Tag Archive: APICS 2014

US Roadmap 2025

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The Material Handling and Logistics Association has taken the lead in updating the roadmap for supply chain and logistics for 2025. I participated in a strategy session focused on thinking about what is coming in ten years, what disruptors are likely to exist and how we should prepare to succeed in 2025. Southern California is #1 in both manufacturing and logistics; thus, there is much to think about to stay ahead of the curve and think about how technology, workforce, and other factors will affect logistics in the future. For example, we discussed the impact – or lack thereof –…
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APICS 2014: New Orleans State of Mind

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I arrived in New Orleans to speak at APICS 2014 on empowering and engaging employees, and so I’m in the New Orleans state of mind. Certainly, as my bio confirms, one of my favorite spots anywhere is Cafe du Monde. Where else do you have so little selection yet it is jam packed almost anytime of the day? I consider it a “must”! They have created an iconic brand that no traveler can do without. After beignets at Cafe du Monde, we walked by a parade with great music – at first we thought it was a funeral as they…
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Employee Performance: Do Not Ignore Your Stars

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Since the beginning of 2014, the job market has been robust and employers are struggling to find high-skilled, qualified candidates for key positions. I’ve talked frequently about this skills gap and performed researchon the topic as I am convinced that those who get ahead of the skills gap will thrive and leave the rest in the dust. Join me at APICS 2014 to hear more about my research findings and strategies for success. One key component to succeeding while others continue to struggle with the skills gap is to retain top talent. I cannot tell you how often employee performance is…
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