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Supply Chain

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 [...]

Duke University & CFO Global Outlook Survey Suggests Optimism

March 23, 201 According to CFO, Duke University and CFO Global Business Outlook Survey suggests strong optimism! In fact, the survey's optimism index for the quarter jumped to 69 (on a 100-point scale) which is the highest level in 14 years. This is also significantly higher than the long-run [...]

Customer Communication Strategies for Success

Expand customer communication strategies to continually explore partnership opportunities for win-win situations.Improving customer communication is always a good idea; however, making these communications a key focus area is pivotal in today’s new normal business environment. I am consistently hearing about top priorities of business growth and improving business performance. [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00March 13, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Supply Chain Fundamentals Accelerate Performance

I just finished speaking at 6 Packed Supply Chain Conference in Dallas, Texas, and it was obvious that supply chain fundamentals remain in style. I presented on two topics – “Best Practices of Inventory Management” and “Leveraging Social Networks to Improve Operations”. There was standing room only for “Best [...]

Get on Board the Social Media Train for Supply Chain Success

According to Supply Chain Management World, although social media is playing little role in supply chain strategies in the recent past, it will be of an increasing importance in 2013. Many see opportunities to leverage social media for customer feedback, product innovation and supply disruption. These are 3 vital [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00January 3, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Operations Strategy

I’ve been thinking a lot about this subject recently as I realized that the 80/20 of what I do for clients can fit into this category. Also, as my consulting strategy/ accountability partner says, it is an interesting paradox of strategy and execution which sums up what is essential [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00September 18, 2012|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Social Media Buzzing in the News

According to a recent Deloitte and Forbes Insight study, business leaders identified social media as the 4th largest risk source for the next 3 years. A few years back, social media wouldn’t have even been on the radar! Also, the Harvard Business Review discussed how social media tools can [...]

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