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The Gate Is Rusting Off Its Hinges

By Art van Bodegraven | 04/08/2018 | 5:33 AM

Please enjoy the thoughts and musings of our friend, supporter, and long-time contributor Art van Bodegraven Jr., who passed away on June 18, 2017. Art was a prolific writer and had amassed a collection of unpublished blog posts he had planned to run well into the future. To honor his memory, we will continue to post these remaining blogs as he had intended. If you’ve been a fan of The Art of Art blog, check out our tribute.

 

A local practitioner has become unhinged, passionately believing that the 20th century holds all the answers needed for the 21st.

His singular focus set has deteriorated into the terminal stages, in which all about him are accosted with evidence that the paradigms of another age are solutions to the pressing solutions for tomorrow.

And, anyone who won't provide the deluded with a job obviously doesn't get it, fails to see the relevance of solutions that no longer solve any real and current problems.

Ultimately, I/We have had to send him away.  His ignorance turns aside rational positions, and he has become annoying on a good day, and a pain in the nether regions on a bad one.

Unfortunately, the gate is sufficiently unhinged to repair; it holds only scrap value.  And, this is the future of tomorrow's practitioner, over-experienced and under-water.

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About Art van Bodegraven

Art van Bodegraven

Art van Bodegraven (1939 - 2017) was Managing Principal of the van Bodegraven Associates consultancy and Founding Principal of Discovery Executive Services, which develops and delivers supply chain educational programs. He was formerly Chair of the Supply Chain Group AG, Partner at The Progress Group LLC, Development Executive at CSCMP, Practice Leader with S4 Consulting, and a Managing Director in Coopers & Lybrand's consulting practice. Concentrating in supply chain management and logistics for over 20 years in his 50+ year business career, he has led ground-breaking strategic, operational, and educational projects for leading US and global clients. Art was principal co-author of DC Velocity's Basic Training monthly column for a decade, and was the principal co-author, with Ken Ackerman, of Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, the definitive primer in the field. His popular blog, The Art of Art, has been a staple of DC Velocity's web site since its inception.



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