As a supply chain professional attending a recent graduation ceremony, I couldn’t help but think of the state of our industry as I listened to the commencement speaker challenge the graduating seniors to pursue lifelong learning, challenge the status quo, and never stop searching for the “paradigm shift”.
Working in a supply chain environment creates opportunities to help our organizations grow and adapt to massive changes in the global economy. To really have a continuing positive impact, we need to acknowledge the increased complexity and velocity of today’s business climate…
Posts categorized as 'Supply chain comedy'
If you haven’t already heard, the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference ̶ ‘The World’s Most Important Gathering of Supply Chain Leaders’ ̶ is taking place May 21-23 in Phoenix, AZ. The theme of the conference is ‘Re-Imagine Supply Chain: Fast, Forward, Focus’ and features a fantastic line up of presenters. You can find lots of […]
In October, SupplyChainBrain attended our annual Kinexions user conference. At our event they completed a number of video interviews with some customers, analysts, and Kinaxis executives. These videos are loaded with great information and we would like to share it with our readers. Each week for the coming weeks, we will be highlighting a clip […]
If you were to walk the halls of Kinaxis headquarters in Ottawa these days, you’d notice something a bit different. It might take you a few moments, but it’s there. There seems to be a lot of guys sporting hair on their upper lip. No, we’re not living in the 70’s (we leave that to […]
My children are getting to the age now where the question that inspired the title of this blog is creeping into our dinner conversations. Luckily for me, the suggested twist in this classic exchange is not nearly as contentious or potentially upsetting as its original… Or is it? Unlike our belief in Santa Claus which […]
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… Top 10 Reasons […]
We’re pushing the boundaries a little today in the interest of some Friday fun (we hope that you read it with the same approach to levity with which it was written). Our resident funnyman Bill DuBois is back with another one of his buzz-worthy top-10 lists: I read Andy Zeitz’s Supply Chain Isn’t Sexy blog, and […]