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Supply Chain

8 Don’ts in Leveraging Social Networks Successfully

I've yet to meet a manufacturer or distributor that didn't want to improve customer service and operational performance - and preferably yesterday. In today's new normal business environment, it is a tough competitive environment - you must be ahead of your competition in understanding your customers' desires and provide [...]

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

Emerging Supply Chain Trends

Stay on top of trends to stand out from the crowd.Those executives who stay on top of the latest trends and search for patterns and trends in their business are far more successful than their counterparts. In my 20+ years of experience across multiple industries and globally, I've seen [...]

Improving Operational Efficiency

As I continually find, fundamentals are often overlooked yet critical to success; thus, it seems this is a great topic to take a look at.... What matters in your operation? - Forget about Lean, Six Sigma, TQM and the rest for now. In my experience, it is a distraction [...]

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

Supply Chain Strategy – Formula for Success

Succeeding in today's new normal business environment requires thinking about supply chain strategy differently than we did ten years ago. Supply chains have become more complex - and global. Managing risk is multifaceted. Yet supply chains are the bread and butter of business success as customer satisfaction is not [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00April 24, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Supply Chain Collaboration

I find there is little more important than supply chain collaboration for succeeding in today's new normal business environment.... Customers - Of course, collaborating with customers is key to success; however, it goes much farther than asking for forecasts. How can you collaborate together to optimize logistics? Reduce space [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00April 24, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

The Resurgence of Manufacturing – it’s up to you!

Resurgence of manufacturing is occurring if we choose to take hold of it!As I recently attended the Manufacturing Summit in the Inland Empire and have been preparing for my Association of Operations Management Inland Empire Chapter's 2nd Annual Executive Panel & Networking Symposium entitled "The Resurgence of Manufacturing & [...]

S&OP

Sales & Operations Planning (sometimes known as SIOP or sales, inventory & operations planning) drives revenue, profitability and cash flow. Balances demand & supply - The key benefit of SIOP is to balance demand (sales forecasts) with supply (our ability to meet the sales forecast in the most profitable [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00April 24, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Is Outsourcing Dead?

As the cost advantages for outsourcing dry up more companies are bringing manufacturing back to North America. Re-shoring may increasingly be your best bet for improving customer service levels without going broke.GE has started to rev up Appliance Park again - and is starting to bring manufacturing back to [...]

Sales & Operations Planning Drives RESULTS

Sales & Operations Planning (sometimes known as SIOP or sales, inventory & operations planning) drives revenue, profitability and cash flow. Here are 5 tips to ensure success: Balances demand & supply – The key benefit of SIOP is to balance demand (sales forecasts) with supply (our ability to meet [...]

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