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reshoring manufacturing

Based on feedback in LinkedIn groups from our posting last week from The Reshoring Initiative’s, founder Harry Moser which beautifully covered the current state of reshoring offering up which companies have done it, who are planning to do it, and what it’s all about, we now give you another guest post around reshoring manufacturing and the serious unknown risks of outsourcing manufacturing to plac

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what is 5s lean

On Friday’s post I went over Lean initiatives from a high level, and how the elements of 5S are an integral part of a lean initiative. Lean thinking and methodologies are an important part of creating efficiency, increasing collaboration, and ultimately increasing customer satisfaction, all in an effort to increase your company’s bottom line.

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ltl shipping rate

This is a guest post from Don Dovgin of Transportation Management group on LTL shipping rate increases which occurred this summer by most major LTL carriers. If you are looking for the exact percentage increases for each of the major LTL freight carriers, please refer to our blog post about these increases from earlier in the year.

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reshoring

This is a guest post from Harry Moser and Millar Kelley of the Reshoring Initiative. The mission of the Reshoring Initiative is to bring good, well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States by assisting companies to more accurately assess their total cost of offshoring, and shift collective thinking from offshoring is cheaper to local reduces the total cost of ownership.

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supply chain collaboration

I wrote on the Cerasis blog about 8 months ago about how a collaborative supply chain can beget better optimization and has many benefits. Now I want to talk about how you can kick start supply chain collaboration via a “Supplier Day”. I have that in one day you can get things started simply by inviting your suppliers into your facility and getting down to brass tasks.