Top 5 Ways a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Creates Value

Top 5 Ways a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Creates Value

A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is now virtually a requirement to support daily operations for labs that support any type of testing, from R&D to commercial. The global LIMS market is currently over $500 million and is projected to reach $750 million in the next few years. A LIMS can take many forms, ranging from custom-built software to an off-the-shelf vendor-configured...

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How to Develop Adaptability Among Employees to Meet the Growing Needs of Your Organization

How to Develop Adaptability Among Employees to Meet the Growing Needs of Your Organization

One challenge a growing organization faces involves sustaining a team of skilled professionals that can meet the growing expectations and needs of the business. Even more difficult is the task of filling less-desirable roles, such as shifted positions, where employees endure difficult hours and see less room for opportunity. One way to address these challenges involves adding more value to the...

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Empowering Enterprises Through Automation: Making the Case for RPA

Empowering Enterprises Through Automation: Making the Case for RPA

Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is a technology that has recently been top of mind for business leaders. This software, which facilitates the automation of highly manual and repeatable processes, has had notable success in the financial services industry. Given that 3 out of 4 hospital and health system CEOs reported cost reduction and efficiency as one of their top two financial priorities...

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Uncommon Sense: Why Change?

Uncommon Sense: Why Change?

Prior to initiating a significant change, leaders should communicate to employees why their company needs to change. They don’t need to have all the answers. For example, they may not know what to change or what to change to yet? Still, they should articulate why they need to change.  It’s quite simple.…

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Tackling Talent and New Technology in the Manufacturing Workplace: Talking with Spencer McMillan of McMillan Electric Company

Tackling Talent and New Technology in the Manufacturing Workplace: Talking with Spencer McMillan of McMillan Electric Company

One of the best things about our profession is the opportunity to meet and collaborate with so many talented and interesting people at our clients and in the community. This blog series introduces some of the executives with whom we work and spotlights the ways they are leading and making their mark, both personally and professionally.…

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WERC 2019 Takeaways: Upskilling Managers is Imperative to Drive Workforce Productivity

WERC 2019 Takeaways: Upskilling Managers is Imperative to Drive Workforce Productivity

I recently returned from the annual WERC (Warehousing Education and Research Council) conference in Columbus, Ohio. During the sessions I attended, the various networking events, as well as the session I presented with Ethan DeWall from Martin Bros. Distributing Co., a reoccurring theme appeared: the struggle to attract and retain talent is a continuing challenge that organizations face across...

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Uncommon Sense: False Hope

Uncommon Sense: False Hope

In this blog, I identify several pitfalls that can stand in the way of creating value. Unless leaders acknowledge these potential pitfalls and take steps to mitigate them, then the idea of creating value is nothing more than a false hope. This is the third blog in a series I’m writing, targeted to those with a stake in creating value in companies.…

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Manufacturing Today: Continuing to Grow When Talent is Scarce

Manufacturing Today: Continuing to Grow When Talent is Scarce

In the March 2019 edition of Twin Cities Business, reporter Ingrid Case investigated how attracting and retaining talent is limiting the growth potential of Minnesota’s largest private sector industry, manufacturing. Despite an average wage ranking second highest, manufacturing companies are losing the war on talent to other local industries like healthcare and high tech – leaving them...

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Key Considerations for Veeva Vault Implementation

Key Considerations for Veeva Vault Implementation

One of our clients, a major biopharmaceutical company, struggled to distribute content across more than fifty countries and thousands of people around the globe. They were using 18 disparate content management systems – each with its own processes. As they looked to digitize the back office to create efficiency and standardization globally, they selected a new, consolidated platform in Veeva...

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How Customer Demands Impact Warehouse Employee Engagement

How Customer Demands Impact Warehouse Employee Engagement

The distribution industry is going through a monumental shift. Industry disruptors, like Amazon, are constantly finding new ways to change the game. To keep pace with competition and mitigate the risk of lost business, many distributors are fulfilling each unique client request – regardless of how it impacts operations. In many cases, this means putting undue stress on warehouse staff to meet...

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Flexport: Creating a Competitive Advantage By Being Less Competitive

Flexport: Creating a Competitive Advantage By Being Less Competitive

Last month, Silicon Valley powerhouse investor SoftBank announced a $1 billion investment into industry-disrupting freight forwarder Flexport. Softbank’s investment is an affirmation that successful PE firms investing in the freight industry are looking beyond the short-term capacity issues in the market, and instead looking at companies that are shaping the future of the industry.…

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