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Beware Supply Chain Excel Users (You Are Doomed!)
Last week, I attended a supply chain management (SCM) user conference in Florida.The main objective of the user conference was to help users learn and share

supply chain excel users are doomed  Supply Chain Excel Users (You Are Doomed!) Last week, I attended a supply chain management (SCM) user conference in Florida . The main objective of the user conference was to help users learn and share experiences to eliminate business pains faced either due to lack of technology or business processes. MS Excel, was proudly mentioned in many of the conversations I had with supply chain professionals. It felt like SCM professionals were married to Excel, and their supply chain and operational activiti

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Excel Users Are “Doomed.” Long Live Excel User Interface


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