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Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

By | Big data supply chains, Safe and Secure Supply Chain | No Comments

The city of Philadelphia is eerily quiet this morning. On the door of my favorite coffee shop is a “Closed” sign. There is no traffic on the streets. Only armed guards with dogs stand on the corners, strategically posted behind 8-foot barricades. Why? The City of Brotherly Love is preparing to welcome the Pope. I live in Center City, Philadelphia. Today, the word security has a different meaning. Unfortunately, we live in…

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Using the Bits: Building Digital Outside-In Processes

By | Big data supply chains, Demand driven, demand driven, Demand sensing, Demand shaping, Digital Supply Chain, Market-Driven | No Comments

Social. Mobile. Sensors. 3D printing. The Internet of Things. The list goes on and on. The atoms and electrons of the supply chain are changing. My mind is spinning with the possibilities. Transmitted perfectly, replicated indefinitely; and with a one-time investment in network infrastructure, a digital task performs well with zero marginal cost.  As a result, new data types move quicker and more accurately, with lower levels of investment. I…

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Can you Listen?

By | New technologies, Supply chain excellence | One Comment

This week, Altimeter hosted a pilot event at our San Mateo office.  We were sold out and enjoyed the discussion with 80 thought leaders on the evolution of social listening.    I had the pleasure, at the event, to interviewSusan Etlinger, Analyst Altimeter (blog on her insights from the research that she completed on the topic on her soon to be released report. Here I share my insights.  …

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March of the Penguins

By | Demand driven, New technologies | 3 Comments

They look alike. Noisy and boisterous, they follow each other.  Mile after mile, through adverse conditions, they trudge.  It is a well-worn and familiar path. When they come to the edge, they crowd together.  With extravagant gyrations they aggressively communicate, but each is afraid to take the next step.  The jump is a hard decision to make. Last week, I felt like I was watching a re-run of a familiar…

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