Since my early professional days of writing Production Planning and Scheduling systems for metals companies to working for Supply Chain Management software vendors to my current role as industry specialist for Mill Products in SAP, I have been quite interested in Supply Chaim Management. If you share that interest, I suggest you check out the Supply Chain Action Blog – http://blog.arnoldmarkwells.com/.
The posts are by an ex-colleague of mine, (Arnold) Mark Wells, who knows this field well. I especially like the blog because he has:
Solid foundation – he knows the technical side of the subject and can point to specific ways of solving problems.
Practical Advice – While he knows the technical side, Mark also knows the practical side, of what will and won’t work. And, he also writes about how difficult it is to look for perfection (but that doesn’t stop us from looking!)
Something to Ponder – Mark always closes his blogs with a saying or quote, usually not even related to Supply Chain (at least, not on the surface!) that helps to put things in perspective.
When I get a minute, generally later in a work day and later in the week, I read what Mark has to say and I think about its applicability to my customers. Take a look when you get a chance and let me know what you think…