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Online Scheduling Concise Advice is now available

The Book Now link is on the Contact page as well as on all Post pages. Schedule a call with me if you want to find out how you also can use BOOK NOW for free and embed it on a website, WordPress site, and social media pages....

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Concise Advice attending Reverse Logistics Las Vegas 2018

This year’s conference is a must-attend event for Reverse Logistics professionals.  The presented and discussed topics are relevant to today’s reverse logistics issues and help define the future business models. I am looking forward to once again meeting friends and...

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Business Impact by Meltdown and Spectre

What is the impact of Spectre and Meltdown? Let's talk what Spectre and Meltdown impact.  I assume that you have all heard the turmoil that these bugs (design flaws) in CPU's from Intel, AMD and those based on the ARM framework has caused in the Information Technology...

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Cyber Security is Everybody’s Problem

Small business owners underestimate how vulnerable they are to security issues. Research is showing again and again that everybody is facing some security threats from malware to phishing to ransomware.  Attackers can come from anywhere and use any source of...

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Supply Chain Resilience Research

Please help Aaron Glassburner out with his research! https://tinyurl.com/industryresilience Mr. Kluis, I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Texas (UNT) who is seeking data from industry professionals regarding the concept of supply chain resilience. My...

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Passwords are hard to remember

We all have many passwords to manage for banks, credit cards, email accounts, club memberships, cell phones, cable tv, stores, software applications, work, wifi and many more. It is not uncommon to have 300+ different username/password combinations.  How...

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Announcing Small Business Computer Services

Are you working hard trying to grow your business and at the same time getting distracted by computer and software issues?  Your systems should be running smoothly, not taking your valuable business time.  How to stay ahead of viruses, ransomware, backups, software...

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RLA and Encompass Seminar Update

Two comments about the RLA seminar in Duluth this Wednesday (June 13, 2017). First the Reverse Logistics Association has turned itself around now that Tony Sciarotta has taken over RLA and is doing all the right things to bring it back as a vibrant well run...

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Service Supply Chain as an Outcome Enhancer

I decided to write this white paper because there are many opinions and articles on the web and elsewhere which talk about 3PL, 4PL, and Reverse Logistics.  However, none that I have seen address the Service Supply Chain as a whole. We all know that optimizing a...

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Does Confirmation Bias Kill Innovation?

Using my definition of confirmation bias as:  "The unconscious need of an individual to have their beliefs and facts confirmed" makes it clear why innovation is difficult.  We all have a need to feel comfortable and receive reinforcement of what we know to be true....

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The Product Management Conundrum

Product management versus portfolio management and how do you balance features requested, wanted, needed in a product with features requested, wanted or needed in another product in your portfolio of products?   This is an art on the human level and a science on the...

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To IoT or IIoT, that is the Question

  Why Industrial IoT? IoT and Industrial IoT are the phrases to use at the moment.  Everybody has an opinion and wants to get in on the action and so do I. But the real question is: What is the value of IoT or IIoT? To answer that lets separate out IoT from Industrial...

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