World Health Day Regaining Health and Economic Strength in 2021

World Health Day has been celebrated each year since 1948 on April 7th. The World Health Organization promotes this celebration yearly to promote awareness of health concerns. If we learned anything in the last year is that most of us take our health for granted. Whether you are recovering from COVID-19, or managed to avoid… Read More

Don’t Rely on Luck to Find A Job: How ZDA Career Coaching Sessions Can Help

Career counselors are experts who can connect individuals’ professional interests to career success. ZDA provides this invaluable service to folks employed in the supply chain sector. If you’re not satisfied with your present job, it’s hard to talk about it with a boss or coworkers because doing so could put your job situation at risk.… Read More

Battling For Better Employees? Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Need to Be the Foundation of Your 2021 Hiring Strategy

Many businesses say they are concerned about diversity, equity and inclusion and want a more diverse staff but not enough to go beyond just talking about it. While most organizations have the right intent, it doesn’t always translate to positive results, especially if the overall culture is flawed. If you’re raising diversity in a dysfunctional… Read More

CEO Turnover is Rising: 5 Tips for Retaining Your Top Executives (and Grow the Rest of Your Team Strategically)

CEO Turnover during 2020 was at an all-time high. Given the pressures of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, company executives are busier than ever. All this pressure can make holding onto your top executives more difficult. Executives are like any other member of your organization. If they are satisfied, they will stay with you. If they… Read More

How to Think Like A Hiring Manager and Land Your Dream Job

The process of finding a new job can be nerve-racking for applicants, but hiring managers often find their side of the equation to be stressful as well. When companies put out the hiring sign, they are most likely short-staffed. Maybe they have lost a popular employee, and now they’re looking at onboarding and getting a… Read More

Winning the War on Supply Chain Talent

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely disrupted the labor market, and while some companies are more focused on reducing staffing – the battle for talent in the supply chain industry still rages on. Throughout the pandemic, the supply chain was responsible for everything that came to our front door and logistics organizations found themselves dealing with… Read More

2021 Supply Chain Industry Salary Guide

According to a recent report from Supply Chain Management Review, the need for skilled labor in the supply chain industry is still greater than the supply of talent. Meanwhile, the value of entry-level talent seems to have outpaced rises in other supply chain costs. The results of this study seem to imply that employers are… Read More

Top Excel Skills to Boost Your Supply Chain Career

In the supply chain industry, Microsoft Excel is used for storing data, analysis, inventory, demand planning and scheduling. Clearly, strong Excel abilities are a must for anyone working in this industry, and while many people think the program is easy to grasp – most people who use Excel don’t take full advantage of its functionality.… Read More

Tackle Today’s Supply Chain Problems with Tomorrow’s Technology

Supply chain operations are multi-faceted, with a lot of different stakeholders and even more moving components. New technologies can make supply chain operations more efficient, and investing in new technology offers several benefits for businesses. Specifically, new technology can help to overcome ongoing challenges that hamper many supply chain departments and companies. Below are a… Read More

5 Buzzwords Hiring Managers Want to Hear During Your Interview

It may seem a bit trite to slip in buzzwords during a job interview. After all, shouldn’t you be considered based on your qualifications and ability to connect with your interviewer(s) on a professional level? However, the language that we use does matter. Think about it: If you walked into a job interview dropping all… Read More