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Demand Planning

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.

Container Ships, Ports, Trucks, Rail Oh My!

The global supply chain situation remains in a constant state of chaos. $1 billion of goods flows through the ports per day, and so there is a BIG ripple effect on the supply chain. Although there is a lot of talk and action by various groups to improve the [...]

Creating Predictable Revenue with Demand Planning Best Practices

Predicting the Unpredictable Every client believes their demand cannot be predicted. After all, customers don't know what is going on in their end-to-end supply chain with the global supply chain chaos. Sales teams are optimistic and either forecast too much, hoping Operations will produce and store "just in case" [...]

Shortages Impacting Revenue & Forecasts

2021 was plagued with shortages. As discussed in clients’ demand planning/ forecasting meetings, history is not representative of the future. In one example, the client experienced material shortages and couldn’t sell what customers requested, and so carrying that forecast into the New Year would deliberately carry that issue into 2022.

Ratelinx: 15 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts You Need to Follow Today

Lisa Anderson is the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation that maximizes the customer experience and enables profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth.

Southern California CEO: Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing Expert and President of LMA Consulting Suggest Prioritization to Optimize Supply Chain

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., has advised manufacturers and distributors throughout the pandemic on maximizing and leveraging their supply chains. She suggests that prioritization is a must to optimize the supply chain.

Commercial Baking: Sounding the Alarm on Supply Chain: Q4 Shipping Crisis’ Impact on Bakery

Even with the ports open, getting the materials off the containers is still a challenge, especially as the trucking industry remains a drivers’ market. “You have to send the trucks to the appropriate terminals,” comments Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc.

ASCM: Emerging with Supply Chain Strength – Patrick Daly: Supply Chain in the EU & Changes with Brexit

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert interviews Patrick Daly, Founder and Managing Director of Alba Consulting Dublin, Ireland. Listen as they discuss the supply chain in the EU and changes with Brexit.

ARN: 11 Ways CIOs Select and Implement an ERP System

Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA base LMA Consulting Group, which specializes in manufacturing and supply chain strategies, cautions that it is better to take the time to get the vendor selection process right than to rush into something that you might regret down the road.
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