In this article, Jeffery Perry explores transactional work relations and workforce connectivity and how the future of work will evolve unchecked. Accelerated by the global pandemic, the desire for workplace flexibility is more common than ever. For many employers and employees, gone are the days of working full-time in an office setting. While some organizations […]

Stephen Redwood shares an article that explores the impact of AI and ChatGPT on corporations.  AI AND CHATGPT3 HAVE RUNG THE WARNING BELLS – YOU MAY DELAY, BUT TIME WILL NOT  According to analysis by Statista in 2021 the average time spent per day on digital media in the US was eight hours and five […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Nils Tarnow with Valorion. Dr. Tarnow has extensive top management consulting experience in many industry sectors, from manufacturing to financial services, and on a wide range of topics, from business strategy to organizational development in different geographies around the world. Through his academic background, work with his client and with […]

If your production schedule is not meeting expectations, this article from Christian Ruf on types of scheduling systems and tools may help. Does your production scheduling fall short of your expectations? You might be using the wrong scheduling system! Production scheduling is the final planning stage before the actual production, and the resulting production schedule […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Danielle Anderson with Perspective Consulting.  Danielle is a Customer Experience, Digital Strategy and Innovation Specialist with 19+ years of experience in consumer-focused industries including Retail, Luxury Goods and Hospitality. She has a successful track record of advising Boards and partnering with CEOs to drive high-value initiatives, build unique brand experiences […]

To manage a remote team successfully, it is essential to recognize and address problematic behavior before it escalates. In this article, Sachin Sanghvi offers a few tips to recognise the signs.  Once upon a time in the pharmaceutical industry, a grand experiment emerged as a result of an unprecedented global pandemic. White collar workers everywhere […]

Jason Schenker shares one in a series of articles designed to help authors write their book in under 30 days. This post offers key tips of overcoming the mindsets and misconceptions that stop writers finishing (or even starting) their book.  You know what a good book is? A done book. That’s something all good books […]

Henri Dethier shares a white paper on blockchain and cryptocurrencies and emerging technologies. Despite generating considerable enthusiasm, blockchain and cryptocurrencies—more than other emerging technologies—have presented head scratching dilemmas. Will there be a dominant platform or protocol? How can you benefit from network effects? Will new standards promote levels of interoperability? Addressing those questions might be […]


Andrew Seay shares an article that identifies common obstacles to successful supply chain management.  At some point or another, every company will struggle to manage its supply chain. As sales volumes grow, companies face delivery issues with suppliers, customer expectations seem to increase almost daily and new, high-volume orders bring in much-welcomed revenue, but often […]

Amanda Setili shares a short post on what a workshop with Alan Mulally, retired Ford CEO, taught her about business leadership. I had the enormous good fortune to not just attend an enlightening workshop delivered by retired Ford CEO, Alan Mulally, but to also spend time talking with him and gaining a deeper understanding of […]


To stay informed of the latest Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) cyber security rules, read this comprehensive article from Alex Sharpe. Links to resources included.  SEC Adoption of Cyber Security Rules – the Bigger Picture and Their Significance It was hard to miss the SEC’s passing of the first of three proposed Cyber Rule (File […]

In this podcast, Jared Simmons interviews Dr. Akhtar Badshah, Chief Catalyst at Catalytic Innovators Group, to discuss why he thinks innovation equates to a purpose mindset and how this requires balancing self, community, and work. Dr. Badshah believes innovation often gets conflated with invention. Though true innovators ask the big questions, “Why are you doing […]