Corporate Management Group (CMG) was founded by Marv Sawyer in 1987. After 15 years in the world of Fortune 500 companies, Marv wanted to use his expertise to partner with companies to strategically help them save time and money on freight, distribution and transportation issues.
CMG has now been in business for over 25 years, manages $350 million in freight annually, and serves clients from California to the Carolinas, with 31% of clients headquartered internationally.
CMG partners with companies to help “insource” freight management and stay on top of ever-changing freight rates. Clients retain all the savings, an average of 26% and a range of 8%-43%. CMG is not a logistics company or an asset-based provider and requires no contracts for its expertise and services.
The CMG Team is made up of our leadership team, market business development partners and regional operational directors.
Take a moment to be inspired.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs is the daughter of the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple. Recently she wrote an account of her final visit with her father from whom she was often estranged. About a month before he died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 56, her father spoke words of deep regret to her. He told her, “I didn’t spend enough time with you when you were little. I wish we had more time.” When she told him it was ok, he replied, “No, it’s not okay. I didn’t spend enough time with you. I should have spent the time. Now it is too late.” He looked her in the eyes, teared up, and then said, “I owe you one.” During their final week together he repeated that phrase over and over, “I owe you one.”1
This morning I texted my brother, who lives outside Philadelphia, to console him over Penn State’s loss to arch rival Ohio State last night. For Penn State fans it was an agonizing one-point loss due to the fact that their team squandered a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter. My text conversation with my brother went like this: (Me) “Heartbreak Hotel”; (Him) “Yes. Any hopes of playoffs gone. Always next year!”; (Me) “That’s what hope is all about”; (Him) Thumbs up emoji.
Earlier this summer the world was mesmerized by the drama which unfolded in Thailand as twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were rescued from entrapment in the Tham Luang cave. Whereas volunteers came from around the globe to offer their assistance, some of the least noticed help came from farmers in that region.
Why do we marvel at what these farmers did? Is it because sacrifice in our culture is a dying art?
“Can you spare me some change?” Whereas those words irritate us coming from a beggar in a parking lot, in a much different context those words actually may serve as our emotional cry for help. To help you understand what I mean, let me ask you a question. How do you and others typically respond to change?
Drudgery is that stage of life where life and career become boring and routine, and making a living is filled more with a sense of “wooooorrk” than it is fulfillment. Drudgery is such an ugly dance partner, but if we’re not careful—especially the older we get—we can find ourselves not only dancing with her, but allowing her to take the lead. Dancing with her comes with a price. Dance with her, and we forego the opportunity to dance with purpose, meaning, and fulfillment. When drudgery is taking you for a spin on the dance floor, how do you let purpose and meaning and fulfillment break in and dance with you instead?
I am a collector of home-spun wisdom – not the wisdom of deep philosophical thinkers, but the down to earth wisdom generated by plain ordinary folk. If I want to find the good stuff, I follow my wife into gift shops in small mountain towns. The latest addition to my collection was discovered in a gift shop several weeks ago in Brevard, NC.