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Forget About Reducing Inventory; Perhaps You Have the Wrong Supply Chain Strategy

Clients and colleagues have demonstrated a heightened interest in inventory reduction recently; however, they are not yet seeing the full value! Certainly with everyone worried about a potential recession in 2020, they are starting to think about not tying as much cash up in wasted inventory but that is [...]

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Manufacturing, Logistics & CA to Align

June 19, 2019 Last week, I went to the California Capitol building as a part of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's (IEEP) regional leadership academy. It was interesting to hear how the process works. I also am also representing the IEEP's logistics council as it relates to moving forward [...]

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 [...]

The Importance of Continual Learning

Recently, we updated our website, and that prompted a lot of thinking about many aspects of business.  One is the importance of continual learning.  As you'll see on our Continual Learning webpage, it is a priority.  With that said, I've noticed that the most successful people (clients, colleagues, fellow [...]

Amazon’s Deal with Party City & More Competitors

August 10, 2018 As I presented on the Amazon Effect to a specialty group of ProVisors (trusted advisors) members focused on manufacturing and distribution, Amazon was firming up a deal with Party City to offer an assortment of items. This is just the latest in a stream of [...]

Which Technologies Should We Pay Attention To?

There are so many new technologies and combinations of technologies, it is extremely hard to keep up. How do you know which to pay attention to and which to ignore? Unfortunately, some clients have told us they get overwhelmed by it all and just go back to what they [...]

3D Printed Houses – Fast, Inexpensive and Fights Homelessness

April 25, 2018 3D printing is becoming mainstream and addresses MANY of the challenges in today's Amazon-impacted marketplace. In this case, a non-profit, New Story, teamed up with a construction tech company, Icon, to create the Vulcan - a 3D printer that prints single-story homes. These homes are printed [...]

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