Fall of 2006 marked the first gathering of the Clark & Reid Advisory Council: A true 'think-tank' of some of the industry's most innovative thinkers. Represented in the session were Rebecca Kirschbaum, Senior Director of Corporate Relocation for ADP, Carol Card, Relocation Manager for FM Global, Mark Olsen, President of Parsifal Corporation, Pat DeDonato, Vice President of Global Supplier Relations for Cartus, Stacey Myhro, Vice President of Supplier Relations for Plus Relocation, Mickey Williams, President and CEO of Capital Relocation, Karen Reitter, Manager of Compensation for The TJX Companies, Tim Hughes, President and CEO of Movers Specialty Services and, of course, Clark & Reid. The primary goal of this Council is to formulate ideas where a top-rated moving company such as Clark & Reid can generate continuous improvement in a highly evolving relocation market.

Day One focused upon the discover of industry trends, total relocation challenges in addition to open discussion of the realities of the 'Moving Supply Chain.' The findings of these discussions yielded exceptional feedback from the Council Members to Clark & Reid. Identifying and narrowing down a list of 'barriers' associated with the moving process, Council Members proposed ways to confront challenges identified and creative means of differentiating service in the marketplace. Stay tuned as some of these recommendations will soon be a part of our business model.

Readers of this article who wish to discuss the specific findings of the meeting are encouraged to contact Chris MacKenzie, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, at 800/358.3600 ext.2160.