Globalization Recedes from Its Prior Dominance
Corporate executives believe that consumers will increasingly prefer locally or regionally produced products.
U.S. Trade Policy Fails to Reshore Manufacturing
Several government measures designed in part to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States are having the opposite effect so far.
Where Should Companies Plant Their Stakes?
New York remains the most attractive city in the world for doing business, but San Francisco is on track to surpass it in the future: Global Cities Report.
Geopolitical Realities May Stifle Economic Growth
Executives are bearish on geopolitics and its likely impact on commercial opportunities around the globe, study suggests.
U.S. Banks Are Late to Contactless Card Party
American banks, as well as retailers and consumers, would benefit from greater issuance of contactless cards, which are in much wider use abroad.
Traditional Packaging Fails for E-Commerce
Using packaging designed for direct-to-consumer shipments, rather than in-store display, can reduce the cost of goods sold by several percent.
Data Privacy Hoopla Is a Wake-Up Call
Retailers, banks, and other companies that collect customer data online must respond to growing concern among consumers.
How to Avoid Overspending on AI
The first step is drilling down to formulate a list of specific use cases with tangible business impact, not randomly experimenting with ad-hoc AI pilots.
Supply Chains Break Out
Shedding an obsession with costs, supply chains embrace new operating models and high-quality service.
What Wildfires, Hurricanes Can Teach About Risk Reduction
Companies can leverage their involvement in infrastructure development to raise resiliency standards.
CFOs Should Partner with Chief Procurement Officers
A strategic partnership between CFOs and chief procurement officers could uncover a wealth of value buried in your supplier spending.