An Acquisition Gone Wrong! A Coup D’Etat in the Boardroom!

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The CEO called an emergency meeting in the Boardroom.  The President of our Division, myself, the prior owners of a company we had just acquired, and one of our major shareholders/board members were to attend.  The sh*t had hit the fan with our latest acquisition.

It had only been a few months since the acquisition had been completed.  This was certainly long enough for the honeymoon period to be over.  But now it looked like we were quickly heading for a divorce.

What went wrong?

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Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

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When I started my career the term “Supply Chain” had just been coined. As such it was many years before I actually heard of the term “Supply Chain Management”.

Regardless I pursued my interests and took on an increasingly diverse set of progressive jobs as time went on. Now as I look back on my career virtually everything I did falls under the banner of Supply Chain management.

Given the phenomenal opportunities that Supply Chain offers for personal and professional growth it is a career path which I highly recommend to anyone.

What is it about Supply Chain that makes it such an appealing career path?

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Are Robotic Machines Causing a Loss of Jobs?

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Robotic machines article and permission to publish here provided by Ruby Collins.

As technology progresses, the usage of robot machines in almost every industry area is becoming increasingly ubiquitous. An increasing number of individuals are concerned about the use of robot machines in the workplace because they believe that robot machines will cause job losses in many sectors.

Is this, however, correct?

Yes. To some degree, the usage of robot machines has resulted in an increase in the number of job losses, since certain tasks that were previously handled by humans are now completed by these machines.

Therefore, when it comes to the job market, they are now seen as a significant danger.

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Characteristics of a Barrier Busting Culture!

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When you embark on driving any kind of Game Changing Transformation you will most likely also need to change the Culture.  As the saying goes, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results”.  So in order to get different results you may have to break through barriers and drive different behaviours from what are inherent in your current Culture.

Your organization is an ecosystem of policies, practices, processes and procedures that are the result of decisions, beliefs and  behaviours.  Over time much of this generally gets accepted as the way it’s always been done and is not open to challenge or to change.  Therein sacred cows, whether real or perceived, can become obstacles to making the changes needed to derive different results from the status quo.

So how do you change your Culture to achieve Game Changing results?

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What are Verbal Reasoning Tests?

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Verbal reasoning tests article and permission to publish here provided by Francis Dimaano at practiceaptitudetests.com.

Verbal reasoning tests evaluate your capacity to extract key pieces of information from dense pieces of text.

In doing so, your comprehension and general capability is tested and potential employers can form a clearer picture of how you think and act under pressure.

We’ve compiled all the important information you need to know on what exactly verbal reasoning tests are, and why they’re so important to employers. 

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5 Important Uses of Technology in Modern Teaching and Learning!

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Modern teaching and learning article and permission to publish here provided by Elaine Bennett.

Technology is revolutionizing the modern classroom, but also the educational sector as a whole. The COVID-19 pandemic has sped up and popularized a trend that has been on the rise for years with the advancement of digital technologies and online learning, and nowadays it seems that eLearning has become an integral part of the new normal.

But that’s not the only way that technological advancement is changing the way we teach, and the way students approach the learning process.

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How Farmers Can Boost Food Production! (Infographic)

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Boost food production article and the Vertical Farming infographic and permission to publish here provided by Grant Kamperschroer at straightnorth.

How often do you think about the global population? There are more than 7 billion people living on our planet, and that number will continue to climb. The earth could hold more than 8 to 11 billion people in less than 30 years, by 2050.

If you’re a farmer, however, you’re probably already aware of the growing need to produce food. The question then becomes, how do you do so? How can farmers increase the world’s food supply in a way that feeds people and protects the planet? 

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6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

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Supply Chain heroes article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on  https://cerasis.com

Supply chain leaders and heroes will face the year with uncertainty and opportunity. Digital technologies are becoming more prevalent in basic supply chain functions, and changes in legislation are likely to spur dramatic changes that will result in the need to reevaluate supply chain strategy in both domestic and international locations.  How can they be heroes?

Similar to the supply chain maturity curve of technologies, as explained by Steve Banker of Forbes, supply chain managers should consider how top supply chain trends will influence operations in the coming year.

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What are the Highest Paid Blockchain Jobs?

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Highest paid Blockchain jobs article and permission to publish here provided by Sophie at mrcrypto.cc.

It’s been a few years since the world has been looking at the rise of new technology, specifically with the progress of revolutionary blockchain technology. This technology has become a solution to problems faced by various industries like healthcare, logistics, real estate, education, and supply chain. The integration of this technology is increasing at a drastic rate over many industries. 

The buzz is that many popular and powerful companies are looking for collaborations and partnerships to launch pilot projects with blockchain technology.

Because of its unending advantages, blockchain has been continuously receiving offers from global leaders, renowned industry experts, and emerging entrepreneurs.

In fact, Blockchain is labeled as a portent for the upcoming industrial revolution. If you are looking forward to taking blockchain technology as a career for successful living, you are on the perfect track pursuing Blockchain jobs.

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How Can Supply Chain Students Combine Theory and Practice?

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Supply chain students article and permission to publish here provided by Alisia Stren.

Supply Chain Management, a crucial aspect of a business, is the study of the management of large quantity goods and services. This includes inventory management of raw materials and prerequisites for smooth transportation to meet demands on time and efficiently. 

Owing to the nature of the course, theoretical knowledge must be backed by practical activities to get a true sense of the nature of work and, most importantly, perform well as students navigate towards their work journey in this domain. 

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5 Minute Job Interview Tips for Success!

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Many of you have been a participant in innumerable job interviews, whether you are the interviewer or the interviewee. 

Interviews can be highly time consuming for both parties so it’s imperative that this time is valuable for everyone.

Having interviewed hundreds of people, and been interviewed myself many times, I usually find that the essence of an effective interview can be reached in the first 5 minutes.

That doesn’t mean that there isn’t more to discuss from the 6th minute on. But it does mean that I’ve usually made my decision within 5 minutes.

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Finding and Applying for Supply Chain Jobs!

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Supply Chain jobs article and permission to publish here provided by Molly Crockett.

Supply chains are responsible for global economic growth and stability, and its various positions are in high demand nowadays. However, with workers from the baby boomer generation retiring, and not enough millennials are being recruited for the jobs, it has been the main issue in the industry so far. 

Interested in playing a role in creating products from start to finish, and watch the economy soar? It should be a no-brainer where to start in your career, even if you’re starting out at entry-level, with these steps.

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The AI Impact On Recruiting Procedures!

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AI impact on recruiting article and permission to publish here provided by Harry Miller.

Artificial intelligence has really helped various businesses streamline their processes. It takes out the human bias from procedures and makes them more efficient.

Customer service has been a particular success story, with automated chatbots tackling both online and phone queries. If you call up a helpline like Cox customer service number, you can expect to engage with AI and get the answers to most of your concerns. This reduces the need for round-the-clock hiring and getting more resources as customers increase.

With AI, companies can simply incorporate various programs which help the company grow in the most efficient way possible.  

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10 Mountain Climbing Strategies and Lessons for Optimum Results!

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I met a guy who had recently climbed Mount Everest. In our conversation I learned that he actually reached the summit on his second attempt, having failed on his first attempt a few years earlier.

On his first attempt he could actually see the summit only a couple of hundred feet ahead of him. But he ran out of fixed rope. Despite being so close to his goal he had to make a decision. Does he risk the attempt given the very high chances that he could die and never see his young son and wife again? Or does he go back down and try again in the future.

In the face of summit fever, that feeling of going for the summit at all costs, he calmly made the decision to go back down, and live to try another day.

It was a fascinating story and lesson that could be applied to life and business. What other lessons can be understood through the experience of mountain climbing?

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Acoustics Matters!

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Acoustics article and permission to publish here provided by Grant Kamperschroer at straightnorth.com.

Acoustics affect critical aspects of a building’s function, from productivity in the office and communication in the classroom, to the price an apartment, condominium or single-family home can command.

Understanding how to select a combination of building materials, system designs and construction technologies that will provide the most appropriate sound control is key to creating a successful acoustical design.

Energy from sound waves interacts with every object and surface in a room – some energy may be absorbed or scattered by room furnishings and some energy may reflect off or transmit through partitions. 

Sound can bend around barriers and squeeze through small openings, all of which can allow noise to reach surprisingly far beyond its point of origin.  As a result, designers must consider the dynamics of sound when determining how they will control noise within a building.

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