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Podcast Episode 39: Sculpting The Demand Driven Supply Chain w/ Carol Ptak

Posted by Daniel Smith on May 26, 2017 8:30:00 AM

In Episode 39, the Two Babe's had the opportunity to discuss the importance of demand-driven supply chain management, and how businesses today are taking the time to implement its philosophy into their own SC strategy.  

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Transparency in Fashion: How the fashion industry is blazing a trail for socially responsible supply chains

Posted by ICECORP on May 23, 2017 8:30:00 AM

It was four years ago that the Rana Plaza Factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24, 2013, killing more than 1,100 garment workers. In the rubble of that tragedy, tags were discovered leading back to many well-known brands, including Canadian fast fashion leader, Joe Fresh.

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Podcast Episode 38: Creating MITx Mircromasters Across the Globe

Posted by Daniel Smith on May 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

ICECORP is the proud sponsor of the hit podcast 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain. Last week 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain host's, Sarah Barnes and Nick Garret had the pleasure of hosting seasoned professor Dr. Chris Caplice in the studio to chat about the expansion of his new Mircomaster's program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (aka MIT).

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ICECORP and the Great White North Episode 2: How to Prepare for a Customs Audit

Posted by Kelly Freeman on May 10, 2017 8:43:16 AM

Are you prepared for a customs compliance audit?

On occasion, customs will reach out to you by mail requesting documentation or information on your books and records. If you don’t understand what customs is asking of you and you end up giving too much or too little of information to them, you may get yourself into some trouble.

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Competency Mapping for your Business’s Needs

Posted by Mark C Pollack on Mar 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Jack Welch once said, “Change before you have to.” In today’s rapidly-innovating business world, change is, frankly, inevitable. Business needs change and skill sets have to keep up. But how do you know if you are making the right changes and developing the correct skills as roles and responsibilities grow? And how do organizations transition from job-centered to people-centered as routine tasks shift to knowledge-based work? Enter the ideas of competency mapping, skills assessment and 360-degree feedback. Each of these can help you fill any gaps by developing your talent holistically and completely.

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Unsung heroes of Venture Capital: Supply Chain Partners

Posted by ICECORP on Feb 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever had the experience of a product or company coming out of nowhere to grab your attention as a consumer? The company starts experiencing incredible growth and the average person doesn’t know how it got there. Amazing things are happening with that brand and there is incredible buzz about the company.  You would probably have to give credit to a venture capitalist.

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Trump and trade - Canada-US relations in flux

Posted by ICECORP on Feb 15, 2017 3:36:53 PM

Regardless of your feelings about Donald Trump's accession to the presidency of the United States, the jury is out on how his election campaign's protectionist rhetoric will play out.

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Canada and The Canadian Market – Are You Getting Your Share?

Posted by Neil Stewart on Feb 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Are you getting your share? I ask this question of the executive suite when ”talking Canada” with those people to gauge how well they may or may not be doing in the Canadian market. That question is an important starting point for three different but related reasons: 

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Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain

Posted by ICECORP on Jan 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Now that we're all used to the concept of the Internet of Things and the Big Data that it is creating, it's time to take a look at the latest digital trend that is transforming supply chain operations. Artificial Intelligence (AI) sounds futuristic, but it's real and it's here. Anybody who interacts with an online search engine, chat bot, or talks to their Android or Apple phone is using AI. AI is defined as "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs"[1]. Likewise it is described as "the science of making computers do things that require intelligence when done by humans"[2]. And importantly, intelligence is defined as "the ability to adapt one's behaviour to fit new circumstances"[1] that is, the ability to learn.While AI has been around for more than 60 years, it has only recently started to prove useful. Some of the current areas where AI is gaining traction include successfully understanding human speech, competing at a high level in strategic game systems (such as chess), self-driving cars, and interpreting complex data. [3]

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Top 5 Things to Keep Talented Supply Chain Professionals

Posted by Paul Condeco on Jan 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

What is the difference between a good company and a great one? Is it having a great product or service? Is it leadership? Is it being innovative?  Is it vision? Is it listening and recognizing an unsatisfied need? Great marketing? These are all important but not the root source of success. The seed of great accomplishments are people. Specifically, engaged people that feel connected.

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