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This move was easy – NOT!

You’d think that a move is a piece of cake but talk about inventory obsolescence. Like I’ve blogged before, I am in the midst of a move and that’s why the blog has not had posts lately. Considering that I’ve moved houses, companies and countries every few years, I didn’t think that it would be that difficult. However, the days of living and moving out of suitcases are over. The era of truckload moves has begun.
Now, I moved between apartments of roughly the same size but different configurations. Now getting out of one apartment configuration was primarily done by the movers but getting all the stuff back into the configuration of the new apartment is proving to be trying to say the least. There are box after box of stuff that just won’t go anywhere and I’m wondering if they’re destined to remain in boxes (Out of sight and out of mind?) or whether they’re about to be discarded (which is my wife’s ultimatum – No prizes for guessing whose stuff I’m talking about). And that’s my situation with inventory. Not unlike the hoards of stuff sitting on shelves in some forgotten part of the warehouse.
As the move plays out, I’m getting deeper into my ILOG role as well. I think that the tenor of the blog might change even as the supply chain focus remains the central purpose of the blog. Like I’ve mentioned before, I will be working in real-time scheduling in a Wafer Fabrication facility. So my role has more to do with the nitty gritty of real operations in contrast with logistics related activities which were the content of my previous position.

Update: One more thing: I used Allied Van Lines for my move and I was very impressed by their professionalism and service. If you’re moving into or out of the Green Bay, WI area, I can’t think of a better agent than Skaleski Moving, an agent for Allied.

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3 Responses

  1. John says:

    So how is it to have a French boss?

  2. Chris J Abraham says:

    And thus I commit sepuku (ritual disembowelment – a very painful way to die) by critquing my boss when I have been at work but a week.
    But joke apart, the question is puzzling! To have a French boss is to have a boss above all which is to say that unless being French overpowers every other personal and individual facet of one’s personality, being French is merely yet another aspect (perhaps a lesser one in some or a major one in others depending on the degree of “frenchification”) of being. I’ve had Indian, Swiss, Singaporean and Malaysian bosses. And if I had to put down the source of their internal compasses, it had more to do with their own particular persona than with their ethnic origins. Ofcourse, ethnic and cultural milieu does set the stage and constraints the development of the persona to a lesser degree in some and more in others.
    So how is to have a French boss? I hope to blog about that in a year’s time.


  3. Perhaps you should write a piece of code that finds an optimum way to select/reject items that should go into your new house. Just like finding best way to load pallets in a truck.

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April 2007