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Character Counts

Innovative Scoring Tool Uses Behavioral Cues to Assess Credit Risk Editor’s Note: Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (now LenddoEFL) first pioneered psychometric credit scoring through research at the Harvard Center for International Development in 2006. The project aims to stimulate entrepreneurial finance in emerging markets by developing low-cost credit screening tools that address the information asymmetry which…

Why Blockchain Needs to be Part of Your Supply Chain Strategy

By Renée Ure, Vice President, Global Supply Chain for Lenovo If business is about creating customer value, then the supply chain is about delivering that value to the customer in the most efficient and effective manner. At Lenovo, we work with numerous component manufacturers and suppliers to produce our servers. We enter into an agreement…

Yossi Sheffi, Professor, Author and Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics

One-on-One Profile Education: B.Sc, Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), 1975; M.Sc, MIT, 1977; PhD, MIT 1978 Current Research Focus: Supply Chain Management: Past, Present and Future Hobbies: Reading spy novels Favorite Book: “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman Honors/Recognitions: International Society of Logistics “Eccles Medal” recipient; Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Salzberg Mediallion lifetime…

From the Desk of Lynn Torrel

Welcome to the January 2019 edition of Supply Chain Navigator. I am not sure when, but somewhere along the line, it seems as if people have become conditioned to think of change as an obstacle. It’s ironic really. The tech sector was built on the shoulders of individuals motivated by the unknown; pioneers who ate…

Cyber Risks in Additive Manufacturing Threaten to Unravel the Digital Thread

By Simon Goldenberg and Mark Cotteleer Wherever data and information are transmitted, used, or accessed, companies must anticipate that someone, somewhere may try to exploit those data and information for personal gain, or to inflict harm or damage. For organizations deploying additive manufacturing (AM) technology, acknowledging this sad reality is not just a business imperative,…

Securing the Keys to the Kingdom

Hardening the IoT-connected supply chain In the IT community, it is often said that the best defense against a cyber-attack is to “think like a hacker.” This tactic may work when an attack is directed at network infrastructure, and the goal is to protect technical information from exfiltration or exploitation. But, when the threat reaches…

Inflection Points

By Ivan Kelly In January 2018, HP Inc. closed the facility at which I had spent the bulk of my professional career. It was not a surprise. We all knew it was coming and had worked hard in the months prior to assure the transition of business to other HP Inc. facilities went as smoothly…

AI as a Force for Good in Supply Chain Management

By Unni Nair As artificial intelligence (AI) moves from research to reality, new insights and increasingly automated decision making are disrupting entire supply chain networks. AI will affect everything-from raw materials sourcing to factory floor productivity. These emerging technologies will unlock business value while simultaneously revealing opportunities to better utilize the workers within those ecosystems.…

Stuart Pann, Chief Supply Chain Officer, HP Inc.

One-on-One Profile Education: MBA from the University of Michigan, 1993; Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, 1981 Background: Began professional career with Intel in 1981 and rose through the organizational ranks, in positions including sales management; co-manager of geographic operation; co-general manager of the Customer Fulfillment, Planning and Logistics Group as well as the…

From the Desk of Wade McDaniel

Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of Supply Chain Navigator. Last month, more than 150 million of Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal customer accounts were compromised, in one of the largest reported cyber breaches to date. What’s most distressing about this incident is that it wasn’t the worst cybercrime news of the week. Just a few days…