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Collaborative Partnerships & Creating Resiliency

As we see which companies emerge stronger from COVID, it is becoming apparent that those with a resilient supply chain and strong supply chain partnerships thrive while the rest are coming out in a weakened state. Of course, the situation has not stayed the same - those constantly changing [...]

The Massive Congestion at the SoCal Ports & Implications

There is massive congestion at the L.A. and Long Beach ports. The latest figures from the Journal of Commerce shows 63 container ships in the harbor (34 awaiting berths and 29 at the berths). Terminals are full and dwell times have doubled. The situation isn't good, and manufacturers, distributors [...]

The Need for Resilience is Driving a Local Surge

In thinking about the surge to local for an interview for an SAP Insights article "For Resilient Supply Chains, Think Local", there is no doubt the pandemic has pushed manufacturers to re-think their extended supply chains. When they suddenly couldn't support key customer needs, manufacturers [...]

Getting Your Supply Chain Ready for 2021

Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, is interviewed on the eeDesignIt podcast about getting your supply chain ready for 2021. After the disruptive year we experienced in 2020, she sheds light on the trends in nearshoring, as well as why digital and great leaders are the answers to a resilient supply chain. [...]
2021-02-23T21:01:19+00:00January 27, 2021|Categories: In The News, Manufacturing, Podcasts, Supply Chain, Technology|

Learning About Supply Chain & Upcoming Virtual Classes from APICS Inland Empire

Changes in supply chain are happening faster than imaginable! Are you keeping up with these changes? In addition to keeping up with what's noteworthy in supply chain, the most successful executives are taking a step back to make sure their employees have a solid foundation in supply chain [...]

Made In China or Made in the U.S.A.?

Made in China or made in the U.S.A.? There is a lot of talk about this critical, hot topic. Said another way, will reshoring increase? According to executive surveys, according to clients, according to top supply chain consultants, the answer is undoubtedly trending to MADE IN THE U.S.A. A [...]

Do You Have a Modern ERP System?

As COVID continues to rage and some areas of the country are locked down, many businesses struggle. On the other hand, by all reports, many other businesses had their best year ever in 2020. What is clear across the board is that the pace of technological change has accelerated. [...]

2021-01-25T16:39:23+00:00January 20, 2021|Categories: ERP, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Vaccine Manufacturing & Logistics

What could be more top of mind than the vaccine distribution to combat COVID? This was the topic of a recent Interlinks podcast on Supply Chain Innovations with a group of global supply chain experts. The panel of experts discussed vaccine distribution around the world and associated implications. Listen [...]

Digital is Key to Manufacturing in 2021

As I wrote in this month's Brushware magazine (page 20), manufacturing is trending to digital. We were already on this path the last few years, and it accelerated 5 fold during COVID. According to the Hackett Group, 77% of companies have strengthened their commitments to digital transformation [...]
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