Conference Reports

Fox's Varney sounds the alarm
News anchor contends that global demographic trends will have a lasting impact on economy, society.

Chiquita's "undercover boss": supply chain experience inspired companywide changes
Chairman and CEO Fernando Aguirre's experience on the hit TV show "Undercover Boss" reinforced his beliefs about leadership and the importance of people to his company's success.

"Talent crisis" panel addresses employee development
Executive recruiters, supply chain executives, and an academic researcher offered practical advice for finding, developing, and retaining supply chain talent.

Work from the same page
Two companies detail how they are using data tools to develop a common basis for decision making.

Rough waters ahead
Budget considerations are leading the U.S. Navy to seek efficiencies and improve logistics processes.

Measures and metrics: remember the basics
Speakers at the "Measures and Metrics" track sessions reinforced some fundamental principles, with a bit of humor on the side.

U.S. military learning to do more with less
Defense logistics operations must achieve flexibility, efficiency, and lower costs without compromising support for warfighters.

IBM releases upgraded network tool
Ilog Logic Net Plus will examine multiple objectives when conducting an analysis of supply chain network design.

RedPrairie launches business unit focused on "the cloud"
RedPrairie On-Demand Supply Chain will offer WMS, TMS, more as software-as-a-service.

Menlo applies lean to transportation management
3PL to use tools, such as value-stream mapping, to identify network issues.