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Why the Supply Chain is Strategic & the Backlog of Ships at the Ports

Everyone is talking about the backlog of ships at the ports and when it will be resolved, but is that the right question? NO! Of course we will eventually resolve the current backlog; however, there are continual disruptions in the extended supply chain, and so who knows what disruption will be next. [...]

Do You Have a Modern ERP System?

As COVID continues to rage and some areas of the country are locked down, many businesses struggle. On the other hand, by all reports, many other businesses had their best year ever in 2020. What is clear across the board is that the pace of technological change has accelerated. [...]

2021-01-25T16:39:23+00:00January 20, 2021|Categories: ERP, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

WMS Efficiency, Resiliency & Metrics

As manufacturers and distributors emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, they are focused on how to grow revenue and become more efficient and profitable to offset the typically negative impacts of COVID. In the situations where business has grown exponentially in consumer industries such as B2C, home improvement and certain [...]

Brushware magazine: Efficiency or Resiliency?

As originally published in Brushware Magazine on November 2020 Click here to see the original PDF. According to a McKinsey survey about COVID-19’s impact on operations and the future supply chain, supply chain leaders believe it will be transformed. For example, close to 75% experienced issues in the production, [...]

2021-03-03T23:07:21+00:00November 1, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, In The News, Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Ramping Back Up

We are seeing business just beginning to ramp up. As said in our eBook, Future-Proofing Manufacturing & Supply Chain Post COVID-19, this is not an on/off switch. We should turn the dial carefully (as quickly as possible while accounting for the end-to-end supply chain). Every situation is different.  Yet, [...]

2020-09-25T20:52:45+00:00August 22, 2020|Categories: Future Proofing, Inner Circle, Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

Students & the Future of the Profession

February 20, 2019 In the last few weeks, our APICS Inland Empire students have been on fire! As the president of APICS Inland Empire and Chair of the MCIE (Manufacturing Council of the Inland Empire) Innovation Awards, I am absolutely thrilled to announce:  Harvey Mudd won MCIE's (Manufacturing Council [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Do You Have Resilient Employees?

Resiliency isn't easy or every organization would have perfected it.  Yet in today's volatile, Amazon impacted, disruption-heavy environment, you must build resilience.   Let's start by talking about our meaning of resilience:  we mean not only the ability to adjust and recover quickly to changing business conditions but also the [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:24+00:00October 11, 2018|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Supply Chain Resiliency: Video Interview on Global Competitiveness

To kick off our supply chain resiliency value series, we are excited to share an interview with Mirna Elnar, CEO Acura Spa Systems Inc. Thanks to Mirna for sharing her expertise on our APICS Inland Empire Executive Panel & Networking Symposium panel! Mirna is responding to a question related [...]

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