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Mar 11, 2014

What Type of CFO Are You?

Are you focused more on costs, on metrics or on growth?....More
Dave Blanchard
Dec 07, 2013

The More You Work, the Stupider You Become

New research suggests that for managers of all types, working longer hours can actually make you less productive, and even, well, stupider....More
Nov 12, 2013

Amazon Throws a Juicy Bone to the USPS

The USPS will begin offering Sunday package deliveries to select cities, thanks to a new deal with Amazon....More
Oct 15, 2013

Amazon Gets Up Close and Personal with P&G

Amazon is sharing warehouse space with major suppliers to grab a bigger piece of the CPG market....More
Sep 27, 2013

Go Ahead and Bore Me -- You're Not Paying Me Enough to Think

New research suggests that nobody wants to be challenged in their jobs anymore....More
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Aug 17, 2013

USPS Struggles to Stay Solvent and Relevant

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....More
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Jul 25, 2013

Just Another Robot on the Lost Highway

Will truck drivers be the next occupation to be automated by robots?....More
Dave Blanchard
Apr 28, 2013

Lean Survival Strategies in the Textile Industry

Textile manufacturers may be a vanishing breed in the U.S., but lean supply chain practices are helping the strongest survive....More
Apr 14, 2013

Boeing's Eastward Migration Suggests How US Manufacturing Can Remain Relevant

U.S. communities are borrowing a page from China's playbook as they offer significant incentives to attract manufacturers to their regions....More
Feb 06, 2013

The Legend of the 24/7/365 Supply Chain

The supply chain will be getting slower, not faster, as the country adjusts to the end of Saturday deliveries by the USPS....More
Earl Weaver
Jan 21, 2013

It’s What You Learn after You Know It All that Counts

What Hall of Famer Earl Weaver knew about managing an organization could have filled up several business strategy books....More
Jan 11, 2013

Where Are They Now? A Updated Look at the Most Influential Supply Chain Leaders

A look at what the Most Influential Supply Chain People of 2003 are doing today, ten years later....More
Sep 25, 2012

Deadly Emissions Are Lurking in Your Backyard

Grilling a hamburger emits more particulates than a long-haul truck driving down the highway for two hours....More
Sep 14, 2012

Healthcare Costs Are Making the Supply Chain Sick

Based on the annual “pain in the supply chain” survey conducted by UPS, 53% of U.S. companies in the healthcare field say they’re still feeling the....More
Jul 19, 2012

Playing at Work Can Be More Stressful than Working at Work

In summertime, the living is easy, as the song goes, but not necessarily the working. Recognizing that most employees would rather be anywhere else....More
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This would be valid if only colleagues could interact. I have seen many workplaces in large organizations where only management can interact. All infomation must flow through managers. To make it worse the work layout does not support interactions. ... If you want the benefits of co-location you have to have the right management structure and the right physical structure!!!

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