Author: Ken Thompson

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As an executive and advisor, Ken Thompson has been dedicated for over 60 years to strengthening manufacturers’ and distributors’ supply chain relationships through the sharing of best practices, managing disruptions, and coordinating visions and implementation of systemic technological change to further solid strategic alliances.

We all know the drill. The management teams all assemble roughly eight-to-ten weeks prior to the end of the business year to review current business results and trends and begin forming budgets and forecasts for the new year about to commence. As more companies can now collect reliable data, the process becomes far more sophisticated and meaningful than the former method of extending a forefinger into the air to determine prevailing wind direction. Forecasting season is behind us. GAWDA Media, in its First Quarter Issue, reported survey results from a reasonable sample of both Distributor and Supplier companies. Distributors forecast…

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