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Digitization of the Supply Chain is Accelerating

August 17, 2020 With COVID, the rise of e-commerce, and the pressures of profitability, Industry 4.0 and the digitization of the supply chain is accelerating. What was on track for 2030 prior to COVID should be expedited to 2021 or 2022 to keep pace with needs. For example, according [...]

Is there an ROI on a Forecasting System?

A Client Question Since forecasting can deliver significant benefits with increased levels of service, inventory turnover and margin improvement, the question that inevitably arises is whether it makes sense to purchase a forecasting or demand planning system. Of course, the answer is "It depends". In this client situation, goods [...]

2020-09-17T14:53:30+00:00August 7, 2019|Categories: Process, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Do You Need An ERP Upgrade?

A Client Question A client was getting a lot of complaints from her team about the ERP system used to run the business, from taking orders to ordering materials and producing product to shipping and invoicing customers and reconciling financials. She was ready to throw the computer out the [...]

2020-10-07T23:53:25+00:00May 4, 2019|Categories: ERP, Manufacturing, Process, Supply Chain, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

Let’s Spur Innovation

Last month, I led a manufacturing roundtable on the topic of innovation. Undoubtedly, if we want to be successful over the long-term, we must innovate. Problem solving only gets us back to our standard level of performance. Although necessary, it will not be enough! Instead, to exceed our customers' [...]

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 [...]

The Economy and the Inland Empire are on Fire!

Since we attended not one but two economic forecast events last week (one hosted by Claremont McKenna and one hosted by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership), we thought it made sense to share the take-aways: The economy has never looked better especially in the Inland Empire - All the signs [...]

Keep a Strategic Eye

Certainly, after spending a week in Fiji thinking about strategy, I am focused on the power of keeping a strategic eye at all times; however, it is undoubtedly what our most successful clients do. We have learned to keep an eye on what "works" across organization sizes, industry types, [...]

2020-09-10T11:55:10+00:00December 6, 2017|Categories: Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |
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