Why Strategic Planning Fails and How to Get It Right

Paradoxes are an interesting thing.  They simultaneously make no sense at all and make too much sense to ignore. One paradox that exists for many people lies in the feelings that they have when it comes to vacations or holidays. You can be simultaneously excited for your upcoming break and overwhelmed by the amount of preparation that it takes to leave on good terms.  Conversely, when you return from a big break, you can be mentally refreshed from the time off and also stressed by the number of upcoming projects and activities that need your immediate attention. It is this particular paradox that often drives leaders to unintentionally miss the mark on a crucial activity in the life cycle of an organization: the annual reflection and strategy planning process that sets the tone for the next year.

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FLEXcon Chooses LeanCor Supply Chain Group as its Provider of Logistics Engineering, Transportation Management Solutions

FLORENCE, KY--(January 16, 2020)—LeanCor Supply Chain Group, a trusted partner in end-to-end supply chain management and logistics, today announced that FLEXcon, a global leader in coated and laminated films and adhesives, has selected the company as its third-party logistics provider to manage logistics engineering and transportation execution in order to advance performance and deliver improved customer experience.

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7 Things to Know About Transportation Management Heading Into 2020

Driver and capacity shortages, technology advances, and tariff increases.

Those were just some of the trends we saw mark the transportation industry in 2019. But what’s ahead for 2020 and how can you prepare? In a recent webinar, industry experts Tom Valentine from Valentine Solutions, Derek Browning from LeanCor Supply Chain Group, along with Steve Prince from LeanCor Supply Chain Group dove into what to expect and how shippers are hedging their bets by executing a clear strategy and best practices.

We've summarized the information into seven key things to know about transportation management in 2020. 

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LeanCor to Establish New Headquarters in Florence, Create 53 Jobs

Third-party logistics and supply chain company to invest $4.4 million in new office space, hire new team members

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2019) – Logistics services provider LeanCor Supply Chain Group LLC plans to add 53 full-time jobs in Northern Kentucky and invest $4.4 million in moving its headquarters into a larger office building within Boone County.

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Workforce of the Future: What Skills Will Tomorrow's Manufacturing Workers Need?

Manufacturing remains a booming industry. In fact, there are the same number of Americans working in manufacturing in 2019 as there were in the industrial heyday of the late ’40s. However, the industry is changing faster now than in perhaps any time period since the Industrial Revolution. As manufacturing becomes increasingly high-tech, it’s clear that tomorrow’s manufacturing worker will need to come ready to work with a new toolbox.

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Signs of Truckload Freight Market Shift in Time for Holiday Season

For the first time in over a month the Morgan Stanley Truckload Freight Index (TLFI) increased and showed signs of life.

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Up-Skilling a Motivated Workforce

LeanCor's corporate headquarters and Logistics Control Center is located in the state of Kentucky. Horses are deeply associated with the "Bluegrass State," as they are raised, trained and raced throughout the land. There are lots of well-known idioms and metaphors that come from working with horses. One such phrase is "chomping at the bit (also known as “champing at the bit”).  This is usually used to describe a situation in which a subject - whether horse or human - is so eager to begin something that their energy can become impatient or anxious during the wait.

What we have found at LeanCor is that team members, more than ever, are quickly chomping at the bit to learn new skills, grow professionally and advance their careers.  

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How Does a Company 'Do' Employee Engagement?

Have you ever heard a word and realized that you didn’t really know what it meant? As in, you heard it over and over but couldn’t nail down its use to a specific, enduring definition? One of these words for me early on in my corporate services role was employee engagement.  I understood what the word “employee” meant.  I understood what “engagement” meant. But when I put them together, I didn’t feel that I grasped the meaning as well as I should.

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Are We Facing a Potential Freight Market Shift?

The state of California passed a law, starting on January 1, 2020, that will prevent truck owner/operators from leasing on or contracting with another trucking company as an independent contractor. Doing so, would impose significant liabilities on the companies that contract with owner-operators.

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The LeanCor Way Series - Productive PDCA on Performance

Where do you see yourself in two years, and do you see a path to get there? 

This was one of the open-ended questions in a December 2015 team member survey. One response that came back stood out to us:

“Do not know. The path is very cloudy. Pulled in many directions…”

We deemed this response as indicative of missing a strong, developmental approach for performance management. There was no structured format for guiding team members along their career at our company.

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