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The Skills Gap in the Modern Era

People are the #1 topic on our most successful clients' executives minds. That's because these clients realize that even the best strategies and plans will fail without people. On the other hand, we have seen clients that appear the least likely to succeed overcome great obstacles to not only [...]

2020-09-22T22:01:21+00:00September 10, 2019|Categories: Skills Gap, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Collaboration in the Supply Chain

To succeed in today's Amazonian environment, we must keep strange bedfellows.  We just love the Amazon example of innovation, partnering with the U.S. Postal service, known as one of the least-innovative organizations out there.  But it works!  Who ever thought you'd see a U.S. postal service mail truck delivering [...]

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 [...]

How to Get Out of an Escape Room & What It Has to Do With Work

June 9, 2017 My ProVisors group had two competing teams working to get out of an escape room (my team is pictured below).  Thanks to James Valmonte for such a great idea and coordination!  It was an exciting experience to work through the clues and figure our way out of [...]

2020-10-01T22:35:26+00:00June 9, 2017|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Survey Says Manufacturing Key to American Prosperity

May 16, 2017 According to a survey by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, more than three quarters of Americans surveyed believe the U.S. should invest in the manufacturing industry.  Nice to see what I see on a daily basis come to life and gain momentum!  Specifically, more than 80% [...]

The Right Combination of Technical & Communication Skills ROCKS!

February 18, 2017 I am the Chair of the APICS West Coast student case competition, and we just wrapped up our 2017 event.  We had 104 students from around the world fly into San Diego to compete.  It was a really impressive group of students!     The competition [...]

A Sneak Peek at What the Supply Chain Industry Will Look Like in 2025

Published in Supply Demand Executive on Dec. 19, 2016 “With the evolution of the roles within the supply chain, there is an ever-increasing demand for skills. Investing in the right talent and developing the right talent to navigate the increasingly complex supply chain is crucial for the future,” said [...]

2020-11-03T22:08:40+00:00December 19, 2016|Categories: In The News, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , |

Successful CEOs/ Presidents & Leadership

August 5, 2016 Our APICS Inland Empire chapter went on a tour of Paulson Manufacturing, and it was simply excellent! It reminded me of how powerful the influence and impact of the CEO is on an organization. Roy Paulson, the President, not only spent considerable time with us talking [...]

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