supply chain

December 15, 2017

ABCs of Supply Chain Management

By | 2018-01-02T13:37:07+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Blog Posts, Material Handling, Supply Chain|

If you own a business, whether large or small, and whether you deal with products or services, you most likely have a supply chain. In the most simple terms, all supply chains begin with the acquisition of the raw materials and end when the the final product or service is delivered to the customer. But a supply chain isn’t [...]

December 21, 2016

The Customer is in The Driver’s Seat and is Transforming the Supply Chain

By | 2016-12-21T16:14:26+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Blog Posts, Supply Chain|

There’s a new taskmaster transforming supply chain operations, and it's the digitally-empowered consumer. This new boss calls the shots, determining what he wants, how he wants it, and when he gets it. And, as physical and digital commerce has converged into a buy-deliver-return anywhere shopping model to please the boss, businesses need to be ready to meet demand, transforming their [...]

December 8, 2014

More US Factories Hiring but Factory Wages Remain Low

By | 2016-10-30T13:17:44+00:00 December 8th, 2014|Musings|

As more companies look to the US for manufacturing, factory floor wages remain low, losing ground vs other sectors. Reversal of Outsourcing For many years, the US simply was not competitive in manufacturing for global companies & many American factories lost opportunities. However, we've seen several news stories in recent weeks regarding the reversal of outsourcing in manufacturing. In fact, in a new study by [...]