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Offshoring: How Do You Cope with Time Zone Burnout?

By now, many of the downsides associated with offshoring are painfully well-known to manufacturing executives: High transportation costs, long lead times, quality and intellectual property protection concerns and, increasingly, rising labor costs.But one …
Popular Discussions By now, many of the downsides associated with offshoring are painfully well-known to manufacturing executives: High transportation costs, long lead times, qu… http://gilucom.gilcommunity.com/discussion/offshoring-how-do-you-cope-time-zone-burnout/

Should Lead Time Improvement Be Your Primary Goal?

As more manufacturers shift to business models based on customized, build-to-order products, they should prioritize lead time improvement over cost-base and lean optimizations. That's the argument made by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Emeritus…
As more manufacturers shift to business models based on customized, build-to-order products, they should prioritize lead time improvement over cost-base and lean optimizations. Th… http://gilucom.gilcommunity.com/discussion/should-lead-time-improvement-be-your-primary-goal/

Cutting Inventory? Know the Consequences

Efforts to cut costs in these financially trying times, coupled with Lean initiatives that strive to remove waste from the supply chain, have resulted in many manufacturers reducing inventory to the point where they may be more vulnerable to supply disrup…
Efforts to cut costs in these financially trying times, coupled with Lean initiatives that strive to remove waste from the supply chain, have resulted in many manufacturers reduci… http://gilucom.gilcommunity.com/blog/cutting-inventory-know-consequences/

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