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  • On Track For Another Strong Year

    On Track For Another Strong Year

    CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, Special Issue 2014

    Although winter weather and railcar shortages challenged North American railroads in 2013, they still earned record revenues and profits. This year's financial forecast is for more of the same.
    By John Hubach and Jeff Ward

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  • Balancing Act

    Balancing Act

    CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, Special Issue 2014

    Carriers are trying to prop up rates by reducing capacity, but they could counterbalance that by sharing the cost benefits of operating efficiencies with their customers.
    By Josh Brogan and Lars R. Eismark

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  • Prepare for Volatility

    Prepare for Volatility

    CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, Special Issue 2014

    Today's relatively soft market won't last forever. Now is a good time for shippers to take a fresh look at their airfreight networks with an eye toward the future.
    By Josh Brogan

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  • If Social Media Can Get You Elected, Why Shouldn't It Help You Govern?

    If Social Media Can Get You Elected, Why Shouldn't It Help You Govern?

    Forbes, 25 August 2014

    Social media can be a powerful set of tools used to open two-way dialogues with corporate customers and citizen constituents—see related video with Charlene Li.
    By Paul Laudicina

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  • Games Interviewers Play: Why Job candidates Are Asked to Do Strange Things

    Games Interviewers Play: Why Job candidates Are Asked to Do Strange Things

    For companies, hiring for "character" adds value because it reduces attrition and boosts job satisfaction.
    By Craig Matthews

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  • Telemedicine and the Future of Retail Health Clinics

    Telemedicine and the Future of Retail Health Clinics

    Chain Drug Review, 11 August 2014

    In a health system facing an estimated shortage of more than 91,500 physicians by 2020, millions of additional patients, and the Affordable Care Act’s mandate of lower health care costs, low-cost, technology-enabled alternatives, telemedicine may be the greatest opportunity to accomplish both reach and cost goals.

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  • Doing Well, Doing Good and Speaking Up: A Conversation with Nestlé's Paul Bulcke

    Doing Well, Doing Good and Speaking Up: A Conversation with Nestlé's Paul Bulcke

    Forbes, 4 August 2014

    At the recent annual CEO retreat of A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council, Paul Bulcke, CEO of the world’s largest food company, Nestlé, shared some rich insights on these leadership challenges.

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  • Market Outlook: Front-end Deal Management Key to Returns in M&A

    Market Outlook: Front-end Deal Management Key to Returns in M&A

    ICIS.com, 4 July 2014

    Maximising value in a deal requires some up-front analysis from both the buyer and seller perspective. What does it take to improve the deal making process?

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  • Where Courageous Leaders Are Not an Endangered Species

    Where Courageous Leaders Are Not an Endangered Species

    Forbes, 14 July 2014

    In fourteen years, Colombia has gone from being a pariah of the global community with the worst violent civil conflict in the western hemisphere and a radioactive investment environment to being one of the ten fastest-growing major economies in the world and becoming the third largest economy in South America with peace at hand.
    By Paul Laudicina

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  • What Does the Future Hold for Medtech?

    What Does the Future Hold for Medtech?

    mddionline.com, 10 July 2014

    The structural trends impacting healthcare, and more specifically the medical device and diagnostics industry, today are unmistakable, disruptive, and transformational—more so than at any other time.

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  • Supplier Energy: The Next Wave in Procurement

    Supplier Energy: The Next Wave in Procurement

    Supply Chain Management Review, July–August 2014

    Just as marketing leaders have tapped into “customer energy” to shape the brand promise, procurement is tapping into “supplier energy” to improve and sustain its longer-term competitive advantage.

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  • Indonesia: The Governor vs. the General

    Indonesia: The Governor vs. the General

    Wall Street Journal, 7 July 2014
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    The candidates' nearly equal polls suggest voters want both a less elitist and more assertive Indonesia.

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  • A World Where Products Go to Consumers Emerging

    A World Where Products Go to Consumers Emerging

    Chain Drug Review, 16 June 2014

    Direct to consumer retail models are a potential threat to community pharmacies, but with their neighborhood locations pharmacies are positioned well to excel at home delivery.
    By Bob O’Meara, Raj Kumar and Vishwa Chandra

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  • Digital Failure? Try This Diagnostic Checklist

    Digital Failure? Try This Diagnostic Checklist

    Bank Systems & Technology, 3 June 2014

    This checklist can help you understand—and fix—the causes of failure in digital projects.

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  • Leading in a World of Intensifying Speed, Complexity, and Paradox

    Leading in a World of Intensifying Speed, Complexity, and Paradox

    Forbes, 1 June 2014

    Two recent studies suggest that the mature economies of Europe and North America are viewed as safe havens in a turbulent world: 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer and A.T. Kearney’s 2014 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index.
    By: Paul Laudicina

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Paul Laudicina
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