Following an election, the Foundation for Strategic Sourcing (F4SS) has announced new board members, one of whom is Capacity’s CSO, Thom Campbell! Thom joins Annette Saenger, Business Development Manager for Pharma Cosmetics at SGS North America.
All this week we’ll be bringing you a selection of the vast (and we do mean V–A–S–T) array of electronics on display at CES 2015.
Capacity LLC’s Chief Strategy Office and co-founder Thom Campbell left the wintry weather on the East coast and successfully made his way to Las Vegas yesterday, ready to talk logistics tech with anyone facing supply chain challenges in the coming year.
We’ll be bringing you his best photo-journalism here, but for the deeper discussion around supply chain technology you’ll need to track down Thom at the event itself.
If you’re not passionate about what you do, the chances are you’re not going to do it nearly as well as your competitors.
That’s the main takeaway from Thom Campbell’s recent interview with The Future of Supply Chains, an excellent industry analysis site written by Dustin Mattison.
Here’s the video from an insightful eight minute look at his background and what drives his work at Capacity LLC.
What it comes down to, in Thom’s words, is this:
“What really distinguishes a great provider from a good one is that passion for a client’s business and truly caring about what they do.”
Here are some of the main points he raises:
Supply chain partners have perhaps more impact on the success of another business than in any other industry. Often you are literally touching every product before it reaches the customer.
Where others choose to compete on price and square footage, Capacity LLC is rooted in the belief that service starts with that dedication to your client. Learning about their products, industry and customers, and aligning your operations to strive for the same business goals.
The people and stories behind their success are what inspired Thom to make the move from finance to supply chain management. His 15 year career in the industry is built on great relationships and people, such as George Korres , whom he refers to in the video.
If you have a deep interest in supply chain management and care about a specific area already, you’re half way there in terms of a career in the field. Thom sees far more loyalty and dedication in this industry than anywhere else he has worked.
You can read the full transcript of Thom’s interview here.
Thanks again to Dustin and please let us know what you think about the points raised, either here in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
In Capacity LLC’s continuing pursuit of packaging excellence, we drop more stuff off of the roof. This time we drop off glass bottles and scented candles (in bottles). Take a look at how it all works out. Chief Strategy Officer Thom Campbell serves as MC, joined by CEO Jeff Kaiden as the dropper and CFO Arlen Fish as official witness. What would you like us to drop next?