Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

In manufacturing-based companies, 70-80% of costs are in the processes of source, make and deliver. With the flurry of M&A, industry consolidation, outsourcing, and downsizing, the gaps for North American manufacturers are increasing. This is a warning for manufacturing companies.

Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke at the CPHA supply chain conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Shifts in Traditional Supply Chain Processes in the Building of Capabilities for Supply Chain 2030. Retail forecasts are never a good source of data for the manufacturer.

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

The combination of weather and the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia delayed all my flights for at least two hours on multiple days. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Join us for a critical view of supply chain 2030 through the insights of leading economists.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. Localized manufacturing. Shipment and manufacturing of the unit of one. Next year’s event will be in Philadelphia on September 4th-7th.