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Reflections

By | Big data supply chains, Market-Driven, Supply Chain | No Comments

It is midnight in Melbourne, and I cannot sleep. I hate jet lag. Tomorrow, at 10:30 AM, I will buckle my seat belt for a 22 hour journey back to the United States. I need to sleep, but sadly I cannot. I love Australia, but I hate the trip. So, tonight I went for a midnight walk, and have called room service for some coffee.  I think that I will pass…

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Another Concorde?

By | Big data supply chains, Demand, Market-Driven | 2 Comments

In high school, my favorite teacher was Wanda Hughes. She taught history. Her class was both loved and feared. This was one class where there was no messing around. It was strictly business.  She made us read the Wall Street Journal and New York Times daily. We debated the potential outcome of headlines: the Vietnam War, the rise of the Beatles, and the fall of the Nixon administration. We learned that current…

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March Winds Signaling Spring?

By | Market-Driven, Supply chain excellence, Supply chain planning | No Comments

I live near the water in Baltimore; and as I write this blog, the spring winds are blowing hard against my windows.  The glass is rattling in the panes. They are trying hard to withstand the forceful gusts.  All day, it was ferocious. The whistling winds are signaling the end of winter, and the start of a new cycle called SPRING.  As a gardener, I love SPRING! I think that March Winds are a great metaphor for this…

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Raving, Ranting, and Craving

By | New technologies, Supply chain planning | No Comments

They call it Base Camp.  I shun boots on this hot day and I do not have the inclination to camp. I want to go anywhere but to a Base Camp. I am tired and cranky. As the alarm rings, my experience last year hangs heavy in my mind. I struggle to get out of bed at 4:00 AM.   The day is a scorcher. As I travel to the SAP…

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