BrooksBrooks Automation’s logistics team adopts lean practices and tackles challenges resulting from new tariffs on China.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

With the United States imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports, Donna Poole and her logistics team at Brooks Automation have been implementing new processes to combat some of the challenges that the tariffs pose on the company’s supplier relationships. “We have major suppliers in China,” says Poole, Brooks Automation’s senior director of global logistics and trade compliance. 

Frey GaedeFrey Gaede & Company represents manufacturers at lower cost and more efficiently than direct sales people.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Frey Gaede & Company (FG&C) of Ohio has numerous strengths. FG&C is a manufacturer’s representative group, representing products to wholesalers, retailers, dealers (resellers) and distributors. FG&C focuses on office products, contract furniture, janitorial, break room and safety industries.

LBPLBP provides customized sustainable products for quick-service and fast-casual restaurant chains.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Some companies are content with offering a standard, off-the-shelf solution for their clients’ challenges, but LBP Manufacturing LLC prefers to take a different approach. Director of Supply Chain Urszula Bailey explains that the firm is more interested in providing a customized solution that takes a holistic view to meet not only all of the customers’ needs, but delights consumers as well. 

AmerockCabinet hardware manufacturer Amerock adjusts its supply chain to succeed with e-commerce.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

An increase in e-commerce has led to a shift in how Amerock does business. Amerock manufactures hardware for both kitchen and bathroom cabinets and bath accessories. Some products are decorative while other products, such as hinges and catches, are functional.

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