The Internet of Things: the revolution is here! Innovation in logistics and supply chain management

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before –  Klaus Schwab The information age or the data economy or the fourth industrial revolution or the Internet of Things,  call it what

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Introducing my new e-book: Economic Zones: Special Tools For Development Placing Jamaica's Special Economic Zone Development In Context

The wait is over, my first e-book is here. Click here or see below: Now that Jamaica has embarked on its own modern SEZ programme will it be transformational for the Jamaican people and their economy or will it be a spectacular failure? By all indications, and as will be explained in the contents below, the former seems to be true.  Jamaica

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The one thing you must do to compete in this globalized world Connect, Connect, Connect...global value chains and logistics

Competitiveness, in our globalized world, be it as an individual or business or nation-state, is  increasingly based ones ability to understand, connect  and maneuver within and between the various networks that make the world work.  Now you understand why global value chains (GVC) and logistics are two obsessions of mine.   Related Posts:The Internet of Things: the revolution is here!My

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My random, well maybe not so random, thoughts on Special Economic Zones Why are SEZs so important to Jamaica?

Excited about SEZs: The nerd meets the lawyer Maybe its the nerd, sorry, I mean lawyer in me that gets so excited to talk about Special Economic Zone development models….its all about structuring the deal.   On a personal note the development of Jamaica’s Special Economic Zone Regime has not only been an interesting one but professionally truly gratifying having

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Global Value Chains Workshop: top 5 takeaways

I recently had the privilege of taking part in a global value chain workshop put on by Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (Duke CGGC) in Jamaica and here are my top five takeaways: Human capital development (tooling, re-tooling and right tooling) is a critical component to global value chain upgrading. Global value chains (GVC) are embedded in

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