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JIT Might Not Be What it is Cracked Up to Be?!

Just-in-time might not be what it is cracked up to be! Certainly, the coronavirus impacts should give us reason to question this rule at face value. Are you running so tight that you only have one bin, pallet or small supermarket to keep your facility running? If so, the [...]

Supply Chain Made in Vietnam?

Vietnam has been the hot topic lately. After a visit recently, I saw first hand the potential along with the challenges. Clients are definitely evaluating changing the source of supply to Vietnam. And the question is should they? Or, alternatively, the question is whether they are moving fast enough? [...]

Have You Thought About Whether You are Maximizing the Use of Your ERP System?

Client Question Before jumping to conclusions and pursuing a system upgrade, should we explore whether we are maximizing the use of our current system? Or is it just not modern enough to support our growth in a scalable, profitable way? This is often the subject of a client call. [...]

Is Vietnam the New China?

November 15, 2019 Possibly, and "it depends"! China has been moving factories to Vietnam since the early 2000's, and so it is certainly a place to consider. With the tariffs, global uncertainty, rising wages in China and social / political implications, Vietnam can provide a viable alternative especially [...]

Manufacturing is HOT

February 6, 2018 In the last week, not only have there been several articles about the positive strides manufacturing is making but it also has come up in several presentations we've attended such as the economic forecast.  Here is a compilation of just a few of the HOT topics [...]

Manufacturing Gains

February 7, 2017 As one of the panelists at the Manufacturers' Summit last week said, "Have you ever seen manufacturing in the news more than it has been lately?"  Quite an intriguing point.... The Summit had an expert panel on the future of manufacturing - and what the Trump [...]

Trump’s Transportation Nominee Kicks Up Infrastructure

January 16, 2017 Trump's pick for transportation secretary faces the least amount of scrutiny of any nominee; thus, it is very likely Elaine Chao will be approved.  Her vision for transportation supports Trump's vision - we need a heavy boost of infrastructure improvements because our current deteriorating roads, bridges, [...]

Duke University & CFO Global Outlook Survey Suggests Optimism

March 23, 201 According to CFO, Duke University and CFO Global Business Outlook Survey suggests strong optimism! In fact, the survey's optimism index for the quarter jumped to 69 (on a 100-point scale) which is the highest level in 14 years. This is also significantly higher than the long-run [...]

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