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The Skills Gap Emerges as #1 at Prominent Supply Chain Conference

At the Southern California Supply Chain and Logistics Summit conference, there were several keynote speakers from industry icons such as Amazon, UPS, Union Pacific and more.  One might expect quite a lot of interesting insights into the latest supply chain trends yet the most common theme among the presentations [...]

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Growth?

When faced with double digit growth, many businesses are stunted because they haven’t prepared their supply chain for growth.Recently, we worked with a large, complex organization to provide an external assessment of the supply chain organization and how well it was prepared to support scalable growth.  It reminded us [...]

APICS Inland Empire Announces Fall Symposium on November 4

Originally published on Expertclick on October 13, 2017 "Leveraging Technology for Supply Chain Success" Offers Practical Insights   CLAREMONT, CA – October 13, 2017  APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is proud to announce the Fall 2017 Networking Symposium and Expert Panel [...]

Robots, IoT, AI, Autonomous Vehicles and More….

October 17, 2017 I have been attending APICS 2017 in San Antonio, and there is LOT of talk about the digital transformation of the end-to-end supply chain.  I listened to executives from J&J, Cisco, Microsoft, Whole Foods, Caterpillar, and innovative high-tech, rapidly growing companies, and the consensus is to [...]

What Do Sears and Amazon Have in Common?

October 10, 2017 Thanks to my client Dan Vest, I read a fascinating article about Sears and Amazon. Who knew Sears and Amazon had so much in common?  Pretty startling!  The Reader's Digest version is as follows:  Sears was the former Amazon just about 100 years ago, growing 50-fold [...]

Which Business Best Practices Do Top Notch Trusted Advisors See?

Best business practices, this way....In my ProVisors ODAM (Ontario-hosted Distributors and Manufacturers group – don’t you love the play on words?) meeting this month, we discussed business best practices we’ve seen with our manufacturing and distribution clients. It was a fascinating discussion as our group is diverse and consists [...]

Are You Reshoring?

Many U.S. companies active in China have moved some operations out of the country – 38% relocated to North America.My APICS Inland Empire Chapter hosted a program on "Changing Trade Policies and its Effect on Reshoring" with Michele Nash-Hoff, author of "Rebuild Manufacturing - the key to American Prosperity".  [...]

Electric Cars Surge in Investment by BIG & Interesting Names

Dyson just announced it will build a radically different electric car by 2020.  What is particularly interesting is that Dyson is not who you'd expect to get into electric cars.  They are spending far more (one billion pounds) to develop the car than they are on the rest of [...]

A Tour of Skechers & Jaw Dropping Savings

August 24, 2017 Recently, I went on a tour of Skechers with my ProVisors group.  We had heard so much about the building and related innovations from the developer, Iddo Benzeevi, previously that we were really excited to see it in action.  There are truly jaw dropping savings - [...]

Wisconsin Provides HUGE Incentives to Lure Apple Manufacturer

Wisconsin granted $3 billion in tax incentives to Foxconn to entice them to manufacture in the state of Wisconsin.  This is not only the highest government subsidy ever for a foreign company to locate to the U.S. but it also entices production that goes into the ever-popular Apple iPhone.  [...]

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