Author Archive for Patrick Maley

Guest Commentary: A Lesson from Japan Earthquake: Countries Can Be Critical Paths

It goes without saying that in manufacturing, often the company with the shortest lead time is the winner; whoever gets the hottest new product to market the fastest gets the trophy at the end of the race. Our customers have it down to a science, but bumps still come up from time to time. There’s a term they use to describe the part of a product that drives the overall lead time, called the “critical […]

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