Remote Work: Coaching and Leading Amidst “Social Distancing”

Workplaces are embracing remote work options today more than ever.

This can put limitations on the effectiveness of leader-team member interactions. And as the social distance between leaders and their teams increases for many companies over the upcoming weeks, it's a critical time for leaders to master the techniques of remote coaching.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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Training Budget with a Travel Ban: Now What?

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, many businesses are turning to online and virtual training solutions for professional learning and development. 

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After 15 Years of Advancing the World's Supply Chains...

LeanCor is celebrating a special milestone this year. After 15 years of advancing the world's supply chains, it's time for some reflection. Marketing Manager Kelley Prince sat down with CEO Robert Martichenko to capture some of LeanCor's history and lessons learned since he founded the company on January 3, 2005.

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Supply Chain Growth: A Leadership Mindset on the Offense

“I love to work in growing companies,” a VP of Supply Chain told me as we were making introductions and explaining our work histories.

We had just settled on a deal to perform a network and facility design that would enable his company to add another 10 years to the growth path they were on.

Contrary to those who love working in growing companies as a defense mechanism for job security, this VP had the skill set needed to enable growth without the risk of stifling it. The last management team in the company had spent most of their careers on the defense, constraining growth and working very hard to meet the bare minimum expectations of their customers, while blaming poor performance on factors outside of their control.

This VP had a vision to put less effort and cost into the overall enterprise, but direct it in such a way to rapidly expand the capabilities of the organization and go on the offense. 

Who is this person?

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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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