As 2009 nears the end, one wonders how to thrive in 2010…

December 27th, 2009

How to thrive in 2010 is quite the popular topic! Not only have I been quoted in several magazines/ on-line publications about this subject but now I’ve also had an article published in Industry Week magazine on just this topic: read full article here.

The article discusses the “new normal” – a return to fundaments, which includes three core principles: 1) Cash is king; 2) Service is paramount; 3) Execution is everything.

Then, it provides tips to THRIVE in the “new normal” – 1) Manage cash with vigor, 2) Stand out in the crowd with service, 3) Execute, execute, execute.

Refer to the article for details and examples.

Throw out your supply chain system or optimize?

December 8th, 2009

Optimize – – especially in today’s economy, it is vital to utilize already existing opportunities to leverage your supply chain systems. There are countless ways to leverage your supply chain management system to reduce inventory levels, improve service levels, reduce lead times etc.

In December’s issue of Industry Week magainze, I was interviewed about getting the most from your supply chain management system. Read the full article by clicking here.

I’m looking forward to your feedback and debate. I can’t tell you how many times this topic has resulted in debate in my work experience and with clients; however, I’ve found it to be quite achievable to accomplish significant results by leveraging current supply chain systems (FYI, there are several different systems included so the exact system is not important).