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Umbrex is pleased to welcome Peter Costa with Capman Organizational and Leadership Excellence, LLC. Pete leverages his extensive global experience as a Leader and General Manager to help organizations implement transformational strategies and leaders achieve their potential. In addition to his time at McKinsey, where he was an Engagement Manager in the operations practice, he has served as an Officer in the US Navy, a change leader at GE, and held P&L responsibility at Honeywell and Jensen Hughes (a PE-backed global leader in life safety consulting). In all of these operational roles, Pete has successfully turned around struggling organizations and developed a cadre of exceptional leaders. He draws on this practical experience to quickly build credibility with clients and to develop lasting change programs.
After 7 years as an expat based in London and Dubai, he now lives north of NY City with his wife and 4 children at their hobby farm. Pete would be happy to assist on projects involving strategy implementation, management operating system deployment, or building out talent development programs in a US or international setting. He is also a formally-trained executive coach
Eric Hiller unrolls a few facts behind the need to hoard toilet paper (TP) as he shares his knowledge on the supply chain in this article recently published on MarketWatch.
One of the bizarre phenomena that we have been experiencing in the United States during the visit of our unfriendly visitor from Wuhan, the SARS-COV-2 virus which causes COVID-19 disease, is the strange behavior of people to irrationally hoard toilet paper (TP). I admit, this is one thing that I did not expect, nor did I expect it to go on for so long. I told my wife two to three weeks ago that this would not be a problem, because of the reasons that will be discussed in this article. But I admit, so far this problem has not resolved itself.
I feel pretty competent to talk on this subject, not only because I know the product so intimately, but also because I spent a summer at the East River plant of Procter & Gamble in Green Bay, Wisconsin making TP. I was interning as an undergraduate as a process engineer implementing statistical process control and machine center lining (exciting stuff… yes, I know). It just so happened that I was working on the “converting” floor for Charmin, Charmin Ultra, and Banner toilet paper. This, where you take finished rolls, that is the size the Jolly Green Giant must use (maybe 12 feet tall and 8 feet in diameter, weighing a couple of thousand pounds), and progressively unroll and cut them up until they end up in cases shipping to your friendly grocery store or another outlet.
So, when it comes to TP, I know my… stuff.
Facts included in this article:
- The US supply chain
- Why people are hoarding TP
- The cure for TP shortage
Read the full article, Three Sheets to the Wind, on the MarketWatch website.