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Sales Forecasts are Rising Fast. Do You Have Capacity?

Clients are growing quickly. No matter the industry and company size, clients and colleagues are seeing growth. The only question is how quickly and whether they can keep up. Capacity constraints are popping up everywhere. On the logistics front, Southern California has no available space; the ports are backlogged, prices are rising [...]

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing Expert and President of LMA Consulting Predicts Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) to Emerge from Manufacturing Transformation

As originally published on ExpertClick CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – April 30, 2021 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., predicts Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) will emerge as a result of that manufacturing transformation that is replacing the more traditional [...]

2021-05-07T19:21:24+00:00May 3, 2021|Categories: Customer Experience, In The News, Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy, Technology|

The Critical Importance of Talent to Growth Post Pandemic

There is no doubt about it, in talking with CEOs across industries, company sizes and geographies, talent is top of mind. Our clients are growing rapidly in most cases and unanimously interested in scaling successfully. Although there are many tools required to lead the pack [...]

Post Pandemic: People or Robots?

As originally published in Brushware Magazine on May-June 2021 According to Statista Research Department, the global market for robots is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 26% to reach close to $210 billion by 2025. For example, according to Automation World, almost 45% of [...]

2021-04-26T16:26:02+00:00April 26, 2021|Categories: In The News, Manufacturing, Technology|

Are Americans Willing to Pay More for Products Made in the U.S.A.?

According to a survey by FTI Consulting, 78% of survey respondents said they'd be willing to pay more for the products if the company that made them moved production out of China. Certainly, it depends on how much more, but we've seen a transition in the commentary of the value of reshoring. [...]

Mass Customization & Personalization: Rising Trends in 2021

In our eBook Emerging Above & Beyond: 21 Insights for 2021 from Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Technology Executives, two technology executives discuss the critical importance of personalization. With the dramatic rise in e-commerce during the pandemic and experts agreeing that it will only accelerate, hyper-personalization has emerged as a [...]

2021-04-15T20:28:44+00:00April 1, 2021|Categories: e-Commerce, Innovation, Technology|Tags: , , , |

Micro-fulfilment & Why It Matters

What is micro-fulfilment? Let's start with a definition of micro-fulfilment. It refers to small-scale distribution centers located closer to the end customer to address the issue associated with the last mile. These micro-fulfilment centers are often attached to local retail stores or contained in larger distribution centers. For example, [...]

SIOP: The Key to Scaling Successfully

According to an informal survey of manufacturers, distributors and healthcare executives, the #1 issue that is top of mind is how to scale successfully. Our clients are growing. For example, those in the building and construction products industry are experiencing significant growth fueled by the pandemic; those in e-commerce [...]

Being Quoted in the Washington Post About the Suez Canal

I am thrilled to be quoted in the Washington Post in an article "Why a ship stuck in Egypt threatens the economy in the United States". The hot news of the week is that a container ship got stuck in the Suez Canal and has created a pileup of ships waiting to pass through the canal [...]

Why the Supply Chain is Strategic & an Operations Warp Speed Example

If you aren't seeing the end-to-end supply chain as strategic, you will miss your opportunity to get ahead of the competition and grow as rapidly as you otherwise could! How quickly can you scale with increasing sales volume? [...]
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