Category Archives: Process Management

May 08

Plants and the Supply Chain post Covid-19

Maybe you heard in your career a company leader bragging, how he designed the new or rebuilt to have no room for inventory, to keep down inventory costs and yes, force a manufacturing discipline. Certainly I heard some of these … Read More

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Apr 15

One Step into Future for the Supply Chain

When something like Covid-19 comes along, yes, we are scurrying just trying to survive the challenge. Steady suppliers, manufacturers and customers are no longer steady. But when a big change comes you will already have one step in the future. … Read More

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Feb 24

Sustainable Supply Chain Sustainability

How many Hollywood movies have you seen where the businessperson was the good guy? I can only think of one which is “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Many people want to operate an organization responsibly. Unfortunately, there is no help out … Read More

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Dec 17

B to B staring at B to C

If you are in a B to B, that is a business whose primary customers are other businesses, you are probably staring at the B to C, business selling directly to consumers, supply chain world.  Vast changes are happening there, … Read More

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Oct 26

Dealing with the non-digital or partially digital world

I do volunteer work for the Chicago area food bank which goes under the name of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This organization through its 2004 built warehouse serves Cook County annually shipping 70 million pounds of food per year. … Read More

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Aug 23

AI-Maybe the Sky Will Not Fall

I was reading an article on artificial intelligence (AI) in a supply chain journal. The protagonist for AI says it will put all the brokers out of business because machines will make all the dispatch decisions. Really? Don’t you just … Read More

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Jul 12

Retirement Supply Chain Positions – Part 2

I am fortunate enough to have a retirement position in Supply Chain with Signode. In my previous email I talked about the skills that are needed to be attractive to a potential hiring firm. This blog post I will write … Read More

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Mar 21

Logistics Customer Service is More Than Things

Customer Service is more than just about things; things such as omni-channel, data, warehouse choices and which transportation carrier to use.  Supply Chain and Logistics is very people and organization centric. One can know all about the bells and whistles … Read More

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