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Harvey Mudd Executive Roundtable

The Value of Collaborating with Strange Bedfellows

February 5, 2019 Recently, this topic of collaborating with strange bedfellows has come up repeatedly. There can be significant value and strategic advantage created in collaborating with unlikely partners if there are clear objectives, trust and an open mind. Just think about Amazon's collaboration with the U.S. Postal service. [...]

How Resilient Are Your People?

We would be remiss if we went too far down-the-path with supply chain resiliency without pointing out that the ONLY way you’ll have a resilient supply chain is if you have resilient people.  Similar to building a house, without a solid foundation, the best accessories will fail to “hold [...]

How Resilient Are Your Business Partners?

As we kick off our new series “The Resilient Supply Chain”, we are thinking about resiliency from all angles that will impact success.  One of the first that pops to mind is the resilience of your business partners.  You and your company could be 100% proactive and resilient; however, [...]

Competition – Or Are They?

October 6, 2017 Last week, Kash Gokli, Professor of Manufacturing Practice and Director of the Engineering Clinic at Harvey Mudd, and I led our most recent Harvey Mudd executive roundtable on this topic.  We created these roundtables to bring Southern California executives together to network and discuss timely topics [...]

Have Your Product Development Efforts Been Successful?

September 22, 2016 Last week, Kash Gokli (the head of Harvey Mudd's manufacturing program) and I facilitated our Harvey Mudd executive roundtable discussion with executives of Southern California on just this topic.  According to best practices, your new product sales should become 30% of total sales within 2-3 years. [...]

Congratulations to Kash Gokli

Kash Gokli, Director of Engineering Clinic in the Harvey Mudd College Department of Engineering, is presented the 2016 LMA Advocate Award for his contributions to support supply chain, manufacturing and engineering. We are thrilled to announce that Kash Gokli, professor of manufacturing and engineering management, and the Director of Engineering [...]

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