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Support Our Effort To Change Supply Chain Education
By admin In Uncategorized Posted June 18, 2012 0 Comments
I want to forever change the way Supply Chain Management is taught, while simultaneously drastically dropping the costs of textbooks.  But to do that, I need your help–and it costs you nothing! I just need your vote! Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into […]
Innovation Through Super Heros
By admin In Uncategorized Posted June 17, 2012 0 Comments
Have you ever faced that tough moment where you just couldn’t get the brain moving? Did you ever need inspiration to find that “next big idea?” We all struggle with this, whether we call it writer’s block, or the blahs, or even claim to have lost our muse. But there are ways we can get […]
Reshoring And The Cost Of Off-Shoring
By admin In Uncategorized Posted June 7, 2012 0 Comments
The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation, in conjunction with, has announced a new research initiative to study “re-shoring.” CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation and announced today that they are partnering to launch a major survey focusing on manufacturing and the reshoring decision. MIT Prof. David Simch-Levi stated […]
Social Networks And Listening To Customers
By admin In Uncategorized Posted April 19, 2012 0 Comments
While driving last night my wife started reading to me the “virtual town hall” she was reading in Twitter.  Every Wednesday night the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy group holds an online discussion through twitter using the hasthtag #DSMA.  Last night they asked a series of questions among them were three questions asking what diabetics would […]
Small Businesses Need Supply Chain Management Too!
By admin In Uncategorized Posted April 17, 2012 0 Comments
I spent a lot of time lately consulting with small businesses. I love the passion, energy and commitment of small business owners. Unfortunately, the commitment required to make the business succeed often places limits on the time available to do some of the basics required for success. Over the next few months I will be […]
Redundancy And Customer Satisfaction
By admin In Uncategorized Posted December 14, 2011 0 Comments
One element common to most major catastrophes is the chain reaction failure of redundant systems. Whether we’re talking about the Challenger or Columbia disasters, drill rig disasters, railroad disasters, or even simple automobile accidents we read time and time again about a series of safety checks and systems that failed. Not to be overly dramatic […]
Learning From Steve Jobs–RFID, And Logistics
By admin In Uncategorized Posted November 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mark Roberti has written a very good article over at “What the RFID Industry can Learn from Steve Jobs.” Mark makes, as always, very good points. It should come as no surprise that some of the aspects of products that Steve Jobs tackled (simplicity, focus on the consumer not the technology). Go read the […]
Social Media And Supply Chain Organizations
By admin In Uncategorized Posted March 18, 2011 0 Comments
I had a discussion today with a few colleagues in a conversation hosted by and in that conversation we talked about how organizations can use “social media” and “social networking” to help get their message out. I think we can all agree that what we are doing is important. If it wasn’t I would […]
Target Bests Walmart In Prices: Does Service Trump Supply Chain?
By admin In Uncategorized Posted March 10, 2011 0 Comments
A recent study by Customer Growth Partner seems to indicate that Target is beating Wal-Mart on Wal-Mart’s home turf. Now the study they conducted (as reported in Chicago Breaking News) is limited in scope. It only looked at 35 brand name items in 3 states, but it does seem to mirror experiences seen by consumers […]
How Being Outcome Focused Helps Develop Resources
By admin In Uncategorized Posted October 1, 2010 0 Comments
I have been working on a draft document seeking to explain how a large not-for-profit organization can grow into the future, and do so by seeking funding from the government and the community. As I pondered ways this could be done I was brought back to my discussion here, and the research I conducted with […]