Author Archives: michelleh

Chris On The Hill: Planning for the Future

Chris Burroughs | Transportation Intermediaries Association I am so blessed to have three healthy and amazing children, ages five years, three years, and 4-months old. Since they are all less than six years of age and obviously not dating or driving yet, the most pressing issue that keeps me up at night is doing my best to build some inheritance. ...

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Duty of Foresight Continued

A continuing discussion of the duty of foresight, and the adoption of foundational trends and megatrends in shaping the future of the Association.

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Creating the Right Office Culture

During rapid growth periods, companies often focus more on servicing customers than tending to their own teams. Ultimately, this lack of focus on your own team and workplace culture can undermine the robust growth your company is experiencing.

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How Should I Pay Support Roles?

Organization support roles – think IT or Accounting – are as deserving of incentive pay as the company’s production teams. But exactly what types of incentives work best for this group of employees?

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Salvageable or Not

Inevitably, delivery snafus will occur, and sometimes canceled altogether. Make sure to follow the Cardinal Rule to “Get everything in writing,” and consider using an "On Hand Notice" to salvage product and recover costs.

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Working Together to Encourage Career Growth

The difference between a job and a career is significant in that a job is something done to earn a living, while careers are inspired by thoughts of progression, a sense of longevity and commitment. Companies that can harness that potential can reap the rewards and see improvements in their bottom line.

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Covering Freight: Where Do We Go from Here?

Boasting $1 billion unicorns and coverage in "The Wall Street Journal," the transportation world has virtually exploded with technology solutions as well as potential threats. With markets growing, margins shrinking and technology everywhere, just where do we go from here?

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Combatting Food Waste

It is estimated that more than 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted yearly, and food lost in distribution within the supply chain accounts for about 10% of that loss. What steps can be taken to reduce those numbers?

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