Is JIT Dead?

Several clients are wondering, “Is JIT Dead?”. Definitely not. But, if you are ordering just-in-time literally from China and expecting to not experience disruptions without strategic stockpiles, capacity or agility built into the picture is not smart. Listen to our video on JIT. [...]

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 [...]

2019 Predictions Report: What to Expect and Where to Focus

February 27, 2019 I'm thrilled to launch our 2019 Predictions Report, "Manufacturing & Supply Chain in the New Normal: 2019 Predictions from Manufacturing & Logistics Executives" discussing what to expect and where to focus.  We put this together in thinking about these types of questions: How do we increase [...]

Kaizens & the Importance of Metrics

November 23, 2017 My colleague and I led a Kaizen workshop on metrics last week with a process manufacturing client.  It is always interesting to brainstorm which metrics are the most relevant in tracking a company's success.  They are NOT always the same.  Companies are in different industries; they [...]

Case Study in Spotting Hidden Opportunities

To take a profitable path forward engage a team to spot hidden opportunities and reward the whole team for its collaborative efforts. Situation:  Our client was performing on par with their industry; however, to remain viable over the long-term, they had to kick it up a notch to grow [...]

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Strategic Pricing

October 27, 2016 I've been working with a new client recently on digging into costs; however, we aren't taking the traditional cost cutting approach.  Of course, the more efficient and less costs required to run a manufacturing operation, the better, assuming customer service, cash and other metrics remain intact. [...]

Keys to Successful Growth

Though gratifying, periods of business growth can be the most challenging to manage. The keys to successfully manage growth are people, simple project timelines and follow-up.My clients across all manufacturing and distribution-related industries ranging from small, family-owned businesses to multi-billion dollar corporations have one item in common – growth.  [...]

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