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Supply Chain

Is Your Inventory System Working?

In my experience in working with clients across multiple industries, geographies and sizes, I have no doubt that effective inventory management is far from a no-brainer, yet implementing a few secrets to success can yield dramatic bottom line results. In today's new normal business environment, characterized by sluggish growth, [...]

2020-10-07T23:53:28+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: ERP, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Technology|Tags: , |

What are the Latest Supply Chain Trends?

How can we not only "get through" today's new normal business environment but THRIVE? In my 20+ years of experience as both an Operations Executive and as an entrepreneur and business consultant who has worked with multiple companies ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises across varied industries and [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , , |

Prominent Business Trends for 2012

As 2011 winds down, it is an opportune time to evaluate this year's progress and to think about strategy for 2012. I find that in order to get ahead of the curve (NO longer a nice-to-have in today's new normal business environment); it is vital to incorporate the latest [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Top Strategies to Ensure Success in the New Year

As we start the New Year, I thought it was worthwhile to discuss critical yet often overlooked blocking and tackling maneuvers that ensure success. As most are debating New Year's resolutions and how to reengage after the holidays, why not get a leg up on the competition by excelling [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Talent|Tags: |

Develop a Talent Edge

If there is one common recurring theme with my clients, it's that those companies who find and retain the best people will thrive while their competition struggles to remain in the game. In my experience in working with executives across multiple industries and globally, those who create a talent [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Talent|Tags: |

Customer Communications

Customer communication is always a good idea; however, leveraging customer communications during the new normal business environment is vital to success. Pick up the phone - some of the largest successes I've seen result from simple yet critical conversations. It can be as simple as calling a customer to [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Gain an Edge with S&OP

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) can give your business an edge over the competition - minimal investment in resources to yield substantial results! Although S&OP which balances demand with supply has been around for a long time, I've seen interest in this concept increase as businesses are looking for [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, SIOP / S&OP, Supply Chain|Tags: , |

Top 3 Causes of Poor Inventory Management

No matter why a client first calls, one of the challenges or areas of opportunity for significant gain stems back to inventory management. On the other hand, it isn't too surprising as with manufacturers and distributors, a key to operational success is effective inventory management. Beyond that, it can [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Bedrock Topic: Inventory Accuracy

Inventory accuracy is often overlooked, but it is vital to to bottom line business results.Although a bedrock topic, inventory accuracy is often overlooked in operations strategy discussions as it becomes an assumption or something that just should occur. However, I am constantly reminded of its vital importance and impact [...]

Capacity Planning

The need for improved capacity and staffing analysis and decision-making arises frequently as a critical success factor with my clients, and so I thought a few tips would be beneficial: Start simple - Complex models don't drive results. Simple, easy-to-understand data will give you what you need to succeed. [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 24, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|
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