In 2005 Uta Jüttner was researcher at the Cranfield University, UK, especially renowned for several minds working on supply chain risk management, like Martin Christopher or Denis Towill.
Key in understanding this field of research is to make an inquiry into how supply chain risks are managed in business environments. Jüttner first laid grounds for this by some conceptual work, I introduced here a while ago
Jüttner used an exploratory, quantitative survey. They selected 17........ Read more »
Jüttner, U. (2005) Supply chain risk management: Understanding the business requirements from a practitioner perspective. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 16(1), 120-141. DOI: 10.1108/09574090510617385
When meeting someone for the first time online, there is limited information available. How do you know whether you can trust that information? Find out what strategies other people use to help them decipher fact from fiction.... Read more »
Gibbs, J., Ellison, N., & Lai, C. (2010) First Comes Love, Then Comes Google: An Investigation of Uncertainty Reduction Strategies and Self-Disclosure in Online Dating. Communication Research, 38(1), 70-100. DOI: 10.1177/0093650210377091
Yesterday, I discovered a new set of studies that I had not previously known about. I may write about all of them, but I definitely want to talk about this particular study for two reasons. The first reason is that … Continue reading →... Read more »
Wochner A, Attwater J, Coulson A, & Holliger P. (2011) Ribozyme-catalyzed transcription of an active ribozyme. Science (New York, N.Y.), 332(6026), 209-12. PMID: 21474753
The NW of the Iberian Peninsula is a remanent of the doubly vergent Hercynian Orogen (see figure attached), formed during the Devonian-Carboniferous time by the collision of Laurussia (or Euramerica) with Gondwana, forming Pangaea.
In this article I want to show you some pictures we did in the Bay of Llumeres.... Read more »
Manuel Julivert. (1976) La estructura de la región del cabo Peñas. Trabajos de Geología, 203-309. info:other/
Today I introduce you to the process of measuring agility in a supply chain. Agility is a major concept in the research of the last 10 years or so. I already have written some articles on this topic:
Design of Agile Supply Chains
Distribution Centers in Agile Supply Chain Design
Agile Supply Chains
Foundation for a Responsive Supply Chain
Consequently, the goal of today's article is to expand on those and define what are the key factors of SC agility and how it could be measured.
T........ Read more »
Science, it seeks to solve some of the biggest problems facing humanity. It tries to understand the nature of life, cure cancer and save the planet. However, now it seems to be dealing with THE big issue facing society, increasing the melting point of chocolate! We’ve all been there, you hold a toffee crisp (or whatever happens to … Read more... Read more »
Terri A. Stortz . (2011) Heat resistant chocolate . Trends in Food Science . info:/10.1016/j.tifs.2011.02.001
Maheshwari, B., & Yella Reddy, S. (2005) Application of kokum (Garcinia indica) fat as cocoa butter improver in chocolate. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 85(1), 135-140. DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.1967
Ogunwolu, S., & Jayeola, C. (2006) Development of non-conventional thermo-resistant chocolate for the tropics. British Food Journal, 108(6), 451-455. DOI: 10.1108/00070700610668423
It's not that there are no articles on supply chain risk management anymore. But after writing on current research in the last weeks (like the one on system failure here) I have been wondering more about the foundations of supply chain management in general. So I decided to review an article today on general supply chain management research, in this case a literature review by Sachan and Datta (2005).
The complete article can be found here.
The analysis is pretty straight forward,........ Read more »
Sachan, A., & Datta, S. (2005) Review of supply chain management and logistics research. International Journal of Physical Distribution , 35(9), 664-705. DOI: 10.1108/09600030510632032
During this election campaign, a lot has been written about the influence of social media in general and the influence of twitter in particular. But who exactly are the people that actually influence and control the twitter conversations about Canada’s upcoming election? And how can we measure influence on twitter? For the purpose of our [...]... Read more »
Bernardo A. Huberman, Daniel M. Romero, & Fang Wu. (2009) Social networks that matter: Twitter under the microscope. First Monday, 14(1-5). arXiv: 0812.1045v1
Gruzd, A., Wellman, B., and Takhteyev, Y. (2011) Imagining Twitter as an Imagined Community. American Behavioral Scientist, Special issue on Imagined Communities. info:/
Discusses the lesser known immunopathological effects of SARS infection.... Read more »
Gu, J. (2005) Multiple organ infection and the pathogenesis of SARS. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 202(3), 415-424. DOI: 10.1084/jem.20050828
Perlman, S., & Dandekar, A. (2005) Immunopathogenesis of coronavirus infections: implications for SARS. Nature Reviews Immunology, 5(12), 917-927. DOI: 10.1038/nri1732
It’s my birthday! But how old am I? Well, that’s not such a straightforward question. Even a seemingly well-defined concept such as age can be affected by cultural factors
First, my age in years is a bit of an estimate of the actual amount of time I’ve been alive, due to leap-years etc. Second, a year is . . . → Read More: How old am I?... Read more »
Hill, M., Preston, S., Elo, I., & Rosenwaike, I. (1997) Age-Linked Institutions and Age Reporting among Older African Americans. Social Forces, 75(3), 1007. DOI: 10.2307/2580528
Hill, M., Preston, S., & Rosenwaike, I. (2000) Age Reporting among White Americans Aged 85 : Results of a Record Linkage Study. Demography, 37(2), 175. DOI: 10.2307/2648119
Today, I wondered whether the number of basic colour terms a language has is reflected in the number of colours on its country’s flag. The idea being that a country’s flag contains colours that are important to its society, and therefore a country with more social tools for discussing colour (colour words) will be more likely to put more colours on its flag. It was a long shot, but here’s what I found:... Read more »
Lupyan G, & Dale R. (2010) Language structure is partly determined by social structure. PloS one, 5(1). PMID: 20098492
Your boss probably knows all about your misuse of the company internet connection, the IT department will have logged your every Facebook access, registered every viral email you sent, and the dozens of page refreshes you did when you were hoping to snipe that last eBay auction. You might think a good boss would be [...]Post from: David Bradley's Sciencetext Tech TalkEthical internet use at work ... Read more »
Sharman Lichtenstein. (2011) Ethical issues for internet use policy: balancing employer and employee perspectives. Int. J. Technology Management, 54(2/3), 288-303. info:/
Computer simulation has not been used on a professional scale until after World War II, and also then mostly for military uses like war games or simulations of atomic bomb explosions nowadays.
One of the first scientific papers on simulation has been published in the late 70s by Ören and Zeigler. They aggregate some fundamental knowledge about simulation and suggest an conceptual model for simulation, which I want to introduce today from the perspective of a supply chain
Components of Sim........ Read more »
There’s a reason why they call them heartbreaks – sometimes it feels as intense as someone tearing your heart to pieces. Find out how your thoughts impact your feelings and what you can do to ease the pain of a broken heart.... Read more »
Jostmann, N., Karremans, J., & Finkenauer, C. (2011) When love is not blind: Rumination impairs implicit affect regulation in response to romantic relationship threat. Cognition , 25(3), 506-518. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2010.541139
Kross, E., Berman, M., Mischel, W., Smith, E., & Wager, T. (2011) Social rejection shares somatosensory representations with physical pain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1102693108
Pennebaker, J. (1997) Writing About Emotional Experiences as a Therapeutic Process. Psychological Science, 8(3), 162-166. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.1997.tb00403.x
Spielmann, S., MacDonald, G., & Wilson, A. (2009) On the Rebound: Focusing on Someone New Helps Anxiously Attached Individuals Let Go of Ex-Partners. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(10), 1382-1394. DOI: 10.1177/0146167209341580
Yet another paper on risk mitigation strategies. This time: How to reduce risks by improving confidence. You can find the complete paper of today in the web.
Lack of Confidence
The authors theorize that especially demand risk (volatility) has increased during the last years. With several SC concepts which are aimed to reduce the slack in the supply chain during the same period, overall risks in the SC have increased dramatically.
This leads to a lack of confidence by the managers responsi........ Read more »
Christopher, M., & Lee, H. (2004) Mitigating supply chain risk through improved confidence. International Journal of Physical Distribution , 34(5), 388-396. DOI: 10.1108/09600030410545436
When it comes to tweeting about the upcoming election, Canadians are showing their famous sense of humour. Based on a sample of over 14,000 messages posted on twitter with the hashtag #CNDPOLI (collected between March 26 – April 3), we found that of the tweets that did express sentiment (6,860~49% ), about 65% expressed positive [...]... Read more »
Diakopoulos N.A. and Shamma D.A. (2010) Characterizing Debate Performance via Aggregated Twitter Sentiment. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1195-1198. info:/10.1145/1753326.1753504
'Sixty-four' (64) is the number of hours I spent underwater in the month of March 2011. Sounds like alot - and it is - but it represents normalcy for many of us involved with inshore marine construction. Here in New England, January and February are traditionally on the slow side given weather delays, and March is the typical kick-off month for the busy spring ahead. Sixty-four will soon be toppled in April, and buried come May and June as its back to business as usual.
With that amount of time........ Read more »
Carlsohn A, Cassel M, Linné K, & Mayer F. (2011) How much is too much? A case report of nutritional supplement use of a high-performance athlete. The British journal of nutrition, 1-5. PMID: 21262065
In the spirit of today a fragment from New Horizons in Music Appreciation, a program from Radio Station WOOF at the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople: an early example of how to attract a wider audience to listen to classical music:With regard to today's question: David Huron (2004) studied audience laughter in live recordings of Peter Schickele's music (One of the presenters in the above broadcast). He offers a physiological explanation for why listeners respond to specific musical ........ Read more »
David Huron. (2004) Music-engendered laughter: an analysis of humor devices in PDQ Bach . Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, 700-704. info:/
While direct, chronic surveillance doesn’t happen for a majority of couples, many partners have probably felt the temptation to snoop on the other. But why? Is it happenstance mixed with curiosity- like when he leaves his email inbox open on your computer, or is something darker? Can you blame a partner when they find something incriminating? ... Read more »
Helsper, E., & Whitty, M. (2010) Netiquette within married couples: Agreement about acceptable online behavior and surveillance between partners. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(5), 916-926. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2010.02.006
VINKERS, C., FINKENAUER, C., & HAWK, S. (2011) Why do close partners snoop? Predictors of intrusive behavior in newlywed couples. Personal Relationships, 18(1), 110-124. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2010.01314.x
Organisms living in habitats that no sane person would call comfortable have fas...... Read more »
Fiala, G., & Stetter, K. (1986) Pyrococcus furiosus sp. nov. represents a novel genus of marine heterotrophic archaebacteria growing optimally at 100ºC. Archives of Microbiology, 56-61. DOI: 10.1007/BF00413027
Mukund, S, & Adams, M. W. (1991) The novel tungsten-iron-sulfur protein of the hyperthermophilic archaebacterium, Pyrococcus furiosus, is an aldehyde ferredoxin oxidoreductase. Evidence for its participation in a unique glycolytic pathway. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 14208-16. PMID: 1907273
Sapra, R. et al. (2003) A simple energy-conserving system: Proton reduction coupled to proton translocation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 100(1), 7545-7550. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1331436100
Takai, K. et al. (2008) Cell proliferation at 122 C and isotopically heavy CH4 production by a hyperthermophilic methanogen under high-pressure cultivation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10949-10954. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0712334105
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