10. Reduce your supply base. Partnering with a select group of suppliers who have the knowledge, skills and technologies to help develop a finely tuned manufacturing and fulfillment supply chain will deliver the greatest efficiencies. Seek “big picture” people who have the ability to view the entirety of a supply chain and understand how to work collaboratively to reduce cycle times and total costs.
Bruce Jensen is the group vice president of sales for Transcontinental Printing’s Magazine, Book & Catalog group. Contact him at JensenB@Transcontinental.ca
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