MAY 2018

It's been a busy few months for the KickStage team, with our fingers in many 'supply chain pies'! Our President, Angela Whiteside, is undertaking her Doctorate degree and researching some of the more cultural and team-based enablers that can predict successful supply chain and outsourcing initiatives. The investigation and publication of this research has led to some exciting and diverse clients, including the authoring of a White Paper for the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association, sponsored by Canon! This paper provides an industry-customized framework to make agile and profitable sourcing decisions in the printing and mailing industry.

The ongoing research and industrial engagements reveal the same thing time and time again - a disproportionate focus on cost over other critical service provisions such as quality and responsiveness. This pattern is consistent across clients and industries, and can lead to lackluster supply chain performance and significant customer disruptions. The KickStage team, in assisting our clients with their supply chain performance, take a dual-perspective approach to defining the optimal supply chain configuration - analyzing the capabilities of the supply chain whilst at the same time understanding from the end customer what their service priorities actually are from their suppliers. This allows the optimal supply chain to be designed, and provides rewards and satisfaction to both sides of the table.

Are You Ready for Take-off?

Navigating and exploiting funding opportunities in the commercial drone sector.

Should it stay or should it go?

Optimizing your business’s insourcing and outsourcing decision-making

Recovering A350 Delivery Performance

KickStage provides fast-track delivery recovery services to Zodiac Aerospace

Aerospace in Southern California - Opportunities for Small Businesses

It's an exciting time for the Aerospace Industry in Southern California.

Exploiting IoT for smarter sourcing

How The ‘Internet of Things’ Can Revolutionize Your Supply Chain

Pacific Design & Manufacturing Summit

KickStage at North America's Largest Annual Advanced Design and Manufacturing Event.


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