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Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) – Success Depends on People

As with almost every topic our clients call about, Vendor Managed Inventory or VMI and supply chain partner collaboration programs are no different. Success directly correlates to people. Questions You Should Ask When Coordinating VMI Do your employees and partners understand VMI and the benefits of VMI? Undoubtedly, success is [...]

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The Future of Technology

The Future of Technology Technology is a tricky topic. On one hand, almost everyone has put technology and ERP implementations on hold due to concerns about COVID impacts and to conserve cash. On the other hand, it is the best time to gain employees' attention and focus to upgrade [...]

Manufacturing Expert, Lisa Anderson, Confirms Manufacturers Focused on Customer Experience Drivers

Originally published on ExpertClick on December 19, 2019 CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – December 19, 2019 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., confirms that manufacturers are flexible and responsive to changing customer needs and demands. LMA Consulting Group works with [...]

Inventory or Capacity?

Inventory has emerged as a hot topic lately. In today’s Amazon-impacted business environment, customers expect rapid, customized deliveries, the ability to change their mind anytime and easy interactions (placing orders, returns etc.). Since clients are growing, they are also concerned with keeping up with the increasing volume. Thus, they [...]

Why Inventory Will Matter Again

I was on a bit of a trip down memory lane over the holidays as I reconnected with former colleagues from when I was VP of Operations and Supply Chain at PaperPak, an absorbent products manufacturer for healthcare and food products.  I recently talked about healthcare manufacturing with a [...]

Let’s Manage Inventory for Our Customers

Amazon is propelling this age-old topic into a new realm. Since the CEO of the Ontario Airport Authority used the phrase “last mile” has become “last minute” on a panel I facilitated last year, I have shamelessly reapplied his brillant quote. If customers don’t even know what they want, [...]

Have you Thought about Increasing Demand?

If you are reading our newsletter, I have no doubt you are interested in increasing demand. Whether an owner, executive or key player, increasing demand for your products and services has to be top of mind. Let's put it this way. No matter the position of my client (typically [...]

Should I Move?

Our clients call frequently with questions such as: Should we renew our lease? Should we move to a lower cost area? Should we move to a lower cost state? What considerations should we think about when evaluating our manufacturing and logistics network? Should we outsource? Thus, we thought it [...]

Is Your Business Model Old?

Amazon and Whole Foods It seems like Amazon is in the news on a daily basis lately.  Their purchase of Whole Foods is shaking the entire grocery industry.  How can an already slim-margin industry respond FASTER and less expensively to customer needs and preferences (think organic) whenever and wherever [...]

Emerging Technologies for Supply Chain

Emerging technologies in supply chain from e-commerce to robotics are more important now than everThere is an ever-increasing interest in emerging technologies for supply chain. When thinking of your end-to-end supply chain (from your suppliers' suppliers through your manufacturing and distribution operations to your customers' customers), you must consider [...]

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