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ERP Selection: Why It Has Become a Strategic Priority

In today’s Amazonian environment, customers expect rapid delivery, over and beyond from cradle to grave, collaborative service, 24/7 accessibility and last-minute changes. Executives are realizing they must upgrade their technology infrastructure to meet and exceed these customer expectations while driving bottom line improvement. Your ERP decision will be one [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Do You Have Resilient Employees?

Resiliency isn't easy or every organization would have perfected it.  Yet in today's volatile, Amazon impacted, disruption-heavy environment, you must build resilience.   Let's start by talking about our meaning of resilience:  we mean not only the ability to adjust and recover quickly to changing business conditions but also the [...]

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My Late Aunt Marge & the Art of Conversation

October 14, 2017 Last week, my Aunt Marge passed away, one month shy of her 96th birthday. My dad, brother and I went to surprise her for her 90th birthday (see them below). She was sooo very excited to see my dad. She had a gift for conversation and [...]

Styx and the Power of the Positive and Enjoying Your Career

September 25, 2017 Last week, I attended a Styx concert at the L.A. Fair - what a powerful event!  The band has been around for 45 years and still enjoys singing together!  It was apparent in watching the concert.  They really took the positive spin on their commentary and [...]

Even The Best System Will Fail Without Talent

It’s paramount in business to have the “right” people at the table.As an ERP expert, it is quite clear to me that even the best systems will fail miserably if they don't possess talent. Don't even bother to select and implement an ERP system if you don't have the [...]

The Ladies of Logistics (LOL) & the Power of Networks

August 20, 2017 On Friday night, I went to the annual LOL (Ladies of Logistics) bash, thanks to Elizabeth Warren (we're pictured below).  She brought together many of Southern California's most powerful women in logistics (and a few men too).  It was a great opportunity to talk with people [...]

Who Should You Follow? A Guide to Good Mentoring Relationships

My own consulting mentor says: “follow someone who has been there and done that”. Experience counts.We recently took on one of our first consulting mentoring projects. Since our focus is on delivering growth and profitability for manufacturing and distribution companies, we work mainly with business-to-business. With that said, every [...]

Raising the Bar With Customer Service

Do your internal operations have a significant impact on your customer service levels?  Yes, in every single client, they can have a dramatic effect! For example, we recently worked with a client that wanted to raise the bar when it came to service levels.  Over time, product mix, distribution [...]

The Eagles and Apprenticeships

July 24, 2017 Last weekend, I went to Classic West - an amazing weekend of 6 classic bands at Dodger Stadium including the Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Journey, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan and Earth, Wind and Fire.  What a lineup!  Aside from amazing music and fabulous floor seats (which seated [...]

3 Takeaways from the Drucker Supply Chain Forum

The Drucker Supply Chain Forum engages a diverse group of supply chain experts to not only discuss trends and potential global disruptions, but also core values, employee engagement and careers in supply chain, logistics and distribution.At the Drucker Supply Chain Forum held recently, there was a panel of distribution [...]

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