Fearless

When Jade Delaney recently decided to get advertising agency McCann Bristol’s attention in order to get a job, she painted herself gold and stood in front of their building with a simple sign that read “know the power of women in advertising.” She was recreating the Fearless Girl statue (McCann Bristol’s office was a partner in…

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Friday in 5: Target Announces One-Day Sale to Challenge Amazon Prime Day

Welcome to Friday in 5 – news from around the world of supply chain, served up in one place to keep you up-to-date. This week: Target goes head-to-head with Amazon Prime Day; warehouse availability is at its tightest in two decades; IBM creates a new challenge for artificial intelligence; U.S. producer prices rose in June;…

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In Appreciation of Appreciation

Something out of the ordinary happens when dining out with my friend Bill. “Thanks for coming in today,” he’ll say to the server when they approach our table. They’ll give him a puzzled look and often reply, “Excuse me?” He’ll repeat, “Thanks for coming in; for coming to work. I’m glad you’re here.”  At this…

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Brains Meet Brawn in Retail & Supply Chain

The changing supply chain landscape The emergence of AI and Machine Learning in the supply chain is changing the way managers approach managing inventory, production, distribution and selling to optimize the customer experience.  Data from customer promotions, weather, local events and holidays also present a plethora of variables to account for in estimating demand across…

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A Life Unfiltered

I loathe social media selfie filters. As the mother of a soon-to-be fourteen-year-old girl, it is soul-wrenching to watch my daughter’s internal struggle as she holds to her face an image of her “perfect” self (compliments of the filter du jour), then scowl at the “flawed” person peering back at her in the mirror. These…

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