Decisions made by operations managers and executives are almost always a search for “optimum,” defined as the most favorable or desirable solution.
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WHAT: 2-Day, The Fresh Connection-Based Supply Chain Learning Experience WHERE: Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth NH WHEN: Two-day learning program: Friday – Saturday January 24 – 25, 2014 COST: $599 each – Individuals $575 each – Early-registration (prior to 12/15/2013) $549
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WHAT: Five-day CSCP workshop WHEN: Saturdays in 2014: February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15 WHERE: One New Hampshire Ave, Suite 125; Pease Tradeport; Portsmouth, NH CLASS FEE: $1,795 / member; $1,995 / non-member. Includes: “Learning System” materials and Lunch.
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Amazon recently announced a new agreement that will have the U.S. Postal Service delivering packages to its customers on Sundays. Does better transportation create new distribution channels and expectations, or does the demand for faster delivery spur the creation of the infrastructure?
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WHEN: Spring, 2014. WHERE: New Hampshire Contact Us for more information and exact location
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You find a coupon in your local newspaper offering something you are very interested in at an attractive price. You go out of your way to go to the store to buy it, only to find to your great disappointment that the store is sold out. They also report that there are none in the distribution warehouse and they can’t tell you when (or even if) they will be able to get more.
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The Society of Manufacturing Engineers just announced the “Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture,” winners for 2013. The new and emerging technologies on this list are already making a difference in manufacturing today. Manufacturers can adopt the materials and processes to reduce costs and develop innovative products that will keep U.S. manufacturing strong.
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Publicity and promotion are all about getting attention. It’s distressing that hyperbole can plant seeds of doubt in the minds of operations professionals and turn them away from systems and approaches that could be of great benefit. While ERP products aren’t the perfect answer to every manufacturing challenge, they are powerful and useful tools for many companies.
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The largest companies are global, and they rely on doing business in multiple geographies to support their operations and growth. Smaller businesses, however, often will limit themselves to their local regions because exporting seems daunting. Certainly there are hurdles to exporting, but a great deal of help also is available.