Ok sure- many of you might think the only way to confirm that you are in an exclusive relationship is to sit your partner down, take a big dramatic deep breath and launch the phrase “So, where do you see us going?” I personally hate this drama-inducing question and tried to avoid it in the past. Here are 6 clues you can use to verify their relationship is serious- without “the conversation”? ... Read more »
Jackson, P.B., Kleiner, S., Geist, C., & Cebulko, K. (2011) Conventions of courtship: Gender and race differences in the significance of dating rituals. Journal of Family Issues, 32(5), 629-652. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X10395113
I just recently had a discussion with a professor at Mahidol University (Bangkok), where I was staying for a research exchange, on how knowledge can be used to mitigate risks within a supply chain. If you search here on the blog for “knowledge” there are already several articles covering parts of how knowledge can be used as a strategy (Internet Induced Risks for global Supply Chains) or the benefits of information sharing (Information Sharing in Supply Chains).... Read more »
Guo, Y. (2011) Research on Knowledge-Oriented Supply Chain Risk Management System Model. Journal of Management and Strategy, 2(2), 72-77. info:/
This is already my second article (click here for the first) about managing supply chain risks in the chemical industry. This time by Paul R. Kleindorfer and Germaine H. Saad from Wharton and the Widener University. But this industry is quite interesting since it has to withstand a multitude of risks, so let’s get right to business:... Read more »
Kleindorfer, P.R., & Saad, G.H. (2005) Managing Disruption Risks in Supply Chains. Production and Operations Management, 14(1), 53-68. info:/
This is a look at the first study on the warrior gene’s effect on babies, and I reviewed the scientific literature on monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) in women and Asians, including epigenetics and gene expression, and hormone-gene interactions in aggression.... Read more »
Zhang M, Chen X, Way N, Yoshikawa H, Deng H, Ke X, Yu W, Chen P, He C, Chi X.... (2011) The association between infants' self-regulatory behavior and MAOA gene polymorphism. Developmental science, 14(5), 1059-1065. PMID: 21884321
Caveat Lector: This post may contain what one might consider spoilers. Therefore, if you haven't already watched the 2011 movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and are planning to do so, please cease and desist from reading...... Read more »
about scientific misconduct in the Wakefield study suggesting autism was caused by the MMR vaccine... Read more »
More evidence that acacia trees had a role to play in the evolution of langauge.... Read more »
Sean Geraint. (2011) Language Evolution and the Acacia Tree. Speculative Grammarian, Vol CLXII(4). info:/
Today’s article finally closes a gap in the blog that I wanted to close for a while now.
Flexibility can be seen as a key basis for some companies and supply chains as a business strategy and for most companies as an approach for risk mitigation. The article by Duclos et al. presents a flexibility concept from a supply chain point of view and can be used as a foundation for further decisions on the supply chain strategy.
Methods and literature
The authors stand on the shoulders o........ Read more »
Today I picked a special article on corporate risks. “How Risky is your Company?” by Robert Simons of the Harvard Business School. Its a more business oriented view on how companies should handle risks, internally. But since internal risk management can be seen as a part of supply chain risk management, I also include it here.... Read more »
Simons, R. (1999) How Risky is your Company?. Harvard Business Review, 85-94. info:/
report of Manisha Gupta seminar at UGA... Read more »
Gupta, M., Goldsmith, C., Metcalfe, M., Spipopoulou, C., & Rollin, P. (2010) Reduced virus replication, proinflammatory cytokine production, and delayed macrophage cell death in human PBMCs infected with the newly discovered Bundibugyo ebolavirus relative to Zaire ebolavirus. Virology, 402(1), 203-208. DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2010.03.024
Today I present you only one chapter of a great book by Wu and Blackhurst: “Managing Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability” (which can be bought on amazon.com here).
I especially like the third chapter by Professors Sodhi and Tang on a new approach to managing disruptions: Time-based Risk Management.
The whole book features a more practitioner oriented approach so don’t expect too much focus on the methodological parts.
Reason for risk management
Supply chain disrupti........ Read more »
Sodhi, M.S., & Tang, C.S. (2009) Managing Supply Chain Disruptions via Time-Based Risk Management. Managing Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability: Tools and Methods for Supply Chain Decision Makers., 29-40. info:/
As part of our ongoing research on how Twitter is being used by scholars and the general public for networking and information dissemination, I am happy to announce the publication of two new papers which I co-authored with my collaborators at the University of Toronto, Dr. Barry Wellman and Dr. Yuri Takhteyev. Below are the [...]... Read more »
The Bullwhip Effect was first discovered and analyzed in the 1950s. It triggered more intense research on the supply chain system (even though the term supply chain was not yet coined).
Starting in the early 1980s, this research finally lead to significant changes in real supply chains as well.
This article does a follow up on these developments and evaluates the relative improvements of each of the strategic stages.... Read more »
Berry, D., & Naim, M. (1996) Quantifying the relative improvements of redesign strategies in a P.C. supply chain. International Journal of Production Economics, 181-196. DOI: 10.1016/0925-5273(95)00181-6
comments on Mordstein et al.s' "Lambda interferon renders epithelial cells of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts resistant to viral infection"... Read more »
Mordstein, M., Neugebauer, E., Ditt, V., Jessen, B., Rieger, T., Falcone, V., Sorgeloos, F., Ehl, S., Mayer, D., Kochs, G.... (2010) Lambda Interferon Renders Epithelial Cells of the Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Tracts Resistant to Viral Infections. Journal of Virology, 84(11), 5670-5677. DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00272-10
Donnelly RP, & Kotenko SV. (2010) Interferon-lambda: a new addition to an old family. Journal of interferon , 30(8), 555-64. PMID: 20712453
Discusses antiviral activities of resveratrol, a substance found in peanut butter... Read more »
Ibern-Gómez M, Roig-Pérez S, Lamuela-Raventós RM, & de la Torre-Boronat MC. (2000) Resveratrol and piceid levels in natural and blended peanut butters. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 48(12), 6352-4. PMID: 11312807
Gupta SC, Kim JH, Kannappan R, Reuter S, Dougherty PM, & Aggarwal BB. (2011) Role of nuclear factor κB-mediated inflammatory pathways in cancer-related symptoms and their regulation by nutritional agents. Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.), 236(6), 658-71. PMID: 21565893
Nabel, G., & Baltimore, D. (1987) An inducible transcription factor activates expression of human immunodeficiency virus in T cells. Nature, 326(6114), 711-713. DOI: 10.1038/326711a0
This time I’d like to have a look at supply chain risk management from a strategic point of view: What are the prerequisites in the design and culture of an organization to mitigate supply chain risks? The title of the article I review today is: “The organizational antecedents of a firm’s supply chain agility for risk mitigation and response”.... Read more »
Braunscheidel, M., & Suresh, N. (2009) The organizational antecedents of a firm’s supply chain agility for risk mitigation and response. Journal of Operations Management, 27(2), 119-140. DOI: 10.1016/j.jom.2008.09.006
Building up the confidence and courage to approach others can be difficult- especially for those that have low self esteem. Being fearful of rejection sometimes causes you to behave as if you have already been rejected. While it is meant to be protective, it sometimes causes the thing you fear the most. Here are some simple steps you can try at home to raise your self esteem, and your resilience in dealing with others. ... Read more »
Stinson, D.A., Logel, C., Shepherd, S., & Zanna, M.P. (2011) Rewriting the self-fulfilling prophecy of social rejection: Self-affirmation improves relational security and social behavior up to 2 months later. Psychological Science. PMID: 21813799
There are many educational and ethical issues regarding the environment and environmentalism that are generally not addressed, especially when it comes to teaching non-science students. Independent environmental services professional and college professor Chyrisse P. Tabone, who is based in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida has spent several years attempting to find a way to remedy this situation. [...]Dissonant teaching changes environmental minds is a post from: Sciencebase Science Blog
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Tabone, C. (2011) Controversial issues in an environmental science course: how do students respond?. Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 12(3), 191. DOI: 10.1504/IER.2011.041818
A supply chain usually does not stand alone. Frequently a supply chain is defined by the need of the end customer which has to be satisfied. Since one company commonly deliver several products, within a single company there can be multiple different supply chains aggregated under one organization. This task of managing multiple supply chains is most often referred to as Supply Chain Portfolio Management. It is still in a very early stage of research, so there are only few researchers focusing on........ Read more »
Seifert, R.W., & Langenberg, K.U. (2011) Managing Business Dynamics with Adaptive Supply Chain Portfolios. European Journal of Operational Research. info:/
Have you ever met someone you thought was too good for you? Someone you may have considered to be out of your league? Did you throw caution to the wind and pursue him/her or turn away thinking you didn’t stand a chance. Find out what research says about the tendency to date within one’s own league and what you can do about it.... Read more »
Taylor, L.S., Fiore, A.T., Mendelsohn, G.A., & Cheshire, C. (2011) "Out of my league": A real-world test of the matching hypothesis. Personality , 37(7), 942-54. PMID: 21632966
Walster, E., Aronson, V., Abrahams, D., & Rottman, L. (1966) Importance of physical attractiveness in dating behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 4(5), 508-16. PMID: 6008393
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