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Pricing & Profits

Inflation Busters: Protecting Profits As Costs Keep Rising

Inflation has taken root. Businesses everywhere are dealing with annualized cost increases of nearly seven percent--the fastest pace in 40 years and significantly higher than the 1.8 percent average of the past decade. The resulting upticks in operating costs can cause serious damage to the bottom line.

5P Accelerator Process to Fast-Track Growth & Profits During Business Volatility

Updated as of April 20, 2022 Our most successful clients are constantly thinking about how to thrive in ever-changing, volatile conditions.  They cannot afford to wait to see what is working for their competitors and then go "all in". Instead, only those who are resilient, innovative, and thinking five [...]

Applying Lessons Learned from Supply Chain Chaos to Thrive in 2022

Manufacturers and distributors struggled mightily with supply chain disruptions and escalating prices in 2021. The significant risks of the global supply chain were not only exposed but aggravated as clients experienced extended lead times, stock-outs, and increased levels of demand and supply volatility. Clients are increasingly wary of their [...]

Thriving in an Inflationary Environment Using SIOP/ S&OP

We have entered a new era of with inflationary pressures. It started during the pandemic due to limited supply, but it has been spurred on with the rising oil and gas prices, commodity shortages, and rising food prices. Navigating successfully through these inflationary times will make the strong companies [...]

Supply Chain Disruptions Driving Prices Up

The news is full of stories of rising prices propelled by supply chain disruptions. For example, the cost of lumber is creating extreme price increases for building and home upgrades. Supply Chain Dive noted that the cost of pallets could go up by 400% according to United Fresh Produce Association. On this same note, an NBC affiliate [...]

Supply Chain Heroes: How CFOs Can Help Save the World

As Published in: Oracle/Modern Finance Early this year, the largest asset-management company in the world made a bold announcement: It would start redirecting investments away from fossil fuels because of climate change. In his annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink stated that “climate risk is investment risk,” and that risk [...]

Value Based Pricing

An overarching theme from our pricing and profits presentation relates to value based pricing. It was unanimous – every CEO believed that value based pricing was the best direction to go. Yet, it became muddier in figuring out how to move towards value based pricing in his/her particular situation. [...]

Pricing is Strategic: Why Southwest Customers Wouldn’t Buy a Bentley

After giving 10 speeches on pricing and profits to groups of CEOs, it is certainly top of mind. Yet it should always be top of mind for executive teams. One unanimous finding from the informal research of executives is that pricing is a strategic topic and so we must [...]

AZ Growth Advisors: Pricing & Profits

Published in AZ Growth Advisors on June 7, 2019 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., discusses pricing and profit strategies to increase the value of your business. Click here to read more.

2022-09-07T08:26:41+00:00June 7, 2019|Categories: In The News, Pricing & Profits|Tags: , |

Pricing & Profits: It’s Not All About Revenue

According to CFO Magazine, Amazon's profit doubled to a record $3.6 billion in the first quarter yet reported its lowest growth rate in quarterly revenue since 2015. In today’s Amazonian environment, subscription services such as Amazon cloud and Kindle services as well as disruptive forces such as the 3rd [...]

2022-09-06T00:56:22+00:00May 4, 2019|Categories: Pricing & Profits|Tags: , , , , , , , , |
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