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Erik Olson

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5 Myths About Lean

Posted by Erik Olson on Oct 3, 2018 9:32:00 AM

Ever come across someone resistant to change?  It happens all the time, right? We all resist change to some degree, and it’s especially common for people to resist changes that suggest an existing method of how they are doing something might be improved. But we live in a marketplace that demands increasing efficiencies, so change we must. Convincing anyone of the imperative that getting better means doing things differently means we must always be ready to refute arguments against maintaining the status quo. You must improve your operations by making them leaner, and that means addressing lean myths and misperceptions.

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Topics: Company Culture, Manufacturing Methods

Why Selecting an ISO/IPC Supplier is Important

Posted by Erik Olson on Oct 12, 2016 9:28:00 AM

Selecting a supplier that’s right for your business is complicated. Though price matters, there’s more to it than just picking through quotes and price lists and sorting from lowest to highest. Skilled buyers know the importance of weighing all factors involved, including supplier quality and reliability. But, what specifically is measured, and how?

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Topics: Manufacturing Methods, Quality Control, Supplier Selection

The Importance of Partnering with a Supplier that can Support Material Traceability

Posted by Erik Olson on Apr 24, 2015 1:45:00 PM

Today more than ever manufacturers are learning the importance of being able to trace their products.  Sometimes knowing where and when the product was manufactured is sufficient but often a manufacturer must be able to trace sub-components and even raw materials back to the original source.  If your traceability requirements go beyond just place and time of final manufacturing and you need to reach back into your supply chain, partnering with a contract manufacturer that has the experience and systems to support traceability is critical.

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Topics: Supply Chain and Procurement Strategies, Supplier Selection