NAVIGATING THE STORM: The Quest for Supply Chain Stability

Posted by Joshua Falco on Oct 24, 2023 9:53:48 AM

In the modern global economy, supply chains are the backbone of almost every industry. They are intricate networks of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors that ensure products flow seamlessly from conception to the hands of consumers. However, supply chain stability, or rather the lack of it, has been under the spotlight in recent years, and the COVID-19 pandemic only accentuated the fragility of these systems. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of supply chain stability and explore strategies to achieve it in an ever-changing world.

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SUPPLY CHAIN CENTER: Why this new IMEC Creation is Important for your Business

Posted by Adrian Garces on Sep 13, 2023 11:06:30 AM

We are thrilled to share the exciting news of the launch of the IMEC innovative Supply Chain Center! In the short time that the center has been alive and active, we have been actively fostering and nurturing meaningful business partnerships between manufacturers and suppliers. The center aims to become a one-stop shop for manufacturers who are in search of an easy-to-use and effective platform designed to find your business new opportunities or suppliers!  

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INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGEMENT: Strategies and Tips to Help Your Company Maintain Good Inventory Practices

Posted by Joshua Falco on Aug 23, 2023 11:05:13 AM

Inventory control practices are one of the best ways a company can stay organized - and is an area that companies in any industry can and should practice to ensure long-term growth. Inventory management refers to the process of ordering, storing, using, and selling a company's inventory. This includes the management of raw materials, components, and finished products, as well as warehousing and processing of such items. 

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8 Ways to Improve Your Supplier Selection Process

Posted by IMEC on Jun 20, 2023 11:46:47 AM

This is an original article from the NIST Manufacturing Innovation Blog.

By: Art Thomas

Credit: iStock/Yuri_Arcurs

Many manufacturers have had to make significant changes in suppliers in recent years because of various disruptions. Small and medium-sized manufacturers are often resource-challenged and do not have supply chain specialists to focus on vetting suppliers.

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: Strategies for Small to Mid-Sized Manufacturers

Posted by Joshua Falco on Apr 28, 2023 10:29:17 AM

Supply chain is one of the most important aspects of the manufacturing industry. In order for the manufacturing process to actually begin, companies need the necessary materials to make the desired product. What exactly is supply chain? Supply chain consists of the sequence of different processes involved in the production and distribution of a product, good, or other commodities.
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Supply Chain Risk Management for Small Manufacturing Businesses

Posted by IMEC on Dec 17, 2021 3:10:10 PM

Global supply chain disruptions pose unique, unprecedented problems and opportunities for small manufacturers.

The problems are bigger for small manufacturers than large companies and the worst case is production disruption. At the very least, increasing costs lead to compressed margins or even outright losses; yet opportunities abound. Disruptions make small U.S manufacturers more valuable to big companies that are pivoting to domestic sourcing.

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Supply Chain Management: Taking Action to Navigate Uncertainty and Reduce Operational Risks

Posted by IMEC on Nov 3, 2021 12:11:27 PM

This is an original article written by Scott Schein, Director of National Network Programs at GENEDGE, part of the MEP National Network.

The pandemic revealed potential vendor-based weaknesses for many small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). Late deliveries have increased, materials have become scarce, quality is less reliable, and prices have ticked upward. These issues and general upheaval in global supply chains make supply chain management an urgent focus for many SMMs.

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