Disruption

Expert Q&A: Rapidly Changing IEM Marketplace Requires New Capabilities

As the industrial equipment manufacturing (IEM) industry rumbles through the remainder of a challenging 2021, headed for a potentially more successful 2022, we asked one of Ultra’s most experienced manufacturing consultants what smart IEM companies need to know to thrive in today’s fast-changing marketplace.

Video: Outlook for 2021 Manufacturing Jobs Recovery

In the fourth of a four-video series, economist Dr. Christopher Kuehl and Ultra Senior Consultant Dave Lechleitner discuss the potential for a manufacturing jobs recovery, the persistent skilled labor shortage and ongoing job training challenges.

Video: Are Recovery-Driven Consumer Buying Shifts Ahead?

In the third of a four-video series, economist Dr. Christopher Kuehl and Ultra Senior Consultant Dave Lechleitner discuss pandemic-driven marketplace changes, the potential for a mid-summer return to services buying and a possible downturn for consumer products (and more).

Video: How Politics Affects Manufacturing and Distribution

In the second of a four-video series, Ultra Senior Consultant Dave Lechleitner and economist Dr. Christopher Kuehl discuss how the shift in the political landscape, the Biden Administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress will impact business, supply chains, trade relations, tariffs, regulation and taxes.

Video: How Manufacturers Can Mitigate Supply Chain Disruption

In the first of a four-video series, Ultra Senior Consultant Dave Lechleitner and economist Dr. Christopher Kuehl discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global supply chains, and how manufacturers can mitigate disruption and enable recovery.

Year in Review: Our 5 Best Conversations of 2020

One of the many things that made 2020 difficult was the near impossibility of spontaneous, “watercooler” conversations about our projects, ERP technologies, industries and the business environment.

Looking Ahead to 2021: Two All-New Webinars Set for January

It’s (almost) the end of 2020, and it’s (past) time to look ahead to the new year, make plans to learn more, know more, and get the information and insight you need to help your organization operate more efficiently and effectively.

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