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Strategy Over Ideology

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Should companies in the lubricants industry take public political stances? Sara Lefcourt weighs in.

Accounting for Sustainability

Accounting for Sustainability

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

The American Petroleum Institute’s newly formed sustainability task force is working to create a recommended practice ...

Managing the Ukraine Crisis

Managing the Ukraine Crisis

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Sara Lefcourt explains how the crisis in Ukraine may affect your business and offers tips for managing the situation.

Consider These 2022 Trends

Consider These 2022 Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

Some pandemic-induced trends might accelerate in 2022. How will they affect your planning and management strategies?

Best Practices

Best Practices

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Meet Your Plan Early in my career as a business unit leader, there was a year with an unusual spike in input prices. ...

Best Practices

Best Practices

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

Manage Your Margins The financial community is trying to assess whether the inflation we are seeing is “transitory ...

When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

From the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic to frequentsevere weather, the past few years have presented noshortage of o ...

Reinvigorate Your Safety Program

Reinvigorate Your Safety Program

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

I am in New York City these days, and the “animal spirits” have been unleashed here due to the high level of vaccina ...

Rethink Your Core Competencies

Rethink Your Core Competencies

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

Best Practices The world seems to be turning the corner on COVID-19 as vaccinations are administered and businesses a ...

Best Practices

Best Practices

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Rethink Your Risk Analysis Over the past month or so, there have been several stunning examples of systemic failures ...

Best Practices

Best Practices

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

Get Ready for a Post-pandemic Economy 2020 was a difficult and important year in many ways. The pandemic affected vir ...

Additive

Business Changes Have Environmental Aspects

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

Partly because of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are undergoing more change than ever these days, which of course ...

Your Business

Your Business

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

Compartmentalizing at Work  Thank heaven 2021 is finally here. Last year was an especially tough one.  W ...

Best Practices

Best Practices

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

Own Your Failure I recently watched on CNBC an extremely interesting interview with former EBay chief Meg Whitman and ...

Making a Clean Transition

Making a Clean Transition

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Today’s lube manufacturers blend hundreds of different products on the same equipment, necessitating periodic flushing ...

Best Practices

Best Practices

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Staying Relevant I was surprised to see ExxonMobil stock removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average in August, lea ...

Cybersecurity and the Supply Chain

Cybersecurity and the Supply Chain

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

Cyber criminals are always angling for a way into the supply chain. Outdated or underfunded cybersecurity protocols make ...