Beyond Utopia: The Realist’s Guide to Internet-Enabled Supply Chain Management

The solution to more efficient supply networks lies not with “frictionless” technologies, but with shared objectives and insights across the extended enterprise. Call it “Federated Planning.”

Editor’s Note: this article offers an interesting, “against-the-grain” argument against the “perfect information” proponents of SCM.

Why Outsourcing Is In

Once used largely for nonessential, tactical activities, partnering now covers core operations, transforming entire industries.

The Last Mile to Nowhere: Flaws & Fallacies in Internet Home-Delivery Schemes

Investors have risked billions on Webvan, Urbanfetch, and other same-day transporters. The economics, though, show they won’t deliver for long.