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Put a Shirt on! Dress Codes When Working From Home

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May 2020

Put a Shirt on! Dress Codes When Working From Home

Mind what you are wearing before you enter that video conference. While the Coronavirus pandemic is never anything less than grim, some aspects of people’s reactions to it approach the comical. For many people, the requirement to work from home because of stay-at-home orders also offers them an opportunity to dress down. Sometimes too far down, as some colleagues have found out when they show...

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Τα logistics του James Bond!

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Apr 2020

Τα logistics του James Bond!

Τα logistics της πέμπτης κατά σειρά ταινίας του James Bond «No Time To Die», ανέλαβαν οι ειδικοί της DHL, στο πλαίσιο μιας συνεργασίας που ξεκίνησε το 2006 με το Casino Royale. Για τη νέα ταινία του εμβληματικού μυστικού πράκτορα «007», η οποία αναμένεται να κάνει πρεμιέρα στις κινηματογραφικές αίθουσες στις 2 Απριλίου, η DHL μετέφερε οτιδήποτε χρειάστηκε σε όλο τον κόσμο μέσω αέρος, ξηράς και θαλάσσης, υπηρετώντας...

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The Definitive Guide to Transportation Terminology to Stay on the Same Logistics Page!

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Apr 2020

The Definitive Guide to Transportation Terminology to Stay on the Same Logistics Page!

Many experts believe that the root cause of many industry wide issues stem simply from not all of the players in any given industry not using the same terminology. Think about that for a moment and then let’s use a metaphor like Football as an example industry. If someone from say Mexico came to America, and we said the term “football” they would think we...

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The Digitization Of Customer Order Channels

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Mar 2020

The Digitization Of Customer Order Channels

If you’re a supplier, nothing makes you happier than receiving a customer order—and the more orders you get, the better. However, there are many different ways for customers to transmit those orders, from highly automated approaches to manual entry. What challenges does this create for suppliers? How can technology and digital networks streamline and automate the order-to-cash cycle? That was the main focus of my...

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Recruit More Women into Your Talent Pool

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Dec 2019

Recruit More Women into Your Talent Pool

Gender diversity is a top priority for many managers. Once they’re in the pipeline, women are more likely to get hired, but the challenge is often getting them there. There are a few immediate changes you can make to your recruitment model that will help. Start by making job postings more inclusive, using more straightforward job titles and descriptions. Remove language like “rock star” and...

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9 Ways the Internet Has Changed the Workplace (1/2)

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Dec 2019

9 Ways the Internet Has Changed the Workplace (1/2)

The Internet and the Workplace in 2019 Before jumping into how the workplace has changed because of the internet, let’s take a look at the current state of the digital workplace: As you can see, the internet has the power to transform the workplace and this gives executives and other business leaders plenty of reasons to adopt more digital solutions in their business. However, it’s...

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How To Turn Data Into Business Value

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Sep 2019

How To Turn Data Into Business Value

Companies have access to more data than ever before, but more data doesn’t automatically translate into more insights and business value. How do you go from data to business value? Why is data context important? How do you turn insights into action? Those are some of the key questions I discussed with Stephen Husk, Supply Chain Engineer at BluJay Solutions, during a recent episode of Talking Logistics....

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Look Around, Recognise, And Celebrate A Job Well Done

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Jul 2019

Look Around, Recognise, And Celebrate A Job Well Done

Recognition is a fundamental human need. At the most basic level, it makes us feel valued, which is what inspires us to stay all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at work. Out of all the things that matter in the workplace, helping employees feel appreciated is the most important one. Gladly, this isn’t something that I have learned the hard way. I have always believed that people...

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Save or Invest? How Companies Should Navigate Recessions

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Jul 2019

Save or Invest? How Companies Should Navigate Recessions

The financial crisis and economic meltdown of 2007-2009 was disruptive for firms across industries, markets, and geographies.  It resulted in the collapse of the financial sector, radical changes in the regulatory and policy environment, and a severe contraction of the world economy. In fact, an economic meltdown of this magnitude fundamentally affects all aspects of firms’ business environment, unsettles their relationships with customers, employees, suppliers,...

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Ο φορτηγατζής που άλλαξε για πάντα τις μεταφορές!

24

Jun 2019

Ο φορτηγατζής που άλλαξε για πάντα τις μεταφορές!

Του Alexander C.R. Hammond Ο 17ος σ΄αυτή τη σειρά των Ηρώων της Προόδου είναι ο Malcom McLean, ένας Αμερικανός οδηγός φορτηγού και αργότερα επιχειρηματίας που ανέπτυξε το σύγχρονο διατροπικό εμπορευματοκιβώτιο (intermodal shipping container). Η ανάπτυξη τυποποιημένων εμπορευματοκιβωτίων από τον McLean μείωσε σημαντικά το κόστος της μεταφοράς φορτίων στον κόσμο. Τα μικροτερα κόστη μεταφοράς ενίσχυσαν σημαντικά το διεθνές εμπόριο, το οποίο με τη σειρά του συνέβαλε στην...

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