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The Resilient Supply Chain: Cross-Organizational Collaboration

I've been coordinating a process involving several disparate players, ranging from multiple educational institutions who are not aligned with one another, government players (with many differing goals), and business partners (with a completely different set of needs).  Although there are others, these 3 core groups are more than enough!   [...]

A Systems Checkup

Early in the year is an appropriate time to perform a systems audit.  Most clients could benefit from this at any time of the year as we often discover some significant gaps.  A subset of the questions we look into further include: Do you have clarity of your current [...]

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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 [...]

New Survey Says Manufacturing Key to American Prosperity

May 16, 2017 According to a survey by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, more than three quarters of Americans surveyed believe the U.S. should invest in the manufacturing industry.  Nice to see what I see on a daily basis come to life and gain momentum!  Specifically, more than 80% [...]

Collaborating on Economic Forecasts

April 17, 2017 I met with the Claremont McKenna team that puts together the Inland Empire economic forecast last week. They are well-known in the Inland Empire for being on the forefront of the economics forecast and finding ways to bring unique insights into the process.  Therefore, they were [...]

Job Gains & Market Surges

April 6, 2017 According to the Wall Street Journal, the US gained a better-than-expected 263,000 jobs in March.  Thus, the stock market surged and others gained as well including the Shanghai Composite Index, Nikkei Stock Average and Australia's S&P.  As the job market gets tighter, have you thought about how to [...]

Trump’s Major Increase in Defense Spending and Related Impacts

February 27, 2017 Trump has proposed a rather dramatic increase in defense spending.  His proposed $20 billion boost in military spending isn't pocket change and will have a dramatic ripple effect on manufacturers across-the-board. It doesn't matter what gets approved in the end - the direction is clear. How [...]

Mexican Gas Prices Soar

January 9, 2017 The Mexican government took away subsidies on gas, and so prices soared in the New Year.  A 20% hike in gas prices has spurred on protests, looting and chaos at border crossings. Although the objective was to let the cost of fuel adjust to the market, [...]

Navigating the Global Supply Chain Starts with People

Your supply chain is only as strong as your weakest link so you must develop your employees and find ways for them to work together more effectively. At APICS Inland Empire's recent executive panel and networking symposium on "Navigating the Global Supply Chain", we had some intriguing discussions on [...]

Success or Failure? Collaboration is Key to Success

Meeting the demands of today’s Amazon-impacted world requires meaningful collaboration within your organization and with supply chain partners. Published in "Project Times" website, March 21, 2016 Click here for original article. How important is collaboration to project success? Several years ago, it was important but not critical; however, within [...]

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