June 24, 2010

AMR Research spotlights supply chain standouts in 2010 Supply Chain Top 25 report

linked-in icon twitter-icon facebook-icon

AMR Research has just released its 2010 Supply Chain Top 25 list, and for the third year in a row, Apple is in the #1 spot. The annual report’s goal is “to raise awareness of the...

Continue reading »

If you’re facing a tough design challenge you may want to look to nature to see how millions of years of evolution have addressed a similar problem. Biomimicry (which Marc mentioned in a blog post about tools to help design more environmentally responsible products) is the mimicking...

Continue reading »

According to UNICEF, in Ghana 25% of deaths in children under 5 are caused by diarrhea. In Northern Ghana, where more than half the population gets its water from wells, ponds and streams, this percentage is even higher. These water sources often contain disease-causing microorganisms...

Continue reading »

Most umbrellas today are cheap – literally and figuratively. They turn inside out at the slightest of winds. They are given away to advertise everything from tequila to the World Wildlife Fund. The handles are molded plastic, the spokes are pliable pot metal and the mechanisms seem to stick...

Continue reading »

A recent article in Entrepreneur magazine discusses a number of areas where suppliers can impact a business’s performance. These include many of the attributes on which manufacturers compete, like quality, timeliness, competitiveness and innovation. Given the important role suppliers play, it makes smart business sense to build good...

Continue reading »

Anyone connected to the construction industry has been hit hard by the economy in the past few years. And now, unless a company is part of the green revolution, the construction industry is going to rebound without it. Vetrazzo recycled glass and concrete...

Continue reading »

An article in Supply & Demand Chain Executive reports on new research from IDC Manufacturing Insights and IDC Retail Insights. The “Business Strategy and Supply Chain Innovation” report finds that: Improving product quality is the top supply chain initiative for manufacturers and retailers this year, a reflection...

Continue reading »

Categories