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Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

Picture a truck delivering product in a traffic-choked megacity and physical obstacles such as a maze of one-way streets come to mind. But hindrances like these are manifestations of a more fundamental problem: constantly changing traffic regulations. How do companies overcome regulatory speed bumps in sprawling urban areas where government is highly fragmented and theRead More

Building a New Consensus on Infrastructure

As the US Congress struggles to find a long-term solution to funding the Highway Trust Fund, a new approach to prioritizing investments in transportation systems could greatly improve the infrastructure planning process. The companies that rely on road, rail, and port networks to connect them to customers and suppliers worldwide, and the government planners responsibleRead More

Are You Ready for the Sharing Economy?

In October 2007, Brian Chesky, a recent college grad, gave up his job hunt in Los Angeles to stay with a friend in San Francisco.[i] Unemployed, Chesky couldn’t help his friend pay the rent — until the roommates came up with an idea. A large conference for industrial designers had come to San Francisco andRead More

Another Step Toward a 3D Printing Revolution?

The announcement this week by Cornell University that its researchers have 3D printed a working loudspeaker offers another reminder of the paradigm-busting potential of the technology. Fashioned by “seamlessly integrating the plastic, conductive and magnetic parts,” the loudspeaker is “ready for use almost as soon as it comes out of the printer,” according to theRead More

Bridging the Finance Gap for Asian SMEs

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are key drivers of growth in Asia, but they are hindered by inadequate access to finance, particularly from large banks. The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) has developed a framework for helping banks to tap into this vast market. The framework is part of a working paperRead More