The Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors Blog

Managing the Calendar on Warehouse Automation Projects

September 24th, 2019

“We’re out of time, we have to go live now!” Don’t let this be your warehouse automation project! Learn more in the latest blog from Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors.

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Expecting the Unexpected on Warehouse Automation Projects

September 17th, 2019

“I never saw THAT coming!” Don’t be blindsided by unexpected cost overruns on warehouse automation projects.

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Assessing Risk on Warehouse Automation Projects

September 10th, 2019

The supply chain world is full of exciting new types of warehouse automation, promising fast ROI. But some of these new technologies could be riskier than they are worth!

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Don’t Ask the Barber If You Need a Haircut

September 4th, 2019

Why is Murphy’s Curve such a surprise to so many companies? Why do organizations embark on projects with such unrealistic expectations for achieving rapid performance gains? Find out why by reading the second post in the blog series “Beating Murphy’s Law in Warehouse Automation Projects.”

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What is Murphy’s Curve?

August 26th, 2019

Ensuring a project survives Murphy’s Law begins with understanding “Murphy’s Curve,” which illustrates the gap that often exists between expected results and actual results on projects. Murphy’s Curve highlights a key observation: Unrealistic expectations doom many projects to failure before they begin. 

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