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Parents Ship Their Baby Girl Across The Country Through FedEx. The Reason Why Is Unbelievable

  • 21 March, 2016
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I found this on my facebook feed recently.  This story reminds me of the human side of supply chain and logistics.  Well done FedEx!

Pressure is On for Operations: Activists at the Gate

Tidbits from my reading in the Financial Times this morning. Since 2000, 52% of the companies in the Fortune 500 have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, ceased to exist, or dropped out of th

Is Amazon going backwards?

  • 08 February, 2016
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In the WSJ Logistics report I get every morning I saw a story about Amazon creating physical retail space.

Chipotle took shortcuts and is paying the price

  • 04 February, 2016
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According to a WSJ article "Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.

General Mills swaps out the rabbit!

  • 29 January, 2016
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The marketing folks at General Mills have recruited a new rabbit for Trix cereal to showcase their natural ingredients.

In-N-Out Burger Pop Up Down Under?

  • 20 January, 2016
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For those that may not know them, In-N-Out Burgers have a devoted, almost fanatic, group of patrons.  And they're all in 6 states in the US.

Q&A: What Should Be the Role of the Sales Forecast in Demand Management?

I love getting questions from LinkedIn and from my blogs. I will answer them here and share with the greater network. Here is the answer to the question I got today:

First came Prime, then Prime by drone, now Prime by sea?

  • 18 January, 2016
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Amazon is taking to the sea apparently.

Retail Sales in Decline: Wal-Mart Closes 269 Stores

This morning Wal-Mart announced the closing of 269 stores and the layoffs of 10,000 employees.

What will Mondelez do about chocolate?

  • 15 January, 2016
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Interesting article about how Mondelez is impacting cocoa supply and sustainability in the WSJ.  Demand from emeging economies is pushing production to the brink.

Christmas is coming! (again...)

Well here we are, into the second week of 2016. Christmas but a memory already and those New Year resolutions you swore you’d stick to look like a worse idea each day…

Starting up the Rating and Review Section for Technology Providers

I have given folks a starting place for SAP IBP, Kinaxis, and GT Nexus technology ratings and reviews. Please help us to test this in beta. 

Innovation and Planning

Supply chain planning processes are relatively new, and they are evolving.

Rethinking ETL

I am excited to spend tomorrow with an innovative manufacturing company and brainstorm the future of supply chain analytics.

Amazon, Amazon, Amazon…

The Role of HBCUs in resolving the Supply Chain Talent Crisis

One of the roles that I have as an academic at an Historical Black College and University (HBCU) is assisting students with job placement upon graduation.