The Washington Post published an article about the outbreak of E. coli in lettuce on April 20th that stated: “Although the exact source hasn’t been identified, federal health officials have said information indicates that the contaminated lettuce was grown in Continue reading Where Did My Lettuce Come From? – This Question Needs an Answer!
Mexico’s legal system is a result of the 1910 revolution and the subsequent promulgation of its Federal Constitution on February 5, 1917. Although historically influenced by the legal systems of Spain, France, and the United States, Mexico has been able to structure and maintain a distinct legal system that incorporates truly unique Mexican components. Mexico’s legal system is a civil law system but not as it exists in other civil law countries.
Patterned after the United States, Continue reading Doing Business in Mexico: Mexico’s Legal System
As one of the fastest growing distribution companies in the USA, this case study provides insight on how Cascade can be used to streamline multiple business processes and engage their people in the implementation of their strategies.
“Cascade delivers everything we need in a strategy tool, right through to individual performance management. The pricing was many times more competitive than any other system we assessed.”
Whatever your reason for wanting to open a new warehouse or distribution center, you know that the decision can’t be taken lightly… and 3PL providers don’t make it easy to do side-by-side comparisons of their services and prices. There is more to developing an analysis of the options than Continue reading Distribution Strategy: Choosing a New DC
Is picking the right manufacturing location purely an objective exercise or is it subjective as well? The answer is yes….. to both. The objective side clearly affects your P&L, while the subjective side affects the risk to your P&L.
Recently, we have completed some work for a client on the “total cost of ownership differences” in 89 countries. Our results indicated that Mexico is more cost effective than China is in many industries. Surprising results? Learn more in this TECMA podcast on Mexico vs. China manufacturing with Jim Gitney, the CEO of Group50.
If you prefer reading a transcript of the interview, you can Continue reading Cost effective Manufacturing: Mexico vs. China
The Tecma Group of companies recently recorded a podcast with the Los Angeles-based president and CEO of Group 50 consulting, Jim Gitney, regarding current global manufacturing trends, such as Total Cost of Ownership, the growing interest in the concepts of “total cost of ownership” and “nearshoring.”
During the approximately thirty minute session, Gitney, explains how Continue reading Total Cost of Ownership For Manufacturing and Distribution
I was recently speaking with a client about Make vs. Buy. We were discussing when the appropriate time was for doing that kind of analysis. The natural assumption is that world class organizations are doing that kind of analysis whenever a new product program or a major new contract is being worked on. It should be part of every analysis to provide continuous feedback to the Manufacturing organization and the business’s executives. Make vs. Buy analysis will tell you Continue reading When Is The Best Time To Do Make vs. Buy?