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Lessons Learned


Supply Chain Initiative

Supplier Goodwill toward OEMs Has Run Dry

Feb. 2, 2022
Years of being treated as the OEMs' personal slush fund has drained their trust.
China Cracked Flag
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Offshoring Gone Wild: Stories from the Front

Jan. 13, 2022
Readers share experiences with Chinese business ethics.
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Wall Street Is the Root Cause of the Supply Chain Crisis

Jan. 5, 2022
Treating the symptoms of current problems won’t solve anything.
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Suppliers Are Like Workers: They Both Come Up Short

Jan. 4, 2022
Note to OEMs: ‘Continuous improvement’ doesn’t mean continuously sticking it to the little guy.
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Outlook 2022: Overcoming Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Dec. 29, 2021
Clogging shipping lanes, component delays and empty store shelves were the dominant stories of 2021, forcing industry leaders to rethink how they handle supply chains.
© Ilkin Guliyev |
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Supply Chain Tales from the Crypt

Oct. 29, 2021
US-China trade policy for the past 30 years was bound to end badly.
© Robert Cabrera |
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Introducing: The Onshoring Project

Oct. 18, 2021
IndustryWeek, the Reshoring Initiative, AMT and others launch a group effort to highlight the importance of robust supply chains beyond piece-price.
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Chinese industrial companies use a supply chain philosophy closer to the Japanese model.

Chinese Manufacturers Ask: ‘How Can Americans Still Afford to Buy from Us?’

Sept. 30, 2021
The cost benefit to manufacturing in China just isn’t there anymore.
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Is There Really a Purchasing Silo, and Does It Limit Organizational Competitiveness?

Sept. 14, 2021
My recent book, “Better Business: Breaking Down the Walls of the Purchasing Silo,” is based on the proposition that purchasing isn’t integrated into the overall enterprise at ...