Category: Risk Management

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


The Future of Rare Minerals

Last September, in a post entitled The Future of Electric Cars, I discussed how manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles were growing increasingly concerned about predicted shortages of rare metals [“As hybrid

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Traceable Supply Chains and Food Safety

Illnesses and deaths associated with tainted food are a constant concern for consumers, retailers, and suppliers. In addition to physical consequences, economic consequences of food recalls can be enormous. According to a

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Modeling “What If” Scenarios

Good planners don’t just extrapolate the present into the future. They engage themselves in alternative futures exercises. They identify the assumptions upon which decisions are being made and question each one of

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Disaster Planning

In an earlier post entitled Plans vs. Planning, I quoted the late President and 5-star General, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who remarked: “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are

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Litigating the Past

There is an old joke that if you want to be competitive with a country like China all you have to do is send over a 1,000 lawyers and let them go

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