We’re working on expanding our blog series about Lean Operations… posting our first recently, here. We also want to make sure you didn’t miss our popular post about Scaling or Failing… a piece about how to expand – and more importantly – when to expand, your eCommerce business. Dozens of companies have downloaded the piece to see what it reveals for their organization.

  • Walmart and Amazon rivalry in forklifts? It was reported, that in April, Amazon had spent $70 million on Plug Power’s vehicles and reached an agreement to buy as many as 55.3 million shares in the company, a 19% stake. Now, Walmart will receive warrants to purchase the exact same number of shares, though the starting price will be higher than Amazon’s because of rising stock prices.
  • DHL has commissioned a report that is said they are facing a global labor crisis. To show a labor gap that has move to the crisis stage, citing “changing skill set requirements, an aging workforce, lack of future development and a perception that supply chain jobs lack excitement,” says Air Cargo News. Lisa Harrington, who authored the report said, “Unfortunately, recruiting the right talent – especially at the critical mid-level and senior management levels – is proving very difficult in today’s environment.” To attract new workforce, emphasis needs to be up on “robotic management, artificial intelligence and audio-visual control – job aspects that would be attractive to the younger demographic and help combat the negative perception of the sector.”
  • Speaking of jobs… on August 2, Amazon is hosting a huge job fair, appearing to make good on their promise to hire 50,000 people in the United States. It will take place at several locations across the country.
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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. 

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