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Your Supply Chain

I wanted to take time in this article to write about an everyday need of a company selling consumer goods.   The importance of the supply chain, the people involved or associated with recruiting (staffing), managing (internal/external), training, educating, and living...

Case Study – The Inspection

This is a true story about the the inspection that never happened!!!  Its a true story about a foreign company with no presence in Asia (but lots of presence in North America), who spends hundreds a millions a year on products from Asia, but chooses to hire a 3rd...

Case Study – Cycling Apparel – Four Types of Makers

A look at four different apparel contractors that manufacture cycling apparel. There are many more than four but for the sake of this article I am only looking at four.  This article is about cycling apparel but this applies to all product specialities, especially in...

Case Study – Cycling Apparel Manufacturing

In manufacturing, you must be adaptable, proactive, have foresight and a good understanding of how the business works.  Coupled with many years of expertise, experience in lean manufacturing, kaizen, and hoshin philosophies. This is a review/report of some of the...

Product – Lean Manufacturing

It's a challenge to discuss lean manufacturing in less than 1500 words as it appears that I could write a book on this topic.  A simple overview of the training, implementation and management to better understand your suppliers lean manufacturing and SWOT analysis....

Lululemon – Supply Chain, Quality and Sizing Issues

I am writing this post about products consumers purchase on a daily basis.  My objective is to discuss supply challenges as it applies to apparel (garments), new business growth (SWOT analysis), education (training), implementation and management.   I may touch on...