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Soap Ingredient Suppliers We Recommend

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Are you looking for oils to use in your soap production? Depending on how much you buy, it may be cheaper to buy from a soap-making ingredient supplier who can offer all of your ingredients consolidated into one order.

We talk to lots of soap makers on the hunt for a good fit for a supplier, so we’d like to offer some recommendations.

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The Top 10 Features of Effective Supply Chain Managers

Posted by Adam Robinson

The job description of a supply chain manager sure sounds cool, doesn’t it? On this position, you’d be managing all activities for purchasing raw materials, delivering them to the right point across the organization, making sure the organization is producing enough supply to meet the demand of the audience, and deliver the product to the right place at the right time. You’re basically managing the entire journey of the product.

The high salary (it usually ranges between $93,825 and $122,675 annually) is a huge factor of attraction, too. It’s no wonder why so many people are interested in becoming supply chain managers.

This is one of the most important positions in an organization. It carries tons of responsibility, so the hiring managers have extremely high standards when choosing among the candidates. You want to meet those standards? Then it’s best to learn from the best.

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Purchasing Managers: How To Plan And Meet Your Goals In 2018

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Setting goals is an important step to improving.

There are, of course, a number of different kinds of goals. You have personal goals for your life, and you have professional goals for your job. But they’re always entangled, some taking priority over others depending on the day.

The best way to achieve all of them is to lay them out separately, prioritize them, and then make a plan for how you can achieve every one.

Here’s a smart framework for purchasing managers to complete your goal setting for 2018-- not just for your job but also for your life.

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An Open Love Letter To My Customers

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Dear Customers,

If I haven't told you yet, I should: what drives me is you. What gives my job purpose is you.

I want to see your young brain-children, your start ups, your little natural brands succeed with all of my heart. You are builders, creating things from scratch, trying to bake a brand-new award winning business-recipe. Or sometimes, you are children taking your parents legacy on, and transforming it, and making it even greater.

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5 Graphic Design Firms In The Natural Food Industry

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Good graphic designers are key for any B2C company who’s selling their food products on a retail store shelf. Packaging design can be one of the major reasons that new customers give your product a try in the first place, so it’s worth putting your branding in the hand of someone who knows their stuff.

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10 Natural Food Recruiters To Help You Find Your Next Employee (or Job)

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Are you looking for a new job? Or perhaps looking for the perfect new employee to add to your team?

If you’re looking for someone specifically with food industry experience (or you’re looking for your next food industry job), I’ve compiled a list of 10 food and beverage recruiters who can help you find the perfect match.

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5 Tips for Attracting, Retaining, and Developing Employees

Posted by Alchemy Systems

Regardless of the particular industry, it’s becoming more and more difficult to attract and retain good employees. Potential employees look for the money, stay for the relationships, and talk about the development they get at work. Good managers are critical, and your company culture should always be a primary area of focus. Keep the following five things in mind when determining your corporate employment strategy.

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What Successful Manufacturing Leaders Do from 8am-8pm [Infographic]

Posted by Adam Robinson

 

In this post, you will see, what successful manufacturing leaders do from 8 am to 8 pm. We also included some other tips successful folks do before 8 am and right before bed to stay as optimized as possible, including a few productivity tools.

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Leadership Transitioning: How To Start Your New Role On The Right Foot

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

 

The Centra Foods sales team recently attended the National College & University Foodservice conference for the Pacific and Continental regions. On the first morning of the conference, I presented at one of the breakout sessions.

I talked about Leadership Transitioning — how to most efficiently and smoothly step into a new role and begin to make changes that positively affect (and sometimes completely re-direct) your company. For this conference, this discussion was related solely to college foodservice.

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10 Ways To Reduce Workplace Stress In The Food Industry

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Everyone in the food industry that I know is stressed — busy, happy (and meaningfully) stressed. This can be a blessing and a curse. It means that there’s lots to be done, with great opportunities to make change in your company and affect the food industry for the better… but there’s still LOTS to be done.

When our plates are overwhelmed with work, were often overly stressed as well.

If you’re in the food industry, here’s 10 ways that you can take a load off and reduce your stress — without losing your edge — in your job.

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