Udacity’s Secret Ingredient: Positivity, Support and Encouragement

Last week, I finished the 6 course Data Analyst Nanodegree offered by Sabastian Thrun’s Udacity Inc. Even with an above average number of academic credentials behind me, I will venture to say that this was the best educational endeavor I’ve been through yet. When I worked through my undergrad and graduate degrees in economics, I … [Read more…]

Micro Time Study

Of late, I’ve been feeling accomplishment-less. So I decided to conduct a micro time study to figure how exactly how I’m utilizing all of my minutes and see if that allocation was efficiently contributing to what I was trying to achieve. The first step was in identifying exactly what I was trying to achieve so … [Read more…]

Vendor Deconsolidation Opportunity Leads to a D3 Map

When I first started working in logistics I heard the phrase ‘vendor deconsolidation’ frequently. I ignored the ‘de’ and automatically thought this was simply the process of a retailer getting rid of some of its vendors (it’s not). When I was asked to quote a price for a ‘deconsol’ opportunity (it’s my job to price … [Read more…]