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Manufacturing

Got Cash?

You wouldn’t think so from the way companies are hoarding cash; however, in general, they have a stockpile of cash and remain leery to spend it. Last year, there was a 2% decrease in days working capital (DWC), according to CFO Magazine. Not significant by any means. Interestingly, all [...]

2021-12-27T21:59:45+00:00September 12, 2011|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , , , |

Supply Chain Excellence

We had an APICS student case study competition last weekend in San Diego. It was the best turnout yet – 12 teams, both undergrad and grad teams. The students were quite impressive in reviewing and resolving the case study. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo won 1st place for the [...]

2022-09-14T17:55:22+00:00February 15, 2011|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Logistics Is Making a Comeback in the Inland Empire

Logistics has been making a comeback in the Inland Empire in the last 6 months! The port activity is up, employers are beginning to look at projects to improve operations and hiring is on the rise. Earlier this week, I attended Norco College’s Logistics Advisory Committee meeting for their [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00January 27, 2011|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Unemployment in CA & the U.S. – What Can We Do?

According to the UCLA Anderson Forecast, it is predicted that California employers will shed another 90,000 jobs this year and job growth will remain slow. Overall, it’s expected to remain around 12%. California is far worse than the national average (which hovers just below 10%); however, there is much [...]

2022-09-05T08:14:58+00:00April 21, 2010|Categories: Innovation, Manufacturing|

US Manufacturers Face Shortage of Skills – How Can That Be?

According to a study released in 2009 by Deloitte, the Manufacturing Institute and Oracle revealed that nearly a third of companies were experiencing a modest to severe shortage. Gaps in such skills as problem-solving and communication also were noted in the study. This doesn’t seem to add up vs. [...]

2022-09-04T23:14:11+00:00April 14, 2010|Categories: Manufacturing, Talent / Skills Gap|

Why pay attention to trends?

In my experience in working with multiple companies ranging from a 1-person inventor to multi-billion dollar international companies across multiple industries and working internationally, it’s noticed that one common denominator is that trends are critical. Noticing trends has been some of the most significant value I’ve provided to clients [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00August 24, 2009|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Just-in-Time Remains Justifiable

Published in Industry Week on May 11, 2007 It seems very common that people get on the bandwagon of some of these philosophies like JIT, and they give up as opposed to understanding that it's not something trendy to do," says Lisa Anderson, president and founder of business processes [...]

2022-09-14T17:47:21+00:00May 11, 2007|Categories: In The News, Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |
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