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Rethinking the How….

By | Big data supply chains, Bricks Matter, Demand, Downstream data, Market-Driven, New technologies | One Comment

The sun is shining brightly through the conference room windows as I listen to the consultants talk. It’s buzzword bingo at its finest. The air is thick. It is comical. The term Big Data is all the rage. The market has dried up for large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations, and the large consultants are prowling the market staking their claim for their next gig. For me, buzzword bingo on Big…

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Getting Inventory Right: Hope with Hype and Recycled Software?

By | Big data supply chains, Demand, Market-Driven, New technologies | One Comment

It is morning in Orlando. The sun is rising. I am speaking this morning at the Terra Technology conference and doing a book signing of my new book, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. It is my seventh year of speaking at this small, and intimate event. The world of supply chain is active on my iPhone. Several good friends in consulting roles are sharing information on SAP HANA from SAP…

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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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