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  • Supply Chain Playbook

    Preparing for a Downturn

    The development of a global world class supply chain is a challenge in good times, but is really tested when a supply chain is significantly disrupted. During periods of supply and demand disruptions, like we are currently experiencing, the concept of world class is severely tested. As companies are attempting to understand the resiliency of their supply chain, …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Playbooks, Supply Chain Optimization, on July 13, 2020
  • Supply Chain Risk – Supply Chain Resiliency – Knowing Where You Are Vulnerable and Doing Something About it

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Supply Chain Risk and Supply Chain Resiliency are very real threats to companies as they try to recover from the pandemic, or any other disruption. It’s a topic that most companies don’t spend a lot of time on. They expect their Tier 1 suppliers to manage this reliably deliver just in time with high quality and low cost.  Over the last 50 years, supply chains have evolved into complex global networks that few companies understand beyond …Read More

    This entry was posted in Re-Opening Your Business, Supply Chain Optimization, on June 5, 2020
  • World Class Manufacturing and Distribution – Wrap Technologies – Group50

    Preparing for a Downturn
    The Group50 team and I are very proud of working with Wrap Technologies (WRTC) to design and implement a world class manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure for their BolaWrap 100 restraint device which significantly reduces the force required to subdue suspects – taking the brutality out of apprehending suspects and making policing safer. In this project, we worked with the WRAP team to implement their technology backbone, create their supply chain operating and management systems and design their manufacturing facilities and production cells. Made in America from the ground up. Seldom do we get this type of opportunity and we are focused on implementing more manufacturing in America.

    …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Distribution, Supply Chain Optimization, on June 3, 2020
  • Leveraging the Paycheck Protection Act – Team Based Process Re-engineering

    Preparing for a Downturn

    In the next few weeks, companies with under 500 employees will start receiving payments from the Paycheck Protection Act and all companies will continue to make important decisions on how to structure themselves to deal with the current downturn and prepare themselves for the future (Here is one view of the future …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Cost Takeout, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on April 13, 2020
  • Recession Planning and Fine Tuning Your Business Plan – Webcast

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    Preparing for a Downturn

    Group50 sponsored this webinar which focuses on Recession Planning and Fine Tuning a company’s business plan in turbulent times. Subject matter experts in Finance, Leadership and Operations discussed best practices and the Do’s and Don’ts they learned during their corporate and consulting careers and multiple economic cycles with hundreds of companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies such as GE, Black & Decker, Deloitte, Underwriters Laboratories and …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Cost Takeout, Manufacturing and Distribution, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on March 26, 2020
  • Global Recession and Recession Planning – Are You Ready?

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    Preparing for a Downturn

    We are in a global recession according to global experts in a recent Forbes article. Don’t let this be your Kobayashi Maru – No Win Scenario. Every dollar not spent by consumers reduces downstream spending by 43% according to the current velocity of money statistics. No matter what business you are in, you are being impacted by this atypical recession, one that will likely rival the tech bubble of 2001 and the financial collapse of 2008. If you don’t agree, no need to read further, but can you really take that risk? …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Cost Takeout, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on March 18, 2020
  • What is OMNI Channel? – Where Does It Fit?

    Preparing for a Downturn

    All of our clients are having OMNI channel discussions these days. Why? Because OMNI Channel is the front end of the supply chain and has a significant impact on supply chain optimization. These discussions are fraught with a lot of misunderstanding of what OMNI channel is and how it supports the company’s Market Effectiveness.  Googling OMNI Channel delivers …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Information Technology, Market Effectiveness, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on January 25, 2020
  • Why Should You Care About Blockchain and IoT?

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Over the last 2 years, the hype around blockchain has cooled down significantly and IoT continues to penetrate everything we do. Our use case research has found over 400 significant business implementations in just about every industry and it is expected that the 12 billion IoT devices in 2020 will grow to 25 billion by 2025. The World Economic Form believes that Blockchain and IoT has the potential to reduce cost in global GDP by $3-5 trillion over the next 6 years. I believe that number is understated.

     So, why should you care? …Read More

    This entry was posted in Blockchain IoT, Business Transformation, Manufacturing and Distribution, Supply Chain Optimization, on July 13, 2019
  • Digital Supply Chain Technology …… Are you leveraging it to the fullest?

    Preparing for a Downturn

    “The world is a supply chain, every company has one and its backbone is technology.”

    We just finished supply chain optimization projects for two middle market CPG companies. In one of the projects, we created programs that will reduce inventory by $15M and annual operating costs by $2.5M (You can read the case study here). …Read More

    This entry was posted in Cost Takeout, Information Technology, Supply Chain Optimization, on May 10, 2019
  • Case Study in Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning (SIOP) Process Improvement

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Situation Analysis

    A $400M per year consumer products company was experiencing problems with their Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning ( SIOP or S&OP ) process. Lead times for product were excessive and the supply chain wasn’t responsive enough to serve the needs of its markets. Inventory had swelled 25% to over $70M. This was due to their business processes not being able to …Read More

    This entry was posted in Case Studies, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Manufacturing and Distribution, Supply Chain Optimization, on May 6, 2019
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