Innovators Dilemma

New technologies, Supply chain excellence, Uncategorized

Kodak owned the original patents for the digital camera, but did not create the market. Why? They were afraid of killing the profitable...

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Some Flowers may be Perennials

New technologies, Supply chain excellence, Supply chain planning

I am a gardener. I love to spend Saturday afternoons with my shovel and trowel.  Having a neighbor stop by to comment on its beauty,...

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I will never win the Miss Congeniality Contest

Supply chain excellence, Supply chain planning

In my experience as an analyst, 70% of teams selecting supply chain software become polarized and dysfunctional. Why the melt-down?  It is...

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Avoid Speed Bumps

Supply chain economic recovery, Supply chain excellence

As we climb out of the recession, expect speed bumps.  You know, those brightly painted yellow concrete bumps that rock your bones, but...

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Be the Bridge over Troubled Waters

New technologies, Supply chain economic recovery

It was late November 2008. Factories were idle, demand was uncertain, and supply chain leaders were navigating new waters in uncertain...

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Seven Words to Know in 2010

Supply chain economic recovery, Supply chain excellence, Uncategorized

This week I am off on vacation.  On some beautiful Caribbean island, I will raise my glass to toast Barbie.  Barbie, you might say? ...

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