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Shanghai Lockdown

Shanghai has been locked down for around 6 weeks already. It is resulting in a significant bottleneck of container ships sitting outside Shanghai.

ERP & RELATED TECHNOLOGIES Managing Increased Complexity with High OTIF & Efficiencies Using Technology

If there is one thing in common with every client (big or small) in the current business environment which is characterized by significant volatility and uncertainty, it is the increased level of complexity of supply chains. As the old saying goes, you are only as strong as your weakest [...]

Proactive Planning to Grow & Scale

According to FactSet Insight, revenue growth is predicted at 7.5% for 2022 which is substantial when considering it is following record-breaking growth in 2021. Clients and colleagues are seeing record increases in sales revenues and pricing.

CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly: Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing Expert, Suggests SIOP Process

You have to get in front of the supply chain disruptions, said Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc.

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing, SIOP Expert and President of LMA Consulting Suggests Supply Chain Requires 360 Planning

CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – March 30, 2022 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., predicts supply chain disruptions to continue through 2023. She suggests implementing a SIOP/S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) process to mitigate the swings associated with disruptions. LMA Consulting Group works with manufacturers and distributors on strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation to maximize the customer experience and enable profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth.

Interview with Quality Digest on the Supply Chain Chaos

Who knew supply chain would become a common term throughout the world in early 2020? It certainly has gained a household name during the pandemic, and it continues to be of paramount importance as further supply chain disruptions occur.

Improving Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. joins Industrial Insights with Justin Smith to discuss how sales, inventory and operations planning (SIOP/ S&OP) can help companies overcome supply chain disruptions and thrive post pandemic.

Craig Young, Senior Director of Operation, Nellson

Lisa Anderson and the team at LMA Consulting working with Nellson to upgrade the planning, purchasing/ MRP, supply chain and S&OP/ SIOP processes. The result was improved service levels with on time in full (OTIF) from the low 90's to the high 90's; reduced inventory levels; reduced obsolete inventory, improved billbacks on expired material (from around 0% to nearly 100%); and gained more value from the ERP system.

How SIOP Powers Growth During Supply Chain Disruption

A building products company missed several million dollars in revenue last year because they couldn't meet the demand. Unfortunately, this was a common occurrence. Sales increased dramatically, and they couldn't scale up their manufacturing operations and adapt their purchase requests quickly enough to take advantage of the opportunity.

Is It Possible to Realign the Supply Chain?

Global supply-chain disruptions are rampant. Manufacturers and business owners now routinely deal with triple and quadruple lead times, widespread shortages, escalating prices, and transportation delays. Every link in the supply chain is out of alignment. Think of the imbalance as a sixth-grader on one end of a teeter-totter and a kindergartner on the other—only worse.
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