At LUXZIUM, we fundamentally like large problems that are amenable to technological disruption. We seek out defensible advantages: proprietary and protected technological advances, business model innovations, and unique partnerships. Most importantly, we invest in “A” teams and founders with a demonstrable history of development/traction. We invest more in people than in a specific plan, because plans often change.


Wyoming may hold the key to the rare earth minerals trade war with China

Wyoming is best known for its picturesque views and towering mountain ranges, but if Randy Scott has his way, it’ll become famous for something else: rare earth minerals. These resources have been in the spotlight since China, the country that dominates global supply, threatened in May to cut off supply to the U.S. as part of the U.S.–China trade war.

Since 2011, when Scott became the president and CEO of Littleton, Colorado-based Rare Earth Resources, the veteran mining executive and metallurgical engineer has been trying to get a massive stash of rare earth — a metallic element that’s used in cellphones, electric vehicle batteries, fluorescent lights, defense, clean energy and much more — out of Bear Lodge, a small mountain range tucked away in the northeast corner of the state, about 40 miles from South Dakota’s border.


About MNvest

MNvest is a Minnesota law permitting investment crowdfunding, a new way to fund Minnesota's growing businesses. Similar to reward-based crowdfunding sites (like Kickstarter), MNvest enables Minnesota businesses to legally advertise investment opportunities to all Minnesota residents.


A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that is secured by cryptography, which makes it nearly impossible to counterfeit or double-spend. Many cryptocurrencies are decentralized networks based on blockchain technology—a distributed ledger enforced by a disparate network of computers.


Is a Permanent Magnet motor Feasible? Yes, there are billions of them in use all over the world

Is it possible to make a “motor” that uses permanent magnets only? NO. A MOTOR, as the dictionary describes, “is a machine that converts electrical energy to mechanical energy.” In another words, the electrical energy is a “battery” and the mechanical energy is the “rotation.”  





Car makers, battery makers and material suppliers have come together in a blockchain pilot program to address concerns in strategic mineral supply chains.

Digitally Transform Your Supply Chain Management

Shift your supply chain operations from the traditional linear supply chain model to an integrated Digital Supply Chain network. Gain more insight into how your technology is being used to improve processes and efficiently react to unplanned shifts in demand.

What is an Integrated Digital Supply Chain Network?

The Digital Supply Chain is an interconnected web of digital supply networks. A supply chain network, compared to a siloed channel, allows for quicker reaction times, better planning, less waste and less potential for missed delivery dates. It measures a business’s ability to handle various demand challenges and what is needed to mature the ability over time. 

What is supply chain management (SCM)? Mastering logistics end to end

Supply chain management enables enterprises to source the materials necessary to create a product or service and deliver that product or service to customers. Here’s how to make the most of your SCM strategy.

3TIME FOR A NEw RESPONSEThe future calls for bolder moves, both strategically and tactically, and for most, a reinvention of how M&M companies view their core businesses. To address this industry shift, M&M companies will need a different kind of supply chain – one that is much smarter. By this, we mean a supply chain that is far more

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Supply Chain Analytics

Organizations utilize supply chain analytics to anticipate shifts in demand, proactively manage resources, mitigate potential risks, and improve efficiencies throughout their entire supply chain ecosystem.

The Different Types of Supply Chain Management Methods and Theories
  • Transaction Cost Analysis. …
  • Channel Coordination. …
  • Network Perspective. …
  • Materials Logistics Management. …
  • Theory of Constraints. …
  • Customer Relationship Management. …
  • Requirements Chain Management. …
  • Supply Chain Roadmap.
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Manage Third-Party Supplier Risk with AI-Driven Intelligence

In the midst of increasing geopolitical and macroeconomic risk, it’s becoming more difficult to effectively mitigate third-party risks to meet regulatory, compliance, and reputational requirements. It’s more important than ever to monitor and protect against third-party risks and to understand who you’re doing business with.

D&B Risk Analytics is a dynamic, easy to use, supplier risk intelligence solution with a new era of focus on business resilience that enables you to most effectively screen your company’s suppliers for potential risks and actively monitor supplier risk with near real-time updates. Harnessing business data and insights on over 400 million businesses from the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud, D&B Risk Analytics helps supplier and compliance teams take a more consistent, proactive, and automated approach to decision-making for effective third-party risk management.

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The COVID-19 pandemic may have finally put paid to the multiday residential training courses, to be replaced by short online modules that can be done at a time and pace that suits trainees. For organisations such as Exemplar Global—a not-for-profit that provides training for auditors—the switch to virtual has prompted a fresh look at its online presence.

Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology (DLT) in which a growing list of records, or blocks, are time-stamped and linked using cryptography. The peer-to-peer (P2P) nature of blockchain allows data to be stored globally on thousands of servers, making it almost impossible to tamper with.


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Making—Supply chain managers coordinate the activities required to accept raw materials, manufacture the product, test for quality, package for shipping, and schedule for delivery. Most enterprises measure quality, production output, and worker productivity to ensure the enterprise creates products that meet quality standards.

Delivering—Often called logistics, this involves coordinating customer orders, scheduling delivery, dispatching loads, invoicing customers, and receiving payments. It relies on a fleet of vehicles to ship product to customers. Many organizations outsource large parts of the delivery process to specialist organizations, particularly if the product  requires special handling or is to be delivered to a consumer’s home.

Returning—The supplier needs a responsive and flexible network to take back defective, excess, or unwanted products.  If the produce is defective it needs to be reworked or scrapped.  If the product is simply unwanted or excess it needs to be returned to the warehouse for sale.

Planning—Enterprises need to plan and manage all resources required to meet customer demand for their product or service. They also need to design their supply chain and then determine which metrics to use in order to ensure the supply chain is efficient, effective, delivers value to customers, and meets enterprise goals.

Sourcing—Companies must choose suppliers to provide the goods and services needed to create their product. After suppliers are under contract, supply chain managers use a variety of processes to monitor and manage supplier relationships. Key processes include ordering, receiving, managing inventory, and authorizing supplier payments.