For many, 2021 brought labor shortages, continued supply chain disruptions, and an overall increase in demand. The last two years have taught companies that they must be prepared to handle any situation that comes their way and to always expect the unexpected. Many spent the last year adapting to the changing environment, increasing their efficiencies and optimizations, and identifying new tools and technologies to future-proof their organizations. As we proceed boldly into an uncertain future, companies that remain diligent and focused on their key priorities will set themselves up for success. An important part of this effort is setting measurable goals and meaningful intentions.
Importance of Setting Goals
Setting short and long-term goals is an important part of any business and its role in the supply chain. While some predict that supply chain disruptions may begin to ease in 2022, it is still imperative that companies set goals that will set them up to thrive, regardless of obstacles thrown their way throughout the year.
Desirable goals for many organizations may include building a more sustainable supply chain and lowering their Total Cost of Business. An increasing number of companies have made strides on this path by switching to iGPS plastic pallets, which are lightweight, recyclable, and more cost-effective.
Other goals to improve efficiency and supply chain performance may include:
- Incorporating additional automation technology
- Enhancing supply chain security measures
- Increasing adherence to warehouse safety best practices
Importance of Setting Intentions
Equally as important as setting tangible goals for your company, is framing the mindset with which you would like to approach the new year — both professionally and personally.
Intentions can include a heightened focus on the values and principles around which a company builds its corporate culture and business philosophy. Unlike goals, which typically have a desirable endpoint we strive to achieve, intentions revolve around the ways in which individuals and organizations live and conduct business every day. An executive might approach her workday with the intention: “I am going to provide my customers with more satisfaction and peace of mind today.” An organization might build its intention into its mission statement: “To be an industry leader in the manufacturing of sustainable, high-quality shipping containers.” Setting the tone for the year on a professional and personal level can encourage increased satisfaction among employees and consumers, which leads to a healthier supply chain. Companies may consider setting intentions for the year as part of an annual exercise and encourage their employees to do the same.
As companies continue to navigate the hardships they’ve faced as a result of the pandemic, it is imperative that they take every step to set themselves up to thrive. Setting 2022 intentions and goals can help put businesses on the right track to continue to adapt and remain competitive in a changing and challenging work environment.
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