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The Value of Simplification

Published November 21, 2014 I just left an executive SIOP (sales, inventory & operations planning) meeting with a client. We are rejuvenating the process to gain alignment and to spur a rapid improvement in on-time delivery (which will be followed by a reduction in lead times). I've been working [...]

Life Balance

Published November 15, 2014 I just finished a birthday celebration for my niece (in essence). My parents, my mom's sisters, my uncles, my cousin, my brother and I got together for some great pizza (Spinato's pizza in Scottsdale is my favorite!) to celebrate Mia's birthday. She loved her American [...]

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Seattle State of Mind – Find Your Passion

Published November 2, 2014 It just so happens that I've been on several trips this month for work and tourist stops/ getting together with good friends. Seattle is the latest in a series of enjoyable long weekends. It certainly has a different feel from New York and New Orleans [...]

2020-10-05T19:54:00+00:00November 2, 2014|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , , |

UPS Notes E-Commerce Boom

Published October 24, 2014 According to today's Wall Street Journal, UPS had robust growth in the third quarter, which was strongly influenced by the e-commerce boom. E-commerce now accounts for about 45% of U.S. packages. Is e-commerce on your radar? I'm on the flight back from Phoenix as I [...]

New Orleans State of Mind

Published October 17, 2014 I arrived in New Orleans to speak at APICS 2014 on empowering and engaging employees, and so I'm in the New Orleans state of mind. Certainly, as my bio confirms, one of my favorite spots anywhere is Cafe du Monde. Where else do you have [...]

Manufacturing Wages are Going UP!

Published October 10, 2014 I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal about the fast rise of manufacturing wages in some areas. The largest increase has been in Texas at 25%; however, wages are beginning to rise across the board. According to my skills gap research study, [...]

Innovation Does NOT Need to be the Next iPhone!

Published September 26, 2014 In today's Wall Street Journal, there is an article about Alan Turing who believed strongly in artificial intelligence and is one of the pioneers related to understanding the power of the computer. What I found compelling about the article was it's sub-title, "Today's biggest innovations [...]

Home Depot Data Breach: Are You Prepared?

Published September 19, 2014 Home Depot has been in the news lately about the recent data breach. It turns out that it is FAR bigger than Target's data breach. 56 million cards might be affected. This is the latest in a series of big retailers woes with data security. [...]

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