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VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity)

Events, Shocks, Trends and the Supply Chain

Shocks and events such as the war in Ukraine, the pandemic and Brexit, among other may feel like they have appeared out of nowhere, but these events are taking place within the context of overarching trends that are unmoved by these short-term shocks and events. This provides us with another perspective on how to react and devise successful supply chain strategies as we look to the future.

The MacGyver Approach: Leveraging Your Underutilized ERP Asset

Can You More Fully Utilize Your ERP System? Undoubtedly, yes. ERP has always been a core specialty of LMA Consulting, and we have worked with every single client on selecting, utilizing, and upgrading ERP capabilities. In our experience, 100% of clients can more fully utilize their ERP system. Why [...]

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 [...]

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