John Berry's Blog


Writings on tech, software development and supply chain.

John's Super Antioxidant Shake

Your nutrition is an essential ingredient to your performance in life. Eating the right foods can improve your mental alertness and creativity. Even more importantly great nutrition reduces the likelihood of sickness that can take you out of commission for extended periods of time. To achieve these benefits I focus on consuming a large amount of fresh vegetables, nuts and seeds that are filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.


5 Reasons to Avoid Using Excel for Supply Chain Visibility

When I talk to customers about the technology tools they use to manage their supply chain, Excel is almost always mentioned. Excel is a great tool for presenting and analyzing data so it’s frequently involved in S&OP processes like forecasting and material requirements planning. It’s usually possible to pull ERP, WMS or TMS data into Excel, so the spreadsheet becomes a hack to fill in the gaps for those business systems.