撰写者 上午10:44 分析, 大数据供应链

哀悼数据驱动供应链专家的死亡

乔 died Wednesday.

作为一位出色的供应链负责人和我的客户十年,他充满活力的精神始终振奋我。 2018年,在进行了一次严重的肾脏癌手术后,乔以积极的声音向我宣布,他将击败对4期肝癌,脑癌和肺癌的诊断。当他说话和叹气时,我将电话置于静音状态。乔邀请我在他计划的COVID-19后庆典聚会上与他共舞。这次活动是为了庆祝他击败癌症的旅程。不幸的是,这是我将无法参加的一项活动。

I was never as upbeat as 乔 on his journey of cancer and asked how I could help. He quickly replied and asked that I call him each week and talk 供应链. He said, “Please don’不要把我当作一个病夫,为我感到难过。帮我振作精神。” So, for two years, I called 乔 each week to talk 供应链. I will miss our time together.

I remember one call vividly. 乔 and I had an intense discussion on big data 分析 and what he was learning by tracking his illness with his oncology team. We applied his insights to 供应链管理.

乔 was always a numbers guy. His oncology team, composed of three physicians, was diverse. The older physician was a stabilizing force, while the younger doctor on the team was always sparking new ideas for treatment. His primary care doctor provided continuity.

The team worked in three different cities and healthcare providers but used digital imaging and testing to coordinate the treatment plan. 乔 facilitated many of the discussions and attributed his treatment plan’在多样化思维,协作技术和大数据发现方面的成功。我们抽象了这对他的业务意味着什么:

来自图像的见解。 乔’s key insight from the treatment was the advancement of medicine through the digital interpretation of images. 乔, a leader in the agricultural industry, spoke of images to solve 供应链 problems. We brainstormed on using images for port unloading lead times, crop yield projections, manufacturing quality, and corporate sustainability issues. He lamented that the large technology providers were not doing enough to use digital images as an input into 供应链 decision making.

多元化的团队。 他爱医师’对话和观点差异,以及他运用数据分析技能积极参与治疗的能力。他经常将自己的患者数据带到会议上,引发了摩擦。乔经常评论说,医师团队之间的分歧带来了更好的结果。他在数据科学家方面的经验参差不齐,他为之苦恼。我们讨论了来自最新人才研究的数据,以及他对帮助数据科学家在团队中取得更大成功的见解。他强烈认为,仅仅雇用数据科学家还不足以为团队之间的学习提供学习环境。

图1.供应链中的顶级空缺

明确的结果。公司介绍 ’ toughest problem is not using big data 分析, but getting clear on the questions to ask. 乔 would comment that it is easier to guide patient care because of clearer definitions of success than to lead a 供应链 team when the definitions of 供应链 excellence are muddy.

数据整理。 我们就供应链主数据和行业进行了长时间的讨论’对于R,Python和非结构化数据的使用非常幼稚我们谈到缺乏在技术领域的当前领导地位,这使得供应链领导者更容易做到这一点。

Rest in peace 乔. I smiled when your wife told me that she had decided to do an autopsy because your sudden death surprised your oncology team.  She told me that a data guy would want the team to know the definitive outcome. I agreed. I will miss you so.