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Are You Retaining Top Talent?

Several clients have been short on top talent. With virtually zero unemployment, the traditional job search programs yield virtually 0% talent.  Even with an executive recruiter, you may be prone to lose your candidate at the last minute when his/her current job figures out they need to do a [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Does Your Environment Support Fear?

In today's Amazonian environment, customers expect rapid delivery (same day/ next day is preferred regardless of industry), 24/7 accessibility, easy returns, innovative collaborations and much more.  Add disruptors popping up all over (such as Uber, Netflix and more), trade war impacts and technology disruptors to entire industries (such as [...]

Women in Supply Chain (and Why Men Should Care)

August 16, 2017 Talking about “Women in Supply Chain” at the Western District Conference for APICSWhether a man or woman, if you are in the end-to-end supply chain, you should be thinking about women in supply chain.  There is a serious skills gap in the next several years in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Keys to Delegation Success for Projects

With today’s high customer expectations for quick service, 24/7 accessibility and expanded services supply chain managers are increasingly overloaded. Delegation is key to meeting demands and working efficiently.Published in "Liquid Planners" website, March 1, 2016 Click here for original article. In today's Amazon-impacted world, customers have higher expectations of [...]

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