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Wal-Mart testing new Technology

Wal-Mart testing new Technology

 

Olga Kharif writes in Bloomberg about Walmart’s test of new technology to facilitate cold chain tracking. Blockchain is a distributed ledger that allows the handoffs which occur in the supply chain (from grower to distributor to retail store) to record transactions, providing enhanced tracing and tracking abilities. Should the need for a recall […]

Christmas Book Bag

The gift giving season is upon us and I think that books are a gift worth giving. According to a recent report, reading novels can both entertain and delight us. Reading non-fiction can expand our sense of ourselves and the world we live in. Books allow us the opportunity to loose ourselves in the words […]

The Xchange

The Xchange

Welcome to the Xchange a forum to discuss and share ideas on current events, and trends in data analytics and pertinent technology. We hope you will find the discussions insightful, and stimulating.

In a universe trending more towards digitization and automation big data has been described as the new oil boom, the new gold rush or […]

Patagonia threads the needle of Economic and Environmental Sustainability

Tara Donaldson writes in Sourcing Journal of how Patagonia balances sometimes conflicting goals of cost and sustainability.  The key is determining what the consumer is willing to pay for – and sometimes that means investing in raising awareness to demonstrate the value.

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Harry Haney. Associate Director, Supply […]

What a Family Business Can Learn From the Chicago Cubs

What a Family Business Can Learn From the Chicago Cubs

To know me is to know that I am a lifelong Cubs fan. As far back as second grade I would mysteriously get sick around 11am on opening day. It was precisely timed. My mom (aka co-conspirator) picked me up from school and drove me back home where I plunked down in front of the […]

Governance Institute

Governance Institute

This February, the Family Business Center will launch a one of a kind program to prepare family business owners to serve on the boards of their family businesses. 

An intimate co-hort of like minded family business owners will learn how to become effective directors and strengthen their family and business.  Through case studies, board simulations, and […]

IL Family Business of the Year Awards: Winners and Finalists

IL Family Business of the Year Awards: Winners and Finalists

The Loyola Family Business Center congratulates all of our 2016 Winners and Finalists of the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. This year’s winners have all demonstrated a positive family-business linkage over multiple generations. Their successful business strategies and sense of social responsibility have made significant contributions to the Illinois economy and community. Please […]

The future of Trucking: Transformation or Business as Usual

Jeff Ward and Andrés Mendoza Pena, both from A.T.Kearney, journey through four potential scenarios depending on the extent of technology adoption and government regulation. The authors posit that “Whatever scenario emerges, the successful transportation company of tomorrow will not look like the competitors of today: it will be more digital, connected, automated, responsive, customer-oriented, innovative, […]

Gartner’s Top 25: Lessons from the Leaders

Supply Chain 24-7 reviews Gartner’s latest research on the best supply chains. Beyond just rankings they also highlight 5 common characteristics of the leaders and 3 industry trends.

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Harry Haney. Associate Director, Supply and Value Chain Center

My personal post-mortem

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The morning began as any other Wednesday morning begins. I got up, made the coffee, and took the trash out to the curb. All before 7:00 am. Wednesday is our trash/recycling/yard waste day and 7:00 am is when they begin rolling down our street.

Since we went to bed before the final tally […]