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The Drucker Supply Chain Forum

April 4th, 2017

I participated on the panel, “Professional Pathways in Supply Chain” at the Drucker Supply Chain Forum last week. Interesting to note that the panel was all women — definitely not typical but nice to see! I was joined by executives from Walt Disney, Source Intelligence, Intelligent Audit and CSCMP. It was a lot of fun, and I learned as much as I contributed.

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We had some engaging discussions about the future of supply chain and the types of professionals that will be needed. For details on these topics, please tune in to my recent Profit Through People newsletter. However, one of the keys I wanted to highlight here is the critical need for a broad set of skills in supply chain today. The end-to-end supply chain is a vast topic (from your suppliers’ suppliers through manufacturing and distribution to your customers’ customers). Are you continually learning to stay ahead of the curve?

One tip to implement this week:

There is much we can do to learn continually and increase the breadth of our skills. There are a few immediate steps we can take: 1) Look around you for a mentor and ask him/her to be your mentor or just simply ask for advice. It is one of the best ways to learn. I’ve had several mentors over the years, and they were instrumental in my success. 2) Put yourself in positions where you collaborate with colleagues around you. There are vast amounts you could learn by talking with your colleagues. 3) Join a trade association and/or find courses to supplement your knowledge. For example, I am the president of APICS Inland Empire, the premier professional association for supply chain management. We are continually offering programs such as our executive panel & networking symposium on “Disruptive Innovations in Supply Chain” and classes including the new certification CLTD (certified logistics, transportation and distribution).

Which will you do this week?

 

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

March 24th, 2017

Drucker Supply ChainLisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, CLTD, known as The Manufacturing Business TransformerSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, to participate as a panelist at the Drucker Supply Chain Forum to be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at The Peter F. Drucker Center for Supply Chain & Logistics, Claremont Colleges. Anderson, a sought after speaker on supply chain, customer service, skills gap, ERP, SIOP, and the Amazon Effect and its impact on business operations of manufacturers and distributors, will participate in the “Professional Pathways in Supply Chain” panel at the Forum.

Anderson was recognized as a top 20 supply chain influencer by SAP, is board approved in supply chain strategy, was named a top 100 supply chain blogger on SupplyChainOpz and is soon to release a new book “I’ve Been Thinking: Strategies to Make and Keep Bold Customer Promises and Profits ” based on her weekly insights of leadership, customer service, supply chain, manufacturing and process improvement tips.  Anderson has also recently earned her APICS Certificate in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) in addition to her APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation. As a panelist at the Drucker Supply Chain Forum, Anderson will share her experiences and discuss the unique challenges and broad skill set required in the field of Supply Chain Management.

“I’m excited to participate on the “Professional Pathways in Supply Chain” panel at the Drucker Supply Chain Forum.   This panel applies equally well to students and professionals as there is an unprecedented need for strong supply chain talent in the marketplace,” explains LMA Consulting President Lisa Anderson. “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.  As a former VP of Operations and Supply Chain for a mid-market manufacturer who has been consulting with diverse industries for the last 12 years, I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned along the way and discussing the future of the supply chain professional.”

LMA Consulting Group helps growing companies elevate business performance while creating a customer service edge. Through a number of proven proprietary processes, LMA Consulting Group can pinpoint areas for improvement with eagle eye precision and develop the strategies to deliver results. Anderson, also known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM, is currently working on a book entitled “The Amazon Effect” detailing a business roadmap to thriving in an ultra-competitive marketplace. A regular content contributor in topics including supply chain, ERP and SIOP, she has been interviewed for articles in publications like Industry Week, tED Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. She actively posts educational blogs three times weekly and has three newsletters, Profit through PeopleSM and “I’ve Been Thinking” and “Supply Chain Briefing”.

Join the Discussion on Supply Chain

To register for the event click here or cut and paste this link into your browser https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drucker-supply-chain-forum-tickets-32833595167. For information about Lisa Anderson, go to https://www.lma-consultinggroup.com/ or call 909.630.3943.



Lisa Anderson Earns New APICS Certificate

February 1st, 2017
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LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson earned an APICS Certificate in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution, which represents mastery in high level logistics, domestic and international.

Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, president of LMA Consulting Group has earned her APICS Certificate in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) credential. APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, offers education and certification programs for supply chain and operations professionals. The CLTD examination tests mastery of high level logistics knowledge and skills, encompassing domestic and global markets. The designation requires maintenance every five years and indicates an adherence to best practices and advanced practices in logistics.

“Even with over 25 years of experience in the industry, I’ve learned a lot in the process of preparing for this exam,” shares Lisa Anderson. “The exam covers a broad range of material from the traditional logistics, transportation and distribution topics to global logistics considerations, logistics network design and reverse logistics and sustainability. We are fortunate to have organizations like APICS to continually elevate our skills and stay on top of relevant trends in the industry to not only give employers standards with which to measure employees, potential employees and partners but to provide ideas and strategies that drive bottom line business results. It is quite a privilege to add CLTD after my name and to be recognized for this expertise.”

Anderson’s membership in APICS extends beyond her own continuing education and professional development. She also serves as President for APICS Inland Empire Chapter, which can be found at www.apics-ie.org, and as Chair of the West Coast Student Case Competition, which can be found at www.apicscasecompetition.org. Anderson has also been recognized with the Milt Cook award for the APICS Southwest district which is the highest award for service and dedication to the District and principles of APICS. APICS is the largest international supply chain professional organization with over 37,000 members and its mission is to foster the advancement of end-to-end supply chain management through a body of knowledge, innovative research, systems, and methods to create value for customers, members, and organizations. For more information or to join, visit their website at www.apics.org

 



Hot Topics in Supply Chain Management?

October 11th, 2016
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Empower your operation by arming yourself with knowledge of supply chain trends. See the top four I learned from the APICS International Conference.

One of the reasons we attend the APICS International Conference is to understand what is trending in supply chain today. Which topics are “hot”?

1. Logistics – APICS’ new certification, CLTD (certified in logistics, transportation and distribution) is the hottest ticket in town. Not only were there many educational sessions about these topics, the APICS Inland Empire chapter gets inquiries every week about it. In today’s Amazon-impacted world, logistics is cornerstone to success – how else will you deliver exceptional customer service rapidly and cost-effectively?

2. SIOP (Sales & Operations Planning) – this is near and dear to my heart as a significant portion of LMA Consulting Group’s practice focuses on helping clients achieve significant results (growth, service, profit and cash) with SIOP. Check out our proprietary process, 4 EXCEL for driving exponential results with SIOP.

3. Data & the digital world – PwC published a report, “Connect and optimize; The new world of digital operations”. We are on the cusp of a digital revolution. It certainly has taken over the e-commerce and distribution world, and now it is taking over manufacturing and supply chains. Mobile technology, big data, the internet of things…

4. Risk – and, let’s not forget risk. There are countless risks when looking at your end-to-end supply chain. How can you develop a resilient supply chain? Have you thought about political risks, natural disasters, security risks, financial risks — and the list goes on.

Keep track of what is trending in your business. As my HR mentor used to say, “knowledge is power”. Do you have the power? If you’d like to get an assessment of your supply chain performance, contact us.

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