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Skills Gap

The Talent Shortage – What to Do…

In every conference and almost every conversation with a CEO or GM, the talent shortage arises.   It is on our minds! At the E-Commerce and Logistics summit, it was a consistent theme from our panel “Freight, Frictions and the Future” and it arose with each keynote speaker (President [...]

The Skills Gap Emerges as #1 at Prominent Supply Chain Conference

At the Southern California Supply Chain and Logistics Summit conference, there were several keynote speakers from industry icons such as Amazon, UPS, Union Pacific and more.  One might expect quite a lot of interesting insights into the latest supply chain trends yet the most common theme among the presentations [...]

A Human Capital Checkup

In honor of the Innovation Awards, it seems appropriate to discuss the critical importance of human capital.  Innovation occurs with the engagement and involvement of your people.  That's why there is a specific category of the Manufacturers' Council of the Inland Empire's innovation awards for just this topic.   Have [...]

2020-09-24T13:50:44+00:00March 5, 2018|Categories: Skills Gap, Talent|Tags: , , , , , |

Walmart is Raising the Bar with Supply Chain Metrics

August 7, 2017 One of my clients forwarded this article about Walmart's supply chain.  Walmart is not only requiring an increase in OTIF (on-time-in-full) delivery performance but it also will charge penalties for suppliers that don't live up to the metric!  Creating an efficient supply chain is critical for [...]

Made Again in America: Supply Chain & Career Opportunities

In this radio talk show interview, Lisa Anderson talks about how manufacturing is gaining momentum in the U.S., how APICS Inland Empire supports the supply chain community and how we can get students interested in engaged in manufacturing careers. Use controls below to listen. Download MP3 16.9MB

2020-12-23T16:27:43+00:00June 1, 2017|Categories: Education, Manufacturing, Podcasts, Skills Gap, Talent|

Deloitte Survey Says Talent Gap Jeopardizes Success

February 20, 2017 According to the 2017 Deloitte Global CPO Survey, 85% of those surveyed felt that talent was the largest factor in driving procurement performance yet 60% think they have a skills gap to deliver on their procurement objectives.  My clients are experiencing this same phenomenon, no matter the [...]

Filling Worker Skills Gap Remains a Hot Topic

Worker skill gaps continue to impact manufacturers and distributors productivity and profitability who don’t make an investment in their human capitalIn the past week, I’ve had the opportunity to hear the leading experts in manufacturing, distribution and logistics. There were a few common threads among EVERY expert yet one [...]

What will Motivate Your Team?

A motivated team can overcome some of the biggest business challenges a company can face.presentation in meeting room.According to my Skills Gap research, executive recruiters and HR experts, it is more challenging now than it has been in quite a long time to find and retain top talent.  A [...]

Do You Have Enough Female Leaders?

I attended the compelling Renaissance Executive Forums All Member meeting last week in the Inland Empire, and it got me thinking about female leaders. One of the keynote speakers discussed this topic. Who would think it would take me attending an event to think about an obviously appropriate topic? [...]

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