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Put the Spark Back in Manufacturing

The APICS-IE executive panel and networking symposium is an opportunity to join with your colleagues (and competitors) to learn and collaborate.Only those manufacturers and distributors who want to thrive in 2014 will join in, collaborate and be a bigger part of the community! In todays’ increasingly complex world, seemingly [...]

How to Get a Job in Manufacturing IT

Published in Computerworld on April 16, 2014 Manufacturers are investing in technology and systems that help their efficiency or improve profitability, comments Lisa Anderson, out Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "They want to automate and provide more visibility about orders to [...]

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The Amazon Effect: Create a Customer Service Edge

Want to stand out from the crowd and provide loyalty-endearing service with rapid turnaround times? Create a customer service edge.There has never been a better time to create a customer service edge! Gone are the days of picking up the phone with easy orders on the other end! Although [...]

Don’t Prioritize!

Believe it or not, there is a time to throw out priorities! As much as I talk about priorities, I'm sure you're wondering if I've lost my mind by saying "don't prioritize". Possibly; however, there is a time to throw out priorities! What do you need to accomplish to [...]

6 Pitfalls to Program Management Success for Manufacturing Leaders

Stay in the manufacturing game- avoid common program management pitfalls. In today’s business environment, manufacturing leaders must do more with less – and deliver superior customer service at the same time. In my 25 years of experience as an operations executive and global business consultant, I’m seeing an unprecedented [...]

Manufacturing Management Success: Managing in 2014’s Complex World

Complexity abounds in manufacturing management; can you rise to the challenge?Complexity abounds!  Supply chains are extended. Risks must be mitigated. Rules and regulations are increasing. Talent is in short supply.  95% of business is outside the U.S. yet expanding internationally brings challenges and complexity. Customers are demanding more for [...]

Turning Data Into Dollars

Extract the right data at the right time in a meaningful format for decision-making.Almost every company I work with seems to get caught up in the bells and whistles of their new or upgraded software; however, when push comes to shove, the bells and whistles mean nothing if they [...]

Warehousing Thoughts

Warehousing is often overlooked for its simplicity, but it’s one of the strongest links in your supply chain.Warehousing is an often overlooked area of the business. We store and ship. How hard can it be? Well, there are plenty of ways to dramatically improve your warehousing service and efficiency. [...]

The IT – Business Partnership

Successful companies forge partnerships with their IT departments to create an ERP system that provides data to make good decisions and provide their customers with an exceptional experience.Is IT viewed as a partner to the business? Or a necessary evil? Or something in-between? Successful companies go down the path [...]

The Amazon Effect

Although I've been mentioning the Amazon effect a lot lately, I thought it deserved it's own priority. It's become the phrase that means "exceptional service" (Sunday deliveries, no-hassle refunds), rapid delivery (same day shipping is becoming commonplace) and the latest technology (drones). It syncs up 100% with what I'm [...]

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