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Quoted in Direct Relief About When Supply Chain and Human Behavior Converge

I talked with the Direct Relief about the global supply chain during the pandemic. We discussed the issues of hoarding, the impacts on the global supply chain and what could be done to realign the supply chain so that consumers had what they needed where they needed it when [...]

Are You Drinking From a Fire Hose in Managing Supply Chain Disruption?

April 10, 2020 Every client is experiencing unprecedented disruption! Unfortunately, one had to shutdown since their product is considered non-essential. Most others continue to operate to varying levels. Most manufacturers and distributors are considered critical because they supply defense, the construction/ building industry, the food and beverage industry or [...]

Which State Has the Most Manufacturing? The Answer Might Surprise You…

According to an Industry Week article on the US 500: Top Manufacturing States, which state is #1 in terms of having the most manufacturing headquarters? California! Certainly, CA is not a manufacturing-friendly state in most places (although there is an initiative to create an advanced manufacturing consortium of excellence in [...]

Why Customers Rule

September 28, 2016 Last weekend, I attended APICS 2016 in Washington DC, and one of the keynote speakers was Bill McDermott, SAP's CEO (pictured below with Abe, APICS's CEO).  He gave a motivating talk about a variety of topics.  One of the key themes is that customers (consumers) rule! [...]

2020-10-02T20:45:44+00:00September 28, 2016|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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