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Recognizing the Importance of Culture in a Family-Owned Business

A tailored approach can help companies that are not used to working with consultants achieve transformational results without compromising their core philosophy and values.

In the world’s more developed markets, we often see fragmented ownership with families selling all or part of their business over time. Statistics from the Family Business Institute show that only one third of family-owned businesses last into a second generation of ownership, 12% to a third and just 3% to a fourth.

Topics: company culture

Cold Chain Series Part 1 of 2: The supply chain risks food industry executives and 3PLs need to be aware of and the trends that will shape the future

Joseph Esteves, VP Industry Partner at Maine Pointe looks at the potential risks and rewards for transportation carriers and 3PLs operating across the cold chain logistics market

The term ‘cold chain logistics’ refers to the storage, handling and transportation of product under temperature-controlled conditions. These conditions can be frozen, chilled or ambient, but any product that requires a controlled, monitored environment where a constant temperature is maintained is included. The two main product categories under the ‘cold chain’ umbrella are food and healthcare & life sciences products.

Topics: global supply chain cold chain logistics