Category: Supply Chain Management

Tariff News & Impacts….Whirlpool Adds People; LG Raises Prices

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Tariff News & Impacts….Whirlpool Adds People; LG Raises Price| President Trump just announced that the U.S. would impose a tariff up to 50% on large residential washing machines. ¬†Almost immediately, the news started to emerge. According to an Industry Week article, Whirlpool plans to add around 200 jobs in their Ohio facility and announced plans to increase investment.
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The Latest Trends

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I recently spoke on the topic of the latest trends and what is in store for 2018. The Amazon Effect is still top of mind as well as near-sourcing, finding a “right fit” team member and technology. You need to be thinking of how these trends are likely to impact your business.
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Big Grocery Chains Ramping Up Pressure on Food Suppliers

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According to the Wall Street Journal the grocery industry is waking up to the importance of on time delivery and customer service as they compete with on-time retailers. Are you paying close attention and finding ways to get ahead?
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Global Manufacturers Struggle to Keep Up with Demand – Are You?

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Factories across the globe are showing signs of strain in keeping up with demand. Are you prepared to meet your demand – and your competitors?
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Case in Point – The Customer Experience

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Disney understands the customer experience, they go above and beyond to create the “total experience”. What are you doing for your customers?
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Will Robots Pay Back?

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I attended a compelling presentation for manufacturers and distributors on the latest trends in technology for manufacturing. Robots were front and center.
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Your Supply Chain Shortlist for 2018

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As we head to 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.
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