Why are you doing this? Aren’t we all busy enough as it is?
Yep, I guess we all are. That said…
We’re supply chain practitioners just like you. Over the years, we’ve heard lots of people newer to the field complain about not finding practical supply chain training. The material tends to either be too theoretical or too basic.
This gave us the motivation to use the Internet to share concrete, straight-forward, and down-to-earth supply chain insights that people could actually use.
Ok, but what makes you qualified to do so?
Some basic background on our team.
- Past and present cumulative responsibility for supply chains totaling close to $20 billion annual sales
- Over 15 years combined supply chain experience
- Engineering and economics degrees. MBA degrees. And since this is a supply chain focused site, one of particular note is a Master of Engineering in Logistics from MIT
Other not so related points about our team. Someone has:
- gone to Mount Everest Basecamp (17,600 feet)
- dove in the Galapagos islands
- swum with hundreds of sharks
- ran a couple of marathons
- played college baseball
- published photographs
Why you would consider these latter bullets important in a supply chain focused site? We’re not sure either.
So that means you’re supply chain ninjas?
Not sure about that. We do genuinely want people to get supply chain knowledge more efficiently than we did. And with the Internet, this can be done much faster and cheaper than ever possible.
Hard as it is to believe sometimes, we do know our grammar. You’ll even find The Elements of Style on our bookshelf. (And yes, it was read.)
But here’s the thing. In this site, we’re trying to have a conversation with you.
And when you’re having coffee with a friend, we’re pretty sure you:
- don’t always talk in complete sentences
- often end your sentences with prepositions
- begin sentences with and, but, because
- and on and on
Unless of course you’re in third grade.
What do you really want to do?
Every time we produce something for you, we want to make sure that it’s short, to the point, and practical. If we can’t see how you can use some concept concretely, then we just won’t bother putting it together.
Here’s how we see it. You invest a few minutes to read something we put out. We make you some return on that investment. Well, not in actual dollars of course — sorry. (At least not from us.)