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Another Giant Taken From Us

By Art van Bodegraven | 04/16/2016 | 10:21 AM

We learned today of Tom Speh's passing. He joins a growing legion of the pioneers, trailblazers, and intrepid adventurers who largely created our magnificent profession.

The losses, growing, all hurt; this one hurts badly.

Dr. Speh was a teacher without peer, a mentor, a candid observer, and one who gave back to us and our organizations beyond any reasonable expectation. He was a keen mind, a strong thinker, a fervent RedHawk, and an example to us all.

Tom fought the Great Satan of cancer longer and harder than most of us could hope to. We will more than miss him, as a leader, as a force in supply chain management, and as a person.




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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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