Case Study

February 2017

Self Driving Trucks May Create New Roles and New Types of Jobs

Self Driving Trucks May Create New Roles and New Types of Jobs

Michael Watson Ph.D Partner
The above picture is one I took while on vacation in Costa Rica.  We were going to a remote beach at the end of a 3-mile pothole and rut-stricken d...
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January 2017

Why Driverless Trucks could Create the Need for more Drivers

Why Driverless Trucks could Create the Need for more Drivers

Michael Watson Ph.D Partner
There has been a lot of talk about how driverless trucks may reduce the need for drivers and how will our economy replace these 2 million good blue...
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Book Review:  My thoughts on “Shoe Dog”

Book Review: My thoughts on “Shoe Dog”

Hari Murakonda Data Scientist
Shoe Dog, a memoir from Phil Knight, the Founder of Nike, is one of the best books I have read in recent times. From the beginning, the book is fil...
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October 2016

The Focused Factory and Understanding Product Profitability

The Focused Factory and Understanding Product Profitability

Michael Watson Ph.D Partner
  Last month, Bloomberg Businessweek ran a story on how the New England Paper Tube company made a comeback from bankruptcy by focusing on the ...
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January 2016

7 Ways You Can Think About Christmas Capacity to Avoid Having the Press Blame Your Supply Chain for Missed Deliveries

7 Ways You Can Think About Christmas Capacity to Avoid Having the Press Blame Your Supply Chain for Missed Deliveries

Michael Watson Ph.D Partner
On Dec 15th, Snapfish, a photo services company, found themselves on the front page of the USA Today. Unfortunately, the reason they made the front...
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November 2015

Five Take-Aways on Natural Gas Trucks from the AB InBev and Owens Corning Talk

Five Take-Aways on Natural Gas Trucks from the AB InBev and Owens Corning Talk

Michael Watson Ph.D Partner
  (This article first appeared on SC Digest.  It was a report from the annual CSCMP Conference) With the current low price of diesel fuel and ...
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October 2015

Five Supply Chain Design Lessons from Benjamin Moore Paint Company

Five Supply Chain Design Lessons from Benjamin Moore Paint Company

Michael Watson Ph.D Partner
At CSCMP’s annual meeting, I got the chance to listen a talk from Benjamin Moore on how they redesigned their supply chain.  Here were the to...
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