What the Big Mac index tells you about currency wars

What the Big Mac index tells you about currency wars

Despite a recent bout of weakness, the dollar still looks strong. Consider the Big Mac index, our lighthearted measure of currency valuation. Of the currencies of the 20 trading partners studied by America’s Treasury, our measure suggests that all have gained relative to the greenback since July, but that all apart from the Swiss franc…

Supercharged Supply Chain; Resiliency

Supercharged Supply Chain; Resiliency

In this episode of Supercharged Supply Chain, Ron and Joseph will discuss the notion of “resiliency”.  How to build a robust enough supply chain so that any shocks can be recognized before they become a critical threat and, if the threats become a reality, how can a company best prepare to cope and avoid possible…

Supercharged Supply Chain; Supply Chains in a VUCA World

Supercharged Supply Chain; Supply Chains in a VUCA World

Our supply chains operate in a world that is full of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity; a VUCA world where; V = Volatility: there is a lack of stability with what being known today changes often without warning. U = Uncertainty: there is a lack of knowing all of the variables and being able to accurately predict operating conditions….

5 Trends From the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Supply chain leaders can evaluate the capabilities from this Hype Cycle to make strategic decisions on pilot projects and investments. In this year of uncertainty and disruption, supply chain leaders must strive to balance a focus on foundational capabilities with the pursuit of innovation. Organizations that set the base for their success now will be…

US Department of Justice; Combatting COVID-19 Fraud

US Department of Justice; Combatting COVID-19 Fraud

Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams. If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home by calling the Department of Justice’s National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or submit the…

IBM Releases Report on Cyber Actors Targeting the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain

IBM Releases Report on Cyber Actors Targeting the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain

IBM X-Force has released a report on malicious cyber actors targeting the COVID-19 cold chain—an integral part of delivering and storing a vaccine at safe temperatures. Impersonating a biomedical company, cyber actors are sending phishing and spearphishing emails to executives and global organizations involved in vaccine storage and transport to harvest account credentials. The emails…