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LMA Advocate 2020: Shannon Reininger

September 20, 2020 In 2015, we kicked off the LMA Advocate awards to recognize those people who have been instrumental to our growth and success.  We started with 10 people to celebrate the 10 years since we started the business and we now add one each year. Although I’ve learned [...]

Clearing the Mind for Innovation & the Santa Barbara Coastline

October 10, 2019 I recently attended a CEO retreat in Santa Barbara. We talked about both our business goals as well as our personal goals and spent two half-days enjoying the area. I took the opportunity to clear my mind so that I could think innovatively. Everyone clears [...]

2020-10-13T00:58:59+00:00October 10, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Talent|Tags: , , , , |

The Resilient Supply Chain: Can You Get Trucks?

Are you able to find trucks?  It is quickly becoming the key question that needs to be answered.  Every driver has at least 12 options.  Why will he/she take your load?  Are you attractive to carriers?  That is the key question.  After all, you can carry inventory so you [...]

L.A. Metro & Innovative Transportation

April 16, 2018 I was able to hear Joshua Schank, Director of Innovation of L.A. Metro talk at a ProVisors meeting last week, and so it seemed appropriate to share the complexity of L.A.'s transportation network and some of the innovations starting to gain momentum. The single largest [...]

Amazon and Whole Foods

July 6, 2017 Amazon hit the news big time with the purchase of Whole Foods.  It even got my mom's attention, and she asked the store manager if they would continue to exist.  He assured her that they planned to stay. It just so happens that I spoke on [...]

What MacGyver & the Fess Parker Have in Common

September 8, 2016 With the reboot of MacGyver starting this fall, it reminds me of one of the strategies behind my success - leverage already-existing assets to deliver results.  Coincidently, over Labor Day weekend, I went to Santa Barbara and stayed at the Fess Parker resort by Doubletree.  Of [...]

Unique New Zealand Style Cooperation

June 15, 2016 This past week, I've been in New Zealand, following my strategy / mentor advisory meeting in Sydney and a few tours in Australia.  Our first stop was Christchurch.  It was devastated by an earthquake in 2011 with buildings crumbling everywhere - apparently, they hadn't built Christchurch [...]

2020-10-13T00:55:50+00:00June 15, 2016|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , , |

Synthesize for Results

Today’s bombardment of ideas requires an ability to synthesize — to spot relevant connections and innovative combinations in manufacturing. We've talked about the ingredients required to have an Eagle Eye - how to rapidly spot key priorities and ensure results occur. There are so few people who put these [...]

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