Logistics Enterprise
Roadmap to Transformation
Report
This paper will articulate and validate the Future Logistics Enterprise (FLE) vision and objectives for readers such as industry suppliers and partners, members of Congress, members of other governmen... (more information)


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The Interview:
Getting Real with Paul Fox
Interview
With continued Supply Chain outsourcing to low cost producers, piracy and counterfeiting loom large. So I went to meet with Paul Fox, who is the Chairman of the Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Pi... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Transparency, Compliance and Ethics are Needed in the Global Supply Chain Whitepaper
With the Dodd-Frank Act's conflict minerals legislation coming into effect, many companies are working hard to create ethical frameworks in their supply chains. Supply Chain Brain recently highlighted... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

U.S. Importers Face Fines and Delays in July
6 Tips to Help Companies Avoid Hardship
Article
After July 1, 2010, the CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) will start issuing significant financial penalties and increasing holds and inspections on shipments not complying with ISF (10+2). This article... (more information)
by By Matt Gersper, contributing author

University Business Collaboration - The Future of Technology? Article
Smart phones, clean energy, energy independence, disruptive technologies, emerging markets, and the economic restructuring of the world - who will be the players in all that? ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Vested Outsourcing - An Interview with Kate Vitasek Article
Once in a while a business book cuts through all the noise and really has something important to say. After decades of 'greed is good' and downsizing and outsourcing, Kate Vitasek and Vested Outsourci... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Welcome to the brief Article
In today's twittering world, short is beautiful. Thus was born the brief: concise articles on best practices, technology, and new takes on business topics across a variety of industries ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

What's Your Global Market Price? Article
"The United States has nothing to fear from commercial engagement with the rest of the planet."Who said this? Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States...... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Will International Trade Increase or Will We Reshore and Insource? Article
Release of final 2014 numbers and 2015 forecasts of world economic numbers shows a changing picture of national economies. What will the impact be on supply chain strategy?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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