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Infographic: Supply Chain Management, an overview

VMC’s supply chain expert Tammy Walker has said that she sees the supply chain as cyclical, not a straight line with a beginning, middle, and end. We thought the best way to illustrate this is through an infographic that is … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Managers Should Be Ingenious

Before World World II, homes were commonly heated with coal, which strained walls. A soap manufacturer created a popular doughy cleaner that rubbed off soot. However, as homes transitioned to natural gas, the soap manufacturer faced bankruptcy – that is, … Continue reading

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Products Get Second Life In Proper Supply Chain Management

Recycling, repurposing, and reusing are processes as old as human civilization. Prior to the Industrial Age, everyone practiced recycling because goods were costly and took a long time to make. While the concept of recycling is long-establish, its processes have … Continue reading

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Diversified Skills Integral For Strong UAT Team

In sports such as football, baseball, and rugby, a utility player is someone who can play multiple positions well. One notable example is former Major League Baseball player Tony Phillips who, in 1991 with the Detroit Tigers, was the first … Continue reading

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How To Make Lemonade Out Of Lemons When UAT Participants Aren’t Ideal

To make “lemonade out of lemons” means to make turn a bad situation into better one. For instance, many people lost their jobs due to the recent economic recession and opted to make lemonade out of lemons by starting their … Continue reading

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Deliver A Superior Customer Experience, Get Better Results In UAT

In August 2011, marketing guru Peter Shankman sent out a tweet: “Hey @Mortons – can you meet me at Newark airport with a porterhouse when I land in two hours? K, thanks.” Shankman meant it as a joke, but when … Continue reading

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The Three Routes A Shipment Can Take After Receiving

In the 1840s, few Americans had seen the U.S. West coast but news of gold in California drew them toward the Pacific. The forty-niners, gold seekers, had three routes in which to get to California from the East coast: The … Continue reading

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A Good Start Matters In User Acceptance Testing

How a sprinter gets off the starting blocks can make all the difference in a race, so much that scientific research on sprint starting dates as far back as the 1920s. In sprinting, starting from a crouched position is more … Continue reading

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A Careful Eye Is Important In The Recieving Component Of A Supply Chain

Home inspections are typically done when a sale on a home is pending. The buyers use a knowledgeable third party who scrutinizes the property and creates a report of possible defects or issues. If there are a lot of defects, … Continue reading

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Regression In UAT Can Contribute To Stronger End Result

People often say that insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. By that definition, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is very sane, as one of its components involves doing the same thing over and over, … Continue reading

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