Breaking the Talent Acquisition Mold: Why Companies Struggle to Hire Exceptional Talent

In today’s highly competitive business landscape, the quest for exceptional talent is a daunting journey for many organizations. Despite the clear benefits of attracting top-tier professionals, numerous companies find themselves ensnared in a perpetual cycle of hiring mediocrity, resulting in stagnant growth and a repetitive, Groundhog Day-like existence. Understanding the underlying reasons for these struggles…

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Navigating Change Management: A Blueprint for Manufacturing Leaders

Change Management

In an era where the only constant is change, the manufacturing sector stands at the crossroads of innovation and tradition. As executives, we’re tasked with steering our organizations through transformative changes—digitalization, shifts in supply chain dynamics, or adopting sustainable practices. Successfully managing these changes is not just a competitive advantage; it’s a survival imperative. Here’s…

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The Art of Dovetailing and Strategic Supply Chain Transformation: A Comparative Analysis with BWC Executive Group

Craftsmanship in Woodworking and Supply Chain Management Introduction In the woodworking world, dovetail joints are a testament to the craftsman’s skill, precision, and understanding of the wood’s nuances. Similarly, strategic transformation in supply chain operations demands these same attributes. Both realms highlight that the slightest misalignment can lead to profound challenges. However, with BWC Executive…

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Navigating Automotive Manufacturing Challenges: Strategic Insights for Semiconductor Shortages and Geopolitical Disruptions

Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to some analysts with McKinsey, Gartner, Deloitte, The Blackstone Group, KKR, and Sequoia Capital. We spoke about some of the issues around the automotive industry since this is my focus as a recruiter in the supply chain. I’ve heard several executives in the supply chain state they are…

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Circular Economy in Supply Chain Strategy: A Sustainable Path to Prosperity

In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, companies are searching for strategies that address immediate challenges and build a foundation for sustainable success. One such strategy that’s gaining prominence is the integration of circular economy principles into supply chain management. This approach addresses the complexities of today’s business world and promises significant long-term benefits, from tax…

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Retention or Attracting Talent

We talked to a little over 1,800 people in 2022; out of the 1,800, 726 were executives for either Private Equity or Manufacturing companies. When we talked, the number one continuous answer we received as the top priority from the CEO or executive was on talent. We see that a Chief Supply Chain Officer is…

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4 Insights PE Firms want CFOs to Know

Many chief financial officers (CFOs) are excited by the opportunity to lead a private equity portfolio company’s financials. The position looks good on a resume and often comes with a certain prestige and monetary bump; however, many CFOs do not realize what it takes to be successful at a private equity-backed company. According to a…

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Senior Executive Diversity Talent Pool

In our case study of a Senior Executive Diversity Talent Pool, a global manufacturing company retained BWC Executive Group, LLC (BWC) to identify and profile top, diverse senior-level executives working at competitor companies and appropriate heavy equipment and automotive companies. The CEO set a strategy to transform the company’s senior leadership team by making it…

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Building Company Culture

In business, values always come before culture. In Simon Sinek’s work, he offers a simple equation: values x behavior = culture. There is really no better way to say it. However, when many businesses start to do the work of defining their values, many seem to think it’s a big, drawn-out thing that will take…

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Achieve Diversity in the Workplace

A diverse workplace is a talented workplace. When you have diverse hiring practices, your company will employ the best talent in your industry. That diverse talent pool will boost productivity, engagement, and retention levels and increase your company’s reputation. It can even make your business more profitable. In fact, companies in the top 25 percent regarding…

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