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How Do You Rate in Supply Chain?

Clients typically set goals; however, goals without an understanding of where you stand is non-value added. Although it is common to set goals and expect employees to achieve them, it is far less common for clients to understand how they will get from the current state to the desired future state.

Leveraging ERP and related technologies for a diverse customer experience

Enterprise resource planning systems, CRMs and other tech such as RFID, barcoding, customer and supplier portals, blockchain, IoT, and GPS tracking all support this goal.

The Economy, Outlook & Strategies for Success

In the last month, we've participated in at least six economic forecast presentations or discussions with experts (economic, banking, investment, manufacturing). Although they each had nuances, common themes emerged. Adding our expertise into the mix, we see volatility on the horizon. 

Where the Talent Has Gone & Strategies for Success

Talent is such a critical topic that we will keep our eyes and ears out for unique strategies and fresh ideas for success.

Master Scheduling & Production Planning Case Study: Gaining Visibility for Results

Although production and materials planning can be overlooked in its importance in most companies if going smoothly, it is cornerstone to success.

SIOP / S&OP: Proactive Approach to Maximizing Production Output & Capacity

Clients are struggling to keep up with customer's changing requests. Order backlogs remain relatively high (depending on the industry), but customers are pushing orders out at the last minute, pulling orders in without notice, adding future potential orders, and changing requirements on the fly. Production is scrambling to keep up.

Supply Chain Automation is Changing the Landscape

Automation is coming, whether or not we get on board. Most executives do not want to be the guinea pig for new technology as they cannot afford disruption and risk.

IE Industrial Market to Face Challenges in 2024

Owners of Inland industrial properties should prepare for a bumpy ride in 2024.

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert Emphasizes Urgent Need for Supply Chain Optimization Amidst Ongoing Global Disruptions

Lisa Anderson emphasizes the critical necessity of prioritizing supply chain optimization as global disruptions continue. Key issues, such as the worsening conditions at the Panama Canal, have been highlighted as significant contributors to the ongoing supply chain crisis.

Where Is Your Supply Chain Talent?

No client has enough high-skilled talent. In fact, it is the single largest issue facing executives. The skills gap is severe for high-skilled roles. Yet any company that wants to succeed is automating, digitizing, and utilizing advanced technologies such as robotics, additive manufacturing, and predictive analytics.
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