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Anthony Fricchione

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Logistics Staffing: Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill

Posted by Anthony Fricchione on February 05, 2014

Companies use many different hiring strategies and tools to aid in logistics staffing.  Some are very detailed and allow for little deviation, while others are informal and quick.  No matter what screening techniques you use for interviewing, there is always one choice that produces the greatest success in logistics staffing.  Always, always, always choose attitude over skill.

It's the difference between someone who "wants to do" and someone who simply "can do."

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, KANE Company

How To Make Decisions: Just Do It

Posted by Anthony Fricchione on September 27, 2013

How to make decisions is a critical question on the minds of many leaders.  Some find it extremely difficult.  They take too long gathering facts. They are risk-averse and want 100% of the information before pulling the trigger. Many are simply afraid to fail.  

As leaders, we make decisions every day. They range from simple choices, like deciding where we go for lunch, to difficult ones, like making personnel changes.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, KANE Company

Training Logistics Leaders, One Mistake at a Time

Posted by Anthony Fricchione on June 12, 2013

In logistics and any industry, training great leaders and having the right mentor strategies can be difficult.  As leaders ourselves, we want our teams to exceed expectations.  We want them to be independent decision makers.  We expect them to make the same decisions or choices we would in similar situations.  But great logistics leaders must understand that, in order for players on their team to become great workers and great leaders themselves, we need to let them make

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management

Logistics Leaders, Remember: Everyone is Watching

Posted by Anthony Fricchione on March 20, 2013

One of the most important things to understand is that logistics leaders, and all leaders, are role models. Everyone is always watching what you do and how you handle things. Associates, peers, subordinates, and superiors feed off of this. You constantly set an example. This can be both good and bad.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

Celebrate the Victories

Posted by Anthony Fricchione on December 26, 2012

In our industry, which consists of fast-based operations with instant results, we normally deal with the negative.  The term "negative" defined as an "area of opportunity" to improve our results.  Our focus, whether it is safety, productivity, expenses, or any other metric, is usually measured by the miss.  Think about it - do we focus on the associate that does not have his safety glasses on, or on the associate who restacked a pallet because it was

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations

Supply Chain Safety

Posted by Anthony Fricchione on October 10, 2012

Why do we have to be safe?

So that we can continue to live healthy lives…to make a living…to pay our bills…to provide for our families, and to enjoy time away from work.

That's it in a nutshell.

Think about it, when there is an incident where someone is injured at a DC or on the road, there can be pain, doctor's visits, and short or long term health effects, all of which impacts our life at home.  

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety, KANE Company

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