The Coffee Pot Conversation That Will Not Happen

Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Insights, Uncategorized

View Post I miss the work conversations by the coffee pot. Especially the old-fashioned ones that forced teams to linger and talk with...

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Now and Then. Stuck in the Now.


Anne looked at Paul, and asked, “Where are we on Lora’s request?” Paul squirmed and gave a non-answer. Jim looked me in...

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How Do We Stop Buying Planning Software the Wrong Way?

analytics, Inventory Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain

As I sit at my desk answering client calls, spring beckons. I am a gardener, and my dirty plastic clogs sit patiently on the mat by the...

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Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

analytics, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Leadership

When a person suddenly hits or jams their toe, it hurts. It is one of those howling, bent over, moments of pain. A stubbed toe is often...

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My Failure In Using Design Thinking To Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Change Management, Demand

Supply chain management is a team sport. Just as there are many flavors of sports teams, there are many types of supply chains. Success...

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AI This. If Only.

analytics, Big data supply chains, Demand

After a dramatic drop at the beginning of the pandemic, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software...

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