August 2018 : News, Strategies & Insights

Lean Leadership: What Are Good Metrics to Measure the Performance of the Purchasing Department?

Purchasing plays a major role in making sure manufacturing remains competitive. Raw material costs can be as high as 70% of the cost of goods produced.  Read More

Working Capital Scorecard: Suppliers Can Wait

The cash conversion cycle improved once again in 2017, largely because many companies took as long as possible to pay suppliers.  Read More

Three Often Overlooked Elements Every Manufacturer Should Know

This seems exceedingly obvious, but the fact is that we rarely take a step back and look at our supply chain holistically.  Read More

A Recap of 2018 Q2 Sourcing Activity

The second quarter of 2018 is in the books, and it’s definitely been an interesting one for industry.  Read More

How to Inspire Our Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders

You can look to the past and the future for inspiration, or you can throw open your factory doors today.  Read More