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Political Risk Mgmt. and the Global Supply Chain w/ Ralph Kliem

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Political Risk Mgmt. and the Global Supply Chain w/ Ralph Kliem

Join me Nov 3/22 at 1pm EST!

Political Risk and Supply Chain Management are two important topics in today’s world. I talk with the founder of LeanPM LLC and author of “Political Risk Management and the Global Supply Chain”, Ralph Kliem.

In our talk we touch on:

1. Defining Political Risk,

2. Political risk drivers,

3. Key components of managing political risk,

4. The risk register and what information it should contain,

5. The skills and knowledge required to manage political risk,

6. Risk reporting and audit,

7. The Political Risk Management Plan,

8. Political biases in political risks,

9. Monitoring the supply chain and maintaining the risk register,

10. Risk triggers,

11. Identify political risks that can impact you supply chain.

Ralph offers allot of great insights into political risk, and by understanding and monitoring political risk, you can help manage your supply chain. A great discussion you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!

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Managing Stakeholder Comms During a Cyber Crisis

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Managing Stakeholder Comms During a Cyber Crisis

Join me July 7/22 at 1pm EST on the VA Business Channel!

Managing communications during a crisis can be tough, but it’s even harder if you don’t know who your stakeholders are. I’m joined by Crisis Management expert Caroline Spaniel, who will help us understand how to identify our stakeholder and stakeholder groups, and how we need to communicate with them.

We touch on:

1. Defining a stakeholder,

2. Why quick ownership of a cyber event is important,

3. Who owns a cyber incident,

4. Why empathy is important during an incident,

5. Why we should pay attention to what stakeholders think, say, and react,

6. Various impacts upon stakeholders,

7. Situational awareness,

8. How to identify our stakeholders (5 steps),

9. Stakeholder mapping,

10. Stakeholders vs shareholders,

11. Modes of communication, and

12. What types of communication we should leverage.

Cyber crises are happening every day and knowing how to communicate with stakeholders is key. Don’t miss the valuable information Caroline shares.

Enjoy!

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How Supply Chains Contribute Successful BCM, Risk, & Crisis Mgmt.

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How Supply Chains Contribute Successful BCM, Risk, & Crisis Mgmt.

Join me Oct 13/22 at 1pm EST on the VA Business Channel!

The success of Business Continuity, Risk Management, and Crisis Management, can be aided in part by having strong Supply Chain Management practices. I speak with Supply Chain and Business Continuity expert Kush Srivastava.

We talk about:

1. Domains and Common Elements,

2. The opportunities to leverage from the various domains,

3. The congruence analyzed,

4. The rolling impact of Supply Chain Management,

5. How SCRM aids in better BCPs, Crisis Mgmt., and Response & Recovery,

6. Mapping the Supply Chain,

7. Becoming a preferred customer,

8. De-clustering,

9. Flexibility in the Supply Chain.

It’s an interesting discussion that helps us understand how these four areas can work together to contribute to resilience, and realize that Supply Chain Management can be a silent lifeline for the success of each program.

Enjoy!

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Crisis Leadership and Crisis Management w/ Oliver Schmidt

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Crisis Leadership and Crisis Management w/ Oliver Schmidt

Join me Oct 20/22 at 1pm EST!

Due to the COVID10 global pandemic, Crisis Management and Crisis Leadership have have changed, but become more important than ever. I speak with recognized Crisis Leadership expert Oliver S. Schmidt, as we talk about:

1. Defining a crisis, and the difference to a disaster,

2. The 3 phases of Crisis Management,

3. Partnerships that help ‘Contain & Control’ a crisis,

4. Ongoing Lessons Learned and Evaluation,

5. How did COVID changed Crisis Mgmt. and Leadership,

6. The functional areas that need to work together during a crisis,

7. Performing Impact Assessments,

8. Employees and COVID Impacts,

9. The Key Message Triangle and Communications,

10. Decision-Making.

It’s clear that Oliver is very passionate about Crisis Leadership and Management, and it comes across during our discussion. Don’t miss his great insights.

Enjoy!

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What You Should Know About Supply Chain Continuity Management

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What You Should Know About Supply Chain Continuity Management

Join me July 14/22 at 1pm EST!

If the COVID19 global pandemic has taught organizations anything, it’s to develop a stronger focus on their supply chain. I speak with Supply Chain Management (SCM) expert Matthias Rosenberg about what you should know about SCM to help your organizations and communities deal with disruptions in a proactive and positive manner.

We talk about:

1. Defining Supply Chain Management,

2. The different perspectives on Supply Chain (e.g., Corporate view vs. SCM view),

3. SCM complexities,

4. Supply Chain Continuity Management (SCCM),

5. The SCCM Lifecycle (Analysis, Design, Implementation, Validation…),

6. SCCM solution options,

7. SCCM/SCM challenges, and

8. Some quick tips for professionals and organizations.

It’s an in depth talk about SCM you don’t want to miss. Enjoy!

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Improving Supply Chain Resilience with Suppliers (w/ Zera Zheng)

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Improving Supply Chain Resilience with Suppliers (w/ Zera Zheng)

Join me July 21/22 at 1pm EST!

Working with you suppliers is key if you want to create Supply Chain Resilience for your organization. I talk with the Head of Business Resilience Lead Logistics at Maersk, and BCI award winner, Zera Zheng.

Zera is very passionate about supply chain resilience and we have a very interesting talk, touching on such subjects as:

1. The elements of Supply Chain Resilience Management,

2. Supply Chain Mapping,

3. Contingency Options and Contingency Strategies (Acceptance, Reduce dependency, Work with Suppliers, Exit the relationship),

4. We get a real-life viewpoint of how Mearsk managed the Suez ‘ship’ crisis (You know the ship stuck in the canal),

5. 3 key areas of focus when supporting customers (Visibility, Alternative Solutions, Communications),

6. Supply chain resilience through collaboration, and more.

It’s a very interesting talk with some new perspectives on Supply Chain Management and Resilience. Enjoy!

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Minimizing Cyber-attack Impacts: Digital Supply Chain Management

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Minimizing Cyber-attack Impacts: Digital Supply Chain Management

Join me August 4/22 at 1pm EST!

There is allot of focus on our physical Supply Chains, but what about digital supply chains? I talk with long time lead auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and other standards, Willy Fabritius. Willy takes a different view of Supply Chain Management and talks about the digital aspects, rather than the traditionally focus of physical products and their supply chains. It’s a new perspective that hasn’t been fully talked about until now.

Willy talks about:

1. Defining digital supply chains,

2. Digital supply chain issues,

3. Products and Services obtained through a digital manner,

4. Impacts of digital changes to products already in use,

5. Key program components and possible solutions,

6. Risk Assessments / Analysis,

7. Regulatory requirements,

8. User awareness (People aren’t as aware as you might think.),

9. Incident management and learning from them,

10. Management Systems,

11. Independent reviews and assessments (Governance)…and more.

It’s a very informative talk with a focus many aren’t considering in Supply Chain Management; the digital aspects. Don’t miss this!

Enjoy!

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Managing External Risks w/ Tony Thornton

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Managing External Risks w/ Tony Thornton

Join me March 10, 2022 at 1pm EST!

Risks! Everyday we face risks and need to be able to manage them. Organizations need to be able to manage their internal risks and their external risks. I speak with noted risk expert Tony Thornton about how organizations can do just that; manage their risks.

We touch on:

a) Challenges with our current ‘business jargon’

b) IPEC risks (What are they, and what can be done about them?)

c) How to manage IPEC risks using the acronym ‘ABCDE’

d) Discuss the differences between ‘likelihood’ and ‘probability’

e) Reporting metrics

Tony is a lively speaker and obviously quite passionate about risk, and you don’t want to miss his talk on IPEC Risks. Enjoy!

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A Closer Look At Time Tracking for Employees

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A Closer Look At Time Tracking for Employees

Do you need to track your employees to ensure greater productivity? Here are some tips to do so with TrackTime24.

Ensure your employees are aware of time tracking

You should talk to your employees about time tracking and let them understand how important it is. You should explain how it works and how you expect them to work. Every time you get a new employee, you should talk to them about time tracking and explain the tool to them. For example, if your employees have to use the mobile app and check-in every day then make sure you let them know.

You should also inform them about the expected length of their breaks and what is allowed on the job. You should also show them how to fix any entries if they made mistakes. By teaching your employees these things it will lower mistakes, improve information as well as ensure time theft doesn’t occur.

Automation

Next, as opposed to manual time tracking via paper-based timesheets, it is better to do so automatically. By having an automatic system it will be a lot simpler for all your employees to record their work and time worked. This will make it a lot better for HR or your administrator. With automatic timesheets, you will always have complete accuracy and no rounding would be necessary.

There are many platforms that you can use such as Hourly that provides time tracking for employees once they have started your work. You’ll be able to create automated lunch and break times and these times will always be in your reports. You can even create particular rules that will make sure your employees are productive and they actually work the amount of time you’re paying them for.

Better time tracking for managers

Tracking time can be difficult for some of your staff as well as your supervisors and managers. Managers will have to regularly collect the reports and timecards from all of your staff as well as check them to determine issues and accuracy levels. This is especially important since they will have to ensure that the worked hours are accurate since these are billable hours. Even though this may appear to be a simple task, it can take up numerous hours on a weekly and monthly basis. It will take even more time if the employees don’t correctly track their time or report accurately.

When you use a time tracking software such as Hourly, this will make time tracking a lot simpler for both employees and managers. Managers don’t need to manually do reports since the software can produce the reports automatically. With the help of this software, they’ll be able to easily find missing details and fix any issues.

Collect accurate data on hours worked

Unfortunately, it is quite easy to oversimplify time tracking and make the data useless. One example of this is if employees only clock in when they start their shift and clock out when they leave. This is very basic information.

According to federal law, you will have to not only track work hours but also lunch and break times. You also need to track over time. This will ensure that your staff is paid for their overtime work and the company as a whole can make better use of its time and reduce spending unnecessarily on overtime. It is also possible to track particular job sites, projects, etc.

Hourly can help you to better record all of these details. It can then be used to create reports based on the data which will enable you to make much better choices.

Use the features

The great thing about Hourly and other time tracking software is that it has lots of features and you don’t need to be a tech in order to make use of them. The software has lots of useful features that are simple to understand and can help your company to be more efficient and make the best use of your employees. With Hourly you’ll be able to do the following:

Always be aware of real-time work. When you log into the Hourly application, you’ll be able to immediately see who is currently working and any employees that aren’t on the job or at particular worksites.

Geofence. This software will let you know if any of your employees aren’t physically located at the sites they are supposed to be at throughout the workday. This will save you money

Create alerts. You can even create specific alerts that let you know when any of your employees move to another location or if they start working overtime.

Manage time tracking, worker’s compensation, and payroll

These are all highly related and you can now combine them into one particular solution. This will lower the amount of time you work on these things as well as increase your company’s compliance with documentation and labor laws. Currently, only Hourly offers a fully incorporated solution that allows you to handle time tracking, payroll, and compensation within one software application.

You can use this software to run payroll, make paydays a lot easier as well as handle these tasks for both employees and freelancers. When you integrate these things it will ensure that your company, as well as all your staff, are fully covered if any issue or accident occurs. You can rest easy knowing that your company and employee data are secured. With time tracking you’ll be able to easily streamline one of the core functions of your Human Resource department.

Use the data you collect

After you’ve implemented time tracking and it’s properly configured you can start to actually use the data you’ve gathered. So for example, if you use hourly, you’d be able to more easily determine how much work and labor would be needed for new jobs or projects. You’d also be able to figure out how much time new projects would take to be completed. It would be easy to figure out areas where you have more resources than necessary so you can cut down and save the company money.

When you use a time tracking solution it won’t just automate time tracking but give you extremely valuable insights that will make your company more effective and more successful. As you get more data over time, you’ll be able to have better analysis and therefore, be able to make better decisions. This includes accurately answering questions related to the labor required per project, costs, time, etc. which will give your company a competitive advantage.

‘Presilience’ Part 2 – w/ Dr. Gavriel Schneider

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‘Presilience’ Part 2 – w/ Dr. Gavriel Schneider

Join me August 12, 2021 at 9am EST!

Part 2 of my talk with Dr. Gavriel Schneider on Presilience. Presilience is a different way of viewing resilience, in individuals and organizations. Join me as I talk with acknowledged subject matter expert on human centric and Integrated Risk Management, Safety and Security, Dr. Gavriel Schneider. Dr. Schneider has extensive senior level management and leadership experience, and talks to us about how the current compliance-based resiliency approach of organizational leaders needs to change. Presilience is about the ongoing use of skills in a way to better your response to risk, whether it is an opportunity, crisis or emergency. It’s not just the commonplace way of utilizing risk management to create a ‘response plan’; it allows you and your organization to be better positioned even after you’ve experienced an adverse situation. It’s another real eye-opener of a chat, so don’t miss this episode and don’t forget to check out Part 1 which aired 2021-07-08!

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