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Distribution on the Cusp of Metamorphosis’ podcast series is an opportunity to introduce companies like your own to becoming more agile. This podcast is produced by MCA Associates.If you happen to be a regular reader “MCA Talk” monthly newsletter, then you already know that we cover a variety of distribution-management topics focused on continuous improvement of your entire value-stream. This new periodic podcast allows us to expand our coverage - mitigate the newsletter space limitations we often run into – and provide more depth and granular detail, and an easier and more relaxed way for you and your company to obtain relevant information

Distribution on the Cusp of Metamorphosis Howard Coleman

    • Business

Distribution on the Cusp of Metamorphosis’ podcast series is an opportunity to introduce companies like your own to becoming more agile. This podcast is produced by MCA Associates.If you happen to be a regular reader “MCA Talk” monthly newsletter, then you already know that we cover a variety of distribution-management topics focused on continuous improvement of your entire value-stream. This new periodic podcast allows us to expand our coverage - mitigate the newsletter space limitations we often run into – and provide more depth and granular detail, and an easier and more relaxed way for you and your company to obtain relevant information

    Episode 3: Business Reinvention in a World of ‘Word Salads’…What’s in Your Playbook?

    Episode 3: Business Reinvention in a World of ‘Word Salads’…What’s in Your Playbook?

    In this third episode, Howard Coleman, Principal of MCA Associates, unravels the plethora of terms, often conflated, that describe what distribution related companies are being asked to achieve when faced with a “need to innovate” across their entire value-stream. He provides a quite different perspective that anticipates the future, but honors the successes of the past.
    At the end of the podcast, there is also a helpful offer to optimize your podcast take-away. 
    Host:  Howard W. Coleman, Principal of MCA Associates

    Learn more about MCA Associates http://www.mcaassociates.com
     
    To contact podcast host, Howard Coleman, email hcoleman@mcaassociates.com

    • 22 min
    Episode 2: What Is the Value of a Distribution Operations Facility Assessment?...Be Nimble...Be Quick!

    Episode 2: What Is the Value of a Distribution Operations Facility Assessment?...Be Nimble...Be Quick!

    In this second episode, Howard Coleman, Principal of MCA Associates, capsulizes what distribution related companies should always be looking for to improve operational efficiency of the their distribution/warehouse facilities. Whether you conduct an operational assessment and process review on your own or reach-out to an outside resource, a “distribution operations facility assessment “ is step #1 – to ...“Be Nimble...Be Quick”. 
    At the end of the podcast, there is a helpful offer to optimize your take-aways. 

    Host:  Howard W. Coleman, Principal of MCA Associates

    To contact podcast host, Howard Coleman, email hcoleman@mcaassociates.com
     MCA Associates, a management consulting firm since 1986, works with wholesale distribution and manufacturing companies that are seeking and are committed to operational excellence. Howard and his team of Senior Consultants provide business consulting in specific areas of core-competency:
     
    Operational excellence thought leadership and business process re-engineering 
    Distribution Center and warehouse design and resource integration 
    Inventory and supply chain management 
    ERP and WMS systems technology assessment  
    Organizational assessment and development 
    Sales development and revenue generation 
    Competitive Advantage Assessments

    • 23 min
    Episode 1: Collaborative Robotics Can Change Your Warehouse & Distribution Center’s Lifestyle

    Episode 1: Collaborative Robotics Can Change Your Warehouse & Distribution Center’s Lifestyle

    In this first episode of  ‘Distribution on the Cusp of Metamorphosis’ , a podcast series from MCA Talk, Howard Coleman, Principal of MCA Associates, provides insights into Collaborative Robotics – what may be the most significant advance in distribution warehousing today; what it’s all about, how you can re-tool and future-proof your warehouse/DC operations, how they may fit-in regardless of the size of your operations, the critical success factors, and the bottom line ROI potential - versus the “value-of-time” equation. At the end of the podcast, there is a helpful offer to optimize your take-aways

    This episode is sponsored by:
    #1 - 6 River Systems a leading fulfillment solution provider, and part of global commerce company Shopify, provides a collaborative mobile robot – Chuck – and operates in more than 80 facilities in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Contact them at www.6River.com
    #2 – MindHarbor: celebrating 21 years of developing award-winning custom business software, ERP system enhancements, ERP API integrations, and business intelligence solutions for leading manufacturers and wholesale distributors. Please visit www.mindharbor.com#3 – The Wholesaler magazine:  the number one choice for the news in the plumbing, heating, cooling and piping wholesale distribution industry. Always at the forefront, visit www.phcppros.com

    About MCA Associates:
    MCA Associates, a management consulting firm since 1986, works with wholesale distribution and manufacturing companies that are seeking and are committed to operational excellence. Howard and his team of Senior Consultants provide business consulting in specific areas of core-competency:
    Operational excellence thought leadership and business process re-engineeringDistribution Center and warehouse design and resource integrationInventory and supply chain managementERP and WMS systems technology assessment Organizational assessment and developmentSales development and revenue generationCompetitive Advantage AssessmentsTo contact podcast host, Howard Coleman, email hcoleman@mcaassociates.com

    • 29 min

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