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Time or Money – Which Gets the Priority?

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In today’s Amazon-impacted world, we believe in instantaneous delivery. It has become an expectation. Even my mom who orders on Amazon by calling me believes a two-day delivery is a bit long. After all, she might not realize she needs something until the last minute. Thus, which is more important – time or money? Here are a few questions to ponder when thinking about time vs. money: 1. Do you expect rapid deliveries across the board? 2. Are you willing to spend extra money for speed? Are your customers? Do you know this answer or are you guessing? 3. How important is…
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Lean or No Lean, a Demand Plan is a MUST

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Whether you are on the Lean journey or not, you need a demand plan! Prior to forming LMA Consulting Group, I was a VP of Operations and Supply Chain for a mid-market manufacturer. Our Board hired a lean consultant who insisted we had to be purists – there is no in-between. If we were to embrace lean (and, who wouldn’t want to be lean, after all?), there are some lean purists who say “no need for a demand plan”. Somehow, this is what was adopted as gospel at my company; however, it was NOT accurate — assuming you wanted to…
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