I despise Setanta Sport. I have for years. They're the people that ask you to pay $25 for England friendlies. The people that price 90% of bars who may want to show games out of the market. They're the people who have made it so that there is only one establishment in all of Wisconsin showing the FA Cup Final, and it's in Milwaukee. They're the people who are stopping me seeing this.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Monday, May 08, 2006
This is why moussaoui should get life in solitary and not the death penalty.
"You mean I'm not going to be a martyr? I'm not going to get my 72 virgins? Hold on, can I change my plea?"Although having said that, I'm with the judge; I don't think he was involved in the 9/11 attack either. He's just a low level Al Qaeda type with delusions of grandeur. But you know, if he wanted to spend the rest of his life in a very small box, who are we to say no?
Posted by Keven at 10:09 PM
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Operations Management is finished now. Everything is complete. All in all I enjoyed the class a lot, and that's not just because I received my first straight A from it. While predominantly manufacturing based obviously I thought there was a lot that could be taken and used in service industries. The professor, Jim Rappold, was great and organized everything around what he called "the six laws of supply chain physics"
- Local optimization results in global disharmony.
- The average amount of inventory in a system is equal to the product of the demand rate and the average time a unit is in the system (Little's Law).
- Inventories are a consequence of supply chain design and customer service objectives.
- Effective supply chain design will reduce uncertainty dramatically and improve operational and financial performance significantly.
- To forecast is to err.
- Keep your assets in their most flexible form for as long as it is economically and operationally possible.
The first half of the course was regular lectures, readings and assignments. The second was based on a fictious company called NOVA. In our teams we had to go through the steps of designing a supply chain for NOVA, leading to a presentation (which we screwed up), a paper (which we did above average on), and a simulation using our recommendations (which we aced). Unfortunately Professor Rappold will be working with the Executive Education next year so MBAs won't be able to take his class, but I'm sure he'll be around as a resource anyway.
Posted by Keven at 11:40 AM