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End of the Book Tour

Over the past couple of months, I have spoken at 13 locations to over 750 supply chain professionals. Tonight, I end the book tour in Raleigh with an event in the Research Triangle in North Carolina. It combines the educational, technology … Continue reading

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Bricks Matter Public Training Now Available

Last week, based on the content of the book Bricks Matter, Supply Chain Insights rolled out our first public training class. The class’ focus is to help supply chain professionals understand the evolution of supply chain excellence, and the building … Continue reading

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A Source of Talent for YOU?

“We are playing hosts to our world cousins. They are coming here to study.” The students packed the room. At the Bricks Matter reception, in a classroom in Spain at the EAE business school, I met students from  Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, … Continue reading

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Qs & As

“Croatia’s ascension into the European Union is a compelling event for Sales and Operations Planning.  We started planning a year ago. For those that have not begun planning, the pending events will overtake them.” “Why are consumer products companies not … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear It for the Supply Chain Pioneers!

In the research done to write the book, Bricks Matter, Charlie Chase and I interviewed 75 supply chain pioneers from four different generations. The first generation of pioneers were mainly male and from engineering backgrounds. It was the world of clipboards and operations. The … Continue reading

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Sold Out! Second Printing

The first printing of the book, Bricks Matter, is sold out. We are working on a second printing. If shipment time is delayed from Amazon, please bear with us. We are busy coordinating the book tour.  The first stop is in Bentonville next week. … Continue reading

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Published!

There are 14 to a box. We opened, signed and shipped 140 of the books this weekend. It was exciting to hold the book, ready for release, that I had co-authored with Charlie Chase. It was eighteen months in the … Continue reading

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Bricks Matter by the Numbers

My soul craves a holiday. Like many of you, I’ve sat in one too many airline seats, hustled for one too many cabs and slept in too many hotel beds. I need to unwind. I want dust to gather on … Continue reading

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Five Things I Learned about Supply Chain Management from Writing Bricks Matter

In September 2011, I began the journey. It took me sixteen months. I started writing on a rainy, cold fall afternoon. I remember it well. As rain streaked the window panes, I wondered how hard writing a book would be. … Continue reading

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Nobody Said it Would Be Easy

It started as a casual discussion over lunch in Las Vegas. Over a club sandwich in Caesar’s Palace, at the conclusion of an S&OP IE event, Charlie Chase and I began to talk. Charlie was a published author. He had … Continue reading

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