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 split about...
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...
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 Diego this...
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 down, these professionals...
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...