We’re Not Building a Rocket Ship

June 3, 2019

We’ve all been there. The dreaded mandatory problem solving session.

The facilitator say’s we going to solve XYZ opportunity. There is a “brainstorming” mind dump of the issues, an excel file with filters and pivots, and to cap the meeting off, someone has a data visualization software they are eager to use. And before you know it you’re trying to Boil the Ocean or Solve World Hunger. Everyone forgets why we’re there in the first place…

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Process Improvements

March 24, 2019

Just completed an excellent two day session for Core User training of team members at Optimas Solutions. We not only were able to train the core team, we also validated our design with significant data for ToolsGroup SO99+ Inventory Optimization and Replenishment Planning modules. Step functional forward for all stake holders.

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The Dream Team

March 19, 2019

Currently I’m working with a client to implement the Demand Planning, Inventory Optimization and Replenishment Planning solution, SO99+ from ToolsGroup.

After several months of hard work by the core team we successfully completed a significant milestone; Conference Room Pilot-CRP. I could not be prouder of a group of people

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Tenacity And Will Power Win Every Time

March 1, 2019

I like to say “If it were easy, it would have been done”. This is what I like to call; Unlock the Art of Change™. These are used to get people to shift their frame of focus and start thinking differently.

Often I see individuals just stop trying, even after two or three attempts. Today we live in a society that craves instant gratification, when coupled with Leaders looking for the next big bang, an organization could be doomed.

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Supply Chain Management is alive and well!!!

January 28, 2019

I recently read the June 2018 HBR article “The Death of Supply Chain Management” Shocking….to say the least. I liken this article to the mid 1980’s and the push for “Lights Out” manufacturing. Are they shouting from the same roof top? Have not educators and professionals alike learned that lights out manufacturing has an extremely

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