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Will E-Commerce & Logistics Surge Taper Off?

E-commerce is on fire and has sped forward 10 years within the last year. There are no signs of it slowing down. In fact, it appears that consumers have changed buying patterns and aren't going back. Similarly, B2B has seen an increase in drop shipments, and it continues to [...]

2021-02-23T17:56:22+00:00February 22, 2021|Categories: e-Commerce, Logistics|Tags: , , , , |

Which Technologies are Gaining Momentum in Supply Chain?

The technological transformation is occurring at an unprecedented pace. What was expected to happen by 2035 is in process now. Industry 4.0 has taken manufacturing and supply chain by storm. Executives are realizing that they must upgrade their technological infrastructure to thrive in 2021. Which technologies are gaining momentum [...]

What Will Happen with the Economy?

In the last two months, we have participated in at least 4 or 5 different economic updates from the perspective of the local area, the region, the state, the nation and the global economy. We have also participated with a group of global consultants to discuss the economy and [...]

2021-02-23T17:55:00+00:00February 22, 2021|Categories: e-Commerce, Financial, Future Proofing|Tags: , , , , |

Collaborative Partnerships & Creating Resiliency

As we see which companies emerge stronger from COVID, it is becoming apparent that those with a resilient supply chain and strong supply chain partnerships thrive while the rest are coming out in a weakened state. Of course, the situation has not stayed the same - those constantly changing [...]

The Need for Resilience is Driving a Local Surge

In thinking about the surge to local for an interview for an SAP Insights article "For Resilient Supply Chains, Think Local", there is no doubt the pandemic has pushed manufacturers to re-think their extended supply chains. When they suddenly couldn't support key customer needs, manufacturers [...]

Learning About Supply Chain & Upcoming Virtual Classes from APICS Inland Empire

Changes in supply chain are happening faster than imaginable! Are you keeping up with these changes? In addition to keeping up with what's noteworthy in supply chain, the most successful executives are taking a step back to make sure their employees have a solid foundation in supply chain [...]

Made In China or Made in the U.S.A.?

Made in China or made in the U.S.A.? There is a lot of talk about this critical, hot topic. Said another way, will reshoring increase? According to executive surveys, according to clients, according to top supply chain consultants, the answer is undoubtedly trending to MADE IN THE U.S.A. A [...]

Do You Have a Modern ERP System?

As COVID continues to rage and some areas of the country are locked down, many businesses struggle. On the other hand, by all reports, many other businesses had their best year ever in 2020. What is clear across the board is that the pace of technological change has accelerated. [...]

2021-01-25T16:39:23+00:00January 20, 2021|Categories: ERP, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Digital is Key to Manufacturing in 2021

As I wrote in this month's Brushware magazine (page 20), manufacturing is trending to digital. We were already on this path the last few years, and it accelerated 5 fold during COVID. According to the Hackett Group, 77% of companies have strengthened their commitments to digital transformation [...]

The Prominence of Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Technology

Although much is in doubt as we go into 2021, there is one area that is certain. Manufacturing, supply chain and technology will be prominent, essential and progressive. According to Bloomberg, an Institute for Supply Management gauge of factory activity unexpectedly increased to 60.7 from 57.5. To support vaccine [...]

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