About the Blog

The purpose of this blog is to explore the notion of complexity, how it affects our lives and how it affects and will affect society today and tomorrow.  Complexity spans many scientific fields.

I am hoping to leverage some of the conceptual thinking in physics, systems analysis and mathematics, to the discussion of how to deal with complexity in business, politics, life, organizations, food! and other topics.   I am primarily interested in how complexity affects decision-making, objectivity, and our ability to progress as the human species.

About the Author

Dr. Markowicz is the managing director of decision/analysis partners LLC, a management consulting firm that focuses on supply chain and logistics operations management, the postal service and information and communications technologies.  Dr. Markowicz holds a a Ph.D. in Transportation Planning and a Masters of Urban Planning from Princeton University.  He earned a Masters and Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Liège, Belgium.

Dr. Markowicz has over 25 years of experience in the analysis and design of complex systems in transportation and logistics, in the  commercial and government sectors.  He has led large consulting efforts in the United States, Far East, Africa and Europe. Dr. Markowicz has authored papers and delivered conference presentations on logistics operations management, information and control strategies, organizations and systems in transportation, the supply chain and networking.

Before founding decision/analysis partners, Dr. Markowicz was a client partner with AT&T Solutions where he led the transportation consulting practice, and then the strategic planning function, for this $2 billion/year subsidiary of AT&T.   Prior to joining AT&T, Dr. Markowicz consulted with Arthur D. Little, Inc. where he conducted large air and surface transportation projects in support of the United States Postal Service. Among these projects, he was responsible for the design and construction of a state-of-the-art air network management system and operations center in Washington, DC.  Dr. Markowicz was director of equipment distribution and Director of Operations Research with CSX Transportation.   He is fluent in English and French.