• Toyota to use common platforms, shared parts to make plants more competitive

    Toyota announced today it will boost the fuel efficiency of its vehicles’ powertrains—the engine and transmission. What’s perhaps more interesting, is, in a break from its traditional practice, the c...
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  • Effect of Independent Contractors Versus Employees in the Supply Chain

    I interviewed Mark Tuchmann who discussed Effect of Independent Contractors Versus Employees in the Supply Chain.             It’s great to speak with you, Mark. I’m lo...
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  • The Challenge With Recruiting Drivers in Intermodal Cartage Business

    I interviewed Rob Carpenter who discussed The Challenge With Recruiting Drivers in Intermodal Cartage Business.             It’s great to speak with you today, Rob. I’m...
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  • How the Healthcare Supply Chain Lags Other Industries and How It Can Be Improved?

    I interviewed Ashok Muttin who discussed How the Healthcare Supply Chain Lags Other Industries and How It Can Be Improved?             It’s great to speak with you again, Ash...
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  • Four Things A Leader Must Do

    I interviewed Tim Donovan who discussed Four Things A Leader Must Do.             It’s great to speak with you again, Tim. Today I’m looking forward to hearing your vie...
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  • Embracing Commerce 2.0

    By all appearances and actions consumers are embracing Commerce 2.0, or the collaborative marketplace, and this is leaving many retailers chasing the market and the sales.  In order to maintain success the mercha...
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  • Is Poor Inventory Performance Holding You Back?

    by Alexa Cheater Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘Is your company being held hostage by poor inventory performance?’ The authors, Anandhi Narayanan, Senior Manager, Advance...
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  • Increasing supply chain complexity seen as growing risk to business continuity

    While executives at many companies are concerned about supply chain disruptions, slightly more than a third (35 percent) of manufacturing executives report they are “extremely concerned” about potential su...
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  • Commerce 2.0

    The collaborative marketplace is bringing about a new type of commerce, Commerce 2.0, where the consumer has a great deal of control over the actual marketplace and sales channel.  This enhanced commerce platform...
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  • Component Failure and the Five Useless Responses from Suppliers and What to do About it

    I interviewed Fred Schenkelberg who discussed Component Failure and the Five Useless Responses from Suppliers and What to do About it.             It’s great to speak with yo...
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  • Cognizant – Mining Critical Data in the Era of the Internet of Things – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

    by Melissa Clow SupplyChainBrain attended our annual Kinexions user conference, and while there, they completed a number of video interviews with customers, analysts, and Kinaxis executives. And, we’d like to sh...
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  • Consumer Collaborative Marketplace

    The pull and importance of the collaborative marketplace can be seen from popularity and success of the services that provide consumers with a wide range of special offers.  This consumer collaborative marketplac...
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  • Collaborative Marketplace Importance

    The collaborative marketplace is the next generation of the commerce model and retailers would be wise to embrace this model early to take advantage of the benefits.  This model provides a framework for merchant ...
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  • Transaction Criticality

    Few executives think much about transaction criticality. Transactions certainly aren’t strategic; however, I have seen numerous clients’ growth and profit plans negatively affected by the lack of transacti...
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  • Growth

    I’ve been thinking about growth as I’m getting ready to celebrate my 10th anniversary of LMA Consulting Group, and as I’ve been partnering with several clients who are in high growth mode lately. If ...
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  • Customer Communication Strategies for Success

    Improving customer communication is always a good idea; however, making these communications a key focus area is pivotal in today’s new normal business environment. I am consistently hearing about top priorities...
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  • Cycle Counting by ABC

    Since I’ve been working with a client on a cycle counting program, and it was one of the topics I taught in a recent APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) course, it reminded me of its significance to...
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  • The Power of Partnerships

    I helped to kick off a SAP Bootcamp for my APICS (#1 trade association for supply chain management) chapter in combination with our partner, Cal State University, San Bernardino. Cal State University San Bernardino is...
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  • Cargo thieves in U.S. are increasingly organized and sophisticated

    There is good news and bad news when it comes to cargo theft. The good news is that in 2014, the total number of incidents of cargo theft in the U.S. was down 12 percent from 2013, according to research from FreightWa...
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  • Forecast Accuracy: Keep Your Demand Management Process Honest

    by Alexa Cheater Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘Are you keeping your demand management process honest?’ The author, Eric C. Lange, Director of Demand Planning and S&O...
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