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…]

30 Miles on Foot

Last week, with a trusty Sachmel by my side, I ventured to run 30 miles on the day I turned 30 years old. In return for the effort, I gained an immense sense of satisfaction along with 25.5 miles of data collected by my Garmin Forerunner. Unfortunately, the battery only lasted 85% of the run. … [Read more…]

Predicting Fuel Economy for 1974 Automobiles

Based on the infamous mtcars dataset, I used a stepwise selection process to generate a predictive model of fuel economy for 1974 automobiles*. My entire process was done primarily in R and can be found here on rPubs. In short, the model uses a car’s weight and 1/4-mile time to predict mpg’s. At the same … [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…]