Friday is here. It was a beautiful day here in Atlanta. Some of us are busy with work and others are prepped and ready for vacation. Whatever your plans are, we hope you have a good weekend.

  • Walmart University? Not exactly, but Walmart has made plans to educate their part-time and full-time employees in Supply Chain Management. The training will be available to salaried employees at Walmart stores, their supply chain and offices and Sam’s Club employees. In order to see the long-term benefits of such training, The Lumina Foundation has agreed to measure the effectiveness of the program. Supply Chain Digital reported, “Walmart has kicked off what might be the nation’s most scalable approach to creating educational opportunity for America’s workforce, now available to its U.S. associates and their families,” said Rachel Carlson, chief executive officer and co-founder of Guild Education.
  • Speaking of training… need LEAN training for yourself or your company? On June 22, 2018 in Atlanta, GA, join Yoel Yohan from Crimson & Co North America and Peter J. Sherman with Riverwood Associates to learn LEAN. This is a great change to learn and successfully apply LEAN principles and techniques for your career and company. To sign up for the next LEAN Boot Camp (June 22, 2018) in Atlanta, register here.
  • Warehouses: increasing real estate acquisitions mean good things for commerce. WSJ, says “Surging e-commerce volumes have helped make industrial real estate among the strongest-performing property types, the WSJ’s Esther Fung reports, and that’s driving investors to gobble up portfolios of warehouse properties. Changes in the way people shop are shifting distribution networks as companies race to lease warehouses closer to major consumer markets.” Here is a link if you want to check out some recent commercial real estate research reports (mixed in with member-related research) for yourself at National Association of Realtors.

As of September 8, 2020, Crimson & Co (formerly The Progress Group/TPG) has rebranded as Argon & Co following the successful merger with Argon Consulting in April 2018. 



Bruce Strahan

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