Transforming Problem Chains into Profit Chains™

March 31, 2021

Blogging The Art of Change™ – March 2021

Wow, March has flown by and once again jam-packed. Still, lots of fun and energizing! My new e-book, Acceleration!, is now out on Amazon, co-authored with the master-mind group for Global Small and Medium Enterprises Advisors. Check out my contribution, The Art of Leadership (Page 59) and Winning At Rejection (Page 63), as well as the wisdom of my colleagues.

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Positioning Supply Chains for the Raging 2020s

March 27, 2021

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Series
Volume 4 | Number 3 | March 2021

Former US President Trump’s administration initiated Operation Warp Speed in March of 2020. The goal was to get multiple COVID-19 vaccines FDA approved within nine months. To put things in perspective, the typical time to bring a vaccine from development, clinical trials, production, and finally to administered doses is ten years! Not only was the goal achieved, but they were also able to ramp up vaccine production to 100 million doses at a rate of one million per day within 30 days of approval.

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KPIs

March 17, 2021

Unlock the Art of Change™ Series – March 2021

KPIs need to be helping you manage operations by starting on course. Are you getting:

Better? Worst? Staying the Same?

If your KPIs are not answering these three simple questions, then they are of no use.

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Creating Resiliency in 2021 Europe/North America Perspectives

March 11, 2021

Resiliency has emerged as a cornerstone to emerging successfully from the pandemic and essential to post-COVID success.

As executives re-evaluate supply chain collaborations and partnerships, they will be thinking about supply chain strategy and partnerships. We have assembled expert manufacturing and supply chain thought leaders from around the globe to discuss and debate these topics.

Read the article and watch the video.

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Strategic Supply Chain Comes of Age Post-Pandemic

March 1, 2021

Four in Five Executives Now Rethinking Supply Chain Strategy

The COVID pandemic has illustrated just how extensive and overly complicated many supply chains became says Art Koch, President of Arthur Koch Management Consulting, LLC. “Depending on the survey, 76% to 84% of executives and board members are rethinking their manufacturing footprint and supply chain strategies to emphasize the importance of flexibility and responsiveness. They identified the necessity to compress lead-times by reshoring and insourcing operation-critical parts to regain control of their supply chains.”

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Emerging Above and Beyond

March 1, 2021

Presented by LMA Consulting Group

21 insights for 2021 from Manufacturing, Supply chain & Technology Executives

The pandemic of 2020 was a seismic disruption to the worlds supply chains that sent a tidal wave through industrial and retail sectors. Depending on the survey, 76% to 84% of executives said they needed to rethink their manufacturing footprint and supply chain strategy. They have indicated plans to compress lead-times be reshoring and insourcing operational-critical parts to regain their supply base …

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Blogging The Art of Change™ – February 2021

February 28, 2021

February has been a terrific month, once again jam-packed, however, lots of fun and energizing!

February has been a terrific month, once again jam-packed, however, lots of fun and energizing!

A past client re-engaged with me. We implemented ToolsGroup SO99+ last year, right before COVID hit the US. They went through customers canceling and pushing out orders and now are experiencing the full bullwhip effect of the pent-up demand within the supply chain.

I’ve also helped another client reposition their supply base and implement best practices for future supplier partnerships. Something they wished had started years ago.

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My Business Got COVID

February 23, 2021

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Series
Volume 1 | Number 2 | February 2021

I’m not telling you that any of our team members or I got COVID. My argument here is that the business got COVID.

More and more, I’m discussing the current situation with my client’s leadership and witnessing the long-term effects of having their team members working remotely.

Before the pandemic, businesses were functioning relatively well. They had daily visual management meetings where opportunities received rapid responses from highly engaged associates, and issues could be swiftly escalated when necessary.

During the last few weeks, I re-engaged with a past client. Speaking with three of their leadership team members, they voiced the same concerns and comments as my other clients, that COVID remote work is negatively impacting their productivity and teamwork.

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Leadership

February 6, 2021

From Unlock the Art of Change™ Series – February 2021

We think leadership happens. It doesn’t. Leaders rise to the event. Leaders always learn and grow. Change begins with leadership setting sights on new horizons. Leaders plot new courses based on facts, data, and curiosity. Change is difficult, leaders know how to navigate the turbulent waters achieving win/win scenarios.

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