Management is an art and science of planning, directing and controlling organizational resources, both tangible and intangible to achieve organizational goals. This definition is not uncommon in scholarly fields as well as among the practitioners.
Many gurus in the field of management exist notably Henri Fayol who is the brainchild behind the fourteen principles of management, Frederick Winslow Taylor who contended the Scientific Management school of thought and Mary Parker Follet who introduced the element of Human Resource in management.
These practitioners have made immense contributions to the field of management that have remained in practice. These contributions date back from the industrial revolution era where productivity was a Key Performance Indicator for employees. To this end, I opine that Sheldon Laving ought to be credited for his enormous contributions to the field of management.
Foremost, Sheldon is a top-notch employee of OSI group. Being a CEO of this company is not a bed of roses. Inasmuch as management is the science, managing OSI group is somewhat different from the application of traditional management styles. OSI is operating in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry that is very fragile and risky to manage due to short product shelf life, complex logistical processes characterized by dynamic channel management strategies aimed at achieving competitive advantage.
More so, guaranteeing customers time and place utilities in the supply chain is an uphill task that requires an above-board managerial prowess. It puzzles one how Sheldon can marshal up his team to the extent of bringing his company as well as himself to the limelight on an international scale. Does he possess some magical managerial spells?
Far from the magical spells, Lavin possesses superior industry-specific knowledge in supply chain and finance that has enabled him to catapult OSI group from a small domestic enterprise in the USA to a premier company in Fast Consumer Moving Goods industry. More so, his firm people-centered, growth-oriented leadership skills and team spirit, as well as his visionary sight, have propelled OSI group to attain a market share in international markets. His marvelous track of performance has made him be awarded prestigious accolades such as Global Visionary Award by Vision World Academy in India.
In an environment where global warming is the concern of everyone around the globe, Sheldon Lavin pays attention to sustainability and social responsibility issues. His efforts paid off when the company received numerous sustainability and environmental awards under the stewardship of Sheldon Lavin. In conclusion, there is an interesting symbiotic relationship between Sheldon and OSI Group. I am tempted to guess that he has the success formula of the company in his DNA.
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