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Foot is Stepping off the Curb…

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I had a great discussion this week with a supply chain leader on the launch of the training that coincides with the release of Bricks Matter on December 24th, 2012. He was excited.  After reviewing the slide deck that I had built for the upcoming IBF conference panel, he wanted to know more about Supply Chain Insights. He loved the slides and the research. As we discussed the roll-out of the Bricks Matter training, he decided to include it in his planning for 2013. Like many supply chain leaders, talent development is on the top of his agenda. In his words, “We started our…

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Changing the Model. One Interaction at a Time.

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Hiccup. Hiccup. Hiccup. I was speaking to a client today about the vision for my new analyst firm Supply Chain Insights, and I quickly realized that I had assumed that the clients knew their role in this new model that we are building. They don’t. I am sorry for not being clear. In launching the firm, I have failed to realize is how big of a change this concept is for the user of research from their experiences with a traditional analyst firm.  As I hung up the phone, and thanked my reader for the feedback, I was spurred to write…

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Looking back. Looking forward.

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Starting a business, writing a book and launching a new business model is a tall order.  It has been 2 ½ months, and I am happy to report that we are making progress against our goals.   We are committed to redefining the analyst model one step at a time. Our Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs) are in front of us and we are focused on making them real: Launch the Supply Chain Index.  2012 is the 30th anniversary of supply chain management, but we still do not know what defines supply chain excellence.  To help, we are busy collecting twenty…

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