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How Scalable Is Your Supply Chain?

Scaling Part II: Five tips for maintaining scalable supplier relationshipsThere are a variety of steps you can take internally to prepare your business to scale, but being truly ready means focusing on more than your…

Feb 24, 2012

How has outsourcing changed manufacturing?

It’s no surprise that outsourcing has changed the global manufacturing landscape over the last several decades, for better or worse. Outsourcing allows manufacturers to competitively price and scale up and down quicker, but with the diminishing number of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., it has become controversial in some…

Feb 22, 2012

A World without Product Data Exchange

I’d like to take you on a journey through a world without product data exchange (PDX)—where OEMs and CMs rely on manually created print packages and zipped electronic files to share product information back and forth.Maybe this is…

Feb 15, 2012

Is your business prepared to scale?

Part one: setting up your internal organization for scaling success Success often strikes when you least expect it, and when it does, will you be ready? This blog series will help you determine whether your…

Feb 13, 2012