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What Do We Most Want to Do Post Lockdown?

May 15, 2020 I was on a Zoom call yesterday (one of 9), and we broke into groups to answer the question of what we most want to do post lockdown. Haircuts beat going to the bar! It is especially tough when you are on video 10 to 12 [...]

2020-10-13T00:45:48+00:00May 20, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |

Future-Proofing Manufacturing & Supply Chain eBook Released

April 30, 2020 As we entered the coronavirus pandemic, I became inspired to write an eBook to provide value to clients and colleagues. After a few very intensive weeks, I am excited to release my latest eBook: Future-Proofing Manufacturing & the Supply Chain POST COVID-19 We’ve been talking about manufacturing [...]

2020-09-29T18:07:55+00:00May 6, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking|

The Economy & Where It Is Headed

April 17, 2020 Since I dressed up for my webinar with Eileen Angulo on "Navigating Coronavirus Impact with our Employees," it seemed a great time to do a quick video for I've Been Thinking on the economy and where we go from here.  One Tip [...]

Are You Drinking From a Fire Hose in Managing Supply Chain Disruption?

April 10, 2020 Every client is experiencing unprecedented disruption! Unfortunately, one had to shutdown since their product is considered non-essential. Most others continue to operate to varying levels. Most manufacturers and distributors are considered critical because they supply defense, the construction/ building industry, the food and beverage industry or [...]

Where is the Toilet Paper?

I started receiving calls after the lockdown with the key question on reporters’ minds, “Where is the Toilet Paper?”. Thus, I thought I’d share a few conversations with you. First, I was on Rip City Sports Radio about just this topic. It was a lot of fun! I [...]

Coronavirus: Resources for Businesses & Individuals

March 19, 2020 What else could we be thinking about this week?!?! Of course, the coronavirus is top of mind. I met with a group of top notch trusted advisors yesterday (via Zoom) and we shared resources. We had trusted advisors including CPAs, attorneys, HR consultants, bankers, insurance providers [...]

2020-10-13T00:40:53+00:00March 23, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, I've Been Thinking|

Going Live on a New ERP System and the Importance of People

February 29, 2020 A client is going live on a new ERP system shortly, and so it is top of mind. As is ALWAYS the case, as you get close to the finish line, issues pop up and it feels like one nightmare after another. With that said, the [...]

2020-10-13T00:40:32+00:00March 3, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Skills Gap, Talent|

Are You Waiting Too Long to Future-Proof?

January 24, 2020 Although most economists do not see an immediate recession, there are plenty of concerning signs along with global volatility. Unfortunately, concern alone can create a recession unrelated to underlying factors. Meaning, we could have terrific fundamentals and results yet still go into a recession if fear [...]

Economic Forecasts for 2020

February 7, 2020 Manfred Keil a longtime economics professor at Claremont McKenna College and the chief economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, spoke at a manufacturing and distribution group of trusted advisors on what we can expect for 2020. It was a fascinating discussion. The bottom line is that there [...]

2020-09-29T21:46:04+00:00February 11, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking|

Do You Have a Network?

January 9, 2020 Do you have a network of people you can go to for answers, help, introductions, and more? My network is not only very important to my business but it is also very important for my personal life. Starting with business, I can definitely say that LMA [...]

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