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LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Reaches Publishing Milestones

August 30th, 2016
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The “I’ve Been Thinking” publication, which gives subscribers weekly supply chain industry tips, reached a 125th edition milestone.

Claremont, Calif., August 30, 2016LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson, a sought after manufacturing, distribution and supply chain consultant, speaker and writer who works with manufacturers and distributors in aerospace, building products and food to make and keep bold customer promises by empowering people with profit-driven strategies has completed major publishing milestones by reaching the 125th issue of her Profit through PeopleSM Newsletter and 100th edition of “I’ve Been Thinking” weekly tips publication. Complimentary to subscribers, both publications offer insights, ideas and expertise on trends including ERP, SIOP, The Amazon Effect and The Skills Gap.


Subscribers recently received the 100th edition of Lisa Anderson’s Profit through People newsletter where readers get updates on the latest supply chain events and trends.

“I enjoy sharing these strategies to improve business performance – whether it is helping to grow the business, improve service levels, increase profits or accelerate cash flow, so long as my readers pick up on an idea or two that will deliver bottom line business results, I’m pleased,” explains LMA Consulting President Lisa Anderson. “I hope that by providing this information, manufacturers and distributors have the opportunity to stay ahead of the curve. I conduct leading edge research and am continually looking for “what works” so that our industry can thrive. It is far easier to engage employees when business is growing with exciting opportunities around every corner.”

Celebrating its eleventh year, LMA Consulting Group helps growing companies elevate overall 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, who was named to the top 100 best global supply chain management blogs by SupplyChainOpz, and also recognized as the 16th most influential in supply chain management and sustainability by technology leader SAP in the “Top 46 Resource and Optimizations Influencers (Plus a Few Others),” started LMA Consulting Group is a regular content contributor in topics including supply chain, ERP and SIOP. Anderson 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 two newsletters, Profit through PeopleSM and “I’ve Been Thinking.” For information about Lisa Anderson, go to https://www.lma-consultinggroup.com/ or call 909.630.3943.

The Power of IP (Intellectual Property)

May 19th, 2016

supply chain

Last week, Kash Gokli, the head of Harvey Mudd’s manufacturing program and I facilitated an executive roundtable discussion with CEO’s and senior leaders from around Southern California on the topic of IP. We had an IP guru at the roundtable to talk about IP and answer questions. It was a fascinating discussion. Do you develop new products to grow your business and to serve your market’s needs? Do you have proprietary processes? Most likely, we all have valuable intellectual property, and we should protect it. The value of a business often relates back to the value of IP!

As we discussed last week, if you are thinking of selling your business or gaining investment in your business, it is not a topic you can overlook. Certainly navigating this process requires skill, and so you should gain top notch advice for one of your most precious assets. This is one of the reasons why excellent IP attorneys are tough to find — they need a technical degree and experience in addition to a law degree.

One tip to implement this week:

So, what in the world could we do this week that relates to IP? First, if you are an executive, take stock of your IP. Is it protected? Should you put more emphasis on creating IP and protecting IP? Most likely, the answer is yes — assuming you want to grow your business and create a long-term sustainable plan for your business.

If you are not an executive, ask about your company’s IP. Learn about what makes your company different. Why do people buy from you? In addition to service, I am sure there is some IP buried in there somewhere. The more you understand what makes your company tick, the more valuable an employee you’ll be. And, I have no doubt, the better your career path will become.

Looking for more ideas to keep your supply chain connected? Access more tips and resources on my blog. And keep connected by subscribing to my newsletter and email feed of “I’ve Been Thinking…”