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    Why Putting Ten Pounds of Potatoes in a Five Pound Bag still Happens

    If you have been involved in operations for any length of time, you undoubtedly have heard the old story that trying to fill a 5-pound bag of potatoes with 10 pounds of potatoes always results in mashed potatoes!
    For over 40 years, APICS and other Operations Management educators have covered this old chestnut for years, with [...]

    Enabling Conversations

    One of the challenges in keeping up with trends for operational excellence is getting straight talk from people within your own organization. Tomorrow’s problems will most likely not be solved with today’s thinking. Consequently, it may behoove top management to seek opinions from those that will share daring alternatives to the status quo.
    George Day, a professor at [...]