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How Digital Supply Chain Management Could Have Saved Whoville From the Grinch

December 22, 2016

Disclaimer: Since it is the holiday season, we had a little fun coming up with our own take on a classic holiday story.  Enjoy! Tony Wessels   “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” may be a heart-warming holiday classic, but it’s also a cautionary tale about the dangers of having an inflexible supply chain. In Dr. … Continue reading How Digital Supply Chain Management Could Have Saved Whoville From the Grinch

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Three Times Tom Hanks Was Faster Than Your Supply Chain (Spoiler Alert)

October 31, 2016

No one can sympathize with the unique challenges of the pharmaceutical supply chain like Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks. Heralded for his extremely emotional on-screen portrayals, Hanks’ characters are habitually held up or impeded en route to a destination, be it by storm (“Cast Away”), government red tape (“The Terminal”), pirates (“Captain Phillips”) or a … Continue reading Three Times Tom Hanks Was Faster Than Your Supply Chain (Spoiler Alert)

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Brexit: How One Word Just Upended Your Supply Chain

July 6, 2016

How many words and Xs does it take to kick out a sitting head of state and cause global market turmoil? The answer is two words (“Leave” and “Brexit”), and about 17.4 million votes marked with an X. With close to 52 of percent of voters in the United Kingdom voting “Leave,” Brexit is now breaking the … Continue reading Brexit: How One Word Just Upended Your Supply Chain

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Can Your Supply Chain Make It to the Finals?

June 8, 2016

It’s a great time of year. Summer is upon us, and we have not only one, but two professional sports championships in full swing. The top two NBA teams are battling it out in the NBA finals: the Golden State Warriors vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers. And as an extra bonus, San Jose Sharks are matching … Continue reading Can Your Supply Chain Make It to the Finals?

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A Better Return Policy is Good Business

April 6, 2016

Holidays may be a distant memory for many, but for retailers faced with reconciling the returns as they still roll in, it can feel like a never-ending hangover. The ability to efficiently process returns has even proven to have a Darwinian effect on many companies and most particularly the online commerce world as a whole. … Continue reading A Better Return Policy is Good Business

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An Interview with New FusionOps CFO, Travis Adlman

December 8, 2015

We are delighted to announce Travis Adlman has joined FusionOps as CFO. The official announcement of his appointment was last week. Travis will oversee our finance and HR operations. Here are a few facts to get to know Travis, the finance guy, entrepreneur, leader, R/C enthusiast and family man better: Why join FusionOps? I see … Continue reading An Interview with New FusionOps CFO, Travis Adlman

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Bring Your Own Predictive Analytics

October 21, 2015

Much is being touted lately about “self-service analytics” or “bring your own analytics”. Essentially eliminating the centralized BI structure that services the business and giving more power to the business end-users to run their own analytics. This is a great promise that eliminates a lot of time and money spent on traditional enterprise infrastructure. In … Continue reading Bring Your Own Predictive Analytics

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Why are Business Intelligence Tools so Stupid?

May 15, 2015

I recently attended a Gartner Business Intelligence Summit and spoke with many of the attendees. The most common sentiment I heard was, “We have plenty of tools. The last thing we need is another tool.” I give huge credit to my IT brethren who have eagerly adopted different tools only to have them lie on … Continue reading Why are Business Intelligence Tools so Stupid?

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