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VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity)

Managing Capacity in Complex, Volatile, Long-Lead Environment

Managing capacity during these turbulent times in a complex, volatile, long-lead time environment has proven quite the challenge. During the pandemic, sales volumes either dropped like a rock or skyrocketed with no middle ground. Most manufacturers have not been able to keep up with demand in the last year [...]

Supply Chain Disruptions Continue at a Breakneck Pace

Supply chain disruptions continue at a break-neck pace.

ERP & Related Technology to Manage High Complexity with High OTIF Levels

If there is one thing in common with every client (big or small) in the current business environment which is characterized by significant volatility and uncertainty, it is the increased level of complexity of supply chains. As the old saying goes, you are only as strong as your weakest [...]

5P Accelerator Process to Fast-Track Growth & Profits During Business Volatility

Updated as of April 20, 2022 Our most successful clients are constantly thinking about how to thrive in ever-changing, volatile conditions.  They cannot afford to wait to see what is working for their competitors and then go "all in". Instead, only those who are resilient, innovative, and thinking five [...]

Interview with Industrial Insights on How SIOP Can Address Business Volatility

Volatility started with the pandemic and has been exacerbated by weather disruptions such as the Texas storms, labor shortages throughout the world, accidents such as the ship that got stuck in the Suez canal, and wars such as the Russia-Ukraine war. The bottom line is that demand volatility is [...]

Valve Magazine: Coping with Supply Disruption and Demand Volatility

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., talks about how to cope with the turmoil and its effect on manufacturers, their suppliers and their customers.

Stabilizing Supply Chains in Unstable Times

Published in Supply Chain Brain on Aug. 24, 2020 Lisa Anderson, founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., offers advice on how supply-chain managers can function efficiently in a time of deep uncertainty – and why it's vital to achieve visibility of both customers and suppliers. Click here [...]

Navigating Through Volatility Webinar Series

Clients, Colleagues, Business Partners & Friends, As you know from our recent newsletter, we are providing several resources for businesses and individuals to help navigate this coronavirus pandemic AND prepare for when business ramps back up. Manufacturing and supply chain professionals have a particularly challenging job as we navigate [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Global Trade Unrest

In today's Amazonian environment, the customer experience is of paramount importance.  Nothing else matters if the customer isn't happy.  Thus, all the conversations going on about trade really just comes back to the customer.  What is the best way to service your customers? In manufacturing circles, there are many [...]

How to Manage Supply Chain Complexity (using PM tools)

Published in "Liquid Planners" website, August 25, 2016 Click here for original article. Supply chains continue to increase in complexity. I've observed this firsthand from managing hundreds of projects in manufacturing organizations over the last 25 years, including navigating end-to-end supply chain. Being able to effectively manage this complexity [...]

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