Negative Knowledge in Supply Chain - Lecture 2.3

00:50 Introduction
02:28 Smart Fridge
05:28 Survivorship bias
07:28 The story so far
08:46 On Taboos (recap)
12:06 Rejection heuristics (recap)
13:34 Low quality positive knowledge
15:27 Software Antipatterns, 1/2
20:11 Software Antipatterns, 2/2
25:34 Supply Chain Antipatterns
27:00 Naked Forecasts
32:36 The 100% service level
37:06 The Jedi initiation
44:31 The Non-Euclidian Horror
51:45 Devil’s advocate
57:35 Recap, negative knowledge for supply chains
01:01:04 Conclusion
01:0245 2.3 Negative Knowledge - Questions?


Antipatterns are the stereotypes of solutions that look good but don’t work in practice. The systematic study of antipatterns was pioneered in the late 1990s by the field of software engineering. When applicable, antipatterns are superior to raw negative results, as they are easier to memorize and reason about. The antipattern perspective is of prime relevance to supply chain, and should be considered as one of the pillars for its negative knowledge.


  • ‘‘AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis’’. y William J. Brown, Raphael C. Malveau, Hays W. “Skip” McCormick, Thomas J. Mowbray, 1998