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Mar 07, 2013

Network Studies: What Are They Really Good For?

Sometimes topics come at you in waves, and that has certainly been the case. What are some of the common questions that have been asked about....More
Gaining the Supply Chain Edge Jim Tomplins
Feb 14, 2013

Business Data is Big Business: Use this Flood of Information to Become Demand Driven

Is the general opinion of grocery shopping overdue for a change? Technology may help this detested chore. Read to find out how....More
Jan 15, 2013

Three Big Reasons Wal-Mart and Amazon's Leaders Are Golden

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, was just named the National Retail Foundation's (NRF’s) Gold Award winner for 2012. Although Bezos has been....More
Jan 03, 2013

A Question Heard Every Day in Retail Stores Could Soon Become Obsolete

“Did you find everything you were looking for today?” We frequently hear sales associates ask this as we’re checking out with our....More
Nov 29, 2012

This Booming Holiday Shopping Season, It’s All About Customer Expectations and Amazon's Genius

The holiday shopping season is upon us – a time where supply chains need to be performing at peak. More than ever, customers today expect....More
Nov 08, 2012

Making Amazon your 'Frenemy'

Amazon is your competitor, whether you like it or not. But are they also your friend? I see some companies suffering from an Amazon anxiety....More
Oct 18, 2012

Is Your Business Strategy Just a Mockingbird, or is it Eagle-Eyed?

Some big news just came out about Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target offering to match prices with Amazon this holiday season....More
Oct 09, 2012

The Empty Chair: Who Are You Really Working For Every Day?

Consider your job description. What are your biggest concerns and responsibilities –every day and long-term? Now consider your answer in....More
Sep 18, 2012

The Amazon Effect and Your Supply Chain: It Matters

At the recent Supply Chain Leadership Forum in Denver, I started thinking about the heights that supply chain itself has risen to in the past....More
Sep 13, 2012

Reasons for Outsourcing Are Nearly Universal; Reasons for Choosing LSPs Are Not So Universal

“Lower costs” and “increased flexibility” continue to be the top reasons why companies outsource....More
Aug 22, 2012

Going for the Supply Chain Gold Medal: Inspiration from the Summer Olympics

The spectacular 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London are over. Although the excitement is dying down, it’s great to reflect back on the US....More
Aug 15, 2012

Online Stores: Don’t Settle for 'Good Enough'

Anyone who has looked at their Twitter stream as of late will tell you how difficult it is to keep up with the latest and greatest. If I tried....More
Aug 08, 2012

Defining Sustainability in the Supply Chain

There are almost as many definitions of “sustainability” as there are shades of green. One thing that energy and supply chain experts....More
Jun 07, 2012

Mobile Devices Amp Up Efficiency in the Warehouse

How many mobile devices do you use personally? How many do you have that help enhance your life professionally? With smartphones, tablets and other....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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