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  • March 15, 2011
  • 05:02 AM
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Purchasing's involvement in risk management

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


I already reviewed one of the articles of Zsidisin (Perception of Supply Risk). Today I had a look at an article about how the purchasing organization is involved in the supply chain risk management activities.

Exploratory Study
Zsidisin et al. did an exploratory study with semi-structured interviews with purchasing professionals in nine companies from the manufacturing industry. Semi-structured, open-ended interviews were employed to gain an understanding of how purchasing organizations c........ Read more »

  • March 14, 2011
  • 08:40 PM
  • 2,142 views

Bad Science: Idiots and Ecstasy

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

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Halpern JH, Sherwood AR, Hudson JI, Gruber S, Kozin D, & Pope HG Jr. (2011) Residual neurocognitive features of long-term ecstasy users with minimal exposure to other drugs. Addiction (Abingdon, England), 106(4), 777-86. PMID: 21205042  

Insel TR, Battaglia G, Johannessen JN, Marra S, & De Souza EB. (1989) 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine ("ecstasy") selectively destroys brain serotonin terminals in rhesus monkeys. The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, 249(3), 713-20. PMID: 2471824  

  • March 13, 2011
  • 08:22 AM
  • 1,443 views

Supply Chain Risk Management Thesis (Impact of demographics on supply chain risk management practices)

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


This is somewhat of the fifth contribution to my series on doctoral dissertations, apart from not being a doctoral thesis but a master thesis on Supply Chain Risk Management. Nonetheless, an immense effort and dedication is spent on these works only to find the results hidden in the libraries. So the goal is raise interest in the research of my peers.

Author / Topic
This thesis was written by Kenneth Kanyagui in 2010 as his master thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambri........ Read more »

Kanyagui, K. (2010) Impact of Demographics on Supply Chain Risk Management Practice. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master Thesis. info:/

  • March 12, 2011
  • 08:45 AM
  • 1,321 views

The evolution of female intentionality

by Vahid Motlagh in Ideas for a deeper sense of life

One of the critical aspects regarding the “evolution itself evolving” is the emergence of the female expressed and not simply silent intentionality.In my recent article about the alternative futures of Asia in the year 2060 I highlighted the rise and contribution of female consciousness as a mega trend which will continue to reshape our world in the coming decades. Even a critical question that is raised today after the domino revolutions across the Middle East and North Africa is that if an........ Read more »

Motlagh VV. (2010) Asia's Exotic Futures in the Far beyond the Present. Journal of Futures Studies, 15(2), 1-16. info:/

Gur RC, Gunning-Dixon F, Bilker WB, & Gur RE. (2002) Sex differences in temporo-limbic and frontal brain volumes of healthy adults. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 12(9), 998-1003. PMID: 12183399  

Acevedo BP, Aron A, Fisher HE, & Brown LL. (2011) Neural correlates of long-term intense romantic love. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. PMID: 21208991  

  • March 11, 2011
  • 02:55 PM
  • 1,805 views

Origin of Life – RNA Self Replicators

by ogremkv in Cassandra's Tears

We have previously established that organic compounds, including nucleotides, are trivially easy to produce from inorganic sources.  We have also established at least two methods from which long chain RNA molecules could develop without organic processes… including one that requires … Continue reading →... Read more »

Lincoln, T., & Joyce, G. (2009) Self-Sustained Replication of an RNA Enzyme. Science, 323(5918), 1229-1232. DOI: 10.1126/science.1167856  

  • March 9, 2011
  • 03:30 PM
  • 1,178 views

March Madness: Priceless For Some, Overpriced For Others.

by Melanie Tannenbaum in ionpsych

When I was in college, I slept outside in a tent almost every night during the 2 coldest months of the year. OK, before you call me crazy, there’s more to the story. I actually did this for four years … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • March 9, 2011
  • 02:00 PM
  • 1,200 views

Intensity & Training to Failure [Muscle Gain]

by Matt Perryman in Myosynthesis.com

Heavy is always better, right? That's the going mantra. Lift heavy things and you'll grow and get stronger. I push this position myself, because I think it's mostly right. If you want to reap gains from a strength training workout, you focus on the basics. Anything involving a barbell, picking it up, putting it ...

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  • March 9, 2011
  • 01:57 AM
  • 1,677 views

Managing Strategic Partnerships

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


Setting up the right partnerships is hard to do. There are multiple levels to the decision with which companies to setup formal relations and how deep this relationship should be? Christopher and Jüttner (2000) develop a framework for managing partnerships. The full paper can be found here.

Introduction
The authors use focus group interviews and multiple case studies to gain insights into practitioners' experiences.
Several factors are affecting an increasing focus on partnership manageme........ Read more »

  • March 8, 2011
  • 01:04 PM
  • 1,800 views

Art in the Eye of the Beholder: Preliminary Evidence?

by Maria P. in noustuff

Does monocular viewing affect judgement of art? According to a 2008 paper by Finney and Heilman it does. The two researchers from the University of Florida inspired by previous studies investigating the effect of monocular viewing on performance on visual-spatial and verbal memory tasks, attempted to see what the results would be in the case [...]... Read more »

  • March 7, 2011
  • 11:42 AM
  • 1,552 views

Origins of Life – Darwin’s Little Warm Pond

by ogremkv in Cassandra's Tears

Origins of life is a tricky business.  We can’t know how it happened.  We weren’t there and chemical reactions and molecules just don’t fossilize well.  The point is not to show how it happened.  Likewise, the point is not (necessarily) … Continue reading →... Read more »

Costanzo, G., Pino, S., Ciciriello, F., & Di Mauro, E. (2009) Generation of Long RNA Chains in Water. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284(48), 33206-33216. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M109.041905  

  • March 7, 2011
  • 09:53 AM
  • 1,154 views

Emergence of linguistic diversity in the lab

by Sean Roberts in A Replicated Typo 2.0


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There is a huge amount of linguistic diversity in the world. Isolation and drift due to cultural evolution can explain much of this, but there are many cases where linguistic diversity emerges and persists within groups of interacting individuals.  Previous research has identified the use of linguistic cues of identity as an important factor in the . . . → Read More: Emergence of linguistic diversity in the lab... Read more »

  • March 7, 2011
  • 08:25 AM
  • 1,534 views

Information Sharing in Supply Chains

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


Obstacles to Information Sharing
There are many obstacles to information sharing in a supply chain. Confidentiality is probably one of the biggest issues, but there are others not so obvious like antitrust regulations, the timeliness and accuracy of the provided information, differing technologies between the supply chain partners or a mismatch in the alignment of incentives. Therefore trust and cooperation become critical ingredients in a supply chain partnership.


Drivers of Information ........ Read more »

Lee, H., & Whang, S. (2000) Information sharing in a supply chain. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 1(1), 79. DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2000.001329  

  • March 7, 2011
  • 05:04 AM
  • 2,861 views

Research Suggests that File Sharing has a Positive Effect of Film Audiences

by Tomas Rawlings in A Great Becoming

This is an interesting bit of research, adding to the growing body of data trying to understand the positive or negative impacts of P2P downloading of films and the like. (The US General Accounting Office did a huge survey of the reseach in 2009 and were unable to conclude a positive nor negative effect either way.) This [...]... Read more »

Sung Wook Ji. (2007) Piracy Impact on the Theatrical Movie Industry. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, San Francisco, CA Online. info:/

  • March 5, 2011
  • 05:52 PM
  • 2,167 views

Origins of Life – Can RNA Spontaneously Assemble?

by ogremkv in Cassandra's Tears

We know that it is almost trivial for inorganic compounds to spontaneously react to form organic compounds.  We can see this in hundreds, if not thousands of similar experiments since Miller-Urey.  We can also observe these organic products in places … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • March 4, 2011
  • 11:27 AM
  • 2,058 views

Origins of Life – What are the odds?

by ogremkv in Cassandra's Tears

I hope to make this the first in a series of posts about current (relatively) origins of life research.  The reasoning behind this is two-fold.  The first is because I’m curious and the blog provides an opportunity to share what … Continue reading →... Read more »

Turk, R., Chumachenko, N., & Yarus, M. (2010) Multiple translational products from a five-nucleotide ribozyme. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(10), 4585-4589. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0912895107  

  • March 2, 2011
  • 02:00 PM
  • 1,395 views

The Cortical Lottery: Dopamine and the Activity Set-point [Research Review]

by Matt Perryman in Myosynthesis.com

Years ago in one of my criminology classes, the professor introduced us to various theories on social deviance. Criminologists want to know what makes people act up and steal, or rob you in the street for crack, or stab their neighbors in the face. That's social deviance. Lots of theories have come and gone ...

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Meeusen, R., Watson, P., Hasegawa, H., Roelands, B., & Piacentini, M. (2007) Brain neurotransmitters in fatigue and overtraining. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 32(5), 857-864. DOI: 10.1139/H07-080  

  • March 2, 2011
  • 03:22 AM
  • 1,342 views

How Systems Design Themselves

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


Continuing with on with articles on general Systems Design and foundational articles, today I would like to talk about Conway's seminal paper on "How Do Committees Invent" from 1968. If you want to read the paper completely, you can do so on Conway's web page.

In his article Conway describes system design at its most generic level. Be it a system to prevent natural disasters or a new product of a company.

Actors and Stages of Design
Under most circumstances the newly designed system has a........ Read more »

Conway, M. E. (1968) How Do Committees Invent?. Datamation, 14(4), 28-31. info:/

  • February 28, 2011
  • 03:01 PM
  • 1,630 views

Video: chimpanzees, tools and Treculia fruits

by Djuke Veldhuis in Elements Science

New research shows that the tools a chimpanzee population will use is governed by the environment they live in, reports Louise Ogden.



Related posts:Tricks of the trade: chimpanzees and their tools
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  • February 28, 2011
  • 10:14 AM
  • 2,561 views

Effects of the Anthropocene | Indicator Species

by Michael Lombardi in a New Life in the Sea

A recent CNN news piece reported on baby dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico. The report went on to discuss that these deaths were not the norm in considering the shear numbers, and the time of year - that is very early in the birthing season, indicating that some births may be premature. The report went on to imply that this may be a consequence of the BP oil disaster. Makes sense.

 http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/24/gulf.dolphins/index.html

For the first time in Planet Earth's histo........ Read more »

  • February 28, 2011
  • 09:09 AM
  • 1,150 views

Customer Service or Cost? Optimization of the Supply Chain Design

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


In several articles I talked about competing objectives to the classical cost reduction goals (eg. with responsiveness or with reducing uncertainty).

Shen and Daskin (2005) explore the "Trade-offs Between Customer Service and Cost in Integrated Supply Chain Design". The goal is to find ways to simultaneously improve customer service and reduce operating cost.

Modell
The authors model a three tier supply chain, with a supplier, distribution center, and retailer.
The following cost factors ........ Read more »

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