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Reshoring/ Nearshoring

The Case for US Manufacturing

Made in the USA! Instead of fiddling around dipping our toes in the water, we should put a full court press on expanding manufacturing in the USA. Why? Let's just consider a few questions: Should we put our eggs in the China basket? Only if you enjoy substantial risk... [...]

Costa Rica’s Nearshoring Opportunities in Biotech Manufacturing & Its Biodiversity

I went to Costa Rica with my brother and nephew, and so I've been thinking about the amazing Costa Rican biodiversity, beaches, birds and biotech manufacturing.

Manufacturers are Remaining Positive Amidst Chaos

According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), 82% of manufacturers remain at least somewhat positive about their company's outlook. This statistic is especially interesting since 59% thought continued inflation would make a recession more likely in the next 12 months. Perhaps manufacturing should be even more positive as [...]

CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly: Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing & SIOP Expert, Gets Real About Supply Chain

You must get in front of supply chain disruptions. If the pandemic taught us anything, supply chains are volatile, and they must become resilient. It is critical to have contingencies and better control the moving parts within the supply chain, said" Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc.

QualityDigest: SIOP Expert Suggests Supply Chain Requires 360 Planning

Manufacturing and supply chain expert Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group, predicts supply chain disruptions to continue through 2023. She suggests implementing a sales, inventory, and operations planning (SIOP) or sales and operations planning (S&OP) process to mitigate the swings associated with disruptions.

Applying Lessons Learned from Supply Chain Chaos to Thrive in 2022

Manufacturers and distributors struggled mightily with supply chain disruptions and escalating prices in 2021. The significant risks of the global supply chain were not only exposed but aggravated as clients experienced extended lead times, stock-outs, and increased levels of demand and supply volatility. Clients are increasingly wary of their [...]

Disruptions, War, Inflation. 83% Reshoring/ Nearshoring

According to Thomas, 83% of manufacturers are likely or extremely likely to reshore vs. 54% in 2020. What an increase! Apparently, companies have figured out that there is significant risk in the extended supply chain. Companies have experienced extended lead times, shortages, and significant disruption. The ones that want [...]

Taking Control of Customer Success Using SIOP (S&OP)

We are in a new era with more opportunity to grow than ever before. COVID is largely in the rear-view mirror, and the strong companies are getting stronger. Consumers have returned to the scene and are robust purchasers of products, homes and services. Are you ready to grow and scale? Have you taken control of your end-to-end supply chain so that you can take advantage of the opportunities?

Is It Possible to Realign the Supply Chain?

Global supply-chain disruptions are rampant. Manufacturers and business owners now routinely deal with triple and quadruple lead times, widespread shortages, escalating prices, and transportation delays. Every link in the supply chain is out of alignment. Think of the imbalance as a sixth-grader on one end of a teeter-totter and a kindergartner on the other—only worse.

Prescient Strategy & Manufacturing Resilience Using SIOP (S&OP)

To thrive post COVID, manufacturing resilience will be cornerstone. Customers expect personalization, customization, and rapid deliveries without disruption, and they will change suppliers, substitute products and do whatever is required to satisfy their customers or get what's needed. For example, although the preference is for online purchasing, consumers will return to stores to ensure quick, reliable supply of critical items.
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