Friday, May 29, 2020
HBR: You're Not Powerless in the Face of a Layoff

HBR: You’re Not Powerless in the Face of a Layoff

At AAPN we're here to network and through it, to help.
What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting

What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting

As companies scramble to protect employees from the spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and remote work arrangements virtual meetings are about to become the temporary new norm.

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...
HARVARD: Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S. Is Easier Said Than Done

HARVARD: Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S. Is Easier Said Than Done

We strongly recommend you read this several times, relate it to your own market and supply chain, discuss it with your staff and join us later this year when we attack this opportunity directly

What is ‘Circular Manufacturing’ and Why Does It Matter?

We have been hearing the phrase 'circular manufacturing' more often. we know, for example, that AAPN member PVH has projects ongoing to become...
Cool Made in USA story about a brand...

Cool Made in USA story about a brand…

Bayard Winthrop remembers pivotal meeting with Carolina Cotton Works founder Page Ashby

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...
HARVARD: 8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing

HARVARD: 8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing

It’s challenging enough to manage yourself in quarantine without face-to-face human interaction and the structure of a typical workday. Now add to that the task of managing a team under those conditions, especially when you’ve never done it before. It’s daunting.
AAPN Members Patagonia and REI Spearhead the Recommerce Market Boom

AAPN Members Patagonia and REI Spearhead the Recommerce Market Boom

Recommerce is booming, but these companies have known that for some time.
HBR: That Discomfort You're Feeling Is Grief

HBR: That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

We know this is temporary, but it doesn’t feel that way and we realize things will be different.