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How to Compete with Google and Apple for Millennial Supply Chain Talent

How to Compete with Google and Apple for Millennial Supply Chain Talent

Chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) say the gap between today's skill sets and those needed in three to five years is enormous. Most view access to top-tier talent as a larger barrier to innovation than access to capital. It doesn't help that supply chains are challenged to compete for talent with...[more]


Distinguishing Perception From Reality

The Warehousing Education and Research Council's annual benchmarking study, DC Measures, shows a majority of respondents believe they are performing better than their competitors. This perception gap is common for warehouse managers, especially when using metrics to improve performance. To bridge...[more]


Five Steps to Mentoring Millennials

The top challenge for Millennials is an unclear career path for upward mobility. Helping Millennials grow in their career is vital for the continued success of the firm and the individual. It fosters communication and learning opportunities for both the mentor and the mentee. -Joe Tillman, Founder...[more]


America's Best Employers for Diversity

America's Best Employers for Diversity

One study after another has shown that companies with more diverse teams have stronger financial performance. But without being an employee, it’s often difficult to get visibility into how seriously a company takes diversity.[more]


Cybersecurity Hygiene: 17 Steps Your Business Should Be Taking Now

Each year, 71 percent of all cyberattacks target small to mid-sized businesses. Why, you ask? A simple underinvestment in cyber protection.[more]


Where Will Companies Find Their Future I.T. Expertise?

Where Will Companies Find Their Future I.T. Expertise?

We love to complain about the shortcomings of tech support. But how would we feel about a worldwide shortage of I.T. talent?[more]


Four Steps to Building a Business Case for Efficiency

Four Steps to Building a Business Case for Efficiency

Many large organizations have lofty efficiency goals, but struggle to turn them into reality — often because there’s limited buy-in where it truly matters.[more]


Business Schools Now Teaching #MeToo, N.F.L. Protests and Trump

Tim Vogus, a professor at Vanderbilt University’s business school, was stoking the debate in his classroom one day this fall, asking first-year M.B.A. students about one of the most successful, and controversial, companies of the day. On the syllabus was Uber, a case study in both sensational...[more]


The Gig Economy Is Here to Stay — But Can Workers Survive in It?

The Gig Economy Is Here to Stay — But Can Workers Survive in It?

What are we talking about, when we talk about the gig economy?[more]


Changing Lanes: Keeping Pace with Converging Pressures on Procurement Organizations

Changing Lanes: Keeping Pace with Converging Pressures on Procurement Organizations

There are ever increasing converging pressures and challenges that corporations face to address transparency of their products and supply chains for all regulated functions. As this convergence takes hold between compliance and procurement organizations, and the increase in regulations governs how...[more]


Supply Chain Academia Meets the Real World

Supply Chain Academia Meets the Real World

Mary Long, managing director of The Supply Chain Management Institute at the University of San Diego, explains the benefits of professional organizations to supply chain. She also reveals the synergies between academics and practitioners. [Run Time (Min.): 9:51][more]


How the Talent Gap Is Disrupting the Supply Chain

How the Talent Gap Is Disrupting the Supply Chain

The most serious disruption in supply chain today is the talent gap, says Ken Ackerman, "Senior Janitor" with The K.B. Ackerman Company. He has a message for managers who have failed to address the issue. [Run Time (Min.): 9:36][more]


The North American Supply Chain Executive Summit

The annual North American Supply Chain Executive Summit excels at bringing together like-minded peers who hold similar positions and face similar challenges, says Geoff Micks, Head of Marketing and Research at the event organizer, Executive Platforms. [Run Time (Min.): 6:56] [more]


10 Strategies for Successful Organizations

So-called "active" listening means seeking to understand, and it's crucial for leaders to realize that, says Mark Heinrich, president and COO of PetroGov. [Run Time (Min.): 7:39] [more]


Workshops for Warriors Trains Veterans for Additive Manufacturing Careers

Hernàn Luis y Prado, a U.S. Navy officer with combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, was upset over what was happening to returning veterans.[more]