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ReThinking A Tech-Powered Supply Chain

ReThinking A Tech-Powered Supply Chain

Category: Supply Chain Jun 22, 2020

With supply chains disrupted, what can the industry do to adapt and thrive? Leverage data and analytics via a “digital twin,” take your supply chain for regular stress tests, and adopt a flexible API-driven mix of onshore and offshore supply chain for global resilience. Most importantly, avoid short-term thinking that focuses on a cost-averse strategy, which increases risk and is symptomatic of a corporate philosophy that devalues long term thinking.

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 Early Actions Help HM Manufacturing Respond Quickly to COVID-19

Early Actions Help HM Manufacturing Respond Quickly to COVID-19

Category: Supply Chain May 19, 2020

No stranger to setbacks, Illinois manufacturing business owner Nicole Wolter has learned to embrace uncertainty by acting quickly, gathering facts, and relying on others. Here’s how she’s responded to her state’s recent stay-at-home order.

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Rebuilding the Supply Chain: How Did We Get Here?

Rebuilding the Supply Chain: How Did We Get Here?

Category: Supply Chain May 19, 2020

COVID-19 forced an intervention when fragile, over-extended supply chains broke and exposed our inability to domestically supply critical items, from N95 masks to circuit boards for ventilators. This article touches on the history of our industry and supply chain.

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Forget Utopia, Rethink Reshoring

Forget Utopia, Rethink Reshoring

Category: Supply Chain Sep 18, 2019

For most Americans, Oneida, is synonymous with flatware, but it started as a utopian commune in New York, and later shifted production overseas. In 2005, Sherrill Manufacturing acquired Oneida and “reshored” production to the United States. Sherrill earned the 2019 National Metalworking Reshoring Award proving that U.S. manufacturers can succeed and grow in an imperfect world using the perfect mix of hard work and ingenuity.

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