In the hierarchy of what we want to find on the internet, Wisdom is the top of the heap. On the high ground of the information continents are the foothills of knowledge, leading to the mountain tops where the wisdom sits.
Unfortunately, true wisdom is not easy to find on any specific subject on the internet. The internet is a sea of data, with continents of information.
Think of it this way:
This hierarchy is a logical order, from the most plentiful but the weakest to the rare and powerful. Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise. Look carefully at this definition of wisdom and you will not find the words data and information. Wisdom does not require data or information, it requires Knowledge, Experience and Good Judgment.
Our goal is to help you develop your wisdom. Delivering wisdom is a team effort, between what we do here on this website with our articles and essays and what you do with the content. Yes, your effort is required. Yes, we have tons of knowledge and wisdom created over years of experience of actually practicing supply chain management. We share with you on this web site our knowledge and experience. However, we cannot provide you judgment, the third element in wisdom.
Good Judgment is something that you can't find in a book, or in a class, Good Judgment only comes from your own experience of making decisions, both good and bad decisions. While everyone hates mistakes, we learn from our mistakes. The more painful the mistake the harder the lesson. It is the mistakes that help us develop our Good Judgment, the embarrassment and pain of the mistakes a reminder of when we made the wrong decision, thankful most of our mistakes are things that we can see, and we have an opportunity to stop making them.
By sharing our knowledge and experience, sharing with you the thinking behind our decisions in our practice, pulling back the curtains to expose the issues behind the judgments, asking difficult questions and sharing painful learnings, we hope that you can learn from what we present.
What you will find here is, as a good friend calls "a metric s&*t ton of work!" It is a living and changing site. Started in 2011 as a simple blog site, our practitioners added to the body of knowledge every day. Between late 2011 and 2015 the authors crafted over 1,000 articles and essays. Some of the articles were timely for the time of publication, and many are timeless. Starting in May 2017 we launched into rebuilding the site, changing the format and building more structure by topics, which you find here. We are reviewing all of the content, updating and improving. Meanwhile, there is still huge value in the over 500 articles to start learning from. Browse, read, think. Tell us what you want to see. As I said, you have to work too.