Top 10 Reasons Why My Spouse Is Better Than My Supply Chain

  • by Bill DuBois
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My wife and I were discussing some of the recent blog posts on the 21st Century Supply Chain, and although she agreed with Andy’s blog, “Supply Chain Isn’t Sexy,” she completely disagreed with the Top Ten Reasons Why Supply Chains Are Better than Sex. As a result, I came up with the…supply chain

Top 10 Reasons Why My Spouse Is Better Than My Supply Chain:

10. If a supply chain is having a problem, it won’t call another supply chain to help solve it.

9. Your supply chain doesn’t know where you put the remote.

8. Supply chains don’t pretend to be happy.

7. No matter how good your supply chain is, it will never have breakfast and a paper ready for you on Sunday morning.

6. Supply chain software is still more expensive than diamonds.

5. A forecast is usually wrong, my wife is usually right.

4. My supply chain doesn’t know what kind of beer I drink.

3. When I’m late, my supply chain doesn’t forgive me.

2. My supply chain doesn’t rub my shoulders when my hockey team loses a Stanley Cup playoff game.

1. My supply chain won’t call my mom when I’m sick.

Do you have any reasons to add to the list? Share them in the comments! And be sure to check out some more supply chain comedy on the “Just for Laughs” section of the Supply Chain Expert Community!


Bill DuBois has enjoyed over 12 years with Kinaxis in a number of roles including his current position as a business consultant providing pre-sales support to the Kinaxis Sales Team. This includes developing and delivering “stand-out” product demonstrations, delivering ROI analysis and also coordinating and conducting pilot projects for prospective customers. In his other roles with Kinaxis, Bill was the manager of pre sales consulting and joined the company as an integration consultant. Prior to joining Kinaxis, Bill gained 12 years of manufacturing, supply chain and lean experience while with Boeing of Canada. Bill is APICS CPIM certified. And as a qualified APICS instructor, Bill has developed and delivered APICS courses in material planning, master scheduling, capacity management and just-in-time. Bill has also developed and delivered Lean education and training packages for all levels of personnel. Bill studied Electronics Technology at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Bill, as the resident Kinaxis comedian, is also the host of our home-grown Late Late Supply Chain Show. The Late Late Supply Chain Show videos can be found on the Just for Laughs section of the Supply Chain Expert Community. With top-ten list in hand, Bill keys up the funny with his late show antics appealing to a broad base of supply chain professionals — those who can laugh at the chaos of their daily lives (they need the laughter to mask the pain.) Bill has won the plaudits of critics — all one of them – and has proven himself in the ratings — first in late late supply chain shows! And Bill won’t stop until “this order has been filled.” Check him out for yourself!

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