Carolyn Owen

Carolyn Owen

Recent posts by Carolyn Owen

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Want To Change Careers? Consider This:

By Carolyn Owen on Mar 3, 2023 9:39:39 AM

Taking the leap from one company to another can be stressful. Even if you are jumping into a position that is similar to the one you’re working now, it can be intimidating to enter a new work environment with a brand new list of expectations. Whether this transition is for better pay, culture, or working conditions, finding your footing is a challenging process for anyone.

Topics: Professional Development
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Slow Season Strategies To Try Now

By Carolyn Owen on Mar 3, 2023 9:33:01 AM

In today's fast-paced and uncertain business landscape, companies must remain nimble and adaptable to survive. This is especially true during periods of economic downturn, where challenges and uncertainties can arise at any moment. On-demand labor, demand forecasting, and downcycle agility are all important concepts for businesses looking to stay competitive in today's rapidly changing economy. With consistent changes in consumer behavior, companies are under increasing pressure to be agile and responsive to shifts in demand– especially when it’s slower than usual. Read on to learn about how to keep things rolling when demand slows down:

Topics: Operational Agility Recession Strategies
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Beat Layoffs With Flexible Labor

By Carolyn Owen on Jan 6, 2023 3:11:36 PM

Unfortunately, layoffs happen. In America, about 40% of workers will experience a layoff at some point in their careers. No matter the industry, when times are tough and your business has pinched pennies in every other category, it can lead to having to show valuable employees the door. Even though it’s “just business”, the effects of layoffs will always carry a personal effect– not only to those let go, but also to those continuing to keep operations running on the inside.

Topics: Recession Strategies
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Demand In Reverse: Team Up To Handle Reverse Logistics

By Carolyn Owen on Dec 28, 2022 1:52:01 PM

Now that the holiday season has passed, many people are taking it upon themselves to get what they really wanted to be gifted this year. Along with year-end indulgence comes year-end returns, with many customers acting now before they forget. Hitting “order” and checking your tracking number every day may come with some anticipation, but how would you feel if you knew your item was safely wrapped under someone else’s Christmas tree before it ever made it to your door?

Topics: Operations Management Peak Season Strategies
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How To Avoid A Customer Experience That Sucks: Working In Logistics

By Carolyn Owen on Dec 20, 2022 4:46:51 PM

When understanding the general public sentiment related to your company, almost nothing compares to your average customer’s experience from discovery to purchase to support. There will be specific factors that may lead to churn, such as a negative experience when calling customer support or receiving a product that just doesn’t meet expectations. 

Topics: Troubleshooting Service Metrics "How to" Blogs
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What To Expect From Logistics in 2023

By Carolyn Owen on Dec 13, 2022 1:54:55 PM

The end of the year is quickly approaching. With it, seasonal sales and shopping are at an all-year high, and therefore, so is fulfillment. Let’s take a look at some of the trends we’ve seen throughout the year, and we expect to continue into 2023:

Topics: Megatrends
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Why Your Best Full-Timers Are Quitting

By Carolyn Owen on Dec 9, 2022 4:36:00 PM

Are you short on labor resources, or are you actually just coming up short on proper allocation?

Topics: Job Design Troubleshooting
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The Need for Cyber Security In Manufacturing

By Carolyn Owen on Nov 29, 2022 4:33:03 PM

No matter what niche your company serves, we’re willing to bet that your data is your most valuable asset. When every key performance indicator can be measured, all customer and employee data are stored internally, and each sales metric is tucked carefully away somewhere within your network– it’s necessary to keep this information safe.

Topics: Digital Manufacturing
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The American Dream, On-Demand

By Carolyn Owen on Nov 22, 2022 5:01:53 PM

“The American Dream” had to come from somewhere, right? If you’re keen on American history, you’re aware of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the creation of America’s “more to life” mindset. America’s founding fathers sought freedom from the status quo of the British regime. They wanted to live how they saw fit, even if their loyalist relatives and neighbors disagreed. So, they got to work creating a world around them that catered to their way of life, and eventually declared independence from the British crown altogether. In doing so, they created the nation that ultimately became the place where dreams turn into realities.

Topics: US Manufacturing
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How Your Business Can Pick The Best Bid

By Carolyn Owen on Nov 16, 2022 2:56:32 PM

We all want a good deal. We always want to know how much can we get for the least amount of money. The truth is that there are benefits to spending a little more to get what you need. By the same merit, taking a chance on quality for a smaller investment might lead to stellar results.

Topics: Getting Started "Best Practices" Blogs
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How To Place Bids That Get Picked

By Carolyn Owen on Nov 15, 2022 10:10:14 AM

Are you a new operator using Veryable, wondering just how to make the perfect bid that will actually get picked?

Topics: Professional Development
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When On-Demand Labor Is A Good Fit

By Carolyn Owen on Nov 11, 2022 2:38:45 PM

Is your business facing peak sales seasons, a revolving door of full time employees, or projects that seem to pop up out of nowhere?

Topics: Operations Management Getting Started
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Successfully Sell Out During The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

By Carolyn Owen on Nov 9, 2022 10:11:16 AM

Ahh, Black Friday. For many companies, this is the time of year that sees the most business and can make or break your success in hitting annual targets. Earlier this season, we wrote about the benefits manufacturers could anticipate from utilizing on-demand labor to get through a peak creation season. Only a month later, the time for distributors and fulfillment centers to gear up for the busy season has arrived.

Topics: Peak Season Strategies
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Tradition vs. Tech: How Much “The Norm” Is Costing You

By Carolyn Owen on Nov 4, 2022 1:13:34 PM

Making sure your team has enough hands on deck can present challenges of all kinds. Namely, the expense involved with traditional ways of hiring. Traditionally, a recruiter could spend a couple of weeks hiring for just one position. All things considered (things being salary, onboarding costs, and the plan ahead), hiring often comes with a hefty fee attached.

Topics: Cost Reduction Comparison Blogs
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Four Ways American Manufacturing Helps The Environment

By Carolyn Owen on Oct 27, 2022 4:37:47 PM

This land is your land, this land is my land.

Topics: US Manufacturing "Benefits of" Blogs
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How To Strengthen Your Online Presence With On-Demand Labor

By Carolyn Owen on Oct 14, 2022 11:35:37 AM

This just in: your order volume is increasing. What was once a small business you fully owned and operated alone is now a full-blown e-commerce store, and you’ve got a whole team to manage. Sound familiar? Would you like it to? You’re in the right place.

Topics: "How to" Blogs
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Gearing Up For Black Friday: Get Ahead of Manufacturing Problems With On-Demand Labor

By Carolyn Owen on Oct 11, 2022 1:59:30 PM

Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season for consumers worldwide. While they’re scrolling through must-have lists and shopping guides a couple of weeks out, manufacturers have already produced the season’s hottest items. Forecasting demand and getting boxes ready to fly off the shelves is no simple task and requires manpower from all angles where manufacturing is concerned.

Topics: Peak Season Strategies
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The Modern Tradesman

By Carolyn Owen on Oct 6, 2022 2:04:42 PM

The idea of the American manufacturing industry has always carried an implied meaning. When visualizing it, the setting that comes to mind might be in black and white, featuring workers covered in dirt and hard-earned sweat. While the days of Henry Ford’s assembly lines certainly influenced the industry that quickly became the backbone of America, the methods of manufacturing have kept up with current times.

Topics: Professional Development