You have likely heard about the container ships stacking up along the west coast.
At first glance one would think, “It’s not my problem.” However, as the problem lingers, it’s wise to recognize, “This is my problem” because short supply concerns result in disappointment and rising costs for all of us.
According to this article from Business Insider, “. . . a global supply chain crisis caused by a fall in shipping demand during the early days of the pandemic in 2020 followed by a surge at the end of that year has led to delays and blockages across the world.”
Amazon—the master of logistics and shipper of a lot of goods—anticipated this supply problem. This CNBC article notes that, for some time now, Amazon has been chartering private cargo ships, making its own containers, and signing leasing plans to better control the complicated shipping journey of an online order. This has resulted in fewer delays and quicker turnaround times than might have occurred.
I like that kind of thinking.
Overcome future obstacles by anticipating them and being proactive, intentional, and strategic in planning your business success.
This sounds an awful lot like preaching about Thinkership™ – the practice of mindful preparedness doesn’t it?
Curious? Then maybe you could just listen to this short audio clip from one of my presentations on Thinkership™ success factors. Consider these points when you want to provide the leadership necessary to be like Amazon—that is, solve problems before they become problems.