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  • October 28, 2008

    The Collaboration Game

    by Simon Harper, Amit Kapoor, and Marco Kesteloo
    Although an elusive goal, cooperative relationships between retailers and suppliers can be wildly profitable.
  • October 21, 2008

    Is Backshoring the New Offshoring?

    by Vinay Couto, Ashok Divakaran, and Matt Mani
    The business press is touting a return of offshored jobs to the U.S. — but we’re not buying it.
  • October 14, 2008

    Knowledge-based Sourcing in China

    by Ronald Haddock, Michael Pfitzmann, and Reid Wilk
    Structural shifts in the Asian giant’s economy are forcing companies to adopt deeper and more personal strategies for supplier relationships.
  • October 7, 2008

    The Coming Boom in Hybrid Cars

    by Christopher Giliberti
    Evidence from innovation theory and auto-industry history suggests that the market share for hybrids is about to accelerate sharply.
  • August 26, 2008

    Smarter Medicine

    by Michael V. Copeland
    How the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revolutionized the way vaccines are delivered.
  • August 12, 2008

    RFID Redux

    by Jeffrey Rothfeder
    No longer the tech darling, RFID is slowly reemerging as a valuable way to monitor small pieces of big supply chains.
  • July 22, 2008

    Sidestepping Disaster

    by William J. Holstein
    Extending supply chains to low-cost nations may make economic sense, but disruptions from natural catastrophes can drown the gains.
  • June 24, 2008

    Indian Outsourcers Go Global

    by William Holstein
    Facing mounting competitive pressure, India’s biggest firms are reshaping themselves as multinationals.
  • June 10, 2008

    It’s Not about the Money

    by John Frehse
    To improve employee morale and productivity, increasing compensation may be precisely the wrong tack.
  • June 10, 2008

    Start with Sourcing

    by Martha Turner and Pat Houston
    Procurement lies at the heart of a successful green strategy.
  • June 3, 2008

    Friendlier Skies

    by Jürgen Ringbeck and Stephan Gross
    Consolidation in the increasingly competitive European airline industry has been long delayed, but the wait is coming to an end.
  • March 18, 2008

    China’s Shifting Competitive Equation

    by Christoph Alexander Bliss, Ronald Haddock, and Kaj Grichnik
    Multinational companies must respond to China’s rising costs by bringing their own global best practices to its shores.
  • February 26, 2008

    The Intelligent Highway: A Smart Idea?

    by Joyce Wenger, Jack Opiola, and Tony Ioannidis
    Roadways that give drivers safety updates and ease congestion may finally become part of U.S. transportation infrastructure.
  • February 26, 2008

    Recent Research

    by Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer
    On Southwest’s new IT strategy, reputation as a crime deterrent, the value of self-disclosure, customer perception of offshoring, and more.
  • February 26, 2008

    On Track for Growth

    by Andrew Tipping and Justin Zubrod
    How the railroad industry is reinventing itself as a customer-conscious business.
  • February 26, 2008

    Launch and Learn

    by Tim Laseter and Ron Kerber
    To consistently turn out profitable new offerings, companies must integrate three distinct innovation portfolios.
  • January 22, 2008

    Signals for the Coming Year

    by Art Kleiner
    Change may be certain, but for a business decision maker, some changes have more impact than others. Here are eight trends that will make the greatest difference in 2008.