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Business & the Economy

What’s Up in the Economy, Business, Manufacturing & Supply Chain?

It is a whirlwind and confusing. Here is a quote that sums it up perfectly: From a salesperson at a client recapping the conversations at a recent industry conference - Everyone is skeptical, but we are all seeing orders and backlog remain pretty robust.

The State of Business, Supply Chain and Opportunities

In this episode of Supply Chain Chats, Lisa Anderson talks about the state of business, the economy, and supply chain, what it means and how to take advantage of the opportunities that will come down the pike.She talks in detail about inflation, recession, the impacts of interest rates and the labor force and what the successful companies are doing differently to succeed.

The Road Ahead: Business, Supply Chain & The World Order is Available

Special Report: How Companies Should Reshape to Succeed in 2023 & Take Advantage of Huge Opportunities Coming Down the Pike

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert Issues Supply Chain Special Report

As originally published in Cision PR Newswire on May 9, 2023 CLAREMONT, Calif., May 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, known as the Strongest Link in Your Supply Chain® and President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., has published a Special Report - [...]

The Economy & Manufacturing: What Do the Statistics Say?

According to this week's GDP report, the real growth rate was minimal (around 1.1%) during the first quarter. On the other hand, inflation remains high, around 5.3%. This seems to reflect stagflation. Unfortunately, business equipment spending was around -7.3%, and inventories are down. PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index), an [...]

Interconnection of People, Technology & Businesses

On a recent trip to Europe, I was fortunate to combine work with pleasure. Finland is diverse from Helsinki to the arctic circle, and we were thrilled to gain picturesque views of the northern lights. I was surprised there are multiple cruise ships that go from Helsinki to Estonia each day because the people and countries are interconnected.

Northern Lights, Husky Sleighs, & Stacking the Deck for Success

I went to Finland to see the northern lights, or the aurora borealis. Getting there is no piece of cake. We flew through London, took a 2-3 hour flight to Helsinki, Finland, and then took another flight to northern Finland (almost another 2 hours) and then drove 40 minutes to the resort (of course, north). It isn't for the faint of heart with temperatures in the negative numbers, requiring 6 or 7 layers minimum to allow you to stay outside for short bursts of time (although not very long as you'll start growing icicles), but the experience is worth it!

Dealing with Rising Inflation and Interest Rates

Listen to find out how some of the top supply chain consultants around the world are working with their clients to help them deal with rising inflation and interest rates.

The Economy – Where are we headed & where to focus?

In the last few weeks, I've participated in three different economic events, talked with trusted advisors and seen what clients are experiencing. From banks to economists to executives, differing views emerge. But, what is the bottom line?

Sports Business Journal: Economic headwinds: Supply chain, inflation create liquidity issues for Daktronics; strong order sheet forecasts smoother sailing

Lisa Anderson was quoted in the Sports Business Journal about reshoring and the investment in domestic manufacturing and the importance to the future.
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