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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 [...]

Supply Chain Resiliency in a Pandemic World

Once a full list of suppliers has been created, the next step for managing in the pandemic is to prioritize the most important of those on the list. This exercise should be based not so much on the volume driven by a supplier, but rather how critical they are [...]

2020-11-16T21:09:54+00:00November 1, 2020|Categories: SIOP / S&OP, Supply Chain|Tags: , |

What Should We Be Thinking About Supply Chain?

If it isn't already, your end-to-end supply chain must be part of your strategy discussions. I was recently featured at SAP's SAPPHIRE NOW Coverge global conference on supply chain since it is such a timely topic.  Interest has been heightened as supply chain challenges intensify throughout the world.  Minimally, we should [...]

What’s Happening in Manufacturing and Supply Chain: Just in Time (JIT)

Where is the Toilet Paper? – Lisa Anderson

SIOP for Revenue Growth & Predictability

We have received quite a few calls lately with the underlying theme of revenue growth and predictability, and it got us thinking: Doesn't every executive want revenue predictability and growth? Certainly the successful ones do! If your revenue is tough to predict from week-to-week, month-to-month and year-to-year, it might [...]

2020-09-08T19:17:09+00:00December 24, 2019|Categories: SIOP / S&OP, Strategy, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Top Trending Client Request: Reduce Inventory

There is no doubt. More than 50% of client requests in the last several months have related to inventory. In fact, it seems to be a trending hot topic! In today's era of the Amazon Effect where customers expect more and have ZERO patience to wait yet we are [...]

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