FULL SPEED AHEAD! Advice for Small and Medium Enterprises

December 1, 2020

When I was a kid, we were driving home from an out-of-town shopping trip one winter’s evening. I was sleeping on the back seat when suddenly I was thrown to the floor (no seat belt use back then) as the car hit black ice. The next thing I knew my Dad was steering our big Oldsmobile Delta 88 through the ditch and now driving full speed through a farmer’s snowy field. He didn’t slow down and kept the big Olds powering through the snow. We actually drove to the farmer’s yard and then got back on the highway. I learned a lot about momentum and keeping your foot on the gas in tough times from that experience.

This past year has seemed the same as hitting the ditch for many business owners and leaders. Some stopped in the ditch and wondered how to get out. Some stopped in the field and said, “Woe is me, I’m stuck in a field.” And some kept their foot on the gas, drove through the field, and got back on the highway. It’s your choice how you respond.

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Supply Chain Key to Business Success

November 29, 2020

Patrick Daly Interlinks Podcast
November 2020

In this episode we talk to Art Koch, consultant, author and speaker, and President of Arthur Koch Management Consulting based in Miami, Florida.

In his consultancy work Art helps his clients in Manufacturing, Distribution and Financial services to turn operational problems into profits through complexity reduction, inventory velocity, and effective measurement and dashboards to keep track of performance.

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Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends and family!

November 28, 2020

Blogging The Art of Change™ – November 2020

Hi Team Art!

November has been a hectic month. My current clients have been keeping be busy COVID related supply chain opportunities and inventory velocity improvements. The reoccurring issues related to COVID is demand variability related to shutdowns and locating quality suppliers to successfully reposition manufacturing closer to customers.

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Supply Chain Strategy and Tactics Post-COVID

November 20, 2020

Patrick Daly Interlinks Podcast
November 2020

Well, because the topic of globalization that we regularly discuss on this program is underpinned and made possible by the international supply chains that function day-in-day out to fulfill our material needs including our food, our clothing, our medicines and all the services that we depend on to make our life what it is – the smartphone in your pocket, the cholesterol tablets you take and the bottle of wine on your dinner table.

To do this I am joined by three colleagues of mine From the Society for the advancement of Consulting (SAC), all independent consultants and thought leaders in their own fields for this Supply Chain informal chat or “Tertulia” as I like to call it.

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The Three Fs of Supply Chain Management

November 20, 2020

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Series
Volume 3 | Number 11 | November 2020

During my supply chain management career, I’ve learned and understood how our roles support the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors are charged with two key elements that supply chain professionals can impact: risk mitigation and shareholder value.  We reduce risk by building sustainable processes, inclusive teams, and developing supplier partners.  We improve corporate valuation by lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) and increasing inventory velocity.

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The Three Fs of Supply Chain Management

November 17, 2020

Universities and professional certification programs do a great job of introducing the fundamental concepts of supply chain management to the student. However, due to time and scope, they are not able the always teach the techniques to apply all tools for sustainable change for the corporate objectives; customer loyalty, profits, and corporate culture.

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The Formula for Success

November 5, 2020

Every day some events occur to us that we have ZERO control over.

However, we have 100% control over our response.

For example, a draw bridge, train crossing, or an auto accident may delay your commute home from a long day’s work. Rather than getting mad or angry, use the newly found time to your benefit.

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Thriving in the New Business Environment – Why The Strategic Supply Chain Matters

November 1, 2020

If you are a CEO, CXO, senior leader, company owner, or supply chain manager of a company that provides products and/or services to customers, this eBook is for you. A global group of independent management consultants—with decades of experience working to develop competitive advantage, profit, and growth for their clients—have collaboratively created this just for you and your team. This eBook is one in a series and will focus on Supply Chain Management (SCM).

SCM is a vital strategic competency in any organization. It encompasses the processes and activities necessary to design, make, deliver, and support a product or service. Disruptive forces remind us how important it is to integrate supply chain strategy with business strategy and to have well thought-out crisis management, mitigation, and contingency plans in place for when the unexpected occurs.

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Finding Genius and The Castaways

October 14, 2020

Art Koch’s Profit Chain® Series
Volume 3 | Number 10 | October 2020

What if I were to tell you that you have an untapped resource within your organization and that it’s free to you if you know how to slow down and dive in and find it? It is how leaders discover, cultivate, and sustain the hidden genius in their organization.

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