Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019
This week’s guest post is from my MBA student, Nikhil Singh, who accompanied me to the recent Institute for Supply Management conference in Houston. I enjoyed hearing his perspectives on the sessions, and invited him to post to my blog. […]
Dell’s Supply Chain Data Analytics Center (SCDnA)
Dell and EMC merged last year, producing a power combination of products including laptops, PC’s, and high end servers. As part of this shift, Dell moved towards creating a series of Data Analytics Centers across the organization, including one for […]
Relational Contracts Student Insight: Codifying the Deal is Key!
In Part 2 of our blog series leading up to the SCRC meeting this coming Thursday on “Relational Contracting”, we feature a white paper developed by Tracy Burnett, a second year MBA in our online program. Tracy here discusses some […]
Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!
I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. Here are a few […]
Creating the Right Team Culture for A Deluge of Data: Storytelling as a Core Capability
A core element in the LIVING supply chain is the concept around the “Anti-Control Tower”, of what has been called a “data democracy”. An important shift in human behavior is required to adopt to a world where individuals at a […]
Buyers, B-17 Bombers, and Heedful Interrelating…Musings for the Week
I had the incredible opportunity to fly in a B-17 bomber this past weekend, a replica of the Memphis Belle that survived 25 tours of duty in Europe. I even got to sit in the front position of the bombardier, […]
Analytics Should Focus on A Culture of Factory Safety for Workers in Low Cost Country Manufacturing
For analytics to become truly effective in global manufacturing settings, veracity and consistency are critical requirements. Based on a recent interview with an executive at a large global apparel company, several insights regarding improvements in global consistency of data became […]
Best Supply Chain Blogs
Xeneta just posted their list of the “Top 24 Best Supply Chain Blogs“, which provides some great resources available to readers. These blogs span a wide variety of topics, and when combined, give you an idea of just how many […]
The Digital Supply Chain Will Change Everything… Ask Gary Kasparov!
A lot of blogs and writers are discussing the role of machines vs. humans and their relationship, especially in the context of supply chain management. Scenarios are being painted of computers operating in a real-time environment, using blockchain to process […]
10 Pieces of Career Advice for Supply Chain Students from a Seasoned Expert
I had the opportunity today to listen to a fantastic presentation to a group of Lenovo executives, while working with their SAIL Executive Development program. Kirk Skaugen, Executive VP and President of the Data Center Group at Lenovo, spoke to the […]