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Lisa Anderson Invited to Participate in the 2017 U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics

October 5th, 2016

Material Handling & Logistics U. S. Roadmap, Lisa AndersonLisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, president of LMA Consulting Group, will participate in the strategic U. S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics summit that gathers information, data and insights on the U. S, supply chain from experts in material handling and logistics, equipment and software suppliers, academia, associations and government. 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 be asked to address new issues like cybersecurity as well as explore the core competencies companies will have to develop over the next decade to grow jobs, increase America’s global competitiveness and advance our country’s standard of living.

“The first Roadmap was called by some ‘the most important document to be published by the industry in more than 20 years,’” recalls Gary Forger, who spearheaded the original effort to develop the document. “It established a baseline of key disruptors faced by supply chain practitioners today and in the approaching decade. While it was comprehensive for the time, the staggering rate of change in the field during the recent past has prompted us to begin work on the second edition.”

Anderson is board approved in supply chain strategy, an advisory board member for the Advanced Supply Chain Certification program, and was named a top 100 supply chain blogger on SupplyChainOpz. Recognized as the 16th most influential person in supply chain management and sustainability by technology leader SAP’s “Top 46 Resource and Optimizations Influencers (Plus a Few Others),” she has conducted primary research on customer service expectations, skills gaps and how Amazon is impacting businesses.

“I’m honored to be selected to participate in this high-quality group of supply chain professionals to provide expertise and collaborate on supply chain management trends, disruptors and opportunities,” explains LMA Consulting President Lisa Anderson. “By identifying the most important disruptors, manufacturing and distribution executives can think ahead to avoid serious pitfalls and to prepare for long-term, sustainable success. Knowledge is power – if executives understand what’s most likely to occur 10 years into the future, they can set the appropriate strategy and prepare their people, processes and protocols to delight the customer and maximize profit.”

Upon completion of four regional summits, the gathered information will be used as the basis for the writing of the second edition of the Roadmap. The report will be released during MHI’s ProMat tradeshow and exposition, held April 3-6, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.



Vision Backed by BIG Goals and Leadership

October 4th, 2016

SAP CEO Bill McDermott talked much more than just about data. One of his most compelling stories related to turning around Xerox’s lowest performing division and ending the year as #1. Who says success isn’t derived from leadership has his/her head buried in the sand.

The keys Bill described were quite simple: 1) Listen. 2) Provide the vision and goals. 3) Lead.

We believe this proves the premise behind our newsletter, Profit through People — people are any organization’s #1 assets! Do you treat your people like assets? Or costs?

Bill said that the people at this division were quite disgruntled and specifically upset because the cost cutter that preceded him took away their Christmas party. So, he listened to what they requested — for him to communicate clearly what he wanted and for him to give them their party back.

The next day he stood before them and told them that he had booked the best place in town for the party, and he gave them his vision for the future. He accompanied that with the BIG goal of going from last place to 1st place by the end of the year. And then he supported them — and LED.

Guess which division ended the year in 1st place? Theirs!

As my HR mentor used to say, leadership will make or break success. Bill proved this theory. Will you?

 

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