Category: Supply Chain Management

What Should Manufacturers Be Thinking with Potential Tax Changes?

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The tax rates for manufacturers and distributors will go down overall, but it certainly has the potential to creep up, so now is the time to make good business decisions.
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Holiday Parties & Diversity

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Creating diversity doesn’t require rules and regulations, but instead valuing different ideas, solutions and points of view.
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Are You Leveraging ERP Fully?

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80% of our clients only utilize 20% of their ERP system, and they are not alone.  So, if this is common across typical companies, why do so many of them call to throw out their current system and find one that will resolve their challenges?  It’s a good question!    Changing Systems and Keeping Service Levels When clients call with this dilemma, we make sure pursuing a new ERP system makes sense.  It is NO easy initiative to change systems and keep customer service levels intact.  It requires a significant outlay of funds to not only purchase the system but…
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Who Should You Follow?

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In today’s Amazon-impacted marketplace, customers appreciate suppliers and advisers who will go the extra mile to provide that above and beyond service.
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Steel Imports at the Lowest Two-Year Level Since 2002-2003

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Are you thinking ahead as to what is likely to happen in your industry?  Or impact your industry or business?
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Thanksgiving & Going the Extra Mile

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I recently wrapped up the “holiday” (as they call it here) in New Zealand. Thanksgiving was our last day before heading home. With that said, I’m reminded of the meaning of Thanksgiving because the driver that picked us up from the TransAlpine train station (which is a beautiful ride through the mountains from the west coast to the east cost of New Zealand which also happens to double for the Murder on the Orient Express in the movies we learned today) went over and beyond to ensure we were taken care of and comfortable. The train arrived late so we…
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Queenstown, New Zealand and the Value of Your Surroundings

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Queenstown has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth, and the surroundings are put to good use.
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Leveraging Technology for Supply Chain Success

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My APICS Inland Empire chapter hosted our 11th executive panel and networking symposium on Leveraging Technology for Supply Chain Success.  We had interesting discussions with top notch panelists spanning the end-to-end supply chain from Disney to OceanX.  The panel covered diverse supply chain topics such as autonomous vehicles and machine learning – thanks to  Terrie Dean, Craig Young, Stephen Richie, Thomas Jelenic and Matt Weinberg .  The event was a complete success thanks in large part to our Board of Directors (pictured below) – Valerie Ladd, Kevin Manning, Lisa Anderson, Parizad Sethna, Phil Elhai, Pamela Scrivner , Tony Martinez, Kate…
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The Value of Your Cross-Functional Network

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One of the keys emerging from APICS 2017 wasn’t from a session; instead, it was seeing the value of your cross-functional network.
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