September 3, 2020
Direct Sourcing is much more than purchasing; it is an extension of the product life cycle.
You design, manufacture and sell a product… be it an Automobile, Aircraft, Refrigerator (or any of the high-tech gadgets that go in them), a Candy bar or your off-the-shelf Pain-Killer medication.  Unless you are one of those rare companies with a very strong vertical integration, I guess around 70% of your product value is actually ...
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August 13, 2020
Enabling Faster Product Launches in Manufacturing
I was a bit skeptical when I heard about agile process in launching an almost completely mechanical, small farm tractor, with some heavy casting and large molds for their engine hoods. It just seemed like a crazy idea given the 100’s of suppliers and lead times we have to deal with, during the process and ...
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