Barry Hochfelder

Editor Barry Hochfelder’s blog covers current trends and economic developments covering all aspects of the supply chain including procurement, sourcing, software and technology developments, risk management, operations planning and industry event coverage.

  • One Reaction to the Bangladesh Disaster

    By Barry Hochfelder - Tuesday July 30, 2013
    My Executive Memo in the June issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive (The Human Cost: How High a Price do we Pay for ‘Cheap’ Clothes? http://tinyurl.com/kvjhoz7 ) elicited a response from one of our readers. Jerry Carlew Jr., of Mayo Furniture in Texarkana, Texas, sent an email to tell me how he felt. As you might recall, I wrote this column after the garment factory collapse in...
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Industry experts and thought leaders will discuss all aspects of the supply chain that could affect your business, including retail trends, government issues, technology developments, regulations and standards, the effects of natural disasters on your business, risk management, chemical/industrial business and much more.

  • Industry Structures Are Evolving but Can Procurement Do the Same?

    By Santosh Nair - Monday May 13, 2013
    “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Wayne Gretzky’s infamous line has never been more applicable to procurement than in today’s environment. An environment when many supplier and buyer industries continue to undergo fundamental structural changes—such as with new global competitors, innovative distribution channels, disruptive technology and rapidly...
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Natalia Kosk

This blog takes a direct approach to supply chain issues that affect businesses today. Topics related to current supply chain global events, economic impacts and supply chain technology optimization are just a few points of discussion that will be addressed here.

  • What Do You Get Out of Your Supply Chain Organization Membership?

    By Natalia Kosk - Friday January 11, 2013
    New Year. New topics. For some, even new beginnings. Whether 2013 sparked a need for change within your personal relationships or business aspects, now’s the time to identify what your goals are for the year ahead and execute them. For some in the supply chain, this could mean re-evaluating your memberships to the professional organizations and associations in your industry. Have you...
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Kate Vitasek

This blog will feature monthly discussions from Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Editorial Advisory Board related to best practice research, practical advice, industry trends and issues and global economic impacts on the supply chain.

  • Using Game Theory to Gain “Win-Win” Outsourcing Ventures

    By Kate Vitasek - Thursday November 22, 2012
    There’s a long line of economists and academics stretching past Adam Smith’s time that helps us understand the emergence and necessity of modern outsourcing. One of the most prominent in that line is the Nobel laureate John Nash. If you are familiar with the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” which is loosely based on the life of Nash, there’s a brief scene in it that captures his great...
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