April 5, 2017

As any employer will tell you without hesitation, getting the right team in place is important. Yet actions speak louder than words and, in some business sectors, the actions of employers seem to contradict the company’s stated position.  

This is inevitably true of the supply chain sector, one of many industries moving very deliberately towards technological developments that could displace human workers with automated systems.

From the automation of order fulfillment and self-driving delivery vehicles to planning software and artificial intelligence handling service questions, empowering employees seems to be on the backburner when set alongside the latest technology.  Continue reading What It Means to “Trust the Team”

October 2, 2015

In our personal and professional lives, a commitment to improvement is often the hallmark of success.

Beyond only immediate fixes for business challenges, though, the drive to be better can flow throughout a company, provided it is encouraged and allowed to flourish.

5S Improvement Method
This is a truth at the core of Kaizen and its 5S methodology, which we’ll also explore here. Continue reading 8 Ways to Ensure Continuous Improvement in Your Organization