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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: , , , , , |

Amazon Kicks off the New Year by Creating Disruption

January 2, 2020 According to a Bloomberg article, Amazon kicked off the New Year by creating disruption. They have abruptly stopped buying products from some of their wholesalers, looking for ways to bypass wholesalers or push the cost to down the chain and increase profit. If your business depends [...]

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 [...]

Do You Have an Eye to the Future?

Do you have an eye to the future?  Don't just answer yes and move on.  Take a few moments to consider this question.  In today's Amazon-impacted world, if you miss a few months buried in your isolated internal world no matter the reason, you might miss a noteworthy event, [...]

Are You Stuck in Silo Thinking?

It is easy to narrow your thinking and stay focused on work at hand, but we need to get our head out of our operations and think big to innovate and grow. We not only work across many manufacturing and distribution industries such as aerospace, building products and food [...]

Why Talent is #1 to Success

February 16, 2016 Last week I attended a meeting of the top 1% of consultants globally. With this sort of talent in one room, I listened carefully. One of the speakers focuses on small to medium sized businesses in North America ($5 million to $250 million). He said that [...]

2020-10-02T21:24:51+00:00February 16, 2016|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , , , , |
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