• Supply Chain Scams — Just so much fun!

    by David Schneider | Sep 10, 2012
    Everyone sees the Nigerian scams in their junk mail bins. You know the ones I am talking about. Some banker/lawyer/wife/daughter has access to a big bank account and they want you to help them liberate it. Most of the time these scams are easy to see, and they almost always get picked up by spam filters. Here is a new one that appeared in my inbox today: Subject: Great Opportunity Greetings, I would like to discuss a business proposal that has the potential for significant earnings. I am...
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  • What is the goal of the supply chain? Part 1 – Establishing the Goal

    by David Schneider | Sep 10, 2012
    “Gentlemen, the officer who doesn’t know his communications and supply as well as his tactics is totally useless.” – Gen. George S. Patton The military focus on logistics and supply chain management dates back to ancient times. Sun Tzu wrote that the longer the distance, and the larger the forces, the higher the cost. Von Clausewitz argued that denial of supply cripples campaigns. Eisenhower said wars are won or lost primarily because of the supply chain. What about...
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