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The Long Term Impact of the Quick Fix

(By Mike Raftery) In the waning days of an IT project, there are times when rules go out the window. Desperate situations, short timelines and red status reports can lead to a very tempting scenario to implement a quick fix.   Just like a Big Mac,

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Stay Uncomfortable, My Friends

(By Mike Raftery) Last week, I spent a day out of my comfort zone. To be honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to it. My project was just starting a critical phase, and taking a day off in the middle of a week to attend

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Making Sense of an Optimized Supply Plan

(By Sanjay Jelaji) Here are a few definitions of the word “Optimize” without any association or consideration for supply chain optimization or supply chain planning: To make as perfect or effective as possible Make the best or most effective use of (a situation, opportunity, or

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Why Bother With An Optimizer

(By Mike Raftery) There seem to be two main camps on the topic. Group one thinks there’s a problem that exists that can’t be solved by an optimizer. The other camp would not touch the optimizer with a 10 foot pole and sees it as

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