supply chain shaman

Welcome Puff, The Magic Dragon, to Your Team

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Remember the Peter, Paul and Mary song, Puff the Magic Dragon? It was a song from my youth. While there is a raging debate on song intent—Was the goal of the song to celebrate a children’s story from Oliver Wilde about the loss of innocence or is it a statement about the use of drugs?—in this blog, I am going to rely on the account of the songwriter, that the…

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A Toast to the Shaman

By | Bricks Matter, Demand, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Insights | 2 Comments

Tonight, I pour a toast. This is the third birthday of the Supply Chain Shaman. I created this blog three years ago. At the time, I had just left AMR Research. I was scared. I had a broken foot, and I was hobbling around on crutches, and thinking about starting a new chapter of my career. My best friends thought that I was daft. I was happy at AMR and I…

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Raise a Glass to the Smell of INK!

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My soul craves a holiday. Like many of you, I’ve sat in one too many airline seats, hustled for one too many cabs and slept in too many hotel beds. I need to unwind. I want dust to gather on my suitcase as I bake my special holiday treats. I crave time to step off the treadmill of life to think. It is time for reflection and celebration. The book Bricks Matter is currently…

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Musings from a Shaman

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There is lots of country and western music blaring from my speakers at my apartment this week in Baltimore. I love to write with my toe tapping. I do LOVE music. <Much to the chagrin of the folks that share my little office, country and western music is my preference to get the creative juices flowing.> As it blares, I become the Supply Chain Shaman. This is my 130th post on…

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