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Industrial Robotics for Manufacturing & Supply Chain Success

There are around 3 million industrial robots in use worldwide, and the market is expected to grow to $45 billion by 2028. At a minimum, robots can perform routine tasks with consistent quality. At a maximum, robots will be a strategic advantage to your business. It is no wonder clients are implementing them at a fast pace and investing widely.

Lisa Anderson, Supply Chain Expert Sheds Light on the Fragile State of the Aerospace Supply Chain

Lisa Anderson addresses the significant challenges posed by recent quality issues at Boeing and their widespread effects on the aerospace and related supply chains. Drawing from her in-depth industry experience, Ms. Anderson offers vital strategies for companies to navigate these disruptions effectively.

The Aerospace Supply Chain & the Impacts of Boeing

The aerospace supply chain has been struggling to recover since the pandemic. The industry has been plagued with shortages, labor issues, and supply chain issues. According to McKinsey, demand was back to 97% of pre-pandemic levels as of December 2023.

Bloomberg: LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson on Boeing

Lisa Anderson joined Bloomberg’s Markets The Close to talk about Boeing. The aerospace industry experienced significant shortages and delays following the pandemic, and finally smoothed out the supply chain issues as of December 2023. Companies were preparing for Boeing’s ramp up plans to support 5-10% growth through 2026 and [...]

Gain a Strategic Focus on Quality IF Customers are Important

People and companies have more choices than ever before. If you wish to remain in the race, quality must be more than an assumption; it must become a strategic focus.

The Importance of What is NOT Happening

Quality must be an assumption. The problem with assumptions such as service and quality is that people lose focus because there is little conversation about the topics when "all is well". People are typically not rewarded for things that don't happen. For example, if there is a crisis, people [...]

McDonald’s Proves Quality Must Be An Assumption

Published August 8, 2014 According to today's Wall Street Journal, McDonald's July sales were DOWN by 2.5% - the worst in over 10 years! A significant contributor to this weak performance was due to the meat-supplier scandal in China affecting its sales in Asia and Africa. As businesses try [...]

Quality Tips

Manufacturers can no longer count on customer loyalty, but they can expect customers continued demands for quality products and service. Quality has seemingly fallen out of favor in terms of the number of articles and attention in industry circles; however, it remains a bedrock principle for customer service and [...]

Is Outsourcing Dead?

As the cost advantages for outsourcing dry up more companies are bringing manufacturing back to North America. Re-shoring may increasingly be your best bet for improving customer service levels without going broke. GE has started to rev up Appliance Park again - and is starting to bring manufacturing back [...]

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