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The Prominence of Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Technology

Although much is in doubt as we go into 2021, there is one area that is certain. Manufacturing, supply chain and technology will be prominent, essential and progressive. According to Bloomberg, an Institute for Supply Management gauge of factory activity unexpectedly increased to 60.7 from 57.5. To support vaccine [...]

The Vaccine and the Supply Chain

I was recently interviewed in the media about the coronavirus vaccine and the supply chain. Thus, I took a deep dive into the process and, of course, I am also looking forward to getting back to seeing family, traveling and enjoying a lunch in a restaurant! What I found [...]

Representing the U.S. at The World Manufacturing Forum

I had the pleasure of representing the United States in the World Manufacturing Forum in thesession “Back to the Future: Manufacturing Beyond COVID-19“. I talked about the fact that weare at a crossroads between efficiency/ costs and resiliency/ responsiveness, how to turn that orinto an ‘and’, how that relates to reshoring/ near-shoring, supply chain and sourcing changes andIndustry 4.0. When the video is available, I’ll send a link. What fun! Next year, I wouldn’t mindtraveling to Milan to represent us.

The Critical Importance of Leadership

Are you paying attention to your leaders? You better! There is vast disruption. People are getting frustrated and tired of the coronavirus. Employees are anxious about the election and unrest. There are issues around the globe. Our best clients are on top of what's going on with their people, and their people are largely focused, productive and optimistic.

A Fractured Tooth & The Power of Caring

Well, no doubt about it, when it rains, it pours. I had a tooth ache that lasted about a week, and so I called my dentist. They took an X-ray, and it didn't really show anything; however, when looking with a microscope, they could see the fracture. We had [...]

Zoom Fatigue and How to Stay Engaged

Lots of people are complaining of Zoom fatigue. Do you have Zoom fatigue? It can be a challenge to be in front of a screen and camera for 8-10 hours a day. After all, there are some days I don't have time to eat, get a drink or use [...]

Inaugural LMA Futurist Award 2020: Corona Clipper

September 29, 2020 Since our 10 year anniversary in 2015, we have been recognizing people who have contributed to our success with our LMA Advocate award. In the last few years, we have been thinking about starting a corporate award of excellence.  We wanted to make sure it was special [...]

LMA Advocate 2020: Shannon Reininger

September 20, 2020 In 2015, we kicked off the LMA Advocate awards to recognize those people who have been instrumental to our growth and success.  We started with 10 people to celebrate the 10 years since we started the business and we now add one each year. Although I’ve learned [...]

Where Our Best People Are Going

August 24, 2020 In the last month, almost every client has had some sort of challenge with talent. Most clients and contacts have lost a high-quality person. All have experienced a lack of talent or the appropriate skills to meet customer demand. For example, finding temporary resources has [...]

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