Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Quotes From the Book Drive by Daniel Pink

I did not write the first paragraph below but I wish I had because it has been my reality for my 24 years here...

Warning! Ignore Emails Offering You Lists of All Factories

A number of members have written asking us if these email offers of lists of factories are valid. They are not. We have gotten...

Why Consulting Can Be Better Than Retiring

We are all 'consultants' in a way. The strength of this network is the hundreds of individuals who, when they are active in our...

Finding New Ideas When You Don’t Have a Broad Network

I'm sharing the 'Finding new ideas...' article but opening it with the 2010 'Supply Chain' extract. Why? Because if you're in the AAPN, you...

The Supply Chain Economy and the Future of Good Jobs in America

As you read this, ask yourself how many other apparel industry end-to-end supply chain networks exist in addition to AAPN. We've looked. We're it,...

What We Need is the Split Second Decision

Exchange from the TV show LAW & ORDER, by Detective Lennie Briscoe: Lab technician (trying to establish the age of a skeleton): "Once we get...

How Living Abroad Helps You Develop a Clearer Sense of Self

This is an interesting paper. And if you're reading this then that almost certainly means you're in 'apparel' which means you have likely traveled...

Wal-Mart Tightens Delivery Windows for Suppliers

One of the major impacts of squeezing your suppliers for every last penny is depriving them of the very revenue they could plow back...

Lou Holtz Quotes to Start Your Week

I saw a speech by Lou Holtz. It was amazing. And funny. He grew up poor but said he always had plenty to eat...

Spectacular Article On American Giant & Its Made in USA Supply Chain Profiling Carolina...

I truly wish to thank Maureen Fahey, Managing Partner of Productivity, Inc for sending me the attached article, with background on its importance to her...