The Hidden Change in Transportation & Logistics

The Hidden Change in Transportation & Logistics

After 30 years in the industry I have seen a progression of change, and I am very sure of myself to speak to it. Thirty years ago, warehouse work was ten times as difficult as it is today. Everything was labor intensive, and we had little or no technology....

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Leadership and “Brooksisms”

Leadership and “Brooksisms”

Herb Brooks, head coach of the gold medal-winning 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, was as famous for his colorful language as he was for his coaching. His players eventually compiled a list of what is known as “Brooksisms” a collection of sayings Coach Brooks  would...

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Veteran’s Day 2018

Veteran’s Day 2018

Veterans Day is observed on Monday, November 12th. This a great time to thank veterans for their service in an upbeat and positive manner. I always get a little awkward when someone says "thank you" on Memorial Day. Of course they mean well; however,...

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Airman Leadership School

Airman Leadership School

In the Spring of 1992, upon return from an extended tour of duty in the Middle East, I just turned 21 and was enrolled in Airman Leadership School at McGuire AFB in New Jersey. This 5-week program was designed to prepare me for my upcoming responsibilities...

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Efficiency At Every Step – The End of Day Audit

Efficiency At Every Step – The End of Day Audit

As I was going through my Butcher's Apprenticeship, circa 1980's in NY, I was taught many lessons in how to be a successful business person and maximize your profits with your wits. Back then, I had no idea those lessons would be applicable to my craft of...

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Possibilities

Possibilities

At Columbia, we know that aside from defying the laws of physics, anything is possible. We especially know this as it pertains to our area of expertise, Transportation & Logistics Efficiencies. We see things in the operational environment that nobody...

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Resources, Perspective, and Cost Take-Out

Resources, Perspective, and Cost Take-Out

Go into any home office of a Fortune 500 company and one constant that you will be aware of is their continuous cost take-out initiatives. Prior to starting Columbia Leadership & Efficiencies, my 30-year career in Transportation & Logistics was...

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Opportunity Cost

Opportunity Cost

Here at Columbia, we perform what we call "Economic Audits". However, after spending time with a client in San Diego last week, I am considering changing the term to "Opportunity Cost Audit". This economic term is my personal favorite, as it allows you to...

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Projecting Service

Projecting Service

Aircraft Carriers project power. If you have ever been on a carrier or seen one up close, you know what I am talking about. Carriers also are heavily protected by a battle group to ensure the real ability for the aircraft to employ the power. Being in San...

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5 Point Freight Building Program

5 Point Freight Building Program

Among the expertise we have at Columbia, we are particularly strong at freight handling. This goes back to when I did my freight building training at the FedEx Express Export Warehouse at JFK with prior Flying Tigers Freight Handlers. Hands...

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Time for a Transportation Check-Up!

Time for a Transportation Check-Up!

Hard to argue that an annual physical is not a wise investment in your health. Yes, you know that you eat right, exercise regularly, heck, you quit smoking 20 years ago and it's the best decision you ever made! However, it's best to go see your physician...

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About Me

Gary QuintonHi, I'm Gary Quinton, and I truly believe the life experiences I have had and the lessons learned have prepared me to be a leader who can directly assist in transforming your operations.

 

With clear, outlined strategy, and leadership ability, I know that I can help you to capture business opportunities and substantially impact your bottom line in a positive direction with a marked cost transformation.