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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Jack Hughes Honored in Golden Buckeye Hall of Fame

My early mentor at P&G, John (Jack) Hughes, has been honored with induction into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame .  It is not mentioned in the article linked to, but Jack was among the people who brought the first computer system into Procter & Gamble in the 60s.   I researched an article on that effort. This was still when new mainframes were proudly placed behind a glass screen in the corporate lobby.  The company internal magazine called it an 'Electronic Brain'.   Jack headed the effort to figure out what to use it for.    It was applied to a number of classic accounting needs, but also things like supply chain optimization, which led to a long history in that arena.   Thanks Jack.

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