Ranked Number 16 in SAP’s Supply Chain Influencers and recognized as one of the top 1% of consultants worldwide, Lisa Anderson has deep experience partnering with manufacturers and distributors to maximize value.
Lisa Anderson is the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation that maximizes the customer experience and enables profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth. Known for creating bold customer promises and profits, she is experienced in working with closely-held, private-equity backed and large, complex organizations in industries ranging from aerospace and defense, building and industrial products to food and beverage.
If it relates to improving the performance of a manufacturer, Lisa has done it. Her expertise encompasses the full scope of end-to-end supply chain business processes from creation to customer. Her unique talent resides in taking a holistic view of the business encompassing human capital, business systems, technology and finance to identify the priorities and plans that will have the greatest impact and accelerate bottom line business results.
Often quoted in media outlets like the Wall Street Journal, ABC News and Industry Week, she is regularly invited to speak at conferences and events on topics like the Amazon Effect and Resiliency in Supply Chain at venues such as the Drucker Supply Chain Forum and the Manufacturers Summit. Lisa has been named a Top 46 Supply Chain Influencer by SAP, a Top 50 ERP Influencer by Washington Frank, a Top 40 B2B Tech Influencer by Arketi, a Top Woman Influencer by Solutions Review, a Top 100 Supply Chain Blogger by SupplyChainOpz and a subject matter expert by West Stringfellow. She recently published, I’ve Been Thinking, an inspiring collection of 101 strategies for creating bold customer promises and profits.
Lisa lives and works in Southern California, where she is actively involved with clients and in the business community. Lisa is President of the Inland Empire Chapter of APICS, the leading trade organization of supply chain management, one of the most active and innovative chapters in the United States. She has been instrumental in engaging students and has fostered the environment that has earned national recognition for the students from Harvey Mudd College and Cal Poly Pomona.
Lisa serves as Innovation Awards Chair for the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire and as Leader of the Ontario chapter of ProVisors, a community of trusted professional advisors. She is also a Board member of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership and the University of La Verne School of Business and Public Management and hosts quarterly Executive Roundtables with Harvey Mudd College. Lisa also serves as co-executive director of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting.
Prior to founding LMA Consulting Group Inc., Lisa was the Vice President of Operations of PaperPak. Her tenure included transitions and promotions through the company transformation from a $100 million family-owned business, through a merger and acquisition of three businesses into one $350 million global company, followed by a management leveraged buyout in combination with an investment banking group.
She has architected leading edge, proprietary approaches for fast-tracking growth and profits with innovation, navigating rapid growth and change, driving supply chain performance, achieving exponential results with SIOP (sales, inventory & operations planning), ensuring ERP selection and design success and providing a superior customer experience in today’s Amazonian environment with smart warehousing.
With a blend of management, finance and operations, Lisa received her MBA with an emphasis in Finance from California State University Fullerton and her BSBA with an emphasis in Operations Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
When not working with clients or mentees, Lisa enjoys weekend jaunts to Arizona to visit family and trips to new exotic places like Fiji or old favorites like Italy and Oxford.
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