Stop Trying to Fix What’s Broken

Continuous Improvement vs. Innovation   There’s nothing wrong with continuous improvement. It’s essential, in fact. But far too often people tell themselves that they’re continually improving when what they’re really doing is putting Band-Aids on processes that are simply outdated. We’ve all heard the supposedly-said-by Henry Ford quote, “If I had asked people what they […]

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Innovate or Die

“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”— Jackie “Moms” Mabley   By: Greg Geisler, CEO, VericalXchange I’ve never been a big believer in the tried-and-true. What I’ve found in my 40-year career is that what people call tried-and-true usually means easy-and-comfortable. And that almost never means […]

Harvard Business Review advice for processors: embrace new technology that fits your DNA

Eddie Yoon’s new article in Harvard Business Review is directed at grocery leaders, but the advice holds true for food and processor leaders and, actually, leaders in every industry. When faced with a thorny, massive challenge, industry leaders–the ones who remain leaders–do exactly what Yoon recommends: Re-center. Get back in touch not just with what […]

Is saying “NO” to travel hurting your business?

You can reduce your travel budget and STILL have the face-to-face meetings you need. But not every face-to-face meeting has the same potential and impact. Here are three ways you can create a truly effective one-on-one meeting: Select carefully. Use your face-to-face time wisely and save those meetings for companies or individuals who have the […]

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

By Nick Wingfield Shared from The New York Times via Supply Chain Brain Sept. 10, 2017 FLORENCE, N.J. — Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans. It was not, she says, the most stimulating activity. And lifting the […]

Virtual reality: the future of food processing training?