Mary E. Shacklett is an internationally recognized technology commentator and President of Transworld Data, a marketing and technology services firm. Prior to founding her own company, she was Vice President of Product Research and Software Development for Summit Information Systems, a computer software company; and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Technology at FSI International, a multinational manufacturer in the semiconductor industry.

Mary has business experience in Europe, Japan, and the Pacific Rim. She has a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MA from the University of Southern California, where she taught for several years. She is listed in Who's Who Worldwide and in Who's Who in the Computer Industry.

It’s Time for Better Systems in the Yard

While warehouse management (WMS) and transportation management (TMS) systems have soared to next-generation technology sophistication, managing truck schedules and the loading and unloading of cargo is still managed on clipboards and walkie-talkies. How do electronics companies change this process? “The challenge is that there are many different vendors and many different scheduling requirements,” said Greg…

Innovate in Limiting Supplier Risk

Many organizations manage supplier risk by identifying alternate suppliers for when a severe problem arises. However, there are other supplier risk concerns that can affect corporate brands and that companies should also manage for risk. The list of considerations is long: the ability of suppliers to protect your confidential information, the second tier of suppliers…