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A Fiercely Competitive Talent Market

A Fiercely Competitive Talent Market

Wills Moore from Korn Ferry writes about the shortage of talent needed to fuel continued growth in e-commerce. He notes in particular a competency known as “Learning Agility” – the ability to draw on previous experience and successfully apply it to new situations / challenges. As the pace of change marches inexorably faster, […]

What I Learned from the Family Business Stewardship Institute

What I Learned from the Family Business Stewardship Institute

Meg McDonnell has over 33 years at Gonnella and now holds the position of VP Sales for the frozen dough division.  She is a late G3 (most experienced G3 being 70 years old and youngest being 54) who looks forward to working at a higher level in the company alongside mostly G4s.  Last year, Meg graduated […]

SVCC’s Riti Patel Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

We are very pleased to announce that SVCC Administrative Assistant Riti Patel was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue graduate studies and work in Mexico City, Mexico. As information, the Fulbright program is offered through the Department of State and offers merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and […]

Better Practices for College Recruiting

The July/August issue of Supply Chain Management Review is designated the “Talent Issue” and contains a number of articles related to attracting, retaining, and developing talent. As a supplement to the print issue, they run a number of shorter, related articles on-line. Harry Haney from the Supply & Value Chain Center at Loyola University Chicago […]

Supply Chain Drives Enterprise Profitability

Daphne Howland on retaildive.com writes about how Inditex’ supply chain is a key enabler in the organization’s profitability. Specifically she notes that by controlling more of their supply chain than their peers, they can get smaller batches to the shelves faster, mitigating losses from excess inventory due to weather changes.

-Harry Haney, Assistant Director, Supply & […]

Unintended Consequences in Conflict Mineral Rules

Lindsay Macgregor, writing in Online Sourcing Journal notes that the now 3 year old rules on reporting conflict mineral usage are actually hurting the companies they were intended to help. These minerals, including tin, tantalum, gold, and tungsten are widely used in the fashion industry and the rules require reporting if they came […]

Kras Chocolates

For several months, we have been working with Kraš, a Croatian confectionery specializing in chocolates, biscuits, and candies.  Kraš is a well-known brand in Croatia with products in every grocery store, several standalone Bonbonnières (chocolate shops), and Choco Bars (a combination hot chocolate bar and dessert shop).  We even found their products in a few […]

Supply Chain Risk Management – GM’s Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters

Andrew Colias writes in Auto News how the impact of the April earthquake in Japan was far less damaging than it could have been as a result of what GM learned and implemented following the 2011 earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. The tools include a 5:30am weekly global conference call to review and mitigate […]

My First Overtly Political Post

Although there is something political in every discussion of social economics, social enterprise, and environmental sustainability, I generally avoid overtly political posts.  But I can’t help but repost Bill Moyers’ June 16th post entitled “Trump, His Virus and the Dark Ago of Unreason.”


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Internet of Things Driving Warehouse Efficiencies

Ben Ames, writing in DC Velocity, notes several potential ways to deliver benefits. He notes that while set up costs (in the form of sensors, data network costs, and implementation expenses) can be significant, once in place, the benefit can be significant. He cites the ability to “rescue” perishable items from going out […]