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FINDING THE RIGHT TALENT FOR SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS

Finding the Right Talent for Supply Chain and Logistics

Supply Chain and Logistics is a huge industry. It is the core of other industries like procurement, e-commerce, third-party logistics, and a lot more to mention. The industry runs in a very constructed business model, but aside from that; what really drives supply chain and logistics? Is it the products, the services or simply the…
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Dealing with a Difficult Boss

Dealing with a Difficult Boss

How many bosses do you think you’ll have before retirement? The younger Baby Boomers have almost twelve jobs between the ages of 18 and 50 on average. The job-hopping Millennials will probably have even more. And with twelve or more entries in the job history section of the CV, you will probably have more than…
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Supply Chain Sustainability - does it matter? in conversation with Professor Yossi Sheffi of MIT

Supply Chain Sustainability – does it matter? in conversation with Professor Yossi Sheffi of MIT

Let’s talk Sustainability​ ‘Sustainability’ is not an easy topic to discuss when most companies have a ‘profit first’ or ‘profit only’ mentality. In one of our Podcasts we cover the topic in detail with one of global thought leaders in Supply Chain: “Companies need to provide profits, growth, employment, goods. They also have to take care of…
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The single most important thing in START-ups: Hiring!

The single most important thing in START-ups: Hiring!

What is the biggest challenge for start ups? You would think it’s raising money, closing deals, doing sales or finding partners. Wrong! It’s hiring people. I bet if you polled a bunch of startup founders the data would be very conclusive. Below we want to share some of the discussions we had with start-up founders…
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Top 3 Skills Logistics Companies want to recruit in 2018

Top 3 Skills Logistics Companies want to recruit in 2018

The face of the typical logistics professional has morphed. This has resulted in the process of recruitment in the logistics and supply chain industries being more streamlined to identify innovative candidates who can speak the right mix of languages, with the right set of skills. In addition to logistics professionals, the increase in the need…
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Stuck in your senior job? Here’s what to do.

Stuck in your senior job? Here’s what to do.

Getting stuck in your career is a huge risk. Avoid it at all cost! If only things would be that easy. Many people feel stranded in management roles. Your shiny title and good pay may make you feel safe, but you’re bored to tears and there’s impossible to move up. Or you’re a VP who…
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AI taking over Supply Chains. Are you ready?

AI taking over Supply Chains. Are you ready?

I had a very interesting talk recently with Paul Bradley, CEO of Caprica International. One of the industry leaders best connected with latest technology start-ups. One of the most interesting topics? AI! It made me realize that change is happening faster than most of us anticipate and AI is a big part of it. Listen to the…
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“We need to recruit a new CXO. Can you search our competitors to see who is the best candidate?”

“We need to recruit a new CXO. Can you search our competitors to see who is the best candidate?”

“We need to recruit a new CXO. Can you search our competitors to see who is the best candidate?” This is the PROBLEM with some senior level searches today. Companies are looking for more of the same. They want to hire the best from their competitors. And whilst in theory that is ok, that may…
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Hire people who DON'T GIVE a DAMN about their CAREER!

Hire people who DON’T GIVE a DAMN about their CAREER!

Hire people who DON’T GIVE a DAMN about their CAREER! They will teach you the most. And bring your business forward. What do I mean by that? Too many people in MNCs are political animals. Care too much about how the boss sees them. How their peers see them. How they look like when they…
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Most companies DO NOT KNOW how to TELL THEIR STORIES!

Most companies DO NOT KNOW how to TELL THEIR STORIES!

A top problem in employer branding today: Most Companies DO NOT KNOW how to TELL THEIR STORIES! We do a lot of work in supply chain and logistics. The above applies too well. Apart from maybe 2-3 companies, I challenge anyone to find good examples of good story telling. And that sucks! Because potential employees…
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