More than just an F-WORD

By | Downstream data, New technologies | One Comment

I think that we are in a new bubble. It will grow and pop like the ones before.  However, for a short minute, it will be dazzling.  Like bubbles rising from a child softly blowing on their new toy,  I think that we are seeing multiple bubbles beginning to rise.  It will be a new horizon filled with color, uncertainty and rising expectations. It is more than a F-Word.  Here I explain…. Managing the Bubble I like…

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User in the Era: Big Data Supply Chains

By | Demand driven, Downstream data, New technologies, Supply chain planning | 6 Comments

The time is near.  The time has come. As I return from my trip last week, I give thanks, that it is not the end of the world that we need to prepare for….  Yes, thankfully, as the Rapture witching hour approached last week, I was holding my grandson in my arms with a glass of wine and having a great discussion with my daughter.  (This is something that I…

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Seven Sins of Demand Planning

By | Demand driven, Supply chain excellence | 12 Comments

On the first afternoon, it could be summed up as, “Oh father, we have sinned.  Please forgive all of us sinners. “ This conference in Dallas was a good time for me to reflect on the history of demand planning.  IBF celebrated their 30th Anniversary in Dallas without even a party.  I give thanks for IBF and for the vendors like Autobox, John Galt, Logility, SAS Institute, and Terra Technology…

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Pearls of Wisdom

By | Supply chain excellence | No Comments

“I am desolated to lose the pearls of wisdom that habitually fall from your cultivated lips,” returned Haddo.1908, W. Somerset Maugham, The Magician, ch. 3: Rolling stones gather no moss, and road warriors/analysts that travel write fewer blog posts.  To all my readers, I apologize for a 28 day absence in posts.   In the past 30 days, I have spoken at 12 conferences, traveled 40,000 miles and become a grandma. <Yes, you…

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