Navigating the labor mismatch in US logistics and supply chains

Navigating the labor mismatch in US logistics and supply chains

Structural shifts in the labor market have left companies struggling to recruit and retain workers. But a set of concrete actions can help address this imbalance across value chains. As the US economy recovers post-pandemic, demand for labor has outstripped supply. Companies are facing the “Great Attrition,” coupled with increased competition for labor. The transportation and…

Are Global Challenges Really Global?

Are Global Challenges Really Global?

In this episode, Ron and Joseph discuss the supply chain and logistical challenges that are supposedly global in nature. Certainly, the news reports coming from the United States and as witnessed from producer to consumer indicate there is severe strain. But the news coming from other parts of the world and accompanying experiences tell quite…

Navy Opens Up Military Deep-water Pier to Merchant Ships to Ease California Cargo Crisis

Navy Opens Up Military Deep-water Pier to Merchant Ships to Ease California Cargo Crisis

With Southern California seaports overburdened by commercial ships and pandemic and supply-driven delays in moving cargo, the Navy agreed to allow cargo-carrying vessels to use one of its military wharves at Port Hueneme, Calif. Port Hueneme is the only deep-water port sited between San Francisco and Los Angeles that can support the heavy, large commercial…

Is America Inc getting less dynamic, less global and more monopolistic?

Is America Inc getting less dynamic, less global and more monopolistic?

We test three prevailing hypotheses about American business Concerns about the health of American business are many and varied. Chief executives are chastised for their apparent short-termism. Their companies are berated for fetishising shareholders over everyone and everything else. Elon Musk, boss of Tesla, a maker of electric cars, grumbles about a surfeit of business-school…

Return as a muscle: How lessons from COVID-19 can shape a robust operating model for hybrid and beyond

Return as a muscle: How lessons from COVID-19 can shape a robust operating model for hybrid and beyond

New research shows how resilient organizations thrived through the pandemic. Here’s how to use those lessons to craft a better approach to how work gets done across time (real and asynchronous) and space (digital and physical). In May 2020, we published an article arguing that the return to the workplace was a new muscle that organizations…