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Interlinks: Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP)

In this episode, and the next, of Interlinks we talk to Lisa Anderson and Diane Garcia of LMA Consulting Group in Los Angeles, California who are co-authors of a new book titled SIOP – Creating Predictable Revenue and EBITDA Growth.

Manufacturing Opportunities in e-Commerce

Originally published in Brushware, March-April, 2023 According to Insider Intelligence, the US B2B e-commerce sales will be over $2 trillion by 2024. Digital Commerce 360 said that manufacturers’ B2B e-commerce sales have been growing at an annual rate of 16% since 2016 which is almost 1.5 times faster than [...]

Hot Topics in 2023 – Sustainability, Skills, and Automation

In this episode of Interlinks, I'm joined again by my colleagues from the supply chain special interest group of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) to discuss some of the big issues facing businesses in 2023, namely sustainability, talent, and automation.

Why Our Nation’s Supply Chain Will Never Be Normal

Disruptions in the nation’s and the world’s supply chain came escalated during the pandemic. Despite a slight rebound from the chaos that occurred in the past couple of years, the supply chain is still in a state of flux. The Wall Street Journal recently issued an article on how supply chains are back to normal.

Dealing with Rising Inflation and Interest Rates

Listen to find out how some of the top supply chain consultants around the world are working with their clients to help them deal with rising inflation and interest rates.

Proactive Approach to Navigating Transportation Woes

Transportation has been in chaos since the pandemic. It started with logjams at the ports that persisted for multiple years, continued with atypical events such as the ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal and truckers blocking the border of US and Canada, and continues to rage on with labor shortages across the board in rail, trucking, and all transportation sectors.

Hiring Talent in Uncertain Times Requires Innovative Thinking

CLAREMONT, Calif., February 1, 2023/ExpertClick/—Uncertain times and tight labor markets pushing companies to use innovative hiring approaches, according to The Society for the Advancement of Consulting® (SAC). The standard ways of hiring talent are no longer viable, so winning companies are getting creative about how they find the talent [...]

Forging a Crisis-Proof Supply Chain: The Rise of a More Innovative, More Resilient Industry

Despite all of our hopes for a post-COVID future, in 2022, the world did not return to normal. New disruptions slowed the recovery significantly and inflation created new complications. According to a 2022 report from Interos, supply chain interruptions have cost companies an average of $182 million in lost revenue this year.
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Proactive Strategies to Get Ahead of the Non-Stop Supply Chain Disruptions

Companies must develop proactive and clear strategies that help them stay ahead of the ever-changing disruptions within the supply chain.

Supply Chain Disruption Has Become an Excuse: Only the Proactive Will Thrive in 2024

Supply chain has become an excuse. Although there has certainly been a slew of supply chain challenges that carry on with baby formula shortages, rail backlogs, computer chip issues, hurricane induced delays, fertilizer scarcity, and China’s zero-COVID policy delays, supply chain should no longer be the excuse. Only the [...]

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