social-media-strategyIs Social Media all about true interaction between two parties or is it just “tapping keys”? Should the word "social" be changed in Social Media to either "Digital Media" or "Emedia."? We have defined Social Media as "Digital communication between multiple individuals or organizations in an effort to further the personal and professional endeavors of each,"

Los-Angeles-portWhile the West Coast port strike may shave one percent off the fourth quarter’s GDP when numbers are revealed February 27, the short-term impacts of the work stoppage are easier to measure. Countless goods, such as fresh fruit ready for shipment to Asia and festive décor to celebrate the Chinese New Year, languished in warehouses, docks and cargo ships at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. The reason? A nine-month contract dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which represents 20,000 workers, and their employers, the Pacific Maritime Association.

Cloud-DividendIf you haven’t noticed yet, there’s less actual software installed on local computers and more being accessed through online connections to remote computers, or at least to remote storage systems. This transition makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons and those of us in the supply chain are likely to be prime beneficiaries of the trend.

training RecyclingRecently I have been seeing what my almost thirty years of EDI experience has prepared me for. Working with a private corporation that operates with an almost virtual national headquarters, I have been challenged with a wide variety of assignments. The skill that got me into this was a good rapport with the senior manager of the corporation (an LLC). I attribute my acquiring this skill because an EDI person is constantly working with both business managers and technical managers.

ChileIt’s been just over two months since electronic invoicing became mandatory in Chile, but statistics show the new practice has caught on like wildfire.

Supply Chain TrendsAre you tired of predictions and resolutions yet? Well I am. The gym is packed with people resolved to be healthier, lose weight, or whatever they think they should be doing there. Fortune tellers have offered their individual takes on what will happen this year (Yes I did too). And some brave ones have even gone back and evaluated how well their predictions did last year. How about some history for a change?

jake gasawayCurious about what businesses should be doing to win in 2015?  Jake Gasaway says that whether your business has it all squared away or still digging for more opportunity, these top trends will give you a peek into what’s to come:

social media iconsAs 2015 begins to roll, it’s time to consider what this year may bring along with it in terms of issues and opportunities along the supply chain. Certainly things will change as they always do, but whether those changes will be good for each of us individually or not will depend on circumstances that will be different for every company.

e-invoicingIf the state of the electronic invoicing industry is gauged on Invoiceware International, the leader in Latin American e-invoicing and fiscal reporting, then there’s no question mobile payment systems are revolutionizing the way people do business.

Job-Seeker-0111I'm not a job seeker. I love writing and consulting. Been there and done it with the hiring process. Which means I know a lot about the hiring process too. Was hired to select a location for a New York office for a start up “social website”, as well as discover what else would be required to staff it and open it. That, to me, meant concise hiring requirements (for others to execute).