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Reshoring: Is It All Hype or Action?

Published in Brushware Magazine, September 1, 2020 According to a Thomas survey about COVID-19’s impact on U.S. manufacturing and industrial production, 64% of manufacturers are likely to bring production back to North America. It has gone beyond talk to action. Clients and colleagues are seeing an increase in inquiries [...]

Why SIOP is Critical to Thriving During & Post COVID

COVID has disrupted every business. Some are growing far faster than supply can keep up while others have dropped like a rocket. Still others have almost identical dollar volume yet double the number of orders at half the order size, creating significant disruption in warehousing, shipping and transportation. [...]

What’s Going On Around the World?

After receiving questions from multiple sources about "What's going on in Asia?", we dug into what's going on around the world (at a high level). In today's globally-connected world, it isn't a question you can ignore! Starting with Asia, from a supply chain point-of-view, product continues to move. [...]

International Business Times: How To Do ERP During COVID-19: A SelectHub Seminar

Published in International Business Times on June 1, 2020 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. was a panelist on a webinar to discuss key considerations for companies looking to put a new ERP system in place. Click here to [...]

2021-01-08T23:26:06+00:00June 1, 2020|Categories: In The News, Strategy, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , |

Immediate Strategy

Do you want to be Amazon or Sears? Sears used to be the Amazon of its time, but they failed to change with the times. There is little life left in this former powerhouse of retail. On the other hand, Amazon continues to evolve and is clearly doing quite [...]

Coronavirus & Economic Impacts

After concern about health and safety is worry about the economy and our livelihood. Thus, we thought we'd address this topic with the latest information by the experts....and a few of our thoughts thrown in for good measure. According to the economic update by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, [...]

2020-09-09T13:56:40+00:00March 31, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Strategy, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |

Future-Proofing Your Skills Gap

Since talent has become a strategic topic for any executive who wishes to thrive in 2020 and beyond, it should top of mind for every manufacturing and distribution business owner or executive. Have you put time aside to think about this critical topic with your top team? If [...]

2020-09-09T13:34:21+00:00January 30, 2020|Categories: Skills Gap, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , , |

The Strategic Use of Data

Have you thought about the strategic use of data? If not, you are missing a HUGE opportunity. Even in the most fundamental of businesses, having the 'right' data at the 'right' time in the 'right' place can not only enable quicker, more effective decision making but it can transform [...]

2020-09-09T13:56:02+00:00November 15, 2019|Categories: Leadership, Strategy, Talent|Tags: , , |

Manufacturing Month & Interview with an Innovation Award Winner

October is manufacturing month, and so we'd be remiss if we didn't highlight the power of manufacturing on our jobs, economy and quality of life. Manufacturing is powerful in its influence although it is often overlooked. Here are a few statistics from the National Association of Manufacturers to put [...]

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