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The Value of Export

September 19, 2019 My colleague, Kusum Kavia recommended me for CIEDEC which is the Califorina Inland Empire District Export Council, and so I attended a meeting as a guest. Export is a vast opportunity. Just consider a few facts:  95% of potential customers are outside of the U.S. 97% [...]

The New NAFTA & What It Means

November 30, 2018 Earlier today, the USMCA (new NAFTA) agreement was signed by the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  It still needs to be ratified by lawmakers but several immediate protections went into effect.  Since I am surrounded by manufacturing and supply chain organizations and professionals in terms of clients, [...]

The Sheer Relevance & Impact of Transportation (A Billion Here, a Billion There)

October 29, 2018 Recently, I attended Mobility 21, the Southern California transportation coalition, and it reminded me of the sheer relevance of transportation.  No manufacturer can operate without transportation; distributors are out of business without trucks dropping off and picking up, healthcare would stop functioning and our frequent Amazon [...]

Tweaks to NAFTA & CEO Input

April 12, 2017 According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump met with chief executives and promised pleasant surprises with NAFTA and talked about upgrading the federal government's computer systems.  According to the chief executives in attendance, innovative ideas emerged.  I would love to be a fly on the wall in [...]

Are You Able to be Resilient in Your Decision Making?

As we kick off our new series “The Resilient Supply Chain”, we are thinking about all the aspects of resiliency.  It is overwhelming as to the volatility of almost every aspect of the end-to-end supply chain. Just in the last month, there have been many events/ factors that have [...]

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