Cindy Palacios

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¿Cómo se convirtió Honduras en la "república bananera" por excelencia?

<i>"Es algo glorioso", dijo Cronin, mitad en broma, "eso de ser capaz de botar un gobierno y remplazarlo por uno de la propia elección, en estos tiempos".</i><p>"<i>Oh, es nada más una cuestión de negocios", dijo Vincenti, mientras paraba y le ofrecía la colilla de su cigarro a un mono que se columpiaba en un</i> …

Amazon busca en España repartidores autónomos con coche a 14 euros por hora

La compañía lanzará el sistema de reparto Amazon Flex, con el que ya opera en Estados Unidos y Reino Unido y que supone tener "colaboradores" en …

How To Make The Whole Organization Agile

Surveys show that most Agile teams report tension between the way the teams operate and the way the rest of the organization is run. Is it possible to make the whole organization Agile?<p>In Agile, the role of the manager is to enable those doing the work to contribute their full talents and …

Project Management

The Last Re-Org You’ll Ever Do

New (and old) thinking about organization design may lead to ever-evolving entities<p>Established institutions have been reorganizing as long as they've …

Blockchain technology could be even more disruptive than Amazon was 2 decades ago

I feel blessed because travel allows me to meet and speak at length with some truly fascinating and successful people, from CEOs of firms both large and small, to deal lawyers, to audit partners.<p>Hearing varying opinions on global issues and politics has helped expand the scope and depth of my …

Can Lean Manufacturing Put an End to Sweatshops?

While no one advocates for labor abuses, poor working conditions are often seen as an inevitable consequence of global trade. Producers in less-developed countries compete by keeping costs low. Conventional wisdom holds that improving working conditions (which typically costs money) would undermine …

Manufacturing

Use Housekeeping to Kill 5S

The factory was incredibly clean. This maquiladora in northern Mexico was machining and assembling oil pumps, normally a very dirty process. Powered …

Supply Chain Evolution - Lessons from Ford and Toyota

In the 1920s (almost 100 years ago), Henry Ford devised a manufacturing system that outperformed every other manufacturing operation of its day. …

Manufacturing

McDonald’s and the Challenges of a Modern Supply Chain

Recently, McDonald’s, the world’s iconic largest food service provider, has been (forgive the cliché) through the grinder. Poor performance has led to the departure of its CEO and plenty of critical attention in the business pages. Part of this story relates to the provenance, or origins, of its …

McDonald's

Port problems: One importer's traffic jam woe

There are 620 cycling trainers stuck in Long Beach, California.<p>They spent close to five days stuck on a boat outside of the port. When the container …

Wal-Mart CEO reveals the company's 8 biggest problems

With sales in the US lagging, Foran has traveled to Wal-Mart stores across the country in search of ways to improve customers' experiences with the retailer.<p>Foran shared what he learned during his travels in a meeting with investors on Wednesday. Here's what he said:<p><b>1. Many Wal-Mart stores lack</b> …

Apple focuses on making supply chain in China more green

Apple plans to make its supply chain in China greener as a way to cutdown on carbon emissions from its product manufacturing, the company announced on Monday.<p>The U.S. tech giant has already been making its offices and data centers more environmentally friendly, but wants to extend those efforts to …

Tim Cook

Inventory Management in the Age of Big Data

We are on the verge of a major upheaval in the way inventory is managed. This revolution is a result of the availability of the huge amounts of real-time data that are now routinely generated on the internet and through the interconnected world of enterprise software systems and smart products. In …

Big Data

Las fosas más profundas del océano tienen niveles “extraordinarios” de contaminación

La polución global del Antropoceno alcanza la fosa de las Marianas, a 11.000 metros bajo el mar<p>En más de 50 años de exploración espacial, una docena …