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I’ve Been Thinking

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 [...]

2020-09-29T14:34:04+00:00August 27, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking|

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 [...]

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: , , , , , , , |

Paying Attention to Reshoring & USMCA?

July 6, 2020 As supply chain has gained in prominence in the media with the increase in tariffs and the many challenges associated with coronavirus, reshoring has become of keen interest. Surveys are showing it is more than just a passing interest with executives. Instead, it is in [...]

The Value of Diversity

June 29, 2020 Diversity has always been core to success. Are you gaining different viewpoints? It has certainly been proven that deliberately bringing diverse viewpoints into projects and teams will lead to greater levels of success. Men will have different perspectives than women. People with different nationalities and backgrounds [...]

2020-10-13T00:47:29+00:00July 2, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , |

The Future of Manufacturing & Supply Chain

June 13, 2020 It is a very exciting time for those of us passionate about manufacturing and supply chain. Undoubtedly, we have never worked harder proactively managing the unprecedented demand and supply volatility, and so appreciate your supply chain resources. I am hearing that they are taking off for [...]

Being Featured on Bloomberg & the Rise of Reshoring

June 1, 2020 Of course, it was very exciting to be featured on Bloomberg's 'What'd You Miss?' show! It speaks to the rising popularity of reshoring that Bloomberg is searching for supply chain experts to talk about reshoring and whether it makes sense. One Tip to Implement This Week: [...]

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