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LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Presents "The Increased Need for More Control, Speed and Profit"

Lisa Anderson to presents webinar with an interactive discussion on how supply chain and operations leaders can re-configure and re-focus.

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PR Newswire: LMA Consulting Group Conducts Research on Outsourcing Trends in Manufacturing.

Lisa Anderson announces LMA Consulting Group is launching a research study.

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ExpertClick - APICS Inland Empire Focuses on "Navigating the Global Supply Chain" at Fall symposium on October 29th

APICS Inland Empire 2016 Fall Symposium panel will discuss Navigating the Global Supply Chain.

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Laverne Proud: University of LaVerne College of Business & Public Management Adds Lisa Anderson as Board Member

Lisa Anderson joins the Advisory Board at the University of LaVerne College of Business & Public Management.

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Supply Chain World: Rethinking Sourcing

“Successful manufacturers are re-evaluating their outsourcing/ insourcing/ near-sourcing options” said LMA President Lisa Anderson.

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PR Newswire: New Business Innovation Book is Published by Manufacturing Expert Lisa Anderson

LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson has release her book as a roadmap for businesses, manufacturers and distributors to infuse innovation into their daily work practices.

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Informa Review: Winning Leadership Traits for Project Success

Lisa Anderson shares her advice on winning leadership traits in Informa Review article “Winning Leadership Traits for Project Success”

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Search Manufacturing ERP: Top 4 Supply Chain Strategies to Create the Omnichannel Experience

“Improving inventory availability improves demand because, if items aren’t available when people want to purchase and receive them, they move on to another option,” said LMA President Lisa Anderson.

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ExpertClick: Lisa Anderson Releases Book to Spur Business Innovation

Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, CLTD, known as the Manufacturing Business Transformer(SM) and president of LMA Consulting Group, released her book, I’ve Been Thinking…Turning Everyday Interactions Into Profitable Opportunities, as a roadmap for businesses, manufacturers and distributors to infuse innovation into their daily work practices.

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APICS-San Fernando Valley: Napolean’s Stomach

Lisa Anderson was invited to lead an interactive discussion on how to evaluate your end-to-end supply chain and put the appropriate changes in place to ensure the ultimate customer experience (without which, nothing else matters) with the maximum speed and efficiency to simultaneously drive bottom line results.

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Smartsheet Technology: What is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?

Lisa Anderson, supply chain expert and business consultant, says, “ERP systems have become essential to compete in today’s Amazon-impacted marketplace, no matter the industry.

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ExpertClick: Manufacturing Business Expert Lisa Anderson Releases Innovation Book on iTunes

Lisa Anderson is proud to announce I’ve Been Thinking is available as a paperback on Amazon, as an eBook on Kindle and iTunes.

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APICS-Ventura: Are Your Sales and Operations on Different Pages? Think SIOP!

Lisa Anderson has been invited to lead a discussion on SIOP and the keys to designing and implementing a SIOP process for your organization to achieve exponential results.

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Mobility 21 Summit: Be A Change Agent for Transportation

Lisa Anderson was invited to be a panelist at the upcoming Southern California Transportation Summit to discuss “Farm to Table: Transportation’s High Tech Future”

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Supply Chain Data Science Event: Amazon Effect and Supply Chain Trends

Lisa Anderson was the guest speaker at the Supply Chain Data Science event where she shares her thoughts on I o T and Data Science applications in the Modern Supply Chain.

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Made Again in America: Supply Chain and Manufacturing for Students

Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting and APICS-IE talks with Made Again In America and supply chain opportunities for students and professionals.

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Roadmap 2.0: Roadmap 2.0 Community

Lisa Anderson was selected to be a member of the Roadmap 2020 community to forecast where the supply chain is headed by the year 2020 for the publication of Material Handling & Logistics US Roadmap 2.0.

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Drucker Supply Chain Forum: Professional Pathways in Supply Chain

Lisa Anderson was selected to be a panelist in the Drucker Supply Chain Forum’s panel, “Professional Pathways in Supply Chain”.

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University of LaVerne: CEO Summit

Lisa Anderson was invited to lead a panel discussing “Leveraging Your Supply Chain for Growth and Profitability” at University of LaVerne’s 4th Annual CEO Summit.

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FDI Intelligence: Near-shoring to Increase in US

“I’ve seen that manufacturers were already considering insourcing to the US and near-sourcing options to Mexico and other closely located countries because of the Amazon effect,” said LMA president Lisa Anderson.

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Quality Magazine: Close But Not Quite Home

“The main driver I see for why people are nearsourcing is really more towards customers, because customers are expecting more Amazon-like service,” says Lisa Anderson, a manufacturing and supply chain consultant and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc.

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Lou Desmond & Company Radio Show: Manufacturing and the APICS-IE Symposium, May 3rd

Lisa Anderson, president of the APICS-IE chapter discusses the upcoming Spring Symposium & Executive Panel on the Lou Desmond & Company show.

 
 

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ExpertClick: APICS-IE Discusses Disruptive Innovations in Logistics at May 6 Spring Symposium

“We have an amazing panel of experts to help our attendees meet the challenges of disruptive change,” says Lisa Anderson, President of APICS-IE and LMA Consulting Group.

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ExpertClick: Lisa Anderson Announces Innovation Awards Winners

“We had a number of exceptional entries this year really showcasing their innovative talents in talent management, process improvement, marketing and, for the first time this year, innovation by students,” shares Award Chair Lisa Anderson.

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Supply Demand Executive: A Sneak Peek at What the Supply Chain Industry Will Look like in 2025

Lisa Anderson shares her thoughts on how to stay ahead of the ever-increasing demand for skilled professionals in the supply chain industry.

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ExpertClick: Lisa Anderson Participated in Roadmap 2020 Research

A collaborative business effort, The Roadmap’s purpose is to guide the industry through supply chain and logistical challenges—domestic and international–through 2030.

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SAC: Harshly Opposing Political Views in the Workplace Offer New Challenges for American Organizations

“Undoubtedly, there are divergent political views, and it is easy for them to surface in the workplace,” points out Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing Business TransformerSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA. “As business leaders, we must set the expectation that the focus is on business and collaborating to achieve the goals of the organization.

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ExpertClick: LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Is a Panelist for Drucker Supply Chain Forum

“The end-to-end supply chain has become more complex, global and cornerstone to growth and profitability in companies; thus, top supply chain talent has become a differentiator to success”, says panelist Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group.

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Manufacturing Today: Deep in Options – Onshoring Profits: Rethinking Sourcing Strategies

Executives rushed to outsource, following the in-crowd and have realized that they need to evaluate before jumping off the deep end of the pool when they haven’t learned to swim, says Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group.

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Harvey Mudd College: Harvey Mudd Earns Top Honors in APICS Supply Chain Competition

 

Lisa Anderson, chair of the West Coast Student Case Competition announces the first place undergraduate division winners as well as overall Grand Prize winners.

 

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Project Times: Keeping Your Project Team Motivated & Engaged

Lisa Anderson shares her ideas on how to ensure success by looking at one of the most critical ingredients – team member motivation and engagement.

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Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce: The Amazon Effect: Creating a Customer Service Edge

Lisa Anderson was invited to lead a workshop at the Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce event on how to create a customer service edge and business success.

 
 

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ExpertClick: LMA consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Announces APICS West Coast Student Case Competition Feb 17-18 in San Diego, CA

Lisa Anderson, chair of the West Coast Student Case Competition announces the competition.

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MCIE: Lisa Anderson to Present at MCIE and give innovation awards

Lisa Anderson is honored to be a part of the 6th Annual Manufacturers’ Summit. For more information…

 
 

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PME-IE: Elevate Your Personal Brand and Advance Your Career

Lisa Anderson shares methods for developing and elevating your personal brand. For more information…

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SAC: American Businesses Still Need to Maintain a Global Focus

“Be prepared for continued disruption and changes” points out Lisa Anderson, The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA.

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Business Facilities: Manufacturers Expect Near-Sourcing to Increase

According to new research from LMA Consulting, 70% of manufacturing executives say near-sourcing will grow within the next five years. For the full story…

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Camcode: 51 Expert Tips on Inventory Control Methods

“Inventory accuracy is cornerstone to success” says Lisa Anderson, The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA. For more information….

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RV Pro: Study Predicts Near-Sourcing Will Increase

“I’ve seen that manufacturers were already considering insourcing to the U.S. and near-sourcing options to Mexico and other closely located countries because of the Amazon effect–the need for rapid response to customer needs” says Lisa Anderson. For more information…

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PR Newswire: LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Earn APICS Certificate in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD)

Lisa Anderson earned the APICS certificate as an expert in logistics, transportation and distribution.

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PR Newswire: 70% of Manufacturing Executives State Near-Sourcing Will Increase According to LMA Consulting Group ResearchThe Increased Need for MORE Control, Speed and Profit: How to Thrive in This Environment

Lisa Anderson conducts a research study to better understand outsourcing, near-sourcing and insourcing trends in the U.S.

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PR Newswire: LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Named to the University of LaVerne Board of College of Business and Public Management

Lisa Anderson was asked to become a board member of the University of LaVerne’s College of Business and Public Management.

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ExpertClick: Lisa Anderson Named Innovations Awards Chair for 2017 MCIE Conference

Lisa Anderson announces a new award category for college students.

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InlandEmpire.US: Annual Manufacturers’ Summit Awards Highlight Top IE Innovations

“The Innovation Awards are a great way to showcase what a company is doing to be innovative to raise the bar,” said Award Chair Lisa Anderson.

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ExpertClick: Lisa Anderson Chairs APICS West Coast student case competition

“We believe strongly that students are the future of manufacturing, and we want to encourage them to pursue careers in operations and supply chain management” said Lisa Anderson.

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DHL: Why e-commerce is Raising the Service Bar

“There is vast concern that competing with service will be cost prohibitive and drive companies out of business,” says Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group.

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Project Times: Networking Success for Project Success

Lisa Anderson shares a few of the countless reasons to network for project success.

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Voice of the Inland Empire: Lisa Anderson Discusses MCIE Awards

Lisa Anderson was invited to chair the Innovation Awards committee for the Manufacturers Council of the Inland Empire and talks with Voice of the Inland Empire about the event.

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MCIE: Lisa Anderson nominated as Innovations Awards Chair

Lisa Anderson was nominated as the Chair for the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire.

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SAC: Post-Election World Offers Challenges and Opportunities for American Business

Volatility is the new normal,” points out Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA.

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Project Times: The Million Dollar Project Manager

Lisa Anderson shares her thoughts on how to maximize a project manager’s performance.

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LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Presents “The Increased Need for More Control, Speed and Profit”

Lisa Anderson to presents webinar with an interactive discussion on how supply chain and operations leaders can re-configure and re-focus.

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PR Newswire: LMA Consulting Group Conducts Research on Outsourcing Trends in Manufacturing.

Lisa Anderson announces LMA Consulting Group is launching a research study.

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ExpertClick – APICS Inland Empire Focuses on “Navigating the Global Supply Chain” at Fall symposium on October 29th

APICS Inland Empire 2016 Fall Symposium panel will discuss Navigating the Global Supply Chain.

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Project Times: Best Practices in Project Teamwork

Lisa Anderson shares how to discover the best ways for project teams to work together and get results.

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PR Newswire: LMA Consulting Group's Lisa Anderson Invited to Participate in the 2017 U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics

Lisa Anderson announces her upcoming participation in the Roadmap Summit.

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Wholesale Distribution: Inventory accuracy is vital to your operation's success

Lisa Anderson explains why inventory accuracy holds the keys to success.

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SAC: Hiring and Retaining Talent Critical to Ongoing Success

"Our best clients put a keen focus on retaining top talent," points out Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA

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Liquid Planner: 5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Process

Lisa Anderson was the author and subject matter expert on why Lean Manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

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University of LaVerne - Lisa Anderson Named to University of LaVerne Advisory Board

Lisa Anderson joins the Advisory Board at the University of LaVerne College of Business and Public Management.

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Project Times: Simple Tips for Project Success

Lisa Anderson shares simple strategies to increase your probability of project success.

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PMI California Inland Empire Chapter: Presents Career Development: Supporting All Legs of the Talent Triangle

Lisa Anderson was invited to speak at the September event on The Amazon Effect: Creating a Customer Service Edge.

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Liquid Planner: How to Manage Supply Chain Complexity (using PM tools)

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to help teams manage the connection points of supply chain complexity.

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ExpertClick: LMA Consulting Group's Lisa Anderson Reaches Publishing Milestones

Lisa Anderson announces a major publishing milestone on her Newsletter and weekly tips publications.

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Wall Street Journal: Ready to Reengineer?

The most successful reengineering projects involve progressive IT leaders who partner with business units. You need to find people in the IT departments who have strong business acumen. You need people who will sit down and explain, in non-technical terms, how they can leverage new technologies like business intelligence to improve inventory levels, supply chains and other processes.

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Project Times: Agile or Traditional Project Management: Which is Better?

Lisa Anderson shares her point of view " There are specific agile methods, and there ae agile components to managing a project."

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Supply Chain Modeler Blog: Considering a Career in Supply Chain Consulting? 4 Experts Share Their Wisdom

"Supply chain consulting is focused on three broad areas" points out Lisa Anderson as she gives advice on a Career in Supply Chain Consulting.

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SAC: Disruptors Drive Business Growth For Those Who Leverage Them

"Remain calm and keep your eyes open for opportunities advises Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA.

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Team Focus: How Visual Project Management Software Can Increase and Reduce Stress

Lisa Anderson shares advice on how to identify your top 3 problems and brainstorm solutions.

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Project Times: ERP Project Success: How to be Part of the 20%

Finding a way to successfully implement an ERP system is of paramount importance explains Lisa Anderson in her article for Project Times.

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Project Times: Winning Leadership Traits for Project Success

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author on top leadership strategies for success.

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SAC: Summertime No Vacation for Business Momentum

"Summer is definitely not a time to rest," points out Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA.

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PR Newswire: Lisa Anderson to Share Inventory Accuracy Success Strategies at American Society of Quality

Lisa Anderson announces her speech on Inventory Accuracy.

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Project Times: Project Success Is All About The People

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article about how important people are to your project success.

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MCIE: Lisa Anderson nominated as Innovations Awards Chair

Lisa Anderson was nominated as the Spring 2016 Innovations Awards Chair of the Manufactures’ Council of the Inland Empire.

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Institute of Management Accountants – Inland Empire Chapter: Amazon Effect

Lisa Anderson was invited to speak at the April event on how the Amazon Effect impacts business and customer expectations.

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SAC: Smart Businesses Learn to Thrive in Era of Volatility

"Volatility is here to stay," points out Lisa Anderson, The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA.

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Project Times: The Elements of Success: A Case Study

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article looking at what creates project success.

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APICS Ventura: Priming Your Supply Chain for the Amazon Effect

Lisa Anderson was selected to present on how Amazon is changing the business landscape. She also discussed what manufacturers and distributors could do about these changes.

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Project Times: Keys to Delegation Success for Projects

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on keys to delegation success which includes tips to help ensure success.

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ExpertClick: Innovation Awards Recognize Inland Empire Manufacturers at MCIE Summit.

Lisa Anderson announces the Manufacturers Council of the Inland Empire will be hosting regional manufacturers and supporting businesses at it's annual conference.

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Project Times: Success or Failure? Collaboration is Key to Success

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how important collaboration is to project success.

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APICS 2014: Cultivating Empowered & Engaged Employees

Lisa Anderson's APICS 2014 speech on Cultivating Empowered & Engaged Employees was published by Bob.tv as it remains a timely topic and cornerstone to supply chain success.

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APICS 2014 Bob.tv Interview: Cultivating Empowered & Engaged Employees

Lisa Anderson was one of the few speakers at APICS 2014 selected to be interviewed by Bob.tv. Listen to her interview on how to engage employees for supply chain success.

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SAC: Half a Century of the Big Game: What Business Can Learn from America's Super Bowl Obsession

"Business leaders should pay close attention to what goes on behind the Super Bowl," points out Lisa Anderson, The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA.

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APICS 2015 Bob.tv Interview: The Amazon Effect

Lisa Anderson was one of the few speakers at APICS 2015 selected to be interviewed by Bob.tv. Listen to her interview on how Amazon is having a profound effect on the market place.

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APICS 2015 Bob.tv Interview: Big Data

Lisa Anderson was interviewed by Bob.tv on big data at APICS 2015. To listen to her ideas and strategies on big data, click on the link below.

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APICS 2015 Speech: Priming Your Supply Chain for the Amazon Effect

Lisa Anderson was a featured speaker at APICS 2015 on Priming Your Supply Chain for the Amazon Effect.

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APICS Southeast: Priming Your Supply Chain for the Amazon Effect

Lisa Anderson was selected to be a speaker on the Amazon Effect for the APICS Southeast district meeting.

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Global Trade Magazine: Finding Efficiency

Identifying best practices for company types and cultures is key, according to Lisa Anderson, principal of LMA Consulting Group in Claremont, California. "Collaboration with customers and suppliers is typically a best practice that can help reduce inventory levels," she says, "but there are different approaches to implementation which can produce vastly different results."

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Project Times: Close Out the Year with Project Success

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to strategize to close out the year strong and keep your project momentum intact.

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Liquid Planner: 5 Best Practices for Managing Manufacturing Projects

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article outlining best practices for managing manufacturing projects to ensure success.

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SAC: Businesses Will Feel Impact of US Presidential Campaign Throughout 2016

"Most of my clients are concerned about the upcoming elections and the impact on their business growth and profitability; however, it hasn't yet made a noteworthy impact on their decision-making process," points out Lisa Anderson, The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA.

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Project Times: Avoiding Top Project Pitfalls

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on why team is essential to delivering project results – and having an engaged team!

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ExpertClick: APICS Inland Empire Emphasizes Growth for Manufacturers and Distributors at Nov. 14 Symposium

Lisa Anderson announces the APICS-IE executive panel and networking symposium panelists and topic.

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American Journal of Transportation: The Brave New World of the Automated Warehouse

"You have multiple channels going on in the same warehouse and they're not handled in the same way", said Lisa Anderson, a supply chain consultant.

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SAC: Free Trade Agreements Come with Heavy Baggage

"My clients have experienced mixed reviews of NAFTA," points out Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA. "Those clients who are able to reduce costs with NAFTA love it; however, those who have to close up shop or lay off people are not too enamored!

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Project Times: 10 Ways to Stay Focused on the Critical Path

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to remain focused on the critical path to ensure project success.

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Bob.tv: Priming Your Supply Chain for the Amazon Effect Preview

Lisa Anderson presents a primer for her APICS 2015 speech on the Amazon Effect and provides a few tips for success.

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Business 21 Publishing: Expense Control Strategies to Increase your Bottom Line

Expense control is in your DNA, but not everyone shares your zest for making prudent decisions with the company's money. Lisa has developed this web course to help you get everyone on board.

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Project Times: Collaborate for Project Success

Collaboration has come into vogue; the more collaboration is valued, the better the company has performed over the long-term. Lisa Anderson explains why in her article for Project Times.

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SAC: Preparation, Rapid Response Key to Surviving in Era of Data Breaches and Hacks.

"As Target, Home Depot and several others have proven, our data is vulnerable," points out Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA. "Since customer service is a top priority for those companies that want to thrive, a data breach would be unacceptable."

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RM Magazine: The Hidden Risks of Outsourcing

Labor practices and related issues can be just as devastating. "It's a public relations risk," said Lisa Anderson, principal at LMA Consulting. "In fact, it doesn't have to be a labor issue—just getting products from China is a risk. People are more inclined to think there's going to be a quality issue, and could think labor practice issues might exist, whether or not they actually do. It almost doesn't matter if they do."

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Camcode: 51 Expert Tips on Inventory Control Methods

"Metrics/tracking progress: Putting the key metrics and vehicles in place to track progress is cornerstone to success. By reviewing these metrics, the leader can review progress, make adjustments as required and keep the process on track. Metrics also provide for a way to measure success."

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Project Times: Is Agile Common Sense?

Lisa Anderson discusses agile project management and breaks down the key steps to a successful program.

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Industrial Distribution: How Distributors Are Defining Value

Lisa Anderson was featured in this article on vendor managed inventory as she was selected as an expert panelist for Industrial Distribution's webinar.

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California CEO: How to Successfully Navigate the Skills Gap

Lisa Anderson shares information from a research study conducted by LMA Consulting Group, Inc., and APICS Inland Empire Chapter. According to the study, 89% of manufacturing and distribution executives are experiencing a skills gap.

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APICS 2015: Priming Your Supply Chain for the Amazon Effect

Lisa Anderson was selected to be a speaker at APICS 2015 on the Amazon Effect and how businesses can meet the challenge.

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SAC: Challenges of a Growth Economy Should Not Be Underestimated

"The vast majority of my clients are experiencing rapid growth," points out Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA. "Although far more exciting than downsizing, planning for growth can be the greater challenge."

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PR Newswire: Supply Chain Strategist Lisa Anderson to Present the Amazon Effect to Supply Chain and Operations Leaders at APICS 2015

Lisa Anderson announced her speech at APICS 2015 on the Amazon Effect.

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LA Times: LA, Long Beach Ports Losing to Rivals amid Struggles with Giant Ships

Lisa Anderson was interviewed as an expert on logistics and the impact big ships were having on eh ports.

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Liquid Planner: How to Keep Your Team's Morale Up During Change

Change is the only constant! Lisa Anderson explains why change is necessary and how leaders can support and keep morale up by presenting change as an interesting new opportunity.

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MCIE: Lisa Anderson Nominated to the Board of Directors

Lisa Anderson was nominated to the Board of Directors of the Manufacturers' Council of the Inland Empire.

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Project Times: Project Leadership Remains #1 Key to Success

Lisa Anderson shares her observations on what successful leaders have in common.

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Wall Street Journal: California Declares State of Emergency After Floods Wash Out Part of Interstate 10

Lisa Anderson is quoted in the Wall Street Journal following State of Emergency declared after floods.

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SAC: Organizational Actions Ensure Entrepreneurial Spirit Thrives

"The vast majority of my clients struggle to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive – no matter their size," points out Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA. "Those who succeed have exceptional leaders."

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California CEO Magazine: APICS symposium; Supply Chain Management – Manufacturers Need to Keep Innovating

Lisa Anderson, supply chain consultant and president of APICS IE said that innovative companies reduce inventory, generate cash flow, create customer loyalty, reduce lead time and maintain higher margins than their competitors.

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APICS Ventura: Cycle Counting Remains Core to Success

Lisa Anderson was selected to present on why cycle counting remains core to success and to provide tips and strategies for manufacturers and distributors to improve inventory accuracy results.

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Project Times: Strategies to Keep Your project On-Track of Manufacturers and Distributors

As easy as it seems to keep a well-planned project on-track, it isn't! Lisa Anderson points out that in working with hundreds of project teams over the course of her career, she has found that projects do not fail in formulation; they fail in execution. In this article, Lisa discusses several powerful strategies to keep a project on track.

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Bob.tv: The Importance of Cultivating Empowered and Engaged Employees Interview

Lisa Anderson was selected to be interviewed by Bob.tv on how to empower and engage employees to achieve business success with happy and motivated people.

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American Journal of Transportation: Supply Chain Calculus

"The growing use of third-party logistics should help in this process", says Lisa Anderson, a supply chain consultant located in Claremont, California. "The trend is for companies to look at 3PL's as a strategic partner."

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Project Times: Interested in Growth? Beef Up Systems & Project Management

Growth can be challenging for companies both large and small. Lisa Anderson says that systems can provide the perfect tool to leverage for success – and project management is your ticket to ensure that success.

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ISM Orange County Dinner Meeting: Supply Chain Strategy

Lisa Anderson is guest speaker at Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Orange County chapter.

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ExpertClick: Supply Chain and Manufacturing Expert Lisa Anderson and LMA Consulting Group Celebrate 10 Years in Business

Lisa Anderson announces her 10 year anniversary of LMA Consulting Group.

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CBIA News Magazine: Amazon Effect Changing Customer Expectations of Manufacturers and Distributors

Lisa Anderson's Amazon Effect research was highlighted in CBIA magazine.

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Manufacturers Summit: Panelist on "Channel Disruption and Marketing: Same Day Delivery and How the Changing Distribution Systems Will Impact Every Business"

Lisa Anderson was selected to be on a panel discussing channel disruption and how her research on the Amazon Effect is affecting manufacturers and distributors.


SAC: Employee Retention Takes on Greater Importance as Economy Brightens

Retention must become a top priority, points out Lisa Anderson,known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSMand President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc.., Claremont, CA.According to a research study conducted by LMA Consulting and APICS Inland Empire, 87 percent of manufacturers and distributors are struggling with skills gaps."

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ExpertClick: Lisa Anderson's Manufacturing Connector BlogTM Recognized as Top 100 Best Global Supply Chain Management Blogs

Lisa Anderson's blog is announced as in the top 100 best supply chain management blogs.

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SupplyChainOpz: SCM Global 100: Best Supply Chain Blogs in the World

Lisa Anderson's blog was selected as one of the top 100 supply chain management blogs worldwide.

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Learning Café Electrical Distributor: Navigating the Widening Skills Gap

Lisa Anderson's tED magazine article on navigating the skills gap was picked up by the Learning Café.

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Project Times: Retaining Project Management Top Talent

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to retain your best project managers.

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ExpertClick: The Manufacturing ConnectorSM Lisa Anderson Shares How to Exceed Customer Expectations at 2015 Inland Empire Manufacturing Summit

Lisa Anderson announced being selected as a panelist at the Manufacturing Summit 2015.

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California CEO's Manufacturers Corner: Supply Chain Trends to Leverage for Success in 2015

Lisa Anderson was selected to be interviewed by Manufacturer's Corner on how to leverage supply chain management for success.

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Project Times: How to Revitalize Projects to Ensure Success

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to re-energize stagnated projects.

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APICS San Fernando Valley: Skills Gap Panel

Lisa Anderson was selected as a panelist discussing the skills gap for the APICS San Fernando Valley chapter.

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APICS-IE: CSCP Instructor

Lisa Anderson, a certified APICS CSCP instructor, taught a CSCP class for APICS Inland Empire.

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Project Times: Project Priorities for the New Year

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on which project priorities should be a focus in a new year, new quarter or new phase for a company.

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AME's Target Magazine: New Tools for Sizing Up the Skills Gaps

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author on new tools to address skills gaps.

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Customer Experience Report: The "Killer KPI's" that Every Contact Center Executive Should Watch Closely

Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., agreed, saying that one important KPI is ease of getting to a live person/ time to resolve issues. "This could be two metrics depending on the needs. One of the easiest ways to annoy customers is to make it challenging to get to a ‘live' person," she said.

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tED Magazine: Retaining your Best & Brightest is Key to a Successful Succession Plan

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on ways to retain your top talent as an integral part of succession planning strategies.

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SAC: 2015 Expected to be a Year of Ongoing Opportunities for Business Growth

More than 75% of manufacturers and distributors are facing a skills gap, according to Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc.., Claremont, CA. This trend will increase in 2015 as baby boomers retire and employees pursue new opportunities, she points out.

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Reverse Logistics Magazine: The Amazon Effect: Why We Must Pay Attention to our Customers

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how companies must make it a higher priority to pay attention to their customers based on her firm's research study, The Amazon Effect.

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PMI: Rethink Talent Retention

Looking at project metrics and documented success rates can also help separate the wheat from the chaff. For instance, managers may be able to identify A-players by measuring project managers' outputs against their goals, says Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., Claremont, California, USA.

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tED Magazine: Navigating the Widening Skills Gap

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to successfully navigate the skills gap.

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Learning People: An Interview on Project Management

Lisa Anderson was interviewed as a subject matter expert in best practices in project management.

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Project Times: Avoiding Top Project Pitfalls

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on common project pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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Bob.tv: Cultivating Empowered and Engaged Employees

Lisa Anderson was featured in Bob.tv from her APICS 2014 session one how to empower and engage employees.

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Project Times: Uncommon Common Sense Project Management

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how common sense can yield substantial success.

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Streamline Edge: Smart Collaboration Tools

To achieve a Smart Seamless process it is important to involve leaders who have both a strong IT and Business acumen. Lisa Anderson, head of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., a firm that works on supply chain and inventory projects says " you need people who will sit down and explain, in non-technical terms, how they can leverage new technologies like business intelligence to improve inventory levels, supply chains and other processes".

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Illinois Growth Advisors: Increasing Cash Flow through Supply Chain Improvements

Lisa Anderson's article on how to accelerate cash flow with supply chain strategies was picked up by another media outlet.

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Wiley: Information Technology Project Management

Lisa Anderson was quoted in a Jack Marchewka's book on project management.

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Project Times: Project Manager Skill Gaps

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on the project manager skills gap and essential qualities of a project manager.

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Project Times: How Do We Gain Executive Commitment?

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on the best strategies to gain executive commitment.

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PR Newswire: 67% of Manufacturers and Distributors Feel Customer Service Gaps When Compared to Amazon-Like Offerings According to Survey Conducted by LMA Consulting Group Inc.

Lisa Anderson announced a key finding from her firm's research study on how customer service expectations are being affected by Amazon-like offerings.

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Project Times: Are Check Points Required to Deilver Project Results?

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to make sure your project is staying on track and will deliver results on-time and on-budget.

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ExpertClick: LMA Consulting Group's Lisa Anderson Inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant's Hall of Fame

Lisa Anderson announced her induction into the Million Dollar Consultant's hall of fame.

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ThomasNet News: University Students Get into Product Development, Manufacturing

Lisa Anderson, founder and president of LMA Consulting Group in Claremont, Calif., says universities can serve as invaluable resources to manufacturers, especially in today's tight qualified labor market. "According to a survey my firm conducted, 87 percent of manufacturers and distributors are experiencing a skills gap," she pointed out, saying that finding, retaining, and developing good people "is far from a no-brainer."

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PR Newswire: Delivery, Pricing and Sales Support Top List of Three Ways Customer Expectations Changed for Manufacturers and Distributors According to Research

Lisa Anderson announced a key finding from her firm's research study on the effect Amazon is having on customer's expectations for manufacturers and distributors.

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ExecSense: How to Build an Internal Change Capability for Organizational Agility

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "How to Build an Internal Change Capability for Organizational Agility” for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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Project Times: Innovation is a Must for Project Success

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on why innovation is critical in today's business environment.

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PR Newswire: Manufacturing Connector(SM) Lisa Anderson to Speak on Cultivating & Empowering Employees at APICS 2014

Lisa Anderson announced her speech at APICS 2014 on the skills gap.

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Business Edge: Developing a Strategic Plan for Long-Term Sustainability

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article about developing a strategic plan for long-term sustainability which includes three key steps for success.

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ExpertClick: LMA Consulting Group's Lisa Anderson Releases Compilation of 100 Best Practices for Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Lisa Anderson announces a compilation of 100 best practices for supply chain and manufacturing.

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SAC: Expect a Return to America for Some Manufacturing Operations

The vast majority of my clients and key contacts are beginning to ask questions about bringing manufacturing back to the Americas, points out Lisa Anderson, who is known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and is President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA.

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SAC: Expect a Return to America for Some Manufacturing Operations

Lisa Anderson's research study was featured in an article about customer service expectations.

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Project Times: Is Customer Service Pivotal for Project Success?

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on why customer service is vital for project success and includes 3 strategies to add service into the mix.

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APICS 2014: Cultivating Empowered and Engaged Employees

Lisa Anderson was selected to speak at APICS 2014 in New Orleans on "Skills Gap: Empower Yourself & Employees for Success" in October 2014.

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ISM's Inside Supply Management: Are You Feeling the Amazon Effect?

Lisa Anderson's research was selected for a breakout feature section of ISM's magazine.

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SAC: Amazon Now Sets the Rules for Customer Experiences and Expectations

Two-thirds of manufacturers and distributors feel customer service gaps when compared to Amazon-like offerings,” points out Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing Connector(SM) and President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc.., Claremont, CA.

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ThomasNet News: 'DIY' Competitive Intelligence Can Augment Expert Help

Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, Calif.-based LMA Consulting Group Inc., which helps businesses achieve supply chain excellence and improve service levels, says industry trade associations are good places to start competitive intelligence projects, as they have trade data and insights into industry best practices.

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SAC: Continued Adoption of New Technologies by Consumers and Businesses Has Ongoing Effect on Business

Rapidly changing technology is the new norm, points out Lisa Anderson, known as The Manufacturing Connector™ and President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "My clients are finding that it's easy to lose their edge vs. the competition if they are not exploring new technologies and systems. It's also easy for them to get hung up on the latest and greatest bell and whistle and lose ground even faster than if they had stayed still."

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Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame Induction

Lisa Anderson was inducted into Alan Weiss's Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame.

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Press Release: Manufacturers & Distributors Focus on Filling the Skills Gap

Lisa Anderson discussed the importance of filling the skills gap when discussing APICS-IE's symposium.

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Project Times: Overcoming Project Bottlenecks

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to overcome project bottlenecks.

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Executive Brief: Are You On-Time, On-Budget & On-Results? Go Back to Basics!

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to ensure project success and the value of fundamentals.

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American Welding Online: Help Wanted Part 4: Who's to Blame for the Skills Gap?

One management-level survey participant stated that he needed to be present in meetings to lead and take notes or progress would be stalled, LMA Consulting Group President Lisa Anderson told the Fabricator after conducting an industry survey."

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SAC: The Sonic Boom: Impending Retirement of Baby Boomers Expected to Cause Major Impact

My clients are just beginning to see the impact of the retirement of the baby boomers; however, they haven't seen anything yet, points out Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "The skills gap will continue to worsen as experience walks out the door, as minimal training, development, and mentoring have taken place in recent years.

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Trumpf Magazine: What Can Manufacturers Do to Help Close the Skills Gap

Lisa Anderson was featured as a thought leader on the skills gap in Trumpf Magazine. See Question 1 box on page 4.

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How to Get a Job in Manufacturing IT

Manufacturers are investing in technology and systems that help their efficiency or improve profitability, she reports. "They want to automate and provide more visibility about orders to customers." Customers now expect 24/7 service and the ability to check their order status online, and manufacturers that leverage technology to those ends have an opportunity to differentiate themselves in the marketplace.

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Emergency Refuel: IMT Expert's Corner: How Manufacturers Can Preserve the Supply Chain After a Disaster

Lisa Anderson's quotes from ThomasNet News were picked up by another media outlet.

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Food Manufacturing: Survey: Manufacturers Struggle to Bridge Skills Gaps

Lisa Anderson's research study was highlighted in Food Manufacturing.

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Industrial Distribution: Research Study Will Measure the Impact of Amazon on Service Standards

Lisa Anderson's research study was highlighted in Industrial Distribution.

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Project Times: The 3 C's to Leadership Success

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on strategies to achieve leadership success.

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ExecSense: What Every CFO Should Know About Cutting Business Expenses in 2014

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "What Every CFO Should Know About Cutting Business Expenses in 2014" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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APICS Ventura: The Skills Gap: Why Supply Chain is the Place to Be

Lisa Anderson was selected to speak on the skills gap and why supply chain is the place to be.

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World Trade Magazine: Eliminate Blind Spots in Your Supply Chain

“Risk assessments have gone from “nice to have” to “necessity,” notes Lisa Anderson, founder, LMA Consulting Group Inc. At a minimum, they should include supplier risks, logistics risks, supply chain systems risks and financial risks, with a contingency for each risk.”

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Press Release: Supply Chain Strategist Lisa Anderson Shows Executives How to Leverage Social Networks to Elevate Customer Service

Lisa Anderson discusses using social networks to drive customer service improvements.

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Press Release: Manufacturing & Distribution Employers Increasingly Rely on External Professional Development Programs to Bridge Skills Gap

Lisa Anderson announced a key finding from her firm’s survey in conjunction with APICS Inland Empire on how manufacturers are increasingly relying on external professional help.

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Executive Brief: The Skills Gap

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on the rising skills gap in manufacturing and distribution for Executive Brief.

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PR Newswire: Manufacturing Connector Lisa Anderson Recognized as Top Supply Chain Management Influencer by SAP

Lisa Anderson is announced as a top supply chain management influencer by SAP.

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SAP: Top 46 Resource and Optimization Influencers

SAP announced that Lisa Anderson was in the top 46 influencers in supply chain management

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Project Times: 5 Keys to ERP Project Management Success

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to successfully navigate an ERP implementation project for Project Times.

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SAC: Skill Gaps Will Impact Coming Boom in US Economy

Additionally, with advances in technology, low-skill jobs are limited yet there is an increasing demand for high-skilled, top talent. Those executives who want to take advantage of this opportunity will not only prioritize the retention of key employees but they also will aggressively hire top talent to prepare for long-term success, she said.

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Press Release: Operations Strategist Lisa Anderson Shows Business Executives How to Leverage Emerging Supply Chain Trends to Drive Business Results

Lisa Anderson discussed emerging supply chain trends that will drive business results.

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Executive Brief: Volatility is the New Norm: How to Thrive in 2014

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to prepare and thrive in today’s volatility for Executive Brief.

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The Fabricator: Communication, Writing Skills Lacking in Manufacturing Workforce

Lisa Anderson's skill gap survey results and comments were picked up in an article from the Fabricator about how writing and communication skills are lacking in today’s workplace.

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Press Release: Strategic Operations Consultant Lisa Anderson Shows Business Executives How to Succeed by Creating a Customer Service Edge

Lisa Anderson discussed strategies to create a customer service edge.

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Adecco: Top Retention Strategies for IT Employees In-Demand

Lisa Anderson's skill gap survey results and comments were picked up in an article by Adecco about top retention strategies.

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Material Handling & Logistics: Logistically Speaking: The Best Career Move You Can Make

Lisa Anderson's skill gap survey results and comments were picked up in an article by MH&L about top retention strategies.

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Executive Brief: Navigating Culture Change is Essential for Success

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to successfully navigate culture change for Executive Brief.

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Project Times: Kick Off the New Year with Power

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to kick off a new year or a new phase successfully for Project Times.

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ExecSense: Establishing 2014 Goals for Your Operations Team

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "Establishing 2014 Goals for Your Operations Team" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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UCLA: Supply Chain Management

Lisa Anderson was selected to speak on supply chain management to a UCLA alumni luncheon.

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Funding Post: Inland Empire Investor Roundtable

Lisa Anderson was asked to be panelist and business expert at the Inland Empire Investor Roundtable.

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Control Design: How the Manufacturing Workforce Lacks Communication Skills

Lisa Anderson's skill gap survey results and comments were picked up by Control Design

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RFgen: New Technology Can Help Bridge Widening Skills Gap in Manufacturing Industry

Lisa Anderson's skill gap survey results and comments were picked up in an article about mobility and data collection technology.

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SAGE ERP: How do we Navigate the Skills Gap

Lisa Anderson's skill gap survey results and comments were picked up in an article from Sage ERP software about how to navigate the skill gap.

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Press Release: Majority of Manufacturers Struggle to Find Qualified Candidates to Fill Open Positions in Latest Skill Gap Survey

Lisa Anderson announced the results of her survey in conjunction with APICS Inland Empire on how manufacturers are struggling to fill open positions.

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Project Times: Project Leader Selection Unparalleled in Importance

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on why project leaders are unparalleled in importance for delivering results for Project Times.

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SAC Press Release: What's In Store for Business in 2014?

2014 will be a robust year for forward-thinking businesses that stand out from the crowd in terms of customer service while focusing on internal simplicity, points out Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA

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Executive Brief: Why Focus is Your Secret Ingredient to Project Success

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on the secret ingredient to project success for Executive Brief.

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Project Times: What Often-Hidden Year-End Project Priority Can Yield Results?

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on what surprising year-end project priority can deliver results for Project Times.

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Press Release: Lisa Anderson to Present Webinar: How to Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results

Lisa Anderson invited folks to attend her webinar on the key topic of how to leverage social networks to drive business results.

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SAC Press Release: How Can We Maximize Business Referrals?

Referrals are essential no matter your business or industry, points out Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA.

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Executive Brief: Speed is King: How Do We Leverage for Projects?

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on why speed is king in today's environment for Executive Brief.

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Project Times: Simplicity is "In"

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how simplicity is "in" and can drive project results for Project Times.

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Daily Mint: Throw Out Complex Project Timelines & Achieve Results

Lisa Anderson is a featured subject matter expert for the Daily Mint and author of an article on why complex project timelines are not needed.

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ThomasNet News: Expert's Corner: How Manufacturers Can Preserve the Supply Chain After a Disaster

As part of a disaster plan, manufacturers should set up transportation agreements with at least two carriers, and use each on a regular basis, said consultant Lisa Anderson of the LMA Consulting Group in Claremont, Calif.

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Press Release: Lisa Anderson Launches New Website

Lisa Anderson announced the launch of her new, upgraded website, making content easier to find for executives to improve business performance.

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Saratogian Nation-World: Why the Long-Term Unemployed Could be in for a Holiday Shock

Lisa Anderson's skill gap survey results and comments were picked up by a news article on the long-term unemployed.

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Amazon: Best Practices for Supply Chain Consolidation

Lisa Anderson's ExecSense webinar on best practices for supply chain consolidation was picked up by Amazon due to its continued relevance in today's marketplace.

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LMA Webinar: Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and speaker on the topic of her book Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results.

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APICS 2013: Elevate Your Personal Brand and Advance Your Career

Lisa Anderson was selected to speak at APICS 2013's International Annual Conference in Orlando on developing a powerful personal brand.

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SAC: What Will Energy Independence Mean?

As a global business consultant and former supply chain executive, I've seen that energy plays a vital role in manufacturing, points out Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "There are countless materials and manufacturing processes which are dependent on energy. When I was a VP of Operations, energy dictated a significant portion of my focus due to its impact on key profit drivers. US energy independence will change the business environment dramatically as companies transition their processes and partnerships with the new reality."

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Amazon: Best Practices for Supply Chain Consolidation

Lisa Anderson's ExecSense webinar on supply chain consolidation was picked up by Amazon.

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Softengine: 5 Steps to Choosing the Right ERP System to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and guest author of an article on ERP system selection for Softengine's blog.

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ThomasNet News: Expert's Corner: What Manufacturers Need to Do About Data Recovery After a Disaster

Consultant Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group in Claremont, Calif., urged manufacturers to make sure that nightly backups are completed. “Having a second location to store or perform the nightly backup is preferred,” she added. “For example, if you have facilities in two states or if you can partner with a customer/supplier or utilize outsourced IT services, you can send your data to the second location nightly, so that you can minimize downtime during disasters.” Another option, she said, is for manufacturers to collaborate with supply chain partners on backups.

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SAC: What to Do When You Lose a Key Customer

As a global business consultant and former supply chain executive, I've seen a dramatic increase in the importance of customer service for manufacturers and distributors, points out Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "My clients' customers expect more for less with quicker delivery than ever before. Customers are willing to test drive the competition. Thus, if you lose a customer, it is exponentially more difficult to regain their business; however, I've found a few strategies which achieve success. 1) Collaborating with customers on programs such as auto replenishment, consumption based orders and with innovative logistics partnerships can create new interest. 2) Partnering with customers to dramatically reduce lead times can give you an edge."

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Norco College: Supply Chain Technology

Lisa Anderson was asked to be a guest lecturer at Norco College on supply chain technology.

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Claremont rotary: How Does My Stuff Get to Me?

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and speaker for the Claremont Rotary on supply chain management.

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Project Times: Why Do So Many Projects Go Awry?

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on why so many projects go awry and how to prevent them for Project Times.

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Inside Supply Management: Personal Branding for the Senior-Level Executive

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on branding for the senior-level executive in ISM's Inside Supply Management.

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Las Vegas Industrial Real Estate: How Do Manufacturers Value State Competitiveness?

Lisa Anderson's interview with ThomasNet News on how manufacturers value state competitiveness was picked up by the Las Vegas Industrial Real Estate.

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Project Times: Project Management's Top Critical Priorities

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on the critical priorities of project management for Project Times.

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Exorion: Overloaded Project Manager? Here are 8 Simple Tips to Help!

Lisa Anderson's article on simple strategies to address an overloaded project manager was picked up by Exorion.

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Project Times: Ride the Wave & Succeed with Virtual Teams

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article on how to succeed with virtual teams for Project Times.

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ThomasNet News: Expert's Corner: Mid-year 2013 Update on the Government Market for Manufacturers

Manufacturers would be smart not to rely on governments for increased spending this year, cautioned Lisa Anderson, a senior supply chain and operations executive, and founder and president of Claremont, Calif.-based LMA Consulting Group

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Project Times: Are You On-Time, On-Budget & On-Results? Go Back to Basics!

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and author of an article about the key tenets required to achieve project success for Project Times.

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SAC: How to Engage Customers in Product Development

As a global business consultant and former supply chain executive, I find that merely satisfying your customers with excellence service and communication is no longer enough, points out Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "Instead, you must involve your customers in designing ways to collaborate for success."

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ExecSense: Best Practices for Supply Chain Consolidation

Lisa Anderson was the subject matter expert and speaker for ExecSense webinar on Best Practices for Supply Chain Consolidation.

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APICS Southwest District: Executive Engagement

Lisa Anderson was selected to co-present on executive engagement at the APICS Southwest district conference.

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SAC: Are We Encouraging Uncivil Workplaces?

Those executives who are willing to address reality and confront performance issues in a respectful manner will not only increase civility but will dramatically improve performance – and just might leapfrog their competition.

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Critical Mass Radio Show: Interview with Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson was a featured interview on CRITICAL MASS Radio Show for manufacturers and value-add distributors.

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SAC: How to Engage Customers in Product Development

As a global business consultant and former supply chain executive, I find that merely satisfying your customers with excellence service and communication is no longer enough, points out Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "Instead, you must involve your customers in designing ways to collaborate for success."

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Project Times: Project Leadership Doesn’t Matter Unless You Care About Results

Lisa Anderson published an article on why leadership is vital to delivering bottom line business results and provides three strategies for success.

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ExecSense: Controlling Rising Workforce Costs as COO

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "Controlling Rising Workforce Costs as COO" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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Project Times: Volatility is the New Norm. Are you Ready to Thrive with Change?

This article discusses how volatility is here to stay and how you can get ahead of the curve by being prepared for constant change.

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Research & Markets: A COOs Guide to Preventing & Catching the 10 Most Common Situations & Incidences of Fraud

My webinar on best practices for preventing and catching the most common situations of fraud was picked up by Research & Markets

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APICS Tulsa: Supply Chain Success in the New Normal

Lisa Anderson spoke at APICS, the Association of Operations Management, in Tulsa Oklahoma on how to create supply chain success in the new normal.

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SAC: Confident in Consumer Confidence?

As a global business consultant and former supply chain executive, I watch trends—and business activity is up, points out Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "Undoubtedly, consumer confidence is returning; however, even more noteworthy is that consumers and businesses alike are tired of waiting. Instead of putting off spending, my best clients are beginning to selectively invest in top talent, ERP system upgrades, and in collaborative customer and supplier programs which will drive dramatic returns down-the-line. Although this seems like an obvious 'good idea.' most of my clients and contacts were hesitant to pull the trigger previously."

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Research & Markets: Controlling Rising Workforce Costs as COO

My webinar on best practices for controlling rising workforce costs was picked up by Research & Markets.

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Counselor Digital: How to Attract Investors

You can go to the customer and either redefine the contract or how you work with them, says Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., a business consultancy based in Claremont, CA. If current customers aren't interested, "that's the time to cut them loose," Anderson says.

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Project Times: Are You On-Time, On-Budget and On-Results? Go Back to the Basics!

This article discusses why the basics of project management are as prevalent today as they ever were – and tie directly to success.

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Vendor Managed Inventory Newsletter: How to Succeed by Creating a Customer Service Edge

My article on how to create a customer service edge to thrive in the new normal business environment was picked up by VMI Newsletter.

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SCAG: The "Amazon Effect" and Technology Impacts on the Supply Chain

Participated as a panelist at the Southern California Association of Governments panel discussion with the President of UPS South California district and a former leader of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union on the role of technology and e-commerce on supply chains and their impact on transportation, industrial/commercial land uses, and economic development opportunities.

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SAC: Today's High Tech and High Touch

As a global business consultant and former supply chain executive, I pay attention to trends—and high touch is making a comeback, points out Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "Undoubtedly, if you ignore e-commerce, new software functionality and other high tech options, you'll be left in the dust; however, high tech alone is no longer enough. Instead, the greater the level of high tech, the more important high touch and personal service become. Those who combine both will thrive!"

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Training Magazine: Leadership Incubator Lessons

As Lisa Anderson, president and operations strategist, LMA Consulting, says, "if senior leaders conduct the training, it's clear the training is important."

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ThomasNet News: Expert's Corner: How Manufacturers Are Harnessing Social Media

Manufacturers will miss a significant opportunity if they don't jump on the social media bandwagon, said Lisa Anderson, founder of Claremont, Calif.-based LMA Consulting Group. Anderson is the former vice president of operations and supply chain at PaperPak Inc. and the author of "Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results."

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Project Times: Lost in Culture Change Maze? 4 Strategies to Succeed!

This article focuses on how to successfully navigate culture change in today’s new normal.

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Executive Brief: Project Failure: How to Avoid Top Causes

Based on 20+ years of experience and hundreds of projects, Lisa Anderson discusses the top causes that lead to project failure and how to successfully avoid them.

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Constant Contact: 2012 All Star Award

Lisa Anderson was named as a 2012 Constant Contact All Star award winner.

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Medical Office Today: Tips to Succeed after a Merger or Acquisition

In my 20 years of experience both as a practitioner and as a vice president of operations and business consultant across multiple industries, I've seen that 80 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail to achieve the intended results, she says. Those that do succeed share certain commonalities

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ExecSense: A COO's Guide to Preventing & Catching the 10 Most Common Situations & Incidences of Fraud

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "A COO's Guide to Preventing & Catching the 10 Most Common Situations & Incidences of Fraud" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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APICS Southwest Region: Chapter Sales & Marketing Tips & Techniques

Lisa Anderson led an interactive discussion with APICS chapter presidents and Board members on top marketing tips, techniques and best practices.


SAC: Terminating Employees

As a global business consultant and former supply chain executive, I've seen that companies do a horrific job of terminating employees, points out Lisa Anderson

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Project Times: What's the Secret Ingredient to Project Success?

Lisa Anderson discusses the secret ingredient to project success and provides reasons why and how to leverage them.

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Linked In: Top 1% of Most Viewed Profiles for 2012

Lisa Anderson was in the top 1% of most viewed profiles on Linked In in 2012 (of over 200 million members).

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SAC: Consulting Group Analyzes Global Economies in 2013

Economies are recovering and people are tired of waiting. They've become accustomed with the new normal volatility and are figuring out how to succeed globally. Thus, the smart executives are finding ways to leverage this economic opportunity while it passes by their competition.

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Executive Brief: Top Project Priorities to Leverage for 2013

This article discusses the key trends from 2012 and how to leverage them to achieve project success in 2013.

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ThomasNet News: Expert's Corner: the Government Market in 2013

Sellers to government must be nimble in 2013, advised Lisa Anderson, a senior supply chain and operations executive and founder and president of Claremont, Calif.-based LMA Consulting Group, which serves as a strategic operations expert for a variety of companies.

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ExecSense: What Purchasing Executives Need to Know About Implementing Green Purchasing Policies

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "What Purchasing Executives Need to Know About Implementing Green Purchasing Policies" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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Project Times: Speed is King: How Do we Leverage for Projects?

This article discusses the critical importance of speed in today's new normal business environment, and provides suggestions as to how we can leverage this business priority in project management.

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HR.com: How to Leverage Supply Chain Trends to Drive Business Results

My article on emerging supply chain trends was picked up by another media outlet.

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HR.com: How to Leverage Social Networks to Elevate Customer Service

My article on leveraging social media was picked up by another media outlet.

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Dallas Business Journal: How to Leverage Social Networks to Elevate Customer Service

Leveraging social networks is an underutilized strategic opportunity in many companies. Why not optimize your operational performance and deliver superior customer service, shorten lead times, increase profit and accelerate cash flow?

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Project Times: Top Project Priorities to Leverage for 2013

This article discusses the key trends from 2012 and how to leverage them to achieve project success in 2013.

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SAC: Business Focus on Clarity, Speed in 2013 Notes Consulting Group

Those companies that find a way to elevate service levels while accelerating speed (to market, to customer delivery, to making informed decisions) will thrive. To be successful, execution and innovation must coexist. Only those companies that value talent will be able to achieve both.

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APICS 6-Packed Supply Chain Conference: Best Practices in Inventory Management

Lisa Anderson will be speaking on the top inventory management practices proven to deliver bottom line business results at 6-Packed Supply Chain Conference.

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APICS 6-Packed Supply Chain Conference: Leverage Social Media to Drive Operational Results

Lisa Anderson will be speaking on how to leverage social media and social networks to accelerate operational performance.

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Executive Brief: 6 Don'ts to Program Management Success

Lisa Anderson published an article on the top mistakes preventing program management success and how to avoid them.

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LA Dezign: 8 Don'ts in Leveraging Social Networks Successfully

My article on leveraging social networks to drive business results was published on LA Dezign's blog.

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SAC: Business Trends to Exploit from 2012

Increased pressures and deadlines are here to stay as standing out from the crowd requires new thinking combined with flawless execution. Instead of being stuck in survival mode, take a step back and review your strategy.

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Yahoo!: Leverage Emerging Supply Chain Trends to Drive Business Results

The supply chain is an underutilized strategic opportunity in many companies. Why not optimize your supply chain performance and deliver superior customer service, shorten lead times, increase profit and accelerate cash flow?

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ExecSense: COO Best Practices for Conducting Year-End Reviews

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "COO Best Practices for Conducting Year-End Reviews" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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Amazon: Inventory Management Tips & Techniques as a COO

My webinar on inventory management tips and techniques for COOs was picked up by Amazon.

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Headline Zoo: Joy Factory Interview

Lisa Anderson conducted an interview with Jeff Carter, Director of Sales at the Joy Factory on the current business environment. The JF makes a suite of digital companion accessories for iPad™ and iPhone® users.

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Amazon: Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results

Lisa Anderson's ebook (published by ExecSense) on how to leverage social networks and social media to drive bottom line business results has been picked up by Amazon.

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iTunes: Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results

Lisa Anderson's ebook (published by ExecSense) on how to leverage social networks and social media to drive bottom line business results has been picked up by iTunes.

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SAC: When to Grow and When to Slow

Since volatility is the new norm, instead of evaluating whether to grow or slow, it is essential to build flexibility into your business so that you can leverage whatever opportunities arise. In addition, never stop attracting and retaining top talent! To surpass your competition as opportunities arise, you need to be better, faster and always looking for diamonds in the ruff.

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Executive Brief: Lesson Learned: Asking Questions Isn't Enough!

This article discusses 8 tips to help an overloaded project manager succeed in today's new normal business environment.

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Project Times: 6 Don'ts to Program Management Success

This article discusses 6 things to avoid in order to achieve project management success.

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Project Times: Lessons Learned: Asking Questions isn't Enough!

Lisa Anderson discusses how asking questions – specifically asking the right questions at the right time – can be your secret weapon to sustaining project and business results.

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ExecSense: How Leading Purchasing Executives Set Inventory Levels

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "How Leading Purchasing Executives Set Inventory Levels" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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PMI Western Australia: How Can we Avoid Project Disasters?

My article has been picked up by another media outlet as it continues to have relevance in today's market.

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ExecSense: CTO Best Practices for Holding Year End Reviews for Your Team

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "Best Practices for Holding Year End Reviews for Your Team as CTO" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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Project Times: Overloaded Project Manager? Here are 8 Simple Tips to Help!

This article discusses 8 tips to help an overloaded project manager succeed in today's new normal business environment.

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ExecSense: Inventory Management Tips & Techniques as a COO

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "Inventory Management Tips & Techniques as a COO" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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Executive Brief: Is Accountability a Key Component for Project Management?

Lisa Anderson discusses why accountability is a vital component for project success and reviews three strategies to integrate accountability.

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ThomasNet News: How Much Do Manufacturers Value State Competitiveness?

Anderson, whose firm serves as strategic operations experts for a variety of companies, noted that firms that relocate are often congregated around areas with significant tax benefits. "In today's new normal business environment, it is far more challenging to stand out in the crowd and grow business profitably. Thus, executives are negligent if they do not take all factors into consideration, including tax advantages and other policies that would impact manufacturers."

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PMI-Southern Ontario: How Should we Set Project Goals?

My article has been picked up by another media outlet as it continues to have relevance in today's market.

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Project Times: Is Accountability a Key Component for Project Management?

Lisa Anderson discusses why accountability is a vital component for project success and reviews three strategies to integrate accountability.

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SAC: How do Businesses Best Maximize Profits?

As a global business consultant and former VP of Operations of a mid-market manufacturer, I've found that focusing on profit doesn't achieve profit; instead focus on business fundamentals and strategy if you'd like to accelerate profit levels for year-end," points out Lisa Anderson, an operations strategist and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA

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Executive Brief: How Can We Avoid Project Disasters?

Lisa Anderson addresses the most common project disasters and how to avoid them.

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SAC: Talent: Build or Buy

As a global business consultant and former VP of Operations of a mid-market manufacturer, I've found that there is nothing more important than finding, developing and retaining talent, points out Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA.

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InsuranceNewsNet: The Supply Chain Balancing Act

Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. believes companies should be looking at die impact on customer service.

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ThomasNet News: Cutting through Red Tape in Government Procurement

Anderson, whose firm consults with businesses on strategic operations, supply chain, operations management and other disciplines, nevertheless cautions, "If your business isn't focused around a core competency that relates to government contracts, it can be an overwhelming burden."

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Executive Brief: Project Management Coaching Best Practices

Lisa Anderson discusses why project management coaching is important and gives 3 best practices for achieving success.

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Project Times: Project Management Coaching Best Practices

Lisa Anderson discusses why project management coaching is important and gives 3 best practices for achieving success.

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Project Management: How Can We Avoid Project Disasters?

Lisa Anderson addresses the most common project disasters and how to avoid them.

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ExecSense: The Roles & Skills of a CMO Mentor

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "The Roles & Skills of a CMO Mentor" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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ExecSense: Roles & Skills of a COO Mentor

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "Roles & Skills of a COO Mentor" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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ExecSense: How to Expand Your Client Base into New Industries or Areas of Expertise

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "How to Expand Your Client Base into New Industries or Areas of Expertise" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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USC: Entrepreneurship panel discussion: Marketing & Social Networks

Lisa Anderson sat on a marketing panel in an entrepreneurship class to discuss leveraging social network to drive business results and other marketing strategies.


APICS Ventura: Create a Customer Service Edge

Lisa Anderson spoke on the importance of creating a customer service edge in today's new normal business environment and provided strategies for how to achieve it.

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Executive Brief: What are the Top 3 Obstacles in Projects?

This article discusses how critical it is to overcome obstacles in project management in order to ensure success and provides tips on how to overcome the top 3 obstacles.

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Amazon: Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results

Lisa Anderson published an ebook, "Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results" which is available for Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iBookstore, BarnesandNoble.com etc.

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Project Times: What are the Top 3 Obstacles in Projects?

This article discusses how critical it is to overcome obstacles in project management in order to ensure success and provides tips on how to overcome the top 3 obstacles.

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APICS Northeast District: What is Your APICS Elevator Pitch?

Lisa Anderson led a webinar for the APICS Northeast District meeting on branding and creating an elevator pitch.


ExecSense: Roles & Skills of a COO Mentor

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "Roles & Skills of a COO Mentor" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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Executive Brief: Case Study in Cross-Company Project Collaboration

This article discusses the ever-increasing complication in project management of managing across functions and organizations and provides a few top strategies to ensure success.

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SAC: Consultants Cite What For-Profits Can Learn

Whether you expect to make a profit or not, objectives must be achieved. Leadership is the unique differentiator between success and failure.

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ExecSense: COO Best Practices for Leveraging ERP Systems to Accelerate Cash Flow

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "COO Best Practices for Leveraging ERP Systems to Accelerate Cash Flow" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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Max's Project Management Wisdom: Project Requirements Documents: Why Bother?

In my experience with hundreds of projects across multiple industries and globally, I've found that there can be immense time wasted on requirements documents; however, on the other hand, the 'right' requirements documents can yield substantial returns. How can you tell which is which?

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Risk Management: The Supply Chain Balancing Act

The post-recession is the new normal, said Anderson "It's not an environment of huge sales. People are looking for more for less, and customer service is elevating in importance."

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Amazon: The Best Networking Strategies for Procurement Executives

My webinar on the best networking strategies for procurement executives was picked up by Amazon.

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Project Managers SIG Silicon Valley: The Power of Relationships

Lisa Anderson will be speaking to a Silicon Valley group of project managers on "The Power of Relationships". She'll provide top strategies to leverage relationships for project success.

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Press Enterprise: Manufacturing Pros Access their field

Lisa Anderson, the president of APICS Inland Empire, said the organization provides education for members and provides certifications for Product Inventory Management and Supply Chain Professionals.

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Research & Markets: COO Best Practices for Establishing 2012 Goals for Your Company

My webinar on best practices for establishing goals was picked up by Research & Markets.

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Amazon: The Most Important Management & Leadership Skills for COOs in 2012

My webinar on the key leadership skills for executives to be successful in 2012 was picked up by Amazon.

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Project Times: Case Study in Cross-Company Project Collaboration

This article discusses the ever-increasing complication in project management of managing across functions and organizations and provides a few top strategies to ensure success.

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Amazon: COO Best Practices for Using Social Networks in 2012 to Improve Your Company Operations

My webinar on how to leverage social networks to improve operational performance was picked up by Amazon.

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Executive Brief: Can We Leverage Social Networks to Drive Project Success?

This article discusses how to leverage social networks and social media tools to ensure project success.

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Amazon: COO Best Practices for Conducting Year-End Reviews

My webinar on the best practices for conducing performance reviews was picked up by Amazon.

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Executive Brief: How Do We Market & Promote a Project to Ensure Success?

Lisa Anderson discusses the value of marketing your project and provides three key strategies to successfully market and promote your project.

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Project Times: Can we Leverage Social Networks to Drive Project Success?

This article discusses social networks and how project leaders and teams can leverage to ensure project results.

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180 Systems: Lessons Learned: ERP Failure

This article about lessons learned from ERP failure has been re-printed as it continues to have relevance.

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Research & Markets: Using Social Networks in 2012 to Improve Operations

The announcement of my webinar's pick up by Research & Markets was picked up by the Wall Street Journal.

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Research & Markets: Using Social Networks in 2012 to Improve Operations

My ExecSense webinar was picked up by another media outlet.

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Oman Tribune: When a "Thank-You" Matters

I've found that, even for technically savvy executives, a typed letter with a hand-written note on top gets through the pile more rapidly than anything else, Anderson says.

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SAC: Why are Exxon's Profits Criticized but not Apple's?

As a global business consultant and former VP of Operations of a mid-market manufacturer, I've found that nothing is more important than your brand, points out Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA

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Project Times: How Do We Market & Promote a Project to Ensure Success?

Lisa Anderson discusses the value of marketing your project and provides three key strategies to successfully market and promote your project.

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SAC: Consultants Cite Best Practices for Culture Change

As a global business consultant and former VP of Operations of a mid-market manufacturer, I've found that although few companies are successful with corporate culture change initiatives, the few who do it right have the opportunity to leapfrog their competition, points out Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group, Inc.

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ACA Newsletter: Lessons Learned: ERP Failure

Lisa Anderson published an article, "Lessons Learned: ERP Failure" which discusses the top three lessons learned from ERP implementation failure and how to avoid them.

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ThomasNet News: Buyers Biggest Challenges in 2012

Volatility is the new normal. This is especially true in terms of predicting what will be noteworthy in commodities in 2012 as pricing could have 20 percent-plus swings, Lisa Anderson, founder and president of LMA Consulting Group, says.

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ExecSense: COO Best Practices for Using Social Networks in 2012 to Improve Your Company Operations

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "COO Best Practices for Using Social Networks in 2012 to Improve Your Company Operations" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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Research & Markets: COO Best Practices for Establishing 2012 Goals for Your Company

My ExecSense webinar, "COO Best Practices for Establishing 2012 Goals for Your Company" was picked up by another media outlet.

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Executive Brief: Would You Like to Close Out the Year with Project Success?

This article discusses how to close out the year with project success and goes into detail on the critical steps to ensure it occurs.

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Executive Brief: Start Off the New Year with a Quick Win

This article discusses how to kick off the New Year with a quick win with your project team and gives three tips to ensure success.

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Project Times: Start off the New Year with a Quick Win

Lisa Anderson discusses how to kick off the New Year with a quick win with your project team and gives three tips to ensure success.

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ExecSense: COO Best Practices for Establishing 2012 Goals for Your Team

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "COO Best Practices for Establishing 2012 Goals for Your Team" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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APICS 6-Packed Supply Chain Conference: Create a Customer Service Edge

Lisa Anderson will be speaking at the APICS 6-Packed regional supply chain conference on "Creating a Customer Service Edge".

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APICS 6-Packed Supply Chain Conference: Leverage ERP to Accelerate Cash Flow

Lisa Anderson will be speaking at the APICS 6-Packed regional supply chain conference on how to "Leverage ERP to Accelerate Cash Flow".

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ExecSense: The Most Important Management & Leadership Skills for COOs in 2012

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "The Most Important Management & Leadership Skills for COOs in 2012" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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Small Business Opportunities: Consultant Shows How to Succeed by Creating a Customer Service Edge

Business managers and entrepreneurs can thrive in today's new normal business environment with increased profitability and customer loyalty with already existing assets by creating a customer service edge, according to Lisa Anderson founder and President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc..

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Project Times: Would You Like to Close Out the Year with Project Success?

Lisa Anderson discusses how to close out the year with project success and goes into detail on the critical steps to ensure it occurs.

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SAC: Consultants Highlight Three Priorities Prior to Year-End

As a global business consultant and former VP of Operations of a mid-market manufacturer, I've found that one of the keys to success is to jump on opportunities while the competition rests, and so leveraging the 4th quarter while the everyone else is on holiday will accelerate business results, points out Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA.

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Project Times: How Should We Set Project Goals?

Lisa Anderson discusses how to set project goals and talks about three key strategies for effective goal setting.

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Business Edge: How to Cultivate a Culture of Innovation

This article, "How to Cultivate a Culture of Innovation" discusses the value of a culture of innovation and discusses three strategies to how to create one.

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Executive Brief: How Do You Implement Lean for Project Management?

This article discusses the value of utilizing lean principles in project management and discusses the top three in additional detail.

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ExecSense: COO Best Practices for Conducting Year-End Reviews

Lisa Anderson led a webinar, "COO Best Practices for Conducting Year-End Reviews" for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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ExecSense: Topic Advisor

Lisa Anderson was selected to serve as a topic advisor for ExecSense, the world's largest publisher of webinars to C-Level executives in over 34 countries.

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Project Times: How Do You Implement Lean for Project Management?

This article discusses strategies to implement the lean philosophy for project management to accelerate project results.

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CBS Atlanta: Creating a Customer Service Edge

This article focuses on how to create a customer service edge to generate bottom line results in today's new normal business environment.

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APICS OC: Best Practices for Inventory Management

Lisa Anderson will present "Best Practices for Inventory Management" at APICS Orange County.

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Executive Brief: Deliver Results by Engaging Employees

Lisa Anderson published an article, "Deliver Results by Engaging Employees" on three strategies to increase employee engagement and drive bottom line results.

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Riverside Community College Norco Guest lecture: Production & Operations Management

Lisa Anderson provided a guest lecture on "Production & Operations Management: Pragmatic Tips & Case Studies" for Riverside Community College's "Introduction to Business" class.

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SAC: Consultants Highlight Employee Involvement

As a global business consultant and former VP of Operations of a mid-market manufacturer, I've found that effectively involving employees in new initiatives will accelerate business results—engaged employees consistently deliver, points out Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA.

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APICS Metro DC: Evolved S&OP

Lisa Anderson will be giving a speech in Washington DC on Sales & Operations planning.

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Project Times: Value Your Project Team

Lisa Anderson published an article of leveraging the value of your project team to accelerate bottom line results.

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APICS Metro DC: How Do You Know Your Project is On Track?

Lisa Anderson's article, "How Do You Know Your Project is On Track?" was picked up by another media outlet as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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APICS International Conference: Workshop on Introductions: the First 60 Seconds

Lisa Anderson will conduct a workshop at the APICS International Conference's volunteer leader workshop on introductions and the first 60 seconds are all that matter.

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TMS Specialty Products: Keep Your Cool: Stay Calm in the Face of Organizational Change and Ensure Success

Frequently, loss of a team member causes some period of what, for lack of a better term, may be considered mourning, says Lisa Anderson President of LMA Consulting in Claremont, CA.

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Executive Brief: Value Your Project Team

This article, Value Your Project Team, previously published by Project Times was reprinted in Executive Brief as it remains relevant in today's marketplace.

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Communication Jobs: How to Deal with Job Search Discouragement

It appears as though employers are afraid to make decisions. In essence, they seem to begin the job search process, put it on hold, decide on a different avenue, recruiter vs. in-house, etc., start, stop, redesign the job — and then the process repeats," said Lisa Anderson, a management consultant and founder of LMA Consulting Group, Inc.

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Lisa Anderson Received APICS Southwest Milt Cook Award

Lisa Anderson received the APICS (the Association of Operations Management) Southwest District's Milt Cook Award which is the highest award for service and dedication to the District and principles of APICS.

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ACA Newsletter: Customer Service Edge

Lisa Anderson published an article about creating a customer service edge and winning your customers' loyalty.

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Inside Supply Management: Develop the Entrepreneurial Spirit

This article discusses the keys to building an entrepreneurial spirit in your organization which is vital to success in today's new normal environment.

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Amazon.com: Networking Strategies for Procurement Executives

This webinar, "The Best Networking Strategies for Procurement Executives" is now being offered through Amazon.

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Sanitation Sentinel: Overcoming Price Wars

I've found that raising fees can be the key to avoiding the commodity tailspin," says Anderson. Anderson says it comes down to value and service. In order to avoid that "slippery slope", Anderson offers these tips...

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Executive Brief: Project Management Tips

This article, previously published by Project Times was picked up by another media outlet.

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Edward Jones Newsletter: How to Know if Your Project is On Track?

My article, previously published by Project Times, has been picked up by another media outlet as it continues to have relevance in the marketplace.


180 News & Views: Project Management Priorities

This article, previously published in Project Times, was picked up by another media outlet.

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APICS San Fernando Valley: Supply Chain Success

Lisa Anderson will speak on "Supply Chain Success" at the APICS San Fernando Valley meeting.

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Project Times: Deliver Project Results by Engaging Employees

This article discusses how to consistently deliver project results by engaging employees.

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Project Times: Project Management Tips

This article discusses the top five tips to more effective manage projects.

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Turf Magazine: Time Management: Increasing productivity and efficiency in your company

In my 20 years of experience - both as a practitioner as a vice president of operations and supply chain and as a business consultant and entrepreneur across multiple industries and globally - I've learned a few secrets to success in time management, she says. The top three she's learned are as follows:

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Project Managers SIG Silicon Valley: Keys to Program Management Success

Lisa Anderson will present "Keys to Program Management Success" at the Project Managers SIG (Special Interest Group) in Silicon Valley.

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ProjectWorld Canada: Secrets of Project Leadership Success in the New Normal

Lisa Anderson will present "Secrets of Project Leadership Success in the New Normal" at ProjectWorld * BusinessAnalystWorld Vancouver 2011.

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Genco: Increasing Cash Flow through the Supply Chain

This blog entry discusses ways to increase cash flow through the supply chain.

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Project Management Association: How Do You Know if Your Project is On Track?

This article, previously published by Project Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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The Business Edge: How to Effectively Engage Employees and Achieve Results

This article discusses the best ways to effectively engage employees to drive bottom line results.

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SAC: Consultants Highlight Priorities in Customer Relationships

As a global business consultant and former VP of Operations of a mid-market manufacturer, I've found that there are few higher priorities than understanding and assessing the true value of your customers—especially in today's new normal business environment where sales are lackluster and margins are tight...

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Project Times: Project Management Priorities

This project discusses what project management priorities should be in order to drive bottom line results.

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Project Times: Project Requirements Documents – Why Bother?

This article discusses the value of project requirements documents and when you should use them vs. when you should not waste your time.

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Model Retailer: Take Inventory, Take Control

Accuracy matters. "Even if you happen to place your order for precisely the amount you intended, if you were incorrect about how many you had on hand when you ordered, you'd end up with too many or too few. Either mistake will eat away at your profits," says Lisa Anderson, LMA Consulting Group, Claremont, Calif.

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SAC: Consultants Recommend How to Create Customers for A Lifetime

In today's new normal business environment, sales are lackluster and margins are tight; thus, those companies which can provide exceptional service will stand out in the crowd," points out Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA

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ExecSense: What Purchasing Executives Need to Know About the Benefits and Risks of Collaborative Outsourcing

Lisa Anderson led a webinar on collaborative outsourcing strategies.

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Fox 2 Now: Simple Note Conveys Enthusiasm, Interest

This article, previously published by the Chicago Tribune, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Research & Markets: Best Practices for Inventory Management in 2011

My ExecSense webinar was picked up by another media outlet.

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Supply Chain Brain: We're Really Behind JIT Processes....Unless Maybe We Aren't

It seems very common that people get on the bandwagon of some of these philosophies like JIT, and they give up as opposed to understanding that it's not something trendy to do, says Lisa Anderson, president and founder of business processes advisory firm LMA Consulting Group Inc. Anderson and other industry experts say manufacturers can lessen the risks associated with JIT and make it more effective by forming strong partnerships with their suppliers and establishing backup plans for unforeseen circumstances."

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Chicago Tribune: Simple Note Conveys Enthusiasm, Interest

Lisa Anderson, senior business and operations executive of LMA Consulting Group in Claremont, Calif., cautions that an interviewer's role isn't always a giveaway as to how they will best respond to a thank-you note. "I've found that, even for technically savvy executives, a typed letter with a hand-written note on top gets through the pile more rapidly than anything else," Anderson says."

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SAC: Consultants Recommend How All Employees Can "Sell"

Those companies who find a way to jump start sales in today's lackluster recovery will thrive in the new normal; thus, it is vital to figure out how to best leverage non-sales people to boost sales, points out Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "Leadership will succeed if they implement a few critical steps: 1) Ignite the passion of the workforce towards achieving the vision. 2) Provide simple yet practical ways in which employees can help achieve the goal. 3) Utilize the power of focus—stay involved, ask questions, appreciate progress, remove roadblocks, empower employees and celebrate success."

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Project Times: How Do You Know if Your Project is On Track?

This article discusses a common issue for project managers - how to measure your project's progress and results.

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Project Times: Are you Buried in Unrealistic Project Demands?

This article addresses the all-too-familiar problem facing project managers – how to deal with unrealistic project demands.

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IMA San Gabriel Valley: Leverage ERP for Bottom Line Results

Lisa Anderson will be speaking to the Institute of Management Accountants San Gabriel Valley Chapter on ways to leverage your ERP system to achieve bottom line results.

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ACA Group Newsletter: Increasing Cash Flow through Supply Chain Improvements

This article discusses three strategies to increase cash flow through supply chain improvements.

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The Aspen Times: The Lowdown on Dream Jobs

If you define "dream job" as a position in which you will always be thrilled by the task at hand, you need to adjust your expectations. "Dream jobs do not exist," says Lisa Anderson, a consultant with 20 years of career experience in different industries. "However, dream job situations do exist,"she adds.

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Nevada Appeal: The Lowdown on Dream Jobs

This article, previously published by The Aspen Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Galveston County Jobs.com: The Lowdown on Dream Jobs

This article, previously published by The Aspen Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Omaha World Herald: The Lowdown on Dream Jobs

This article, previously published by The Aspen Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Export Sales Jobs News: Recruiters ‘must find candidate quality'

Lisa Anderson, a senior supply chain and operations executive and founder of LMA Consulting Group, commented: "I've found the most successful approach is to ask a series of questions about specific prior experiences or results and follow up with a few diverse case study questions to get an idea of how the candidate will respond to practical scenarios."

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Codestone: Leveraging ERP Systems Will Maximize Efficiency

That is the opinion of Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group, who stated that organisations should concentrate on boosting the operating capacity of their existing platform.

She stated: "In my experience across multiple industries and globally, companies typically are utilising 20 per cent of their ERP systems capabilities."

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Pepperdine: Panel of Capstone Course for MBA concentration in Entrepreneurship at the Graziadio School

Lisa Anderson was asked to sit on the panel for the oral presentation of the capstone course for an MBA concentration in Entrepreneurship at the Graziadio School of Business and Management.

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The Upside Thinker: Lessons Learned from our Worst Leaders

This article, previously published in Profit through People Newsletter, was picked up by one of my business partners' newsletters, Lisa Marie Platske's Upside Thinking.

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Small Business Consulting: Small Business Lending Still Challenging but UP!

Lisa's blog article on business lending was picked up by Small Business Consulting.

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Price Waterhouse Coopers: Evolved Employer - A Better Workplace

Lisa's quotes in "Getting Results: Performance vs. Putting in the Hours" was picked up by another media outlet.

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Construction Update.com: PM Experts Say Projected Demand Outstrips Supply

Lisa's quotes in "PM Experts Say Projected Demand Outstrips Supply" was picked up by another media outlet as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Central Florida Christian Chamber: Four Ways to Accelerate Cash Flow

Lisa's article, Four Ways to Accelerate Cash Flow" was picked up by another media outlet as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Project Times: Case Study of a Project Failure

This article discusses the lessons learned of an integration program failure.

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The High Point Enterprise: Company Closing? Protect Money & Career

As part of your long-term investment into your career, "talk with the people you'd like to stay in touch with, such as other employees, suppliers, customers, etc.," suggests Anderson.


Executive Brief: ERP Implementation: Secrets of Success

This article, previously published by Project Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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ExecSense: Best Practices in Inventory Management in 2011

Lisa Anderson led a webinar on the best practices in inventory management.

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Project Managers SIG Silicon Valley: Keys to Program Management Success

Lisa Anderson will present "Keys to Program Management Success" at the Project Managers SIG (Special Interest Group) in Silicon Valley.

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National Speaker's Association Greater Los Angeles Chapter: Pro Speak Academy Guest Lecturer

Lisa Anderson will provide a guest lecture and workshop at the National Speaker Association's Los Angeles Chapter's Pro Speak Academy on 1-sheets and other marketing topics.

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APICS Awarded Lisa Anderson Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification maintenance

Lisa Anderson was awarded CSCP maintenance approval. APICS requires CSCP certification designees stay at the top of their game as a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) through a maintenance process.


Project Times: Keys to Program Management Success

This articles focuses on the three keys to achieving program management success and why it's vital to success in today's business environment.

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Yahoo: How to Accelerate Cash Flow through Supply Chain Innovations

Lisa's press release article and quotes were picked up by over 200 high profile media websites including Yahoo, The Boston Business Journal, and CBS San Diego.

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SAC: When to Grow and When to Slow

Since volatility is the new norm, instead of evaluating whether to grow or slow, it is essential to build flexibility into your business so that you can leverage whatever opportunities arise. In addition, never stop attracting and retaining top talent! To surpass your competition as opportunities arise, you need to be better, faster and always looking for diamonds in the ruff.

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Project Times: Lessons Learned from Awful Project Managers

This article focuses on the top mistakes of awful project managers and what lessons can be learned from them.

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SHRM: When an HR Consultant Loses a Key Contact

"The No. 1 way to address this issue is ahead of time. It is key to establish effective relationships not only with your sponsor but also with key project participants and other executives."

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SHRM India: When an HR Consultant Loses an Important Client Contact

Planning is critical, agrees Lisa Anderson. "I've discovered there are a few secrets to how to address when your sponsor leaves the company," says Anderson of LMA Consulting Group Inc. in Claremont, Calif.

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NAPM: Innovation for Supply Chain for Success

Lisa Anderson will speak at the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM)'s Orange County chapter meeting on "Innovation for Supply Chain Success"

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Projects Info: PM Experts Say Expected Projected Demand Outstrips Supply

"The leader need not be a technical person, but one who can work with various teams of technical people", explains Lisa Anderson President LMA Consulting Group.

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Project Times: Leverage the Recovery

This article discusses ways to prioritize and utilize projects to leverage the recovery.

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Business Video: Research and Markets: The Best Networking Strategies for Procurement Executives

Research and Markets has announced the addition of my ExecSense webinar "The Best Networking Strategies for Procurement Executives" audioconference to their offering.

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ThomasNet News: Buyers' Challenges in 2011

Lisa Anderson, a senior supply chain and operations executive, says procurement managers need to focus on more than commodity prices. Anderson, the founder and president of Claremont, Calif.-based LMA Consulting Group, recently completed a survey of a dozen procurement executives on the keys to success in procurement.

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ASQ & APICS Ventura: Innovation for Supply Chain Success

Lisa Anderson will be speaking at the APICS Ventura County chapter on innovation for supply chain success.

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University of Southern California: Entrepreneurial Studies Program "Getting Operational 101"

Lisa Anderson was a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California's Lloyd Greif's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies program. She presented "Getting Operational 101" in the Entrepreneurial Business Plan class on the secrets to success in how a startup firm can get operational.

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MotivAction Group: Teambuilding training can lead to success

Work with teams, brainstorm, debate options and help others, advises Lisa Anderson, founder and president of LMA Consulting Group.

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Executive Brief: Projects Don't Fail in Formulation: They Fail in Implementation

This article, previously published by Project Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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IMA (Institute of Management Accountants): Leveraging Your ERP for Bottom Line Results

Lisa Anderson will be speaking to the Institute of Management Accountants Inland Empire Chapter on ways to leverage your ERP system to achieve bottom line results.

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APICS Ventura: Innovation for Supply Chain Success

Lisa Anderson will be speaking at the APICS Ventura County chapter on innovation for supply chain success.

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ExecSense: The Best Networking Strategies for Procurement Executives

Lisa Anderson led a webinar discussing the best practices in networking for procurement executives.

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Project Times: Jump Start Your Project in the New Year

This article discusses how to jump start your projects in the New Year to drive business results.

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6-Packed Supply Chain Conference: Strategy Doesn't Fail in Formulation: It Fails in Execution

Lisa Anderson will be speaking at the 6-Packed Supply Chain conference on two topics – "The Evolving Supply Chain & Operations Management" and "Strategy Doesn't Fail in Formulation: It Fails in Execution"

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The Glass Hammer: Getting Results – Performance vs. Putting in the Hours

"In my 20 years of experience both as a practitioner as a VP of Operations & Supply Chain and as a Business Consultant and entrepreneur across multiple industries and globally, I've found that those work environments focused on results over presence are at least 80% more likely to achieve bottom line results," says Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc.

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Executive Brief: Effective Leadership: Communicating Project Objectives

This article discusses how effective leadership and communicating project objectives are key to achieving project results.

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APICS Orange County: Innovation for Supply Chain Success

Lisa Anderson will be speaking at the APICS Orange County chapter on innovation for supply chain success.

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Project Times: ERP Implementation: Secrets of Success

This article explores a few secrets of success when implementing ERP systems so that you become one of the 20% who achieve the intended results.

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SAC: Consulting Society Business Predictions/ Advice for 2011

According to Anderson, those businesses positioned with cash reserves and with exceptional employees will leapfrog the competition as they are able to take advantage of significant opportunities as they arise.

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Institute of Management & Administration: What Really Works in Pay-for-Performance Systems

This article focused on what really works in designing and implementing pay-for-performance systems.

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Project Times: Project Success: It Begins & Ends with Leadership

This article focuses on achieving project success with exceptional leadership, and it discusses the three keys to success.

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Chamber Business News: Member Spotlight

This article was published in the Chamber Business News, and there is a video about LMA Consulting Group, Inc.

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180 Systems: Projects Don't Fail in Formulation; They Fail in Implementation

This article, previously published by Project Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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SAC: How Do You Know When An Employee's Performance CAN'T Be Improved?

"It will be apparent whether an employee's performance can be improved almost immediately after providing coaching and support," points out Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA

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Happy News: Discouraged? Time to Reignite the Job Search

This article, previously published by MSNBC, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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NBC Chicago: How to Reignite Your Job Search

This article, previously published by MSNBC, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Project Times: Projects Don't Fail in Formulation: They Fail in Implementation!

This article focuses on why projects fail in implementation; NOT formulation, and it provides secrets to implementation success.

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Project Times: Survey Says – Three Keys to Project Success

This article focuses on the three keys to achieving project success (and delivering bottom line results), according to a survey of clients and other businesses.

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APICS Buffalo Chapter: Leveraging Supply Chain Strategy and Innovation to Create a Competitive Advantage

Lisa Anderson will be speaking at the Buffalo Chapter of APICS on leveraging supply chain strategy and innovation to create a competitive advantage.

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SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management): HR Consultants Struggle with Bad Client Behavior

Lisa Anderson was quoted in this article on how to deal with poor behavior successfully.

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180 Systems: Where Have all the Project Managers Gone?

This article, previously published by Project Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Project Times: Why Organization Can Make or Break Your Project.

This article discusses why the skill of organization can make or break your project, and it provides several tips and techniques on achieving this skill.

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Project Times: Where have all the Project Managers Gone?

This article discusses why there is a shortage of excellent project managers, why it's essential for delivering bottom line results and then provides tips to find and retain excellent project managers.

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APICS International Conference: Innovation for Supply Chain Success

Lisa Anderson will be speaking at the APICS (Association for Operations Management) 2010 International Conference on "Innovation for Supply Chain Success". This session is part of the Global Supply Chain Principles track.

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Western Mass APICS Chapter: Succeed During These Turbulent Times – Manage for Cash Part 2

This article discusses how to succeed during turbulent times when cash is king.

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Bay News Group: Building Bridges: The Global Economy Values Employees with the Skills to Span the Cultural Divide

"In my experience, during times of economic turmoil and high unemployment, countries become more protectionist," says Lisa Anderson, a business consultant who works at LMA Consulting Group in Claremont, Calif. "There has already been a reversal trend of globalization since the recession started."

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Promotion Magazine: The Recession is Over. Are you ready for a rebound?

This article, previously published by Counselor Magazine, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Pacific Premier Bank: Business Value Series

Lisa Anderson and Cheryle Steddom teamed up with Pacific Premier Bank and led discussions on building value in your business.

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Project Times: Slam Dunk to Executive Commitment

This article focuses on why Executive commitment is critical to achieving project results, and it provides tips and techniques for obtaining true Executive commitment.

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Corp! Magazine: Leadership to Accelerate Bottom Line Results

This article discusses how effective leadership is vital to delivering bottom line results, and it provides tips and techniques to achieve it.

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Executive Brief: Why Project Planning is Critical to Attaining Strategy Goals

This article, previously published by Project Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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SAC: What Business Should Expect in Next Six Months

Lisa Anderson, a senior operations and supply chain executive and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. said, "It is critical for businesses to stay focused the next six months in order to leverage the recovery potential while building flexibility into the organization to succeed, regardless of what's around the bend for 2011. As I described in my Industry Week article on thriving in the "new normal", there are three keys to success: 1) Cash is king. 2) Service is paramount. 3) Execution is everything."

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Project Smart: Top Three Causes of Project Failure

This article, previously published by Project Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Project Times: A Hidden Key to Project Success

This article discusses a hidden key to achieving project success – vision. And, it discusses three core elements of vision and how to ensure your project delivers results.

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SAC: Decision Making Underwhelming Say Consultants

Lisa Anderson, a senior operations and supply chain executive and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. notes, "When handled effectively (reversing a decision), people respect the leader even more for correcting course and communicating it effectively."

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Project Times: Top Three Causes of Project Failure

This article is based on a brief client survey of the top 3 causes of project failure, and it describes how to overcome them.

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AMA's M World: Accelerating Cash Flow through Supply Chain Innovation

This article focuses on strategies to accelerate cash flow through supply chain innovation.

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Project Times: Project Risk – Should You Care?

This article discusses project risk and provides tips and techniques to mitigate risk in order to achieve success.

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APICS 6 Packed Supply Chain Conference: Leadership to Leapfrog the Competition

Lisa Anderson will be speaking at the APICS 6 Packed Supply Chain Conference on "Leadership to Leapfrog the Competition". This session is part of the Empowering People track.

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Project Times: Why Project Planning is Critical to Attaining Strategy Objectives

This article discusses why project planning is critical to achieving strategy objectives.

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Codestone: 72% 'happy with ERP systems'

In December, president of LMA Consulting Group Lisa Anderson stated that most businesses fail to leverage more than 20 per cent of their program's capacity.

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World Trade Magazine: Made in the USA Gains Momentum

Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. advises companies to investigate the infrastructure carefully.

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180 Systems: Common Pitfalls to ERP Project Success

This article, previously published by Project Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Executive Brief: Top Traits of Successful Project Leaders

This article, previously published by Project Times, has been picked up by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Achieve Solutions: 10 Time Wasters & Energy Drainers

Corporate management consultant Lisa Anderson tells managers to pay more attention to those who are positive and productive. "You'll find an immediate benefit in terms of time, energy and productivity," Anderson advises.

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Industry Week: How to Thrive in 2010's 'New Normal' Business Operations Environment

This article discuss the top strategies companies can follow to thrive in today's "new normal" business environment.

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Union Bank's Business Focus: Cash Management Strategies in Current Economy

"Companies with cash will also be able to take advantage of sale prices on potential assets," Anderson says

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Riverside Community College: Logistics Management Advisory Committee Member

Lisa Anderson was selected to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Logistics Management program. The program includes both Certification and Associate of Science Degree options. To read more about the program, read the full story.

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Project Times: Top Traits of Successful Project Leaders

This article discusses the top traits of successful project leaders.

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Cal State Fullerton University Extended Education: Advisory Board Member for Advanced Topics in Supply Chain Management

Lisa Anderson was selected to serve on the Advisory Board for the development of the certificate program for advanced topics in supply chain management.

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Project Times: Common Pitfalls to ERP Project Success

This article discusses the common pitfalls to ERP project success.

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Erosion Control: Your Business: Business Planning 2010

Lisa Anderson, founder and president of LMA Consulting Group in Claremont, CA, says the 2010 business plan will be a pivotal turning point for companies. "All of the cushion is long gone—it is now essential to immediately focus on the most effective path forward," she says. "Business plans for 2010 must include a continuous feedback-and-adjustment loop."

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Project Times: Accelerate Project Results

This article discusses strategies to accelerate project results.

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CareerSmart Advisor: The Best Leadership Advice "The best leadership advice I received was from my HR mentor, Debra Daniels..."

When the student is willing, the teacher appears, and every business leader can trace their professional history back to a pivotal moment when they heard the right message at the right time, which then opened up a pathway to success. Several extremely accomplished individuals agreed to share with ExecuNet members some of the wisdom that influenced their leadership styles and beliefs. We're hoping you'll benefit from what they shared.

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Project Times: Project Management Software NOT Critical to Success

This article focuses on what is critical to project success – and why project management software is not one of them.

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Counselor Magazine: The Recession is Over. Are you Ready for a Rebound?

There is a fine line between preparing for a recovery and creating a path to disaster by overspending into a cash crisis.

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Calgary Sun: The Diversity Factor

This article, previously published by the Philadelphia Inquirer's Philly.com has been picked up and printed by another media outlet, as it continues to have relevance in today's marketplace.

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Thinking Fluidly: A Key to Thriving in Turbulent Times – Positive Attitude

Lisa"s article on the value of a positive attitude has been posted on Thinking Fluidly. It focuses on the three keys to how to gain a positive attitude.

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Industry Week: Get More from Your SCM System

In her 20 years of experience as a supply chain management practitioner and consultant, Anderson has found that information technology either can "bog down" or enhance a company"s efforts to manage its supply chain -- and she believes that the key to achieving the latter outcome lies in a manufacturer"s ability to integrate SCM software with its people and processes.

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SAC: Global Consulting Group Anticipates Business Conditions in 2010

Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. predicts, "Whether the recovery is weak or robust and whether it is short-lived or long-term, there is no doubt that the business environment has changed. 2010 will be a "new normal." In my research and through observation in working across multiple industries and continents, I"ve seen a return to fundaments, which includes three core principles: 1) Cash is king; 2) Service is paramount; 3) Execution is everything.

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Project Times: Can You Use Project Management to Find a Job?

This article focuses on how to utilize project management skills to find a job.

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Project Times: Throw Out Complex Timelines!

This article focuses on how to achieve project success without the need for complex timelines.

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Society for Advancement of Consulting Names Lisa Anderson of Claremont, CA as Board Approved in Supply Chain Strategy

The Society for Advancement of Consulting® (SAC®) has approved another member to achieve the rare SAC® Board Approved designation. This approval means that the consultant has worked in a specialized area for a considerable length of time; has provided detailed, documented evidence of success directly from clients in that specialty; and has conformed to the Code of Ethics of the society, serving as a thought leader and exemplar in the profession in general and their specialty in particular.

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Los Angeles Times: Stay Calm in the Face of Organizational Change to Ensure Success

There is always chaos and uncertainty in organizational change, and you"ll stand out in the crowd by not getting caught up in the chaos; instead be the steadfast, calm one.

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MSNBC: Your career: Reignite your job search

It appears as though employers are afraid to make decisions. In essence, they seem to begin the job search process, put it on hold, decide on a different avenue, recruiter vs. in-house, etc, start, stop, redesign the job – and then the process repeats, said Lisa Anderson, a management consultant and founder of LMA Consulting Group, Inc.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer"s Philly.com: The Diversity Factor

In my experience, during times of economic turmoil and high unemployment, countries become more protectionist," says business consultant Lisa Anderson, LMA Consulting Group, Claremont, Calif. "There has already been a reversal trend of globalization since the recession started.

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Projects@Work: A Guy Named Murphy

Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group, also believes that there"s a natural stop to risk management activity. "I"ve led project teams, it is common to have unexpected events and challenges arise. [But] once you have established an effective project team and defined a critical path, stop risk mitigation activity, as it will be a waste of time and resources.

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WorkWise (nationally syndicated column): Helping a co-worker during the recession

Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group Inc., in Claremont, Calif., acknowledges that not every co-worker will be interested in helping peers. She believes that this is changing as people recognize the increasing value of teamwork. "In my experience, co-workers can have a significant effect helping each other keep their job,"

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ABC News: The Bright Side of Big Bonuses

Lisa Anderson, founder and president LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in southern California said bonuses, generally speaking, can play a big role in retention. "Overall, I believe that money is not a motivator but the lack of it is a motivator," she said. "If you"re not compensated fairly for your skill sets and background, it is definitely a motivator to get out."

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Seminar 1: Creating Value in the Supply Chain

Lisa Anderson spoke at Seminar 1, a Northeastern U.S. supply chain conference on how to create value in the supply chain.

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Industry Week: Just-in-Time Remains Justifiable

"It seems very common that people get on the bandwagon of some of these philosophies like JIT, and they give up as opposed to understanding that it"s not something trendy to do," says Lisa Anderson, president and founder of business processes advisory firm LMA Consulting Group Inc.

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APICS Performance Advantage: From Low Gear to Supplier of the Year

In this article on vendor managed inventory, Lisa Anderson is asked to weigh in on the PaperPak success story.

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Prescient Case Study: David, Goliath & VMI

In this case study on vendor managed inventory, Lisa Anderson provides insights on PaperPak"s software selection process and how it correlated to the PaperPak success story.

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