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Talent, Talent, Talent

Similar to location, location, and location in the real estate business, the current business environment talks about talent, talent and talent. Here are comments from just the last few weeks from clients ranging from life science research to food and mining machinery and equipment to building and construction products [...]

The Gap in Leadership

During the pandemic, there was a mass exodus of talent as leaders decided to retire early, switch careers or just take a step back. On the other hand, the leader's job is becoming far more challenging. Not only has the last year required navigating the pandemic but now leaders are faced with scarce resources, more work and new challenges to tackle with extended lead times, inflation and rapidly changing customer conditions. What should leaders do?

The Rush on Talent & How to Discover Your Hidden Talent

During the pandemic, there was a mass exodus of talent. Talent started dropping like flies during the shutdown. People reevaluated their career and life. Several decided to retire early. Others decided it was a good time to change careers [...]
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Logistics Capacity Constraints Abound. What to Do?

I recently met with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's logistics council to discuss the state of logistics, and it was a compelling and concerning conversation with the thought leaders in that space. Here are a few facts to ponder [...]

Bass Lake and Implications of the U.S. Traveling Again

While my nephew was in town for an internship, we went to Bass Lake and Yosemite. It was strange to be 'back to normal' in terms of going on a tour of the park, eating in a restaurant overlooking Bass Lake and more. It was beautiful as you'll see below, and it was great to spend time with family [...]

Post Pandemic Skills Gap

As originally published in Brushware Magazine on July-August 2021 According to Prudential’s latest Pulse of the American Worker Survey, one in four workers plan to look for a job a different company once the pandemic has subsided. Additionally, a recent Robert Half survey found that 38% of workers feel [...]

Shortages & Extended Lead Times – Starbucks, Building Materials & Much More

Starbucks is out of several items! Who would have thought? Unfortunately, they are not alone. Almost every client is experiencing shortages of materials, logistics services and more. For example, according to Freight Waves, FedEx Freight just announced they are immediately cutting service to 1400 less-than-truckload in an effort to [...]

The Critical Importance of Talent to Growth Post Pandemic

There is no doubt about it, in talking with CEOs across industries, company sizes and geographies, talent is top of mind. Our clients are growing rapidly in most cases and unanimously interested in scaling successfully. Although there are many tools required to lead the pack [...]

What’s Happening In Manufacturing and Supply Chain – Technology

Lisa Anderson discusses why it is important to refocus on our talent because the needs for our employees are changing rapidly. Focus on continued development.

Reshoring in a Post COVID World & Upcoming Expert Panel

I was just interviewed by SAP Insights about the localization of supply chains and whether reshoring is a pipe dream or reality. Stay tuned for that article although this hot topic continues to arise as manufacturers and product based companies realize the significant risk of having their full supply chain [...]

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