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.

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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:

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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: On-Demand Labor Workforce Innovation
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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: Error-Proofing
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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: Operational Excellence Logistics
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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: Workforce Innovation 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: Culture
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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: Error-Proofing