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Assets are Dead … Long Live Assets

We’re overthinking it. Business success is about making lives better.

Are assets losing value in this age of platform-based businesses? Conventional wisdom suggests that asset-heavy businesses, which dominated the Fortune 500 list for the last century, are in decline. Uber is on the rise despite not owning any vehicles, Apple is dominating music distribution without owning any record companies and Airbnb is disrupting the lodging […]

Pet Rocks, Hula Hoops and 3D Printing?

Research shows 3D printing is no fad.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a 30-year-old technology, but it remains an enigma to many manufacturers who wonder if it’s a fad or if it has applications beyond product design and prototyping. I can tell you that 3D printing is the real deal. And it’s fast becoming an integral part of industrial […]

Aerospace MRO Providers Facing New Demands

Strong logistics partners can help navigate emerging markets, where there’s no margin for error.

Emerging market growth is reshaping commercial aircraft manufacturing with historic repercussions for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) side of the business. Aerospace supply chains now sprawl across the globe, creating fresh opportunities for plane-makers and their suppliers. The resulting complexities can be daunting, especially for manufacturers that lack the logistics expertise to meet new […]

Will Disruption Take a Bite Out of Logistics Jobs?

New technologies and trends will shake up the industry, but could boost employment.

As advancing technology and business-model innovations gain momentum and threaten to disrupt logistics, some are beginning to worry about their impact on logistics-related jobs. Take 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, for example. The concern over jobs is based in the fact that 3D printing eliminates the need for both high-volume production facilities and […]

On the Road to Disruption

Change comes to all industries eventually. Is logistics next?

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one that is most responsive to change.”   –Charles Darwin In their heyday, few would have bet against the ongoing market dominance of category behemoths Kodak and Blockbuster. We now use those companies as examples of the myopia that sends […]