My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick

By: David Goddard

A Bow Wave alone demonstrates that the Supply Team has lost the ability to plan and control their supply chain with realistic expectations. A Hockey Stick phenomenon alone demonstrates an executive team is out of control managing the financial plan of the company within expectations. When both Bow Wave and Hockey Stick occur the outcome can be disastrous for the company and careers. This paper discusses these phenomenons, how to avoid them, and what to do if you encounter both at the same time.