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Bring The Wheelbarrow - Thanks Overflow

By Art van Bodegraven | 11/24/2017 | 2:17 PM

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 Art was a prolific writer and had amassed a collection of unpublished blog posts he had planned to run well into the future.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.


Complaining does nothing useful, so we might as well focus on what's not to complain about.  Where to begin?  A seemingly minor point is travel.  We've been fortunate enough to go 'most wherever we've wanted to.  Better yet is our willingness to remove the kids from school for purposes of travel.  Our point?  One learns more from exposure to other cultures and traditions than from Mcguffey's Reader

So, we've pretty much seen the world.  And the kids have been to Mexico, all over the Caribbean, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, and Colombia.  They've since, bitten by a combinbation of work and inclination, been all over Europe and Asia.  Uber-Mom, btw, now takes her own brood on international travel.  So far, the Olentangy Local Schools have not sued or identified us as truants.

I raise the point because the support we've got, unasked, from the children during my medical explorations.  Especially from uber-Mom, La Diva, and The Kid.  I require 24/7 care, which is a test and a half for mijn vrouw.  Uber-Mom is her support system, and counsels my behavior, as well.  Among her several talents is a medical background, and more than her fair share of common sense.

I've favorably mentioned my docs and staff in the past; it's time to name names.  The Ninja Who Moves by Night, John A. (Jack) Matyas, my gifted surgeon; Ruba Nijmeh, my nephrologist, John Scherer, my Gastroenterologist; Paul Blair, in charge of my oncology and hematology; and David Neiger, the PCP who has guided and coordinated my treatments and referrals.  The caring staff at Dublin Methodist Hospital (and Riverside Methodist Hospital), and the brilliant hospitalists from Central Ohio - COPC.

My publishers, Agile Businesss Media and DC Velocity (and dcvelocity.com), and their leadership: Mitch Mac Donald, Peter Bradley, Gary Master, Toby Gooley, Karen Bachrach, Mark Solomon - all have been concerned and caring.  Others in the past and current trade media have been supportive, too.  Jeff Berman, Tom Andel, Patrick Burnson, Michael Levans, Larry Lapide.  Not to mention academics and practitioners - and clients - too many to mention.

My colleagues at CSCMP's Columbus Roundtable and the Hitchcock-LaLonde Breakfast Club - the well wishes go far beyond sympathy and get-well-quick cards - and I deeply appreciate their feelings.

The list could go on - and on, but I'll save some thanks for next year.



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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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