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James A. Cooke

James A. Cooke

James Cooke is a principal analyst with Nucleus Research in Boston, covering supply chain planning software. He was previously the editor of CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly and a staff writer for DC Velocity.

Articles by James A. Cooke

Social media champion: interview with Tony Martins
Social media can help break down organizational silos and solve supply chain problems, argues consultant Tony Martins. He's successfully put that idea to the test with his "hive" model of communication.
July 28, 2014

Want better workplace collaboration? Use social media
Is your team taking too long to solve problems or complete projects? Social media tools might speed up the process.
July 14, 2014

Five ways to cut DC costs
Under pressure to slash expenses? Consider these five recommendations from top consultants.
July 11, 2014

How Diageo reduced risk in Asia
By tailoring its supply chain strategy for specific product segments, the global beverage company reduced the risk of disruption to its growing Asian business. In the process, it gained a competitive advantage in this vast and variable market.
June 20, 2014

Wanted: Data scientists to work on logistics projects
If logistics managers want to conduct a "big data" analysis of their supply chains, they're going to need assistance.
June 9, 2014

Sorry, wrong number(s)
When their shipments are rejected for faulty labeling, suppliers often blame print quality or label placement. But the cause is just as likely to be incorrect data.
June 9, 2014

Waiting on big data "prescriptions"
Technology advances are needed before shippers can use big data analysis for prescriptive solutions.
May 7, 2014

Control towers made easy
Companies seeking supply chain visibility can set up a control tower on their own. But there's also an alternate route.
April 14, 2014

What do shippers want? Custom IT solutions
Study finds shippers are no longer satisfied with standard-issue IT offerings from their logistics service providers.
April 14, 2014

Software survey: What's hot in today's DCs?
Our exclusive survey reveals which software applications are being used in DCs and for what purpose.
March 10, 2014

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