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Peak Planning & Supply Chain Impacted by Bargain Days

Bargain days have stretched far beyond the traditional Christmas holiday. Now we see sales cropping up for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Independence Day, Valentine's Day, and even Christmas in July. So what exactly are the effects of this additional strain…

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Listening to the Sounds of Supply Chain

Just as the chords and scales remain the same across all types of music, the basic chords and scales of the supply chain never change either. You have to learn to play your instrument. According to Robert Allen, Principal, Operations…

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Supply Chains in Middle America

There's certainly a whole lot more to Middle America than Auntie Em’s farm. An airport taxi driver said that there are lots of trucking companies and freight railroads in the area, which was obvious on the drive along I-44 toward…

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Supply Chain Disruption, What CFOs Need to Know

Fact: According to a study by PwC and the Business Continuity Institute, 75% of companies experience at least one major supply chain disruption a year. Supply chain disruption interrupts the steady flow of products, which in turn can have a…

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Thinking Part 2: Optimal Thinking

I recently expounded the concept of Statistical Thinking whereby people, particularly, business people should develop and nurture a conceptual understanding of the role of variation and uncertainty in the numbers we deal with on a daily basis.  It is not necessary…

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Thinking Part 1: Statistical Thinking

The concept of Statistical Thinking has always appealed to me since I first heard it back in the late 1970s or early 1980s. The concept surfaced, in my mind, recently when I began teaching two sections of Elementary Statistics at…

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