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Digital Transformation and Organizational Change: Fostering a Holistic Mindset

by Derek J. Sine, Managing Director • July 31, 2017

Are you ready for the digital future? Today, the majority of businesses are only beginning their digital transformation with migrating to cloud infrastructures or implementation of SaaS solutions which have dismantled dedicated private infrastructures and proprietary software development teams with the restructuring of entire organization’s teams, business processes, and business models. To successfully adopt a […]


Inbound Logistics: 8 Sustainable Freight Trends Smart Supply Chains Need to Embrace

by Derek J. Sine, Managing Director • May 8, 2017
Inbound Logistics: 8 Sustainable Freight Trends Smart Supply Chains Need to Embrace By Derek J. Sine, Managing Director   Sustainability in the freight industry has sometimes been treated as a necessary evil: something to be balanced against profit margins and industrial growth. However, the most sustainable solutions offer efficiency from both an operational and environmental [...]

Grasping Online Marketplace Trends Part 2

by Derek J. Sine, Managing Director • March 25, 2017

In part 1, we discussed the basic principles that drive online marketplace formation and growth, and we analyzed a few of the tensions that are inherent in online marketplaces. While the online marketplace variations that have arisen in response to these stimuli are nearly endless, this article will focus on two of the most prominent […]


Destination Africa: The New LCC Manufacturing Frontier

by Vander Group • February 22, 2017

A few weeks ago, Vander attended the sourcing event Destination Africa held in Cairo, Egypt. Exhibitors included manufacturers from 13 African countries, where duty rates for exporting to the US and EU are either minimal or nonexistent. In an increasingly competitive global market, Vander believes these low-cost countries (LCC’s) tariff advantages and their low labor […]