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Biggest Shakeup in Decades Coming to the Shipping Industry with IMO Regulations

June 26, 2019 According to Reuters, the biggest shakeup in decades is coming to the shipping industry as the IMO regulations go into force in January. Shipping owners have to cut sulfur emissions from 3.5% to .5% which is a reduction of 85%! This means they'll have to use [...]

Do You Need An ERP Upgrade?

A Client Question A client was getting a lot of complaints from her team about the ERP system used to run the business, from taking orders to ordering materials and producing product to shipping and invoicing customers and reconciling financials. She was ready to throw the computer out the [...]

2020-10-07T23:53:25+00:00May 4, 2019|Categories: ERP, Manufacturing, Process, Supply Chain, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

What Do Sears and Amazon Have in Common?

October 10, 2017 Thanks to my client Dan Vest, I read a fascinating article about Sears and Amazon. Who knew Sears and Amazon had so much in common?  Pretty startling!  The Reader's Digest version is as follows:  Sears was the former Amazon just about 100 years ago, growing 50-fold [...]

Staples & the Power of Customer Service

August 11, 2016 When I've needed customer service the most, Staples has been there!  A while back, my house burned down.  When that happened, the manager of the local Staples went WAY out of her way to help dig up old invoices to assist with the arduous accounting process. [...]

2020-10-02T20:55:08+00:00August 11, 2016|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I Can’t Find What I Need in My Warehouse!

Inventory accuracy depends on so many moving parts. But a top-to-bottom understanding of the process combined with speedy adjustment responses would dramatically improve accuracy, thus, boosting business results.How many times have we heard this? Or, perhaps your inventory resource will keep looking until he/she finds it; however, it took [...]

How to Be Prepared for GROWTH!

June 22, 2015 If you are related to aerospace, you've probably heard the GREAT news that the world fleet will double in size over the next 20 years. Based on which news you read, the estimates are between 32,000 and 37,000 planes. Now that is growth! The same type [...]

2020-10-02T22:35:50+00:00June 22, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking, SIOP / S&OP|Tags: , , , , , |
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