Leadership Logistics Blog

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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Is your Supply Chain “Right”?

  In today’s Blog, we will discuss the 7 R’s of supply Chain.  We will define the terms, review the tactical view and then discuss the strategic implications.  The main idea is that this framework allows leaders to consider the tactical and strategic characteristics their…
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Safety First

Article: Safety First Author: David Allan Galloway Title: Safety Walk, Safety Talk ISBN: 13:978-1729608722 Copyright 2019 David Allen Galloway Continuous Mile Consulting, LLC I was introduced to David Galloway when he was brought in as a Safety Consultant for a larger paper manufacturer, with whom…
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Running a Half Marathon

Have you ever run a half marathon?  I am in the process of training for the Cap City Half Marathon in the spring and it is quite an endeavor.  What is most amazing to me is how your body and habits adapt to the change. …
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Learning is Everything

They say timing is everything.  Maybe it is the combination of timing and learning that is “everything”.  A few weeks ago, I shared some thoughts from Dr. Colburn who talked about the importance of being a lifelong learner.  This week, I ran across this article…
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The Self-Managed Organization

TD Magazine (a publication of ATD Press) has accepted the article The Self-Managed and Accountable Organization for publication by Dr. Michael Colburn. A friend and former professor of mine  – Dr. Michael Colburn – recently published “The Self-Managed and Accountable Organization.” Once the article is…
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Book: The Snowball – Warren Buffet and the Business of Life

Book: The Snowball – Warren Buffet and the Business of Life Author: Alice Schroeder So I started reading “The Snowball” – the biography of Warren Buffet.  I could not get past Chapter 1, page 4.  Warren gives his biographer the following direction “Whenever my version…
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Freight and Federal Infrastructure

Article: Freight Wins Big in Federal Infrastructure Package Author: John Gallagher Date: Dec 13, 2018 Source: freightwaves.com In this article, the federal infrastructure grants for 2018 were reviewed.  The biggest issue is that the amount of the grant money was triple what has been distributed in…
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