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Keeping an Eye on Global Markets

If there ever was a strategic topic of critical importance no matter your position in the supply chain, it is keeping an eye on global markets.  We've worked with clients who ONLY source materials, components and products from U.S.-based suppliers yet even they must pay attention to global markets [...]

Are You Thinking About Cyber Security?

Are you developing strategies to address cyber security concerns? If you aren’t thinking about the relevance and risk, you should pay attention.Cyber security has taken over the news and trade magazines lately as risk levels are elevated and cyber security is a real threat. Are you developing strategies to [...]

What are Executives Looking for in Supply Chain Professionals?

What are executives looking for in supply chain professionals?  That was the topic of the panel I participated on at the Drucker Supply Chain Forum with executives from the Walt Disney Company, Source Intelligence, Intelligent Audit and CSCMP.   So, what is the consensus?  Broad knowledge -  Supply chains [...]

Hot Topics in Supply Chain Management?

Empower your operation by arming yourself with knowledge of supply chain trends. See the top four I learned from the APICS International Conference.One of the reasons we attend the APICS International Conference is to understand what is trending in supply chain today. Which topics are "hot"? Logistics - APICS' [...]

What We Can Learn from our Dogs

August 31, 2015 I was thinking about my dog, Abby (see below) - no matter whether I leave the house for 2 minutes or 2 weeks, she is absolutely thrilled to see me. Do your customers feel like that as well? Who doesn't like to be greeted like a [...]

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Why Care About Supply Chain Risk?

Businesses face many hurdles—some we can control and others we cannot. How we manage risk is what determines our success.As this topic came up frequently at the APICS 2013 conference and has affected almost every one of my clients in the last year in some manner, I thought it [...]

Risk – Take it or Leave it?

In today’s new normal business, prudent risk-taking can pay off greatly for your company. Risks abound in today’s market! Products are stolen during transit. Natural disasters occur. Political conflicts arise. Ports go on strike. Securing information is no longer easy – or inexpensive. Customers go out of business. Investments [...]

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