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Supply Chain Briefing

Digitization of the Supply Chain is Accelerating

August 17, 2020 With COVID, the rise of e-commerce, and the pressures of profitability, Industry 4.0 and the digitization of the supply chain is accelerating. What was on track for 2030 prior to COVID should be expedited to 2021 or 2022 to keep pace with needs. For example, according [...]

A Ray of Hope with Export

As I participate with the California DEC (district export council) meeting as part of the Inland Empire DEC, I am reminded of the vast opportunity of export. This is especially true during the pandemic as manufacturers innovate to be able to support critical needs in the U.S. and throughout [...]

What’s Going on in Logistics & the Upcoming E-commerce & Logistics Summit

July 19, 2020 The most recent webinar in our APICS Inland Empire webinar series featured Frank Moullet from Shamrock Foods talking about distribution, food service and how they've navigated through COVID-19. We had an engaging discussion on how they made a sharp right turn pivot early on and [...]

What’s Going On with Asia Supply Chains

June 22, 2020 Supply chains are quite tenuous, and China drives the most volume: Coronavirus: Beijing is under a soft lockdown with a surge of virus cases. Although Beijing doesn't impact trade, it is another sign that China vastly under reported previously and it is likely to have a [...]

Current Events Impacting Your Supply Chain

June 8, 2020 E-Commerce & the Rise of Online According to the statistics as well as client commentary, e-Commerce sales and online everything is on fire: According to data from Adobe Analytics, the second half of March saw a 25% increase in e-commerce sales. Even more impressive, Adobe said [...]

The Future of Manufacturing

May 25, 2020 I was on a panel of a webinar, The Future of Manufacturing with Andrew Zanelli, president of VCC, Michael Knight, president TTI Semiconductor Group, and Seth Denson, co-founder of GDP Advisors. It was a lot of fun, and we talked about the coronavirus, reshoring, cost [...]

Are You Developing Close Relationships with Your Customers?

May 8, 2020 Are You Developing Close Relationships with Your Customers? During turbulent times, relationships move faster than at any other time. Will they move in a positive direction or a negative one? That is the only question. In fact, customers will be reevaluating what they buy and [...]

Future-Proofing Manufacturing & Supply Chain eBook Released

April 30, 2020 As we entered the coronavirus pandemic, I became inspired to write an eBook to provide value to clients and colleagues. After a few very intensive weeks, I am excited to release my latest eBook: Future-Proofing Manufacturing & the Supply Chain POST COVID-19 We’ve been talking about manufacturing [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:19+00:00April 30, 2020|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Briefing|

Demand & Supply Are Out of Whack!

April 24, 2020 Demand and supply are out of whack to say the least. Manufacturers that supply toilet paper, food, healthcare products and other essential goods are seeing a surge in demand whereas those that don't are seeing demand plummet. China was under lock down previously (causing a [...]

Request for Help & Creativity for Manufacturers

March 26, 2020 Since I relate to several different manufacturing and supply chain organizations, I've seen several requests for our expertise. Thus, I am passing them all on so that we can help fight this coronavirus by pulling together our resources and expertise. We are in a new world [...]

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