Just When You Thought School Was Out, Here’s Another Supply Chain Lesson

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As a supply chain professional attending a recent graduation ceremony, I couldn't help but think of the state of our industry as I listened to commencement speaker challenge the graduating seniors to pursue lifelong learning, challenge the status quo, and never stop searching for the "paradigm shift".

Working in a supply chain environment creates opportunities to help our organizations grow and adapt to massive changes in the global economy. To really have a continuing positive impact, we need to acknowledge the increased complexity and velocity of today's business climate.

Despite the fact that  globalization and other market trends have redefined the way businesses operate, the conventional structure of the supply chain has not strayed far from its origins. To many in the field, it still means:

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About Bill DuBois

Bill DuBois has enjoyed over 12 years with Kinaxis in a number of roles including his current position as a business consultant providing pre-sales support to the Kinaxis Sales Team. In his other roles with Kinaxis, Bill was the manager of pre sales consulting and joined the company as an integration consultant.

Prior to joining Kinaxis, Bill gained 12 years of manufacturing, supply chain and lean experience while with Boeing of Canada. Bill is APICS CPIM certified. And as a qualified APICS instructor, Bill has developed and delivered APICS courses in material planning, master scheduling, capacity management and just-in-time. Bill has also developed and delivered Lean education and training packages for all levels of personnel. Bill studied Electronics Technology at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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