May 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm Pacific time
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Just as the commoditization of global transportation, communication network and manufacturing lingua franca led to the globalization in manufacturing, the emergence of highly configured devices, changing macroeconomics, geopolitics and evolving knowledge and preferences of both OEMs and consumers will lead to the end of Chinese hegemony in manufacturing. It will also lead to the emergence of a more logical (and flexible) dispersed operations and manufacturing model that relies on true "national competitive advantage" and less...
Last Mile Manufacturing (LMM) is a new Supply Chain Archtecture and Philosphy that takes into account major macro-economic changes, geo-political shifts and new business thinking to manage supply chains differently.In a nutshell, today's technology supply chains are based on assumptions and economics that were true in the 1980s and 1990s. Many of these assumptions have been turned on their head:- steadily increasing US wages (actually real US manufacturing wages are falling)- infinitely cheaper foreign labor costs (actually,...
Welcome to the first posting to the Last Mile Manufacturing Review blog!I think the best place for me to start is to begin to make the case for Last Mile Manufacturing, before going into huge detail on how it works or how one implements it. So this first post is a bit of a summary of the "why" and the "what" -- and I'll try to keep it high level before going into detail in...