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Supply Chain Insights Global Summit

Globalization? Or Globaloney?

By | Supply chain excellence, Uncategorized | No Comments

I studied strategy and international management during my MBA program because I like to look forward. Back then I wasn’t as interested in the numbers of business, and I still owe my friend Kevin at least a portion of my degree for helping me get through statistics.  So, while I may have hated it, I made it through accounting, finance and statistics, and it prepared me to enter Corporate America. Back then I read books like The Tipping Point, The World Is Flat, and The Innovator’s Dilemma. They shaped how I thought about business. Recently, as I prepared to market…

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C’est FINI!

By | Demand sensing, Market-Driven | No Comments

Fini is the French word for finished. As Ms. Rector taught me in my high school french class,”C’est fini!”  It is finished. I love the sound as it rolls off my tongue; but yes, the Metrics that Matter book is finished. I finished the page proofs last week. The book is the end of a long journey. It has been a team effort and I will be glad to hold one in my hand and smell fresh ink. The book is a story of a supply chain leader named Joe. He does not want to be an average Joe. As…

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One Year!

By | SCI Community, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Index, Supply chain planning | 7 Comments

It has been one year.  We founded Supply Chain Insights on February 9th, 2012. One year later, we are an eight person team. Supply Chain Insights is a true bootstrap startup. The team of Mikey, Jill, Constance, Heather, Abby, Naomi, Regina and I have all worked together to deliver a year of firsts. We have laughed, worked hard, celebrated each success and tried to fail forward.  This would not have happened without a committed team. I am proud that we have published 24 reports, completed 14 quantitative research studies and have had over 72,000 views of our work on Slideshare. We also built…

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Smile More and Enjoy the Journey

By | SCI Community, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Index, Uncategorized | No Comments

The year is almost behind us. The company, Supply Chain Insights, is now in full gear. We are a small, focused team that’s serious about supply chain research. As we regroup and reflect on 2012, I give thanks to the 35 customers that have supported our startup efforts over the last year. I remain firmly committed to the Open Content research model and love seeing the readership and the overwhelming response to what we are writing and sharing on SlideShare. I believe that there are far too many firms in the market that have research in their name, but not in their business…

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