Time to rethink Just-In-Time

Time to rethink Just-In-Time

Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory and manufacturing systems are management strategies where replenishment orders of raw materials, assemblies, and finished goods are based on production schedules; which themselves are based on real customer orders that are due at specific dates (even times).  The objective is to increase efficiency and effectiveness by decreasing the waste associated with carrying…

Are Global Challenges Really Global?

Are Global Challenges Really Global?

In this episode, Ron and Joseph discuss the supply chain and logistical challenges that are supposedly global in nature. Certainly, the news reports coming from the United States and as witnessed from producer to consumer indicate there is severe strain. But the news coming from other parts of the world and accompanying experiences tell quite…

Supercharged Supply Chain; Warehouse Optimization

Supercharged Supply Chain; Warehouse Optimization

In this episode of “Supercharged Supply Chain”, Ron and Joseph discuss warehousing; its present state, trends, some of the opportunities and challenges that exist, and what the future might hold. One of the biggest beneficiaries of the COVID pandemic has been the warehouse industry. The increase in the volume of ecommerce has been astounding. Look…