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The Power of Recognition

Culture

In today’s culture blog, let’s discuss the topic of internal and external recognitions. Internally, wellbeing and engagement top the priorities of today’s workforce. So think about instituting perks such as gym and massage reimbursements within your benefits portfolio. These items go a long way to convey your organization’s commitment to employee (and family) wellbeing.   Items […]

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Counterfeit Goods, Real Consequences

Counterfeiting, LocatorX

We recently covered World Anti-Counterfeiting Day. Now in its 22nd year, the event draws attention to the scourge of counterfeit goods to help inspire the fight against them.   As the day came and went, each news cycle since has shown what an uphill battle we face. Counterfeiting operations are littered across the globe, taking new […]

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How Geography and Seasonality Affect Marketing and Shipping

LocatorX, Logistics

Back in late January, the midwest was rocked by a “polar vortex” — bringing record low temperatures and life-threatening conditions. Even for broad-shouldered cities like Chicago and Detroit, this was a natural event that forced everyone to stop what they were doing and find safety while the storm passed through.  The rare winter weather event […]

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Integrating Sustainability into the Supply Chain

Logistics

“Better late than never,” as the saying goes. For decades, consumer brands have filled their demand using oversized boxes, harmful plastics, and other wasteful materials — largely because the dangers were not yet known. Those times have passed. As our landfills overflow and our carbon footprint becomes more apparent, industries the world over are working […]

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Fostering a Culture of Employee Appreciation

Culture, LocatorX

Recently I was meeting up with a business contact who was in his early 30s. He’s a great young man who’s been in his rapidly growing and cool technology company for around six months as an individual contributor.  The company, with a population of mainly 20-35 year-olds, has wonderful modern office space, allows for some […]

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How Logistics Is Impacting the U.S. Economy

Logistics

The U.S. economy is having a real moment in the sun. Though some groups (or individual people) may try to take credit, the ongoing surge is connected to everything in one way or another. The sum is greater than the parts, as has always been the case.  With regard to the many industries involved, some […]

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UV LED Curing and Advancements in Label Technology

IoT

A product without a label is unlikely to be used, let alone trusted. These small slips of information are central to branding, selling and so much more. Yet in the world of manufacturing, labeling can be a thankless task.  While factory floors are making headlines thanks to robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT) — […]

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Packaging, Manufacturing, and Tracking with LocatorX

IoT, LocatorX

In 2019, factories are facing a unique new reality. Processes are evolving with complex software and artificial intelligence. And along with this, the billions of products shipped around the world — along with the factories themselves — are facing unheard-of security challenges.  These risks are not deterring the consumer goods industry. On the contrary, we’re […]

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Culture & Productivity Here at LocatorX

Culture, LocatorX

In a prior blog, Developing a Winning Culture, I mentioned that there are over 20,000 resources on Amazon (alone) on the topic of culture. Indeed, a lot has been said. When it comes down to it, culture is not simply about free bagels, beer on tap, nap rooms or ping pong tables. Recently, I was […]

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The Unified Fight Against Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting

June 6 was recognized as World Anti-Counterfeiting Day. The tradition was launched in 1998 by the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Network (GACN) to draw attention to the crisis, the cost and the dangers of fake goods. Spreading awareness on the issue of counterfeiting becomes more relevant – and necessary – with each passing year. According to Harvard […]

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