Chain Reactions http://www.industryweek.com/blog/29232/feed Follow the latest trends in supply chain management and let’s debate what works and what doesn't in your own quest for supply chain excellence. en Are You Up to the Challenge of Omni-Channel? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/are-you-challenge-omni-channel <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Most manufacturers would prefer to outsource the responsibility of figuring out what to do about omni-channel, but there aren't enough experts to go around.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-reactions">Chain Reactions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/are-you-challenge-omni-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/are-you-challenge-omni-channel#comments Customer Relationships Inventory Management Logistics Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Supply Chain Chain Reactions Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:35:00 +0000 149401 at http://www.industryweek.com Manufacturers Are Taxing Obama's Patience with Inversion Deals http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturers-are-taxing-obamas-patience-inversion-deals <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The luck of the Irish may be running out if the Obama Administration succeeds in squashing tax inversion deals that have made low-tax rate countries like Ireland attractive to U.S. corporations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-reactions">Chain Reactions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturers-are-taxing-obamas-patience-inversion-deals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturers-are-taxing-obamas-patience-inversion-deals#comments Competitiveness Corporate Finance & Tax Legislation Regulations Finance Global Economy Chain Reactions Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 143831 at http://www.industryweek.com Made in America vs. Paid in America http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-america-vs-paid-america <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>State and local governments need to do a better job of attracting and retaining foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-reactions">Chain Reactions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-america-vs-paid-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-america-vs-paid-america#comments Around the Web Finance Global Economy Supply Chain Chain Reactions Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:40:00 +0000 141121 at http://www.industryweek.com What Type of CFO Are You? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/what-type-cfo-are-you <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Are you focused more on costs, on metrics or on growth? </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-reactions">Chain Reactions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/what-type-cfo-are-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/what-type-cfo-are-you#comments Around the Web Corporate Finance & Tax Finance Chain Reactions Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:26:00 +0000 113451 at http://www.industryweek.com The More You Work, the Stupider You Become http://www.industryweek.com/blog/more-you-work-stupider-you-become <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>New research suggests that for managers of all types, working longer hours can actually make you less productive, and even, well, stupider. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-reactions">Chain Reactions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/more-you-work-stupider-you-become" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/more-you-work-stupider-you-become#comments Corporate Culture Leadership Supply Chain Chain Reactions Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:52:00 +0000 104871 at http://www.industryweek.com Amazon Throws a Juicy Bone to the USPS http://www.industryweek.com/blog/amazon-throws-juicy-bone-usps <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The USPS will begin offering Sunday package deliveries to select cities, thanks to a new deal with Amazon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-reactions">Chain Reactions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/amazon-throws-juicy-bone-usps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/amazon-throws-juicy-bone-usps#comments Transportation Supply Chain Chain Reactions Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:30:00 +0000 102621 at http://www.industryweek.com Amazon Gets Up Close and Personal with P&G http://www.industryweek.com/blog/amazon-gets-close-and-personal-pg <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Amazon is sharing warehouse space with major suppliers to grab a bigger piece of the CPG market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-reactions">Chain Reactions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/amazon-gets-close-and-personal-pg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/amazon-gets-close-and-personal-pg#comments Around the Web Chain Reactions Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:08:00 +0000 98842 at http://www.industryweek.com Go Ahead and Bore Me -- You're Not Paying Me Enough to Think http://www.industryweek.com/blog/go-ahead-and-bore-me-youre-not-paying-me-enough-think <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>New research suggests that nobody wants to be challenged in their jobs anymore.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-reactions">Chain Reactions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/go-ahead-and-bore-me-youre-not-paying-me-enough-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/go-ahead-and-bore-me-youre-not-paying-me-enough-think#comments Supply Chain Workforce Chain Reactions Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:50:00 +0000 95042 at http://www.industryweek.com USPS Struggles to Stay Solvent and Relevant http://www.industryweek.com/blog/usps-struggles-stay-solvent-and-relevant <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It’s got to be tough running the U.S. Postal Service, especially these days, when the government-agency-that’s-not-really-a-government-agency not only is having trouble making ends meet, to put it gently, but is having even bigger trouble getting anybody in Congress to return their phone calls. No surprise, then, that the USPS has borrowed a page from its chief rivals, FedEx and UPS, and rolled out some new products and services designed to generate more than $500 million in new revenue over the next year.While waiting for Congress to finally commit to postal reform, the USPS is rolling out new services aimed at capitalizing on the rise of e-commerce and small package deliveries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-reactions">Chain Reactions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/usps-struggles-stay-solvent-and-relevant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/usps-struggles-stay-solvent-and-relevant#comments Logistics Supply Chain Chain Reactions Sun, 18 Aug 2013 02:33:00 +0000 87002 at http://www.industryweek.com Just Another Robot on the Lost Highway http://www.industryweek.com/blog/just-another-robot-lost-highway <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Will truck drivers be the next occupation to be automated by robots?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-reactions">Chain Reactions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/just-another-robot-lost-highway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/just-another-robot-lost-highway#comments Robotics Transportation Supply Chain Technology Chain Reactions Fri, 26 Jul 2013 01:51:00 +0000 82462 at http://www.industryweek.com