Market Analysis & Communications for the Manufacturing Industry.
A top ad agency recently issued a list of marketing tactics for 2013 that take aim at a few of our common assumptions. Here are some comments on their top four marketing tactics.
Posted in Marketing, Sustainability Tagged brand, co-brand, collaborate, cross marketing, image, logo, marketing, media, product, quality, reliability, service, sustainability, value, visual
WHEN: Spring, 2013. WHERE: New Hampshire Contact Us for more information and exact location Event Details
Posted in Events Tagged APICS, customer service, demand, education, implementation, inventory, Lean Manufacturing, logistics, Manufacturing, material, process improvement, production, risk, supply chain, supply chain management, sustainability, training
Five week APICS CSCP study program: January 28 – February 25, 2012.
With the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program, you can take your career and organization in a new and exciting direction.
Posted in Best Practices, Customer Service, Education, Inventory, Logistics, Management, Manufacturing, Operations Management, Planning, Process Improvement, Quality, Risk, Supply Chain, Sustainability Tagged APICS, best practice, certification, Certified Supply Chain Professional, compliance, continuous improvement, course, CRM, CSCP, CSCP Exam Content Manual, demand forecasting, ECM, education, exam preparation, free trade zones, fulfillment, Global Supply Chain, globalization, implementation, inventory, inventory planning and control, logistics, management, marketplace, operations, performance improvement, planning, point-of-sale, professional development, risk, SRM, supply chain, supply chain management, sustainability, trading blocs
The death and rebirth of corporate sustainability practices. Sustainability and its surrounding issues have gotten a lot of attention over the last several years. As people became aware of the relevant issues, there was great discussion and concern over resource
Advice and Assistance for Manufacturers.
When the snow season has passed and it’s no longer painful to spend time outside in the open air, it’s time to drag out the patio furniture, put away the snow blower and shovels, and, while you’re at it, do some cleaning and organizing. You know, take care of all that stuff that accumulated during the winter months… old and broken household items, things you don’t really need anymore but it was convenient to just store them rather than dispose of them?
Posted in Inventory, Lean, Sustainability Tagged demand, inventory, Lean, lean initiative, picking, product release, product retirement, stock location, sustainability, warehouse, warehouse management systems, WMS
Are you an executive (or do know of one) who could benefit from a better understanding of the Supply Chain, its design, organization, dynamics and management challenges?
Posted in Best Practices, Customer Service, Education, Inventory, Logistics, Management, Manufacturing, Operations Management, Planning, Process Improvement, Risk, Supply Chain, Sustainability Tagged APICS, Certified Supply Chain Professional, continuous improvement, CSCP, Customer Relationship Management, demand management, design, executive, forecasting, globalization, inventory, logistics, market segmentation, planning, risk, strategies, supplier relationship management, supply chain, sustainability, workshop
While there are considerable regulatory, special-interest, and market-driven pressures to go green, companies are unlikely to do much more than the bare minimum unless there also are good business reasons to do so. That is especially true in these times of economic
Posted in Lean, Marketing, Sustainability Tagged APICS, consumer goods, cost reduction, green initiatives, Lean, marketing, production, Productivity, recyclables, renewables, return on investment, ROI, sustainability
The 2010 APICS International Conference & Expo is being held this week, October 18-20 at the Wynn in Las Vegas, NV. The General Session on Monday featured LT. General Russel L. Honoré who spoke about leadership in an uncertain time.
Posted in Best Practices, Education, ERP/MRP, Inventory, Lean, Logistics, Management, Manufacturing, Operations Management, Planning, Process Improvement, Risk, Supply Chain, Sustainability Tagged best practice, capacity, collaboration, continuous improvement, education, enterprise resources planning, ERP, Global Supply Chain, inventory management, Lean, logistics, operations management, operations planning, planning, Productivity, risk, S&OP, scheduling, suppliers, supply chain, supply chain management, sustainability
Most companies today are taking steps to improve the sustainability of their products and processes in response to both consumer and public pressure and impending regulatory requirements. No matter where you stand on the issue of global climate change, there
Posted in Best Practices, Lean, Logistics, Management, Manufacturing, Sustainability Tagged greenhouse gas, Lean Manufacturing, logistics, operations management, renewable materials, reverse logistics, supply chain, sustainability
A company’s introduction to reverse logistics typically is based on the return of reusable shipping containers or pallets, product returns handling, or recycling or reprocessing of production scrap and offal materials. These indeed are the best places to start for
Posted in Logistics, Manufacturing, Operations Management, Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Sustainability Tagged design, logistics, recycling, reprocessing, reverse logistics, supply chain, sustainability