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Coronavirus and Impacts in the Supply Chain

February 17, 2020 I was talking with a Los Angeles Times reporter about the coronavirus a few days ago, and it spurred several thoughts about down-the-line impacts beyond the obvious. According to the Epoch Times, the coronavirus impacts will hit within the next few months. This makes perfect [...]

Amazon Disrupts Again

March 12, 2019 According to Bloomberg, Amazon disrupts again. They have abruptly stopped selling products from their wholesalers and are instead encouraging suppliers to sell on their marketplace, transferring the purchasing, storing and shipping of products to the supplier. The marketplace business is already estimated at $250 billion in [...]

Have you Thought about Increasing Demand?

If you are reading our newsletter, I have no doubt you are interested in increasing demand. Whether an owner, executive or key player, increasing demand for your products and services has to be top of mind. Let's put it this way. No matter the position of my client (typically [...]

What’s Next in Supply Chain?

Our most successful clients always ask "What's next?" as they want to stay ahead of the curve.  It is quite clear that staying on top of current trends and what is expected down-the-road is essential to successfully navigating your business to scalable, profitable growth. For example, if you think [...]

Your Supply Chain Shortlist for 2018

As we head into a New Year, it makes sense to take stock and think about your supply chain shortlist.  To get you started, we've developed a list of questions to ponder: Do you consider your supply chain from the holistic point-of-view? From cradle to grave or product inception [...]

Who Should You Follow?

Several situations have arisen recently that leads us to plead "choose wisely".  Examples abound on both sides of this topic.  Strong leaders attract top talent.  Weak and command and control leaders keep the weak and those close to retirement (in name only).  That is one of the things we [...]

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Technical Innovation & Japan’s Bullet Train

November 17, 2016 While in Japan last week, I had the opportunity to ride the bullet train three times - and, even waited to go back to Tokyo from Mt. Fuji to see it whiz past since you cannot see it in action in Tokyo as a terminal station [...]

The Hidden Risks of Outsourcing

Published in RM Magazine on May 1, 2015 Labor practices and related issues can be just as devastating. "It's a public relations risk," said Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. "In fact, it doesn't have to be a labor [...]

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