Looking back on Q4 2018, the situation this year is a repeat: another record fourth quarter, another record year and another very slow start in the subsequent new year. While this is ten consecutive years of profitable growth, one would think we could smooth things out a little across quarters but that’s not the industry we play in.
On a different note, we concluded a very successful strategic planning meeting late in the year. We started with an OEM’s world view of the market, moved to what would Supply Chain Services look like in 3 years then tightly focused on what we need to do in 2020 to achieve that future. Invariably, we concluded with a focus on developing our people and strengthening our culture. It’s a great place to work.