Leadership Logistics Blog

Giving versus Spending – A Holiday of Unexpected Outcomes

On this Giving Tuesday, I have asked a close friend and colleague to share his thoughts.  Kyle has been giving his time and treasure to worthwhile causes for many years.  He has an excellent message, along with some eye opening statistics.  Giving versus Spending, By…
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What I am most thankful for – Top 10

A Thanksgiving Message First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  I hope that you are able to spend the holiday in a way that is meaningful to you. I have always struggled with the issue of gift giving in a corporate environment…
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Booster Shot for the Soul

Here at BEI Global, part of the reason we do blogs is to explore a wide variety of ideas and concepts.  Early on, we phrased it this way: “To share ideas and facilitate discussions. We will take the time to dig into writings, ideas and…
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Data = Savings or Spaghetti!!??

Ever wonder how good data will actually save you money?  Read on… Like you, I get calls and e mails every day from companies selling another ‘data – predictive analytics –  dashboard – AI – profit improvement – gizmo’.  It amazes me that we think…
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Outgrowing your Supply Chain?

Have you outgrown your supply chain?  Are you a victim of your own success?  As a general rule, companies do not build a supply chain for the needs of the future.  Partly out of necessity, and partly due to the reality that the future needs…
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Rising Diesel Prices, Who to blame?

Well, diesel prices are expected to continue to rise. For a change, we are not blaming the Chinese. Take your pick – Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen rebels, Bolton, Trump, Carter – you decide. The bottom line, though, is that diesel (and gasoline) prices are going…
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Utilization Equals Money

Want to save money?  Let’s talk about utilization.  When most people think about saving money in logistics, the first thought tends to be freight costs.  Can you squeeze the vendors?  Are the transportation providers or other 3PL carriers gouging you?  Well, there may be some…
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Do you have a ‘type’?  Problem Types and Leadership Styles

The Cynefin Problem Model Classifying problems – do you know what kind of problem you have?  And what leadership style to use? OK folks, this blog has a lot of detail, and is a bit dense.  Hopefully you will agree that the Cynefin model is…
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Recreation or Re-creation, the Value of Time Off

Americans have a lot to learn from the Europeans with regard to time off.  Having recently taken my first 2 week holiday, I have come back refreshed and ready to take on new challenges.  The time away allowed me to make some decisions about my…
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3PL and 4PL – Logistics or Star Wars?

The logistics world has its own language, and can easily confuse the casual observer. Today we will discuss just two terms: 3PL and 4PL. Logistics practitioners can get caught up in all these terms, throwing them around expecting everyone to understand. Star Wars has its…
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