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What’s Going on in the Food Industry?

After receiving a call from a CBS affiliate asking about what's going on in the food industry, we thought it would make for an interesting deep dive. In addition, we have been working with companies from farm to table and from machinery equipment to logistics/ food service distribution and [...]

What’s Going On Around the World?

After receiving questions from multiple sources about "What's going on in Asia?", we dug into what's going on around the world (at a high level). In today's globally-connected world, it isn't a question you can ignore! Starting with Asia, from a supply chain point-of-view, product continues to move. [...]

The Value of Diversity

June 29, 2020 Diversity has always been core to success. Are you gaining different viewpoints? It has certainly been proven that deliberately bringing diverse viewpoints into projects and teams will lead to greater levels of success. Men will have different perspectives than women. People with different nationalities and backgrounds [...]

2020-10-13T00:47:29+00:00July 2, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , |

The Future of Manufacturing & Supply Chain

June 13, 2020 It is a very exciting time for those of us passionate about manufacturing and supply chain. Undoubtedly, we have never worked harder proactively managing the unprecedented demand and supply volatility, and so appreciate your supply chain resources. I am hearing that they are taking off for [...]

Being Featured on Bloomberg & the Rise of Reshoring

June 1, 2020 Of course, it was very exciting to be featured on Bloomberg's 'What'd You Miss?' show! It speaks to the rising popularity of reshoring that Bloomberg is searching for supply chain experts to talk about reshoring and whether it makes sense. One Tip to Implement This Week: [...]

What Do We Most Want to Do Post Lockdown?

May 15, 2020 I was on a Zoom call yesterday (one of 9), and we broke into groups to answer the question of what we most want to do post lockdown. Haircuts beat going to the bar! It is especially tough when you are on video 10 to 12 [...]

2020-10-13T00:45:48+00:00May 20, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leadership As We Emerge from the Pandemic

"Whatever You Are, Be a Good One." - Abraham Lincoln All bets are off. No matter what type of leader you were pre-pandemic, your opportunity is now. Relationships move faster during times of crisis than any other time. Simply become the leader you know you can be. Everyone has [...]

IT/ Tech

Does Technology Have a Seat at the Table? Do you consider your technology leader an integral member of your executive team? If not, why not? Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, technology was starting to take over the world. With the acceleration of e-commerce, the expanded use of ERP systems, [...]

Immediate Strategy

Do you want to be Amazon or Sears? Sears used to be the Amazon of its time, but they failed to change with the times. There is little life left in this former powerhouse of retail. On the other hand, Amazon continues to evolve and is clearly doing quite [...]

The Economy & Where It Is Headed

April 17, 2020 Since I dressed up for my webinar with Eileen Angulo on "Navigating Coronavirus Impact with our Employees," it seemed a great time to do a quick video for I've Been Thinking on the economy and where we go from here.  One Tip [...]

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