Tag Archive: opportunities

The Latest Trends

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I recently spoke on the topic of the latest trends and what is in store for 2018. The Amazon Effect is still top of mind as well as near-sourcing, finding a “right fit” team member and technology. You need to be thinking of how these trends are likely to impact your business.
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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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Amazon and Whole Foods

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Amazon hit the news big time with the purchase of Whole Foods. It even got my mom’s attention, and she asked the store manager if they would continue to exist. He assured her that they planned to stay. It just so happens that I spoke on the Amazon Effect at the Future Ports Annual Conference and at an IOT (internet of things)/ Supply Chain Data event almost immediately after the announcement. We had some fascinating discussions at the IOT event about Amazon and their strategy and impacts. Certainly this move will shake up traditional retail grocery stores! Are you thinking…
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Do You See What is in Front of You?

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Driving back from a client earlier this week, I suddenly noticed beautiful fall trees along the side of the road less than one half mile from my house. It hit me that I must have been driving by these trees for a while and didn’t notice, yet I specifically looked for a tour in Japan to see the fall leaves. I could have completely missed what was right in front of my nose! How often do we miss things at work? Do you pay attention to who you walk by in the morning? How about the waste you pass up? How…
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