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The Sheer Relevance & Impact of Transportation (A Billion Here, a Billion There)

October 29, 2018 Recently, I attended Mobility 21, the Southern California transportation coalition, and it reminded me of the sheer relevance of transportation.  No manufacturer can operate without transportation; distributors are out of business without trucks dropping off and picking up, healthcare would stop functioning and our frequent Amazon [...]

Do You Give Back?

We are all so busy, it can be hard to find time to give back.  However, the future of our profession, future leaders and our region is at stake.  Thus, it can be a great priority to add into your day to find a way to give back.   Choose [...]

APICS-IE Symposium & Key Take-Aways on GROWTH

May 9, 2018 On my birthday, I thought it only appropriate to talk about two of my favorite topics - scalable, profitable growth (bold customer promises and profits) and the awesome people who make it happen both behind the scenes (like many colleagues) and customer-facing......... Our APICS Inland Empire [...]

The Economy and the Inland Empire are on Fire!

Since we attended not one but two economic forecast events last week (one hosted by Claremont McKenna and one hosted by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership), we thought it made sense to share the take-aways: The economy has never looked better especially in the Inland Empire - All the signs [...]

The Highest Number of Factory Jobs Since 2008!

April 11, 2018 According to Industry Week, we have the highest number of factory jobs since 2008!  We have reached over 12.6 million people employed by the sector.  This is all the more impressive when we consider the significant rate of automation and deployment of technological advances occurring the [...]

Your Supply Chain Shortlist for 2018

As we head into a New Year, it makes sense to take stock and think about your supply chain shortlist.  To get you started, we've developed a list of questions to ponder: Do you consider your supply chain from the holistic point-of-view? From cradle to grave or product inception [...]

The Importance of Logistics & the APICS-IE Symposium

April 24, 2017 I attended the Southern California Logistics & Supply Chain Summit last week, hosted by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, UPS and the Drucker School.  It was certainly interesting to hear about the latest trends in logistics as it is such a crucial industry in Southern California [...]

US Roadmap 2025

It is critical for manufacturers and distributors to keep track of the rapidly changing factors that impact the supply chain including technological and workforce issues. The US Roadmap 2025 is a strategic study to weather and thrive amid current and future global disruptors.The Material Handling and Logistics Association has [...]

Mother Nature Adds to Supply Chain Risk

California wildfires have the potential to disrupt the flow of US commerce. A report from the Wall Street Journal quoting Lisa Anderson.California wildfires have the potential to disrupt the flow of US commerce. A report from the Wall Street Journal quoting Lisa Anderson.</div>Supply chain risk has increased exponentially over [...]

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