Heard about any Amazon myths?

  • It’s hard to be searching the Internet for recap items and not see an article on something about Amazon. We read with interest this piece on some myths about Amazon. If you’re interested in salaries, company environment or sales, you can find it in the article on Retail Dive. While we’re talking about retail, here are some July numbers for sales and Supply Chain 24/7 calls the numbers “solid.”

Parts shortage leading to bottlenecks for manufacturers

  • Wall Street Journal reports (need paid subscription) that a multitude of suppliers – everything from engines to electronic components – are not keeping pace with the manufacturing boom right now. It’s costing some companies more because they have production lines waiting while they are absorbing costs. WSJ reports, “However, deliveries from suppliers have slowed for 22 consecutive months through July, according to the latest survey of U.S. manufacturers by the Institute for Supply Management. More than one-quarter of respondents said it took longer for materials to arrive in July than in June. Machinery was the hardest-hit sector. These bottlenecks were evident in the earnings reports manufacturers delivered over the past few weeks.” We assist companies with these bottleneck challenges. Here are a few examples of the results for our clients.

Does your company have (or want) a renewable energy plan?

  • The Global Climate Action Summit convenes this fall in San Francisco to discuss how companies can work for strategies for renewable energy. A company’s renewable energy goals take patience and perseverance. BSR reported, “Corporate renewable energy procurement should be guided by a defined strategy based on available options, key priorities and ambition. To create your strategy, you must identify your company’s motivations for procuring renewable energy, adopt supporting goals and commitments and identify available internal human and financial resources to aid execution. Here is the 3-step piece from BSR through the Logistics Newsroom, 1) Asses your options 2) Create your strategy 3) Identify opportunities to collaborate.

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. 

Bruce Strahan

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