Supply Chain

During COVID-19 we experienced inventory shortages and the ships lined up waiting to get into the ports. • Today’s new reality is having excess inventory and shortages. • E-commerce created a new reality. Instead of shipping containers to customers individual products are being picked at the warehouse and shipped to the consumers. • High returns of merchandise…

There is significant evidence that supply chains have “normalized.” Delivery times are fast and overall demand is low. Many companies are now looking at “longer-term” supply chain planning and changes. Some of these changes include multi-sourcing and digitizing supply chain operations. Geopolitical events and resulting tariffs/sanctions could quickly change the supply chain landscape, however, so…

When preparing (hopefully in advance!) to sell your business, it helps to understand what buyers will looking for and asking about.  While revenue and financials are well-known areas of due diligence, for companies in the product space the efficiency and riskiness of operations and supply chain are also fair game. Buyers are concerned about a…

Increasing revenue when preparing for a future sale (or pretty much anytime!) is great but an equivalent savings in operational costs, such as supply chain and manufacturing, can provide an even greater increase in company sales price since valuations are often based on multiples of EBITDA. A $1M increase in sales may improve EBITDA by…

Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) are looking at numerous ways to help companies save money and improve processes in an inflationary environment. One of ERA’s most successful verticals in assisting companies with their freight costs. Need: Business leaders are looking at unique ways to combat inflation and reduce freight costs. Solution: ERA’s freight specialists put forward 10 unique…

Managing Today’s Reality of Excess Inventory:   The Domino Effect of Having Out-Dated Software Systems.   Not having real time information on the fast-moving products. Not having accurate information of the inventory level in multiple locations. No method of tracking Vendor Reliability of ON-TIME deliveries.   What are the Results of Excess Inventory? Late shipments…

A major theme of this edition of ProfitSense was accounting, as host Bill McDermott welcomed two CPAs, Bradley Carroll, CFO of Progressive Lighting, and Gary Clayton, CFO of Superior Business Management. Bradley discussed his move from a CPA firm to in-house practitioner, the significant problems associated with logistics and sourcing products internationally, and more. Topics Gary addressed…

Program produced by XPX Atlanta. Supply chain issues often impact small and businesses more deeply due to less purchasing power, less financing access and fewer options. Hear from a supply chain expert and a distribution-focused business owner on how these issues impact them, and solutions to better leverage resources that do exist. Keep up to…

Take Control of Insurance Pricing Premiums continue to increase for certain commercial insurance lines, while coverage terms have become more restrictive. Companies that take a passive approach — simply responding to quotes from underwriters — frequently receive coverage that’s both inadequate and overpriced. Watch this video to learn how organizations can leverage data to proactively…

How companies are combating Supply Chain disruptions, adapting to new role in overall operating expenses. Our Speaker: R.J. RomanoBDOManaging DirectorOperational Value Creation & Supply Chain Advisory Practice Leader RJ has 20 years of experience in supply chain/logistics working with manufacturers, distributors, trucking companies, and third-party logistics companies. Prior to consulting, RJ worked in Distribution in…

From appliances to sofas, Americans aren’t used to empty shelves or waiting weeks for their purchases. But the pandemic continues to disrupt the supply chain, shuttering factories, creating logjams at ports, and exacerbating a truck driver shortage. This event will bring together regional leaders – L.L. Bean CEO Stephen Smith, Massachusetts Port Authority CEO Lisa…

Every business owner envisions a growing business, running smoothly without drama and having massive amounts of cash flow and profits. The problem is that with growth comes increasing complexity. Oftentimes, you need to add people and improve processes. Deciding not to add people and processes can create choke points in our business that cause it to become increasingly inefficient or…

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