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Top Supply Chain Challenges

During a discussion with manufacturing and supply chain professionals at the Association of Supply Chain Management chapter of Orange County, California, we reviewed the top supply chain challenges impacting clients and colleagues around the world.

Resiliency & Agility in Supply Chain

With the significant amount of disruption in the global supply chain, companies have started to focus on what could help them better weather the storm.

Although Manufacturing Declined, the Smart are Planning for a Renaissance

According to the ISM, "The Manufacturing PMI", a measure of manufacturing activity, registered at 48.5% in June, which is a decline from 48.7% in May.

Disruption & Risk are the New Normal: Succeeding with Resilient Supply Chains

There is substantial geopolitical risk with China. Look no further than the South China Seas. Philippine officials say Chinese forces seized two naval boats in a disputed South China Sea shoal. A few days prior, a Philippine ship and a Chinese vessel collided. It is a risky situation in the South China Seas.

Supporting Medtech’s Growth: Scaling & Mitigating Risk in the Supply Chain

The medical device market is expected to grow by almost $178 billion from 2023 to 2027 according to Technavio. Moreover, a Fortune Business Insights Analysis estimates the market to reach $799 billion by 2030. With such significant growth, manufacturing and supply chains must scale and mitigate risk to ensure supplies to customers and patients.  

Takeaways & Insights from SAP Sapphire Event

Modern ERP No Longer Enough Although we have been emphasizing the need for a modern ERP system to meet continually evolving customer expectations, modern ERP alone is no longer enough. To thrive in the next decade will require business AI (artificial intelligence) to be embedded throughout your ERP system, [...]

Challenges, Risks & Opportunities in E-Commerce & Logistics

In attending the Southern California E-Commerce & Logistics Summit, it is clear that focusing on global logistics as a system of systems is paramount (special shout out to Fran Inman for the use of her phrase). Not one link in the supply chain can succeed on its own.

SelectHub: ERP Trends: Future of Enterprise Resource Planning

Lisa Anderson was quoted in SelectHub on what will be important in ERP circles in the year ahead. Read about the importance of business intelligence and ERP. "Clients have realized they need to be able to slice and dice data to quickly assess changing conditions, make directionally correct decisions rapidly to keep demand and supply aligned and get a quick [...]

Upgrade CRM Processes & Software to Ensure a Superior Customer Experience

During times of volatility it is of paramount importance to stay in tune with your customers. Otherwise, you could set and execute strategies that are a waste of limited time, money, and resources as conditions evolve. We are seeing a great reset occur. Baby boomer owners of closely-held companies are selling.

ERP & Related Technology to Manage High Complexity with High OTIF Levels

If there is one thing in common with every client (big or small) in the current business environment which is characterized by significant volatility and uncertainty, it is the increased level of complexity of supply chains. As the old saying goes, you are only as strong as your weakest [...]

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