Category Archives: Risk management

NETWORK DESIGN

Do No Harm…

By | Big data supply chains, Demand, Market-Driven, New technologies, Risk management, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain | No Comments

  “…I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice…. …If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of…

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Throwback Thursday

By | Demand, Market-Driven, Risk management | 2 Comments

This week, as the east coast of the United States was deluged with rain, I basked in beautiful San Diego sun while attending the Logimed USA event. This was WBR’s first event in the United States targeted for the Medical Device Supply Chain Leader. I had not been to a medical device event and I wanted to listen. When I finished my presentation on “past practices,” that I cannot call “best…

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What About the Supply Chain Index?

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I have traveled 12,000 miles this week. When I get off the plane, I am accosted by the signs at airports around the world. SAP touts “best-run companies” while the Accenture ads claim “high-performance supply chains.” As I shuffle along, I am not sure. I shake my head. I am a nomad, searching for a good definition of supply chain excellence. It is a quest and the subject of my next book, Metrics That Matter,…

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Will Arrogance Stunt your Growth?

By | Open Content Research, Risk management, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Uncategorized | No Comments

It happened on Thursday morning last week. It will probably happen again on Tuesday. And, again on Wednesday. I am driving on a campaign to change thinking. It is hard to change a mindset. The brain is wired to believe what it has been told for many years. Every time that it happens, I smile. I understand. I was once there also. Let me start with a story. Last week in…

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