Supply Chain: Both Nimble & Lean

Focus in manufacturing is moving to flexibility and responsiveness. For years now the thrust of good manufacturing supply chain practice has been to “Lean” operations. Products arriving just in time, low inventories, assembly in the lowest cost facility, and offshore manufacturing are the result, and it's been a good strategy as an evolution from the…

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5 Takeaways from Intel Q4 Results

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is accelerating the reorganization of operations to focus on faster-growing high-tech markets and, like many of its peer, the world’s biggest semiconductor manufacturer is putting connectivity, or, the internet-of-things (IoT), at the heart of its business evolution. Its latest quarterly results indicate the company is hitting speed bumps and confirm analysts’…

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