Discover how Four Seasons Produce is launching a multi-year culture change initiative for its warehouse department through engagement, ownership, and accountability.
Learn how building a business is more than meeting the needs of your customers. It’s also about how you recognize and engage your people – it’s about your culture. Hear a brief history of where Four Seasons Produce were and how it knew change was necessary. Learn about the evolution of the company's efforts from senior leadership through its associates. Gain insights into how thinking changed throughout the process and the value seen because of it. Hear how the company changed its top down thinking to bottom up, what it values from its associates and how it intends to put them in the driver seat. Learn how to measure your culture change and how to own your future.
Four Seasons Produce, Inc. is a full-service wholesaler of organic, local and conventional fresh produce supplying organic markets, food co-ops, independent retailers, chain stores, juice bars and other produce buyers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond. The company cares about its people and its partnerships with customers and vendors. Passion for seasonality, produce merchandising, continuous improvement and sustainability are at the heart of what Four Seasons Produce does. www.fsproduce.com
Erin Edwards is the director of continuous improvement at Four Seasons Produce. She is a PMP certified project manager. Her career started with Exel Logistics, in operations, transportation, and project management. As a project manager, she supported international projects that focused on bringing new solutions to customers in the Alberta oil sands, Gulf coast oil industry, and airline industry in England. She was then project manager at Bravo Health. In her current role, Edwards challenges the organization to celebrate, encourage, and grow the CI culture. Edwards graduated from Shippensburg University with a BSc in information management and analysis with a focus in supply chain.