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Can Co-opetition Save your Company?

By Gesuina Puangco | November 2, 2015

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Co-opetition—a tactic where companies collaborate with their competitors—could be the surprising answer to some industries’ biggest problems.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season

By Amy Clark | October 29, 2015

Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain. Each interview is a conversation about the most important topics and tasks facing supply chain professionals all over the world.

Update: Hurricane Patricia's Impact

By Amy Clark | October 23, 2015

The largest hurricane ever recorded quickly turned into a tropical depression as it hit Mexico's west coast this weekend.  

What Amazon's Decision Says About the Future of Logistics

By Amy Clark | October 22, 2015

In preparation for the increasingly crazy holiday rush, Amazon is planning to hire 100,000 temporary workers at their 70 fulfillment and distribution centers across the country.

Professor Richard Wilding on Medieval Logistics, the New Omni-Channel, and How to Really Build Trust

By Amy Clark | October 19, 2015

Welcome to the first installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain. Each interview is a conversation about the most important topics and tasks facing supply chain professionals all over the world.

“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

By Amy Clark | October 15, 2015

El Niño is officially set to wreak havoc around the world—starting now. Deemed “too big to fail” by NASA, the weather event will impact supply chains at every stage. As the event starts to take effect, here are ten things you should know about how different weather systems will impact your supply chain.

The Story of China's Corny Love Affair

By Amy Clark | October 9, 2015

You’ve probably heard about America’s love affair with corn. We’re the number one producer of the agricultural hero, whose versatile structure goes into everything from ketchup, to coca-cola, to your car’s fuel. But this week, we’re traveling 7,000 miles from the expansive corn fields of the midwest to a more unlikely corn consumer: China. This week on the story of things, we take a look at China’s starchy dilemma—to import, or not to import?

E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries

By Mary Grace Figuracion | October 8, 2015

E-commerce is expanding at lightning speed. Consumers around the world are expected to spend around U.S. $1.672 trillion online this year—about 7.3% of the overall global sales—and much of that growth is coming from developing economies. We examine the benefits and obstacles to e-commerce in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa.

Everything You Need to Know About the Trans Pacific Partnership, In One Place

By Amy Clark | October 7, 2015

The Trans Pacific Partnership was officially passed yesterday, marking the end of a years-long battle for free trade among Pacific Rim countries. But news outlets are still reporting lots of different outcomes and potential hurdles. We’ve gathered the most relevant links and summed them up for you—here’s your one-stop-shop to what’s up with the TPP.

From Model X to Project Titan: A Closer Look at the New Auto Manufacturing

By Raine Grey | October 5, 2015

It’s been a long road, but electric vehicles are quickly becoming the future of the auto industry. We take a look at how new vehicles are changing the manufacturing game.