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A recent study of supply chain activities indicated that as much as 80% of total supply chain costs are determined by the network in place and not by the decisions the supply chain team makes on a daily basis within that network. The cause can be attributed to infrastructure, which significantly...

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New grads are unable to find jobs and laid-off baby boomer can't find them either.  Forget about the jobless numbers cooked up by the bureaucrats and politicians in Washington DC - they live in a 'make believe world' where they are entirely focused on 'managing the optics', expanding their empire or getting re-elected.   I see highly qualified people among the long-term unemployed and companies that make poor business decisions because they 'don't know what they don't know'.
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A majority of mid-size companies have a very weak second-tier leadership, says Buckley Brinkman, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Many companies get to the brink of collapse before that leader will finally loosen their grip enough to let any kind of change...

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Higher margins and a stable customer base are some of the key payoffs to a focused niche market strategy for a midsize manufacturer.

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New grads are unable to find jobs and laid-off baby boomer can't find them either.  Forget about the jobless numbers cooked up by the bureaucrats and politicians in Washington DC - they live in a 'make believe world' where they are entirely focused on 'managing the optics', expanding their empire or getting re-elected.   I see highly qualified - experienced as well as knowledgeable - people among the long-term unemployed, and companies that make poor business decisions because they 'don't know what they don't know'.
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A friend of mine was in New York before Christmas for two days of client meetings. Three of the people he met with flew in from Hong Kong, another from Seoul, two others from Bermuda. Several of them brought empty suitcases so they could return with gifts. They weren’t just shopping for...

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ERP implementations has evolved over the years but they continue to be challenging for many SME's. There are many lessons that can be learned from past implementations and various studies. This paper looks at the 10 key lessons this past experience this information base can impart as other SME...

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This white paper takes a decidedly different approach to making a supply chain lean. Until now much of there literature is complex and confusing. The concepts seems out of reach of most managers. This paper looks at 10 simple techniques just about any manager can apply to successfully begin...

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This paper present an approach to total and details oversight through 5S. This is a management tool that allows companies to develop a clean and steady environment targeted by 5S with positive impacts on the work safety, quality,
efficiency and morale. A detailed performance study is...

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Kabana can be applied in the control of simultaneous manufacturing where materials are produced in sync with the demands of various production processes. This case study looks at an actual implementation and sheds light on how the Kabana system can be effectively applied.

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