Reasons why impact of culture on international operations matters

Culture drives the way professionals relate to each other, and impacts performance when doing business internationally. Sam Yankelevitch, CEO, Xpress Lingo Solutions, describes the importance of understanding the impact of culture on doing business internationally in his new Audio Interview, “Impact of Culture on International Operations.”

In the 17- minute interview, produced by and, Yankelevitch presents reasons why understanding culture is important and offers examples of situations where misunderstanding cultures can create problems.
Yankelevitch will be facilitating the workshop “MEXICO: Bridging Cultures in Automotive Supply Chain Management to Drive Performance” in person at Automation Alley Headquarters in Troy, MI on February 19 from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm, as well as in Greenville, South Carolina, on February 12. The half-day workshops will present methodologies for incorporating lean concepts such as standard work, PDCA, root cause analysis and A3 thinking to improve intercultural communication. Participants in the seminar will learn how to avoid misunderstandings and reduce waste rooted in language, culture and distance. To register for the seminar to be held at Automation Alley, click here. To register for the seminar in Greenville, South Carolina, click here.
Yankelevitch is an author, entrepreneur, and seasoned business leader and for more than 30 years has interacted with Mexican manufacturers and distributors in automotive supply chain operations.  He is the author of Lean Potion #9 – Communication: The Next Lean Frontier and Lean Communication: Applications for Continuous Process Improvement, which offer solutions for waste in global supply chains. and is the leading global business intelligence source for the automotive industry, connecting the worldwide auto supplier industry with the resources to effectively do business globally. Through the web site,, auto supplier executives can find insight, solutions and strategies focused on doing business in the world’s top automotive markets. is the leading online education company helping corporate professionals and business school students learn practical, up-to-date international business skills. offerings include On-Demand Seminars from practicing experts around the world, Audio Interviews, online courses, reports, studies and international business eJournals.