Paul D. Larson, Ph.D., Director, Transport Institute, University of Manitoba
If you have a nagging feeling you are being buried by information every day, you are probably right.
According to Paul D. Larson, who spoke at a workshop entitled: "Dealing with Information Overload: Tools and Techniques," the vast majority of supply management professionals lose a considerable amount of productivity each day due to this problem.
Among his findings from his research are the following points:
Larson's main advice to the audience was to give yourself a block of time in which you cannot be disturbed by e-mail, phone or other co-workers.