909.630.3943

inventory levels

Panama Canal Drought Accelerating Supply Chain Optimization

The Panama Canal has a 40% market share for containers moving goods from Northeast Asia to the U.S. East Coast, and drought conditions are creating a new round of supply chain disruptions. There have been between 130 - 160 ships waiting, leading to supply chain delays.

Leap Forward and Leverage ERP & Supply Chain Technologies

ERP and related technologies should only be a priority if you want to grow and succeed for decades to come. If not, it will be the same as if you said you wanted to stick with the horse and buggy instead of leaping into a Ford.

Silicon Valley Bank’s Failure Kicked Off a Liquidity Crisis

Silicon Valley Bank's Failure kicked off panic in the financial markets and banking system. They had too much money tied up in long term bonds paying at low interest rates, and they didn't have the liquidity to keep up with the depositors requests to take money out of the [...]

Inventory Management: Go Back to the Basics for Success During Today’s Volatility

Volatility is the New Norm If there is one thing that is certain in today's world, it is that volatility and change are the new normal. VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) is top of mind for every client. For example, clients ask the following questions: What will happen next? [...]

Are You Managing Inventory or Is Inventory Managing You?

As executives continue to navigate these volatile economic conditions, the focus on inventory management increases. It is especially tough to determine what to do if you don't know if sales opportunities will dramatically increase as the competition falters and consumers drive demand or if sales will tank as recession fears increase and business optimism falters.

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 not the 100-pound gorilla. The real question is why we are thinking about corporate mandates and full warehouses instead of seeing the big picture that we should reevaluate our supply chain.

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

Which state is #1 in terms of having the most manufacturing headquarters?

PR Newswire: Lisa Anderson to Share Inventory Accuracy Success Strategies at American Society of Quality

Lisa Anderson discusses the importance of inventory accuracy for manufacturers & distributors to optimize profit & customer satisfaction.

Solid Inventory Practices Remain Timeless

Are you keeping close tabs on your inventory management practices? Improving just one aspect of your inventory can lead to improved service, margins and cash flow.

Why Planning is at the Crux of Success

May 25, 2016 I just had a brainstorming session with one of my key clients about the integrated planning process - in essence, how demand and supply match up to ensure customer service (which is #1 for every client in today's environment), growth, and improved margins and cash flow. [...]

Go to Top