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Ramping Back Up

We are seeing business just beginning to ramp up. As said in our eBook, Future-Proofing Manufacturing & Supply Chain Post COVID-19, this is not an on/off switch. We should turn the dial carefully (as quickly as possible while accounting for the end-to-end supply chain). Every situation is different.  Yet, [...]

2020-09-25T20:52:45+00:00August 22, 2020|Categories: Future Proofing, Inner Circle, Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

Should We Be Reshoring?

Are you thinking about your product supply strategy? You certainly should be! I was asked to talk on Bloomberg’s “What’d You Miss?” about reshoring since it is a hot topic in the news. I was also on a webinar with other CEOs and thought leaders recently about the Future [...]

The Loss of the Claremont Club & What We Should Take Away

August 10, 2020 Unfortunately, I am quite saddened that the Claremont Club has decided to close its doors forever. It went from a success story written up by CBS News to a sad story upsetting most of its 10,000 members and residents. I was proud to be associated with [...]

People are on the Move

Do You Know If Your Best People are Looking for a New Job? You better believe it! There is a trend across clients and colleagues that the best people are on the move! COVID has disrupted the landscape. Whenever multiple clients experience similar situations, we take note. There [...]

2020-09-21T20:20:48+00:00August 12, 2020|Categories: Future Proofing, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , |

The Future of Technology

The Future of Technology Technology is a tricky topic. On one hand, almost everyone has put technology and ERP implementations on hold due to concerns about COVID impacts and to conserve cash. On the other hand, it is the best time to gain employees' attention and focus to upgrade [...]

Automation or Autonomous?

While leading a panel "Building Resiliency in the Supply Chain" with gurus from Georgia Tech, the leading experts in global logistics and associated research, several intriguing concepts arose. Additionally, my Association for Supply Chain Management group led a series of webinars on "Navigating through Volatility" including discussions with several [...]

Why SIOP is Critical to Thriving During & Post COVID

COVID has disrupted every business. Some are growing far faster than supply can keep up while others have dropped like a rocket. Still others have almost identical dollar volume yet double the number of orders at half the order size, creating significant disruption in warehousing, shipping and transportation. [...]

What’s Happening in Manufacturing & Supply Chain: Consider Your Top Talent

The Rise of E-commerce & WMS Systems During the Pandemic

July 24, 2020 According to Forbes, COVID-19 accelerated e-commerce growth by 4-6 years. Smart players are taking advantage of the opportunity. Only Amazon takes in more money than Shopify's websites, and analysts are predicting a 75% annual rise in the next five years. The ONLY item in common across [...]

My Favorite Pre-COVID Travel Destination & Travel During Lockdown

July 13, 2020 As my long-term newsletter subscribers know, I enjoy traveling. Of course, during lockdown, I haven't even gone to visit my Mom in Arizona since you never know what unintended germs you might bring along for the ride. Thus, I thought I'd go back to my favorite [...]

2020-10-13T00:48:47+00:00July 27, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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