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OUR ARTICLES

  • “BSI offers $2 billion savings in energy projects” – Negocioselnorte Press Release
  • Basics of Supply Chain Risk,” APICS Providence Chapter, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • “Taking Smarter Risks by Forecasting Complex Supply Markets,” APICS, Columbus NJ
  • “Minimizing Risk by Forecasting Supply Markets,” APICS Monadnock Chapter, Keene NH
  • “Managing Supply Risk,” presentation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  • “Supply Risk Management,” a webcast.
  • “Budgeting for Volatility,” a webcast
  • “Budgeting and Forecasting in a Highly Volatile Environment,” a presentation to the Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning (IBF).
  • W-Shaped Economy or Long Wave” an economic forecast with implications for the viability of major projects
  • 2nd Mexico Gas Summit 2016 – Expanding the distribution network” moderated the “Hydrocarbons Infrastructure” panel discussion
  • “How Will Western Manufacturers Survive?” (through better supply chain management, of course), a webcast.
  • Integrated Supply Chain Management,” Live Television Panel Discussion, Institute for Supply Management, Phoenix AZ.
  • The New Global Supply Chain,” Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Manhattan Roundtable, New York City. Click here to see an excerpt of the presentation slides.
  • “Realizing Supply Chain Value through Smart Logistics Management,” Supply Chain Management Forum, Dubai.
  • “Winning Supply Chain Strategies and Financial Benchmarks,” presentation to APICS New York City Chapter, New York City.
  • “Supply Chain — From Concept to Cash,” Transport Events, 4th Trans Middle East, Dubai, UAE. Click here to see photos from the conference.
  • “Business Forecasting and Planning Excellence,” Las Vegas, Nevada. BSI chaired this event.
  • “Supply Chain Opportunities Stemming from Global Trade and Technology,” Beverly Chamber of Commerce, Beverly MA
  • “Energy Prices and the Supply Chain: Charting a New Course,” IPC, Midwest Manufacturing Conference and Exhibition, Rosemont, IL.
  • “Sales and Operations Planning, Sourcing, Lean, and Information Technology,” Boston APICS.
  • Deriving Value from Supply Chain Innovation,” Longboat Key, Florida.

“Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Comes of Age,” a presentation to RFID World based on a white paper BSI wrote for The Economist.

“Is there ROI in RFID?,” Northeast Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2006, Marlborough MA
On the Inevitability of RFID

Technology Management: Additional Articles and Presentations

Major Accident Prevention and Lessons Learned in Oil & Gas: Best Practices for Safe Supply Chains. 

Poor supply chain management can set the conditions for failures of catastrophic proportions, both economically and in terms of safety. It has been the root cause of several of the largest disasters in oil and gas history. Many professionals fail to recognize important gaps due to the complexity of the web of supply relationships and the number of critical interfaces that can be misaligned. Professionals from executive offices, HSE, procurement, logistics, operations, and risk management need to take four major steps to ensure a safe supply chain. Click here to access this technical paper, which was presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference. Click here to request the accompanying Powerpoint presentation.

Major Accident Prevention in Ocean Shipping: BSI’s Supply Chain Risk Audit. Presentation in Bahrain.


Global Trade Restrictions and Related Compliance Issues Pertaining to Oil and Gas Production Chemicals,” Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston Texas. Manuscript and presentation. Increasingly complex marine supply chains, such as those for offshore LNG terminals, require end-to-end supply chain risk management. Relationships with suppliers and contractors must ensure not only human safety, but also asset integrity and commercial and financial risk mitigation. This presentation explores these risks and proposes a supply chain audit framework. Click here to access an excerpt of the presentation, which was presented at the 8th Trans Middle East Conference in Bahrain. Click here to request the full presentation.


Registering and Transporting Hazardous Substances


“Safe Supply Chain Design.” Presentation to the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ New York and New England Petroleum Section, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Green Supply Chains
Planning your Carbon Footprint
Green Supply Chains by 2020
Outsourcing
“The Logistics of Global Outsourcing,” presentation to APICS New Haven

Strategic and Global Sourcing: Featured Articles and Presentations


“Value-Based Pricing in the Oil and Gas Supply Chain,” The OFS Portal LLC 8th Annual Fall Retreat, Houston, TX

The Art of High-Cost Country Sourcing,” Supply Chain Management Review

Can Western Manufacturers Beat the Competition?” APICS Magazine
Strategic and Global Sourcing: Additional Articles and Presentations

  • “BRIC Plus: Uncovering Economic and Supply Chain Success in the New Emerging Economies,” APICS International Conference & Expo.
  • China Sourcing and Marketing Strategies in the New Economy,” APICS New Haven. Click here to see an excerpt of the presentation slides.
  • The New Era of Post-Chinese Sourcing
  • International Sourcing and Cross-Border Logistics, APICS, Boston, MA.
  • The Shanghai Connection,” World Trade Magazine.
  • Global Logistics – Ups and Downs,” APICS e-news.
  • “Sourcing from China,” Journal of Commerce 3rd Annual China Trade & Logistics Conference, Savannah GA.
  • “The Asian Sourcing Boom: How Long Will it Last,” a summary of Boston Strategies International’s third annual State of Strategic Sourcing Study.
  • “Low-Cost Country Sourcing,” National Association of Purchasing Management, Concord NH
  • “The Asian Sourcing Boom: How Long Will it Last?,” Distribution Business Management Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas NV
  • Round Table on Sourcing, Boston APICS Dinner Meeting, Waltham, Massachusetts. Click here to see an excerpt of the presentation slides.
  • Managing Procurement for Total Supply Chain Value,” Purchasing Managers Association of Boston (PMAB), Executive Roundtable.
  • “Competition vs. Cooperation,” Southwest Supply Management Conference, Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Dallas, TX

Additional Articles and Presentations

Supply Market Insights

  • What is Your Supply Market IQ?, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Dobbs Ferry NY
  • Supply Market Intelligence: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, APICS Woburn MA
  • Supply Market Intelligence: What is Your Supply Market IQ? APICS Fairfield CT
  • Supply Market Intelligence: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, Resources Global Professionals, Westford MA

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