The military has acronyms for everything. One is SMEAC, which stands for Situation, Mission, Execution, Actions, and Command Control. You look at every situation in that order, a practice I still use daily. If something goes wrong, I ask: What needs to be done to correct it? What are we solving for? How do we put a plan in motion and communicate it to the proper people? If you think that you have everything running perfectly and nothing can be improved, that probably means you need to move on. There’s always something to make better. n
Daniel Politowicz Answers the Big Questions 1 How would you describe your job to a ve-year-old? I would get some trucks and say, ‘I’m going to put this Lincoln Log on this truck, and bring it over here to this guy, so he can build his house.’ 2 Who are your heroes? My dad passed away early in my life. My next-door neighbor, Mr. Goodenough, really helped me through a difficult time. Without stepping in, he took care of and guided me. Then when I needed a place to go, my brother Rich took me in and let me finish school. I also admire his motivation. He owns a big company that does home remodeling and repairs, and he makes sure everything is done right. As a kid, I’d watch him put a 100-pound sack of feed on each shoulder, walk down a big hill to the pasture, and feed the cows. His strength and fortitude stayed with me. 3 As logistics manager, what three things do you check each morning? First, I make sure everything shipped out the previous night. After that, I get coffee and check my thousands of emails for emergencies. Then, I walk out on the floor and ask everyone how they’re doing. I like doing that.
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