At VAI, we are even more excited to welcome Fall, as we set our eager sights on Nashville, the destination of Prevail 2018, VAI’s Customer Conference. Taking place November 8-10 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Prevail 2018 is expected to be our biggest, most attended, and advanced conference to date.
We are thrilled that our very own Ira Dannenberg, Vice President of R&D – Food Division, has been selected by Food Logistics to its 2018 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award. Designed to recognize exceptional accomplishments within the food industry, this distinguished award identifies influential individuals whose hard work and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity, and innovation through the global food supply chain.
VAI is pleased to announce that Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected CIO Kevin Beasley to its 17th annual listing of the 2018 Pros to Know in the supply chain industry. The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.
The old saying is, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This holds true especially with your company website. The design of your website has the power to intrigue and entice your viewers, or send them straight to your competitors. With a well-designed website, your company can potentially increase and maintain web traffic and visibility, leading to greater sales and a better bottom-line. According to Aberdeen, Embracing Change in Wholesale and Distribution, online ecommerce has altered the way organizations take orders and how they get their products into the hands of their customers. As retailers continue to increase global transactions, they must adapt to enhancing the user experience by presenting customers with more immersive and interactive web interfaces.
We have all been to an event or business meeting at some point in our careers. Learning the do’s and don’ts of networking takes experience, trial, and error. Business networking is an effective, low-cost marketing method that can help develop sales opportunities. It is the connecting of individuals, through trust and relationship building, and these individuals can become walking, talking advertisements for your business. Networking doesn’t have to be your typical face-to-face encounter. Rather, it can be a simple phone call, email or social media connection. Immersing into one or all of these business savvy communication methods can give you the chance to not only discuss your business with professionals, but also the opportunity to learn from others.
Many people today consider themselves skilled members of the social media community, logging in frequently to their Twitter, Facebook, and/or LinkedIn accounts. We tend to view social media as a communication tool as routine and necessary as email and phone calls. However, many probably don’t view these accounts as an engine to enhance customer service across their organization.