Capturing the Value of Predictive Modeling in Logistics

Capturing the Value of Predictive Modeling in Logistics

Third party logistics providers (3PLs) are constantly fighting for competitive advantage. In a fragmented industry, having an edge is critical to success. We collaborated with a leading 3PL on a Master of Supply Chain Management (SCM)  thesis research project to find ways to make the company more competitive. The research sponsor company gains an edge over itsRead More

Capturing the Value of Predictive Modeling in Logistics

Capturing the Value of Predictive Modeling in Logistics

Third party logistics providers (3PLs) are constantly fighting for competitive advantage. In a fragmented industry, having an edge is critical to success. We collaborated with a leading 3PL on a Master of Supply Chain Management (SCM)  thesis research project to find ways to make the company more competitive. The research sponsor company gains an edge over itsRead More

Narrowing the Self-Drive Trust Divide

Narrowing the Self-Drive Trust Divide

Are we learning to trust self-drive vehicle technology? In January 2018 the AAA released the findings of its latest annual survey of driver attitudes in the US. Sixty-three percent of American drivers report feeling afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. This is a significant portion of the country’s driving population – but it’sRead More

Implementing Serialization of the Drug Supply Chain

Implementing Serialization of the Drug Supply Chain

With the introduction of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), all players within the pharmaceutical industry are confronting the challenge of implementing a serialized drug tracing system with little guidance on data standards, roles, or accountability. An SCM thesis research project titled Serialization of Prescription Drugs in the US: A Centralized View completed by theRead More

Can We Trust the “Trust Machine?”

Can We Trust the “Trust Machine?”

In 2015 The Economist magazine famously dubbed blockchain technology “the trust machine” owing to its ability to create trust in business networks. This capability resonates strongly in the supply chain world, where a lack of trust is a major obstacle to high-level collaboration. The promise of blockchain may be fulfilled in time, but at presentRead More

Will the Next Wave of Global Failures Hit in 2018?

Will the Next Wave of Global Failures Hit in 2018?

The 2008 global financial meltdown sent shockwaves through the world’s economies that are still being felt today. Are we about to witness another global-scale meltdown in 2018, but one triggered by geopolitical, not financial, forces? Eurasia Group’s 2018 forecast of political risks posits this disturbing scenario, and given the precarious nature of the world’s politicalRead More