1. In my last blog, I discussed some of the insights from the Chief Analytics Officer conference in Chicago this past week, and highlights from Tom Davenport’s presentation on “Analytics 3.0”.  We covered some of the elements of the early years of analytics, and emphasized the point that given the time and effort being used to […]


  2. I had the opportunity to attend the CAO conference in Chicago this week where I sat on a panel discussing the topic “Creating an Analytics Culture.” The session was kicked off by Tom Davenport, the recognized ‘guru’ of analytics who has written several books and many articles on the subject. Tom founded the International Institute […]


  3. In the past two or three weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of organizations seeking to drive insights into their supply markets, as they attempt to navigate the choppy waters of global economic change.  One of the tools that we’ve used in these engagements is a trusted standby, the Porter Five […]


  4. I spoke at a meeting of Procurement Leaders in Boston today, and had the opportunity to share thoughts with a number of procurement professionals from organizations as diverse as Decker Shoes (producers of Uggs), MascoTech, TorontoDominion, Guardian Life, and AARP.  During the discussion, we spent a good deal of time discussing should-cost analysis as a […]

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