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Summer Days and Back to School

August 29, 2019 This summer, I was able to make a few weekend / long weekend jaunts including a trip to the wedding of my good friend Valerie's daughter's in Dana Point, a trip for the weekend in Sequoia with my two best friends (pictured with the big tree, [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:21+00:00August 29, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , , |

Recognition and the 2019 LMA Advocate Award

On the 10 year anniversary of my business, I recognized 10 people for 10 years as LMA Advocates – people who have gone over and beyond, resulting in LMA Consulting’s growth and success.  I truly appreciate their support, expertise, ideas and feedback.  I would not be here today without them – [...]

The Talent / Skills Gap & My Request to You

August 14, 2019 Several years ago, we performed research on the Skills Gap in conjunction with APICS Inland Empire. We found that 87% of manufacturers, distributors and significant service operations were experiencing a skills gap at that time. Fast-forward six years, and the business environment seems quite similar yet [...]

2020-09-29T22:10:55+00:00August 14, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Skills Gap|Tags: , , , , |

Recognition & the 2019 LMA Advocate Award

July 31, 2019 On the 10 year anniversary of my business, I recognized 10 people for 10 years as LMA Advocates - people who have gone over and beyond, resulting in LMA Consulting's growth and success.  I truly appreciate their support, expertise, ideas and feedback.  I would not be here today [...]

2020-09-29T22:12:21+00:00July 31, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking|

Sequoia and the Power of Silence

July 18, 2019 My best friend from high school and college was in town recently, and we went to Sequoia. First, I must say, what a ride to get to Sequoia on winding, mountainous roads! Once we arrived, we went to the 'Trail of 100 Giants', and it was [...]

2020-10-13T00:57:50+00:00July 18, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dana Point and the Customers’ 1st Experience with Your Product or Service

July 3, 2019 Last week, I went to Dana Point for a good friend's daughter's wedding. It seemed like an opportunity for a mini-getaway, and so I spent the night at the Marriott (pictured). Not only does Dana Point appear majestic with the view of the water, the lawn [...]

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Manufacturing, Logistics & CA to Align

June 19, 2019 Last week, I went to the California Capitol building as a part of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's (IEEP) regional leadership academy. It was interesting to hear how the process works. I also am also representing the IEEP's logistics council as it relates to moving forward [...]

Participation is More Fun

May 28, 2019 During my recent trip to Sicily, Prague and Belgium, I went on several food tours. I have found food tours can be a fun and interesting way to get to know an area as well as the food that is unique to the area. So, of [...]

Language & Why Quality Is Lost in Translation

May 16, 2019 I just returned from a trip to Europe, and it highlighted why language and positioning matters. Of course, when visiting Sicily, Sorrento, Prague and Bruges, different languages and dialects are spoken; however, my comments about language and positioning relate to English. On a day tour in [...]

Boom or Recession? What is the State of the Economy?

In the last few months, I've attended sessions on the global, national and regional state of the economy. Every executive, trusted advisor and colleague wants to know: Are we headed for a recession? The bottom line answer is that there are no signs of a recession in the foreseeable [...]

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