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May-June 2009

May-June 2009

Back in my undergraduate days at Boston College, I would see the school's motto, "Ever to Excel," everywhere. In the classrooms, the cafeterias, and even on the athletic fields. I never did think much about the saying at the time, just passed it off as a crafty device by the Jesuits to get us to stop whining about all the homework and get down to business. Today, with the wisdom of multiple decades of hindsight, I realize just how relevant the notion of "Ever to Excel" is to just about every aspect of life-personal, professional, you name it. The quest for supply chain excellence is not a quixotic one. It's a real, achievable goal. And when and if you do achieve it, remember that you can't rest. As always, it's "Ever to Excel."
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May-June 2009

Back in my undergraduate days at Boston College, I would see the school's motto, "Ever to Excel," everywhere. In the classrooms, the cafeterias, and even on the athletic fields. I never did think much about the saying at the time, just passed it off as a crafty device by the Jesuits to get us to stop whining about all the homework and get down to business. Today, with the wisdom of multiple decades of hindsight, I realize just how relevant the notion of "Ever to Excel" is to just about every aspect of life-personal, professional, you name it. The quest for supply chain excellence is not a quixotic one. It's a real, achievable goal. And when and if you do achieve it, remember that you can't rest. As always, it's "Ever to Excel."

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