Topic: Disruption

Video: Robust Warehouse Management Capabilities Required for New Inventory Challenges

With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the past, distributors still are challenged like never before: Supply chain networks remain exceptionally complex, customer demands continue to escalate and disruptions are near-constant. What can forward-thinking distributors do to optimize operations today and enable success tomorrow?

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.

When a large-scale disruption like the one caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic occurs, the first thing business leaders must do is assess their current supply chain maturity. How well the supply chain is set up will dictate how recovery and mitigation can be handled. Where does your supply chain fall on this scale?

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Selecting and implementing a new ERP system is one of the most resource-intensive decisions a mid-market manufacturing or distribution company can face. When guided by the right consulting team, these companies reduce the effort, resources and cost of ERP selection.

Discover the five guidelines for choosing the right consulting team for an efficient and effective enterprise software project.

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