We’re busy planning the rest of the year for our marketing efforts and looking at our 2019 travel schedules for conference attendance. What conferences are you attending? We’re also researching trends for 2019 and we are helping existing clients ready themselves for Peak Season this year and planning for next, so we will remain busy in the coming months!
Manufacturing slowdown? U.S. manufacturing has slowed down in July, just as we linked to stories about manufacturing leasing going at a quick pace right now. Reuters Business News reports that the “economic momentum to slow because of capacity constraints at factories and cooling global demand.” The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said that the index of “national factory activity” fell to 58.1 last month from 60.2 in the previous month.
Supply chain disruption? As technology comes into focus, many clients review, revise and make changes in their operations, and it can be challenging, as you might imagine. CIO reports on several items of technology disrupting supply chain operations, including sensors, inventory, bots, 3D printing, blockchain and AI. Side note from About page on CIO: CIO attracts the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives with unparalleled peer insight and expertise on business strategy, innovation, and leadership. CIO readers gain key insights on career development for themselves and their employees, including certifications, hiring practices, and skills development, along with a strong foundation in digital transformation of their businesses.
Logistics Outsourcing, is it right for your business? In the past, our own Hugh D. Kinney, Jr. wrote a comprehensive series of posts about Logistics Outsourcing. Next week we’ll be posting the first of two quick follow-up blog posts about 3PL and what to plan for after the decision to outsource. Stay tuned as Hugh helps us stay up-to-date on what companies should plan for next in continuing the process on the path to outsourcing warehouse operations.
As of September 8, 2020, Crimson & Co (formerly The Progress Group/TPG) has rebranded as Argon & Co following the successful merger with Argon Consulting in April 2018.