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Are You Ready for a Resurgence in Manufacturing?

According to a recent National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) survey, the vast majority (88%) expect sales, production and prices to increase next year despite the supply challenges. In working with clients across multiple industries such as biotech, building and construction products, and food and beverage, there is no doubt [...]

The Value of Reconnecting: Should We Jump All In With In-Person?

During the pandemic, we were all stuck in our houses. As the majority of people have been vaccinated, people are on vacation. Every client has at least one if not multiple people on vacation. In addition, in-person events are starting to ramp back up. There is a value in [...]

The Digital Transformation Fueled with Business Intelligence

As originally published in Brushware Magazine on September-October 2021 According to McKinsey surveys of global Supply Chain leaders (May 15-May 22, 2020, n=60), 85% struggled with insufficient digital technologies in the supply chain. One of the key digital technologies is business intelligence (BI) and analytics. According to Tableau, the [...]

2021-08-31T21:33:26+00:00August 31, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, In The News, Supply Chain, Technology|

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing Expert and President of LMA Consulting Suggests Supply Chain Accountability Key to Success

As originally published on ExpertClick CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – August  27, 2021 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., suggests that manufacturers and distributors should insist on accountability throughout the organization and extended supply chain. LMA Consulting Group works with [...]

Supply Challenges Will Extend into 2022 & Beyond

According to Industry Week, Toyota has cut production by 40% due to supply challenges. In addition to the semiconductor chips, COVID is raging in Southeast Asia, causing further supply chain challenges. The bottom line is that there are widespread supply chain challenges!

The Gap in Leadership

During the pandemic, there was a mass exodus of talent as leaders decided to retire early, switch careers or just take a step back. On the other hand, the leader's job is becoming far more challenging. Not only has the last year required navigating the pandemic but now leaders are faced with scarce resources, more work and new challenges to tackle with extended lead times, inflation and rapidly changing customer conditions. What should leaders do?

The Surge in Manufacturing

According to Reuters, manufacturing gained significantly during the pandemic and remains strong.
  1. Factory orders BEAT expectations and rose 1.5% in June after increasing 2.3% in May. [...]

Manufacturing Expert, Lisa Anderson, Advises Mid-Year Supply Chain Review

As originally published on ExpertClick Claremont, CA Thursday, July 29, 2021 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., advises manufacturers and distributors to take a 360° mid-year review of their supply chains. LMA Consulting Group works with manufacturers and distributors [...]

The Rush on Talent & How to Discover Your Hidden Talent

During the pandemic, there was a mass exodus of talent. Talent started dropping like flies during the shutdown. People reevaluated their career and life. Several decided to retire early. Others decided it was a good time to change careers [...]
2021-07-28T14:46:31+00:00July 22, 2021|Categories: Customer Experience, I've Been Thinking, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |

Logistics Capacity Constraints Abound. What to Do?

I recently met with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's logistics council to discuss the state of logistics, and it was a compelling and concerning conversation with the thought leaders in that space. Here are a few facts to ponder [...]
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