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Building resilience in supply chains

A news report (https://tinyurl.com/y55ypho3) described six ways that supply chains can build in resilience to deal with the pandemic during the early days when suppliers in China were impacted. These include adjusting shipment modes, using alternate designs, building up inventory, … Continue reading

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The internet of things and supply chain impact

An article in Wired magazine (December 2012) describes the low price points to make physical objects wen enabled. A WeMo switch enables an outlet to be controlled through the internet, thus enabling a temperature triggered adjustment of cooling. Decentralized Geiger … Continue reading

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Broadband access, cellphones and supply chains in Africa

An article in CNN Money(http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/19/ibm-the-african-revolution-no-one-should-ignore/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortunebrainstormtech+%28Fortune+Brainstorm+Tech%29) describes the impact of a $ 250 million undersea fiber optic cable and the growth of cellphones.  Fishermen in Ghana use cellphones to find wholesale prices to choose the best option. Reduced internet costs are … Continue reading

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