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What Makes a Real Hero?

True heroism is not about fighting with a sword, it is about fighting with love, it is about not fighting with your body, but with your mind. The ability to give without reciprocity, the ability to provide without reward, the ability to be anonymous and not popular or famous.

The simple Supply Chain: Part II – Procurement

Introduction In the first part of this series, The simple Supply Chain art I - Logistics, I presented the four basic categories of supply chain...

The Simple Supply Chain World: Part I – Logistics

Introduction I was recently asked about my experience in supply chain, and what tools I would use to be a good supply chain manager.  I...

The Simple Supply Chain World: Part III – IT, ERP & MRP

 Introduction In this chapter of the Simple Supply Chain series, I look at the implications and impact of computer systems in the supply chain. There...

Praise to the Real Supply Chain Professional

Every home has multiple storage locations; these are cupboards for clothes, storage for toys, shelves for books, pantries for food, fridges for cold perishables, laundry areas and basements for storing unused or infrequently used items. There is a logistics center (garage), and sometimes that holds an engineering and maintenance storage facility (Shed). Storage locations are all over the place, yet they are managed with focus, and generally, the stay at home parent knows where every item is stored or located. WiP such as clothes being worn, or food being processed, are all remembered in the stay at homes main database, their head.
Ian Kano

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Introducing Collabor8 Ulule

I recently posted a request for people to help contribute, even in a small way to the development of the Collabor8 platform that will...

The Psychology behind Uber’s Latest Subscription Plan

Uber is constantly trying to expand its influence in the American economy and is battling every roadway against taxis and Lyft. With its previous...
Abbott and Costello

Ode to the Warehouse Automater

In reminiscence of the great comedy duo Abbott and Costello, I decide to help some youngsters understand the concepts of supply chain by adapting...


Imagine a platform that allows every financially challenged, or economically restricted individual to join up for free with an idea. Just like an incubator,...
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