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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 & Keeping Up-to-Date

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

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|
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