Continuing with our 'behind the blogger' series, here is this week's edition of our Friday five-question interview. On the hot seat is Trevor Miles, director of industry and applications marketing for Kinaxis. Where did you grow up? Much of the time on a farm in South Africa. We used to get the giraffes to pick the oranges for us (wink, wink). Favorite book, movie or song? Only one? I can’t do that! Book: The Poisonwood Bible. Movie: Harold and Maud. Song: When I’m 64 Favorite motivational quote? Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. W.B. Yeats (1865–1939) What book are you reading now? Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, by Joseph Stiglitz What single piece of counsel would you offer to your colleagues in supply chain for the remainder of 2010? “Go East, young man”
North American Arctic supply chain operations: How food is delivered
Supply chain planning is extremely important for North American Arctic communities. Various factors such as the climate, environment, geography and year-long socioeconomic needs of the residents play a big role in delivering goods and services, and the extremes experienced here can help us imagine resourceful ways to operate through supply chain planning and operations challenges. With limited time and conditions, supplying the required goods and services for daily life in the North American...