Why outsourcing is going into reverse - manufacturing and logistics

Manufacturing Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain

Outsourcing and offshoring - how economic arguments are changing with high inflation in India and China together with exchange rate shifts - which all mean higher prices for outsourced manufacturing operations than in the past. Reversal of offshoring and outsourcing to reduce risk, increase velocity, improve agility, shorten product development cycles, improve speed to market.

Improving supply chain management in complex operations. Example of Audi motor manufacturing -- difficulties in providing customized vehicles rapidly without shorter supply chains. Conference keynote lecture by Patrick Dixon, for Red Prairie, audience of logistics and supply chain executives.

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How to change the world - leadership skills, management trainingr

Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Connect with all passions people have and they will follow you to the ends of the earth.

Questions and answers following presentation on leadership, team motivation, change management in public services. Show how teams make a difference, save lives, improve the environment. Win war for talent.

Believe in your teams. Human resources, recruitment, team management, development and staff training. Keynote presentation for Welsh Parliament, public sector workers.

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Leadership Skills: why trust in leaders is not enough.

What is Leadership? Styles, Leadership Keynotes

Trust is not enough to create great leadership. All strong leaders create trust but also provide vision, direction, purpose, sense of mission -- around which followers unite, forming powerful and effective teams. Management tools only work when vision is clear, strategy is accepted as the way foreward. Otherwise teams become demotivated, lack focus and deviate from the priorities of senior leadership.Show how teams make a difference, save lives, improve the environment. Win war for talent. Believe in your teams. Human resources, recruitment, team management, development and staff training. Presentation for Welsh Parliament.

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How People Movements Change the World - ACET AIDS Foundation story - HIV prevention and care

What is Leadership? Styles, Leadership Keynotes

How people movements change the world. ACET is an international AIDS foundation, started by Dr Patrick Dixon, author of AIDS Action book. ACET AIDS care and prevention programmes are in Ireland, UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India, DR Congo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, S Africa and other parts of the world. Fighting HIV stigma, gender-based violence, discrimination, ignorance...and fear. Encouraging access to HIV testing and treatment, teaching healthy living and appropriate sexual behavior, reducing drug addiction, assisting orphans and vulnerable children.

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Teams with passion and vision: leadership tools, motivation, management

Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Life is too short to spend on projects that can't deliver because badly designed don't matter, or with people who will not change or on programmes without real purpose. Staff engagement -- Gallup research, linked to customer satisfaction, team performance, profits, business growth, reducing staff turnover. How to increase team commitment, loyalty, engagement. How to predict performance of teams -- and manage failing teams to become successful teams. Friendship at work increases team morale, commitment, passion for change. Leadership styles and impact on team performance. Non-hierarchical leadership -- based on personal values, vision, sense of mission.

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How to motivate people to do unpopular jobs

Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Example of ServiceMaster -- motivating cleaners, janitors, rest room attendants. How to inspire and motivate people in poorly paid service jobs: encouraging self-confidence, morale, self-esteem. Show how teams make a difference, save lives, improve the environment. Win war for talent. Believe in your teams. Human resources, recruitment, team management, development and staff training. Presentation for Welsh Parliament, public sector worker voluntary sector, charities, nurses, doctors, health care workers, council workers. Other themes: leadership, change management, organisation, service delivery and customer satisfaction.

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Future of logistics, supply chain management, freight, manufacturing keynote speaker

Manufacturing Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain

Future of logistics and supply chain management. Future of national post offices and postal service monopolies. DHL, Fedex and UPS global competition for just-in-time courier services. Growth of air freight, alternative delivery services. Deregulation of delivery services. Distribution and supplies of components, raw materials and finished products. Package and parcel RFID tracking technologies and RFID controversy. Road, rail, air and shipping comparative costs. Inflation and outsourcing. Overnight delivery and same day delivery services - growing demand. Pharmacies and garages lead way. Integration of EPOS data. Planning security of supplies and risk management. Online tracking and tracing of products. Integration into global supply chain, suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, warehouses, retail.

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Future of Food, Drink and Packaging Industries - Growth Strategies

Future of Retail, Food, Drink, Beverages: Keynote

Growth strategies and megatrends impact on food, drink and packaging industries -- conference keynote speaker at Tetrapak event. Consumer trends, lifestyle, health and nutrition, food safety, beverages and liquid food. Food and beverages marketing, customer insight, product choices. Growth strategy, leadership in emerging markets, team motivation and management. Logistics, transport, distribution, storage and retail food displays. How customers are changing. Impact of social media on food and beverage industry. Future food and drink marketing messages. Growing sales in emerging markets. Demographic trends and impact on retail food and drink sales.

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When the job becomes a mission, job satisfaction, making a difference - workplace motivation

Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Lessons from non-profit organisations like the AIDS agency ACET, volunteer groups, charities and foundations, and passions for future of our wider world, issues, activism, campaigns, environment, global warming.

Improve job satisfaction and staff engagement in your teams. Surveys of motivation, workplace engagement, wanting to find purpose at work. Mid-life crisis, passion for work, work-life balance and family life, hobbies, personal interests. Satisfaction and morale at work in public satisfaction. Public sector workers, business workplace and lessons for leaders, team managers.

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