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5 Steps to Scale Your Business When Your Competition Stumbles

What you know about your business today will help you get ahead, but what you don’t know can cost you time, money, and market share. ...

Product Requirements Management Matters

No matter what business you are in, requirements management matters and is, indeed, management—not a one-time collection of voice of customer. ...

3 Strategic Sourcing Lessons from one OEM’s $7B Supply Chain

Strategic sourcing is a primary focus when running a $7B global supply chain. An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that outsources relies heavily ...

ERP and PLM: Complementary Systems Drive Manufacturing Success

ERP and PLM systems are complementary systems that can communicate with each other, yet support distinct business needs. ...

Accurate Multilevel Bills of Materials (BOMs) Result in Great Products

A multilevel bill of materials, also known as an indented BOM, provides the complete recipe for building a finished product. ...

How much of your production process should you outsource?

Are you preparing for production? We discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing manufacturing activities like assembly, purchasing, and more. ...

Two ways to lower supply chain costs—which is right for you?

This article contrasts working with your current supply chain partner versus finding a less expensive one. ...

Should you move manufacturing closer to your customers?

Should you mitigate the cost of international delivery by manufacturing closer to your customers or should you cut costs another way? Read more ...

Manufacturing Outsourcing: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid to Achieve Supply Chain Success

Through many years of experience working with OEMs and CMs, we have observed 7 common pitfalls that impact manufacturing outsourcing success. ...

10 Key Challenges & Keys to Success for Outsourcing Manufacturing

We identify top outsourcing issues and offer insights on how to address them to help you establish long-term success in outsourcing manufacturing. ...