The Value of Strategy Discussions in Fiji

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Strategy discussions with a global, growth-focused group of top-notch consultants in interesting locations helps to inspire powerful insights.
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Leveraging Technology for Supply Chain Success

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My APICS Inland Empire chapter hosted our 11th executive panel and networking symposium on Leveraging Technology for Supply Chain Success.  We had interesting discussions with top notch panelists spanning the end-to-end supply chain from Disney to OceanX.  The panel covered diverse supply chain topics such as autonomous vehicles and machine learning – thanks to  Terrie Dean, Craig Young, Stephen Richie, Thomas Jelenic and Matt Weinberg .  The event was a complete success thanks in large part to our Board of Directors (pictured below) – Valerie Ladd, Kevin Manning, Lisa Anderson, Parizad Sethna, Phil Elhai, Pamela Scrivner , Tony Martinez, Kate…
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The Value of Your Cross-Functional Network

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One of the keys emerging from APICS 2017 wasn’t from a session; instead, it was seeing the value of your cross-functional network.
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Logistics Innovation – Where is it Going?

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The global logistics industry will grow from its current hefty size of $8 trillion to $23 trillion by 2023 – what a sharp contrast!
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Blockchain Anyone?

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Blockchain provides a potential solution for complex, multi-party, high-friction processes.  There seem to be vast possibilities.
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5 Steps to Significant Process Improvement, A Case Study

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Over the last couple of months I’ve been working with a client on making significant improvements to their business operations. The 5 step approach we’ve been using can be instructive to others who want to improve their own business processes in a logical and methodical manner.
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The Outer Banks & the Value of Long-Term Relationships

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There is something to be said for good people who stick with you through thick and thin. That applies to business as well!
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What’s New & Hot in Transportation?

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What’s New & Hot in Transportation? I was a panelist at Mobility 21‘s (the Southern California Transportation Coalition) session, “Speed to Delivery: Goods Movement’s High-Tech Future”.  We had a fascinating discussion with a panel of experts from Walmart, Caltrans, the California Transportation Commission and Paul Granillo, Kome Ajise, Elizabeth Fretheim, Fran Inman.  One area with 100% agreement is that the Amazon Effect (inclusive of rapid deliveries, small shipments and easy returns) is the expectation. For example, according to Fran, e-commerce is rising, master plan business parks are growing, omni-channel is taking over, the need for flexibility is at an all-time…
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San Antonio’s Riverwalk and Creating a “Destination”

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Wouldn’t you like your customers to consider your company, your Customer Service team or your service a compelling “destination”?  
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