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What’s Going on in Supply Chain: Shark Bite Biz Video

August 17, 2020 David Strausser, podcast host of Shark Bite Biz, and I talk about what’s going on in supply chain. We talk e-commerce, customers’ customers, suppliers’ suppliers, what our most successful clients are doing currently, the pareto principle and more. Listen to our episode (after a short [...]

The Value of Alignment: Sales, Operations & Finance

Alignment might sound like a fluffy concept but it delivers bottom line results. Our most successful clients have achieved the most substantial results from alignment. Although SIOP (Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning) gets a wrap as a technical topic, in our experience, it is the alignment portion of SIOP that delivers [...]

Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Rate Since 2010

February 14, 2017 According to the Institute for Supply Management's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, manufacturing is on an upswing.  The composite index rose in January, making it the fifth straight monthly expansion.  New orders and production grew strongly!  And the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank reported that manufacturing activity expanded [...]

Keys to Successful Growth

Though gratifying, periods of business growth can be the most challenging to manage. The keys to successfully manage growth are people, simple project timelines and follow-up.My clients across all manufacturing and distribution-related industries ranging from small, family-owned businesses to multi-billion dollar corporations have one item in common – growth.  [...]

The Good & Bad of Using Temps, Contractors & Consultants

When facing short-term staffing challenges, supplement your needs with temps, contractors or consultants. To be successful, be clear on the purpose and staff accordingly. I find that almost every one of my clients and prospective clients are growing significantly. One complication of growth is to find, upgrade and keep [...]

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Production Scheduling

The fun of production scheduling is also the most important aspect, managing competing priorities and variables to find the best overall solution.Production scheduling has been a part of my expertise since my post-college days at Coca-Cola Enterprises. It has been a part of every job I've held (whether directly [...]

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