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Supplier Assessments: Key to Improving the Value Chain

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By Brandon Phoenix, Business Consultant with TMAC (Consulting Firm and MEP affiliate) based in Dallas, TX Metroplex.  Brandon has over 20 years of business and manufacturing experience with an emphasis on supply chain optimization, lean enterprise, manufacturing leaRead More

Good Fortune or Strategic Opportunity?

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By Mark Schmit, MEP National Accounts Manager

Every once in a while, a person (or maybe a project) just happens to be in the right place at the right time. You can call it fate, kismet, plain old good luck, the blessings of a sixth sense, the byproduct of the stars aligning, or any n… Read More

Welcome to The Smarter Supply Chain Blog

Welcome to the Smarter Supply Chain Blog

Hello and welcome to The Smarter Supply Chain blog! Our hope is that you’ll explore our site and participate in the conversation around the critical nature of supply chain optimization. Our program, sponsored by the NIST-Manufacturing Extension Partnership, was d… Read More

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