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Bedrock Topic: Inventory Accuracy

Inventory accuracy is often overlooked, but it is vital to to bottom line business results.Although a bedrock topic, inventory accuracy is often overlooked in operations strategy discussions as it becomes an assumption or something that just should occur. However, I am constantly reminded of its vital importance and impact [...]

Capacity Planning

The need for improved capacity and staffing analysis and decision-making arises frequently as a critical success factor with my clients, and so I thought a few tips would be beneficial: Start simple - Complex models don't drive results. Simple, easy-to-understand data will give you what you need to succeed. [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 24, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

8 Don’ts in Leveraging Social Networks Successfully

I've yet to meet a manufacturer or distributor that didn't want to improve customer service and operational performance - and preferably yesterday. In today's new normal business environment, it is a tough competitive environment - you must be ahead of your competition in understanding your customers' desires and provide [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 24, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Emerging Supply Chain Trends

Stay on top of trends to stand out from the crowd.Those executives who stay on top of the latest trends and search for patterns and trends in their business are far more successful than their counterparts. In my 20+ years of experience across multiple industries and globally, I've seen [...]

Preparing for a New System

I've seen a steady increase in ERP selection, implementation and utilization projects as executives want to fully leverage the tools available to drive business results. However, a new system can be a significant undertaking. Only those who prepare will succeed. Document business processes - Start by documenting what occurs [...]

2020-09-18T20:29:34+00:00April 24, 2013|Categories: Process|

Improving Operational Efficiency

As I continually find, fundamentals are often overlooked yet critical to success; thus, it seems this is a great topic to take a look at.... What matters in your operation? - Forget about Lean, Six Sigma, TQM and the rest for now. In my experience, it is a distraction [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 24, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , |

Supply Chain Strategy – Formula for Success

Succeeding in today's new normal business environment requires thinking about supply chain strategy differently than we did ten years ago. Supply chains have become more complex - and global. Managing risk is multifaceted. Yet supply chains are the bread and butter of business success as customer satisfaction is not [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00April 24, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Supply Chain Collaboration

I find there is little more important than supply chain collaboration for succeeding in today's new normal business environment.... Customers - Of course, collaborating with customers is key to success; however, it goes much farther than asking for forecasts. How can you collaborate together to optimize logistics? Reduce space [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00April 24, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

The Resurgence of Manufacturing – it’s up to you!

Resurgence of manufacturing is occurring if we choose to take hold of it!As I recently attended the Manufacturing Summit in the Inland Empire and have been preparing for my Association of Operations Management Inland Empire Chapter's 2nd Annual Executive Panel & Networking Symposium entitled "The Resurgence of Manufacturing & [...]

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