Applied Logistics Integration Consulting has joined the Problem Solving Community of Practice, a collaborative platform where individuals can share research, articles, tools, experiences, and much more in regards to solving industrial problems. ALI Consulting is now involved as a key partner and is seeking to help in developing this open, free, and online Community of Practice (CoP). This community is open to all individuals (practitioners, professionals, experts, academics, etc.) with an interest in continuous improvement. If you

Suppose you want to climb to the top of a hill, but you are nearsighted so you cannot see the top of the hill in order to walk in that direction.  Even though you cannot see the top of the hill you can see the ground that lies directly in front of you and determine the direction in which the hill slopes upwards the most (Hillier and Lieberman, 2010, p.