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Demand Planning

Manufacturing Expert, Lisa Anderson, Predicts Proactive Approach to Demand and Diversification of Supply is Key to Future-Proofing Manufacturing and the Supply Chain

Originally published on ExpertClick on May 27, 2020 CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – May 27, 2020 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., predicts that a proactive understanding of customer demand and diversification within the supply chain will prevent a next [...]

Top Trending Client Request: Reduce Inventory

There is no doubt. More than 50% of client requests in the last several months have related to inventory. In fact, it seems to be a trending hot topic! In today's era of the Amazon Effect where customers expect more and have ZERO patience to wait yet we are [...]

Manufacturing and Distribution Expert, Lisa Anderson, Confirms Inventory, Cost and Logistics Pressures in Supply Chain

Originally published on PR Newswire on July 3, 2019 CLAREMONT, Calif., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., confirms that supply chain resiliency requires acute attention to inventory and cost pressures for manufacturers and distributors. As [...]

Is there an ROI on a Forecasting System?

A Client Question Since forecasting can deliver significant benefits with increased levels of service, inventory turnover and margin improvement, the question that inevitably arises is whether it makes sense to purchase a forecasting or demand planning system. Of course, the answer is "It depends". In this client situation, goods [...]

Is Demand Planning/ Sales Forecasting Hype or Valuable?

According to Gartner statistics, significant bottom line results can occur with just a 1% improvement in forecast accuracy. In fact, there are staggering improvements in lead time, inventory reduction and margins, so why not at least explore the idea? Yet, there are lots of worries expressed by clients and [...]

Supply Chain Management Is Evolving: How Will It Affect Your Enterprise?

Operational efficiencies, productivity improvements, and cost savings are the top-three strategic advantages of cloud-based supply chain management, according to an IDG survey of senior managers and directors around the world. To gain these advantages, enterprises need to have infrastructure that helps them cost-effectively harness their large data workloads and move to [...]

The Value of Demand Planning

In supply chain circles, there are lots of exciting concepts to discuss and debate such as lean, master scheduling, theory of constraints and many more; however, we have found that our most successful clients start with the customer!   If you concur that we are in an Amazon-impacted marketplace where [...]

What is Walmart Doing?

I sat on a panel of experts for Mobility 21's annual conference titled "Speed to Delivery: Good's Movement's High-Tech Future".  It was a fascinating conference and panel discussion as to the amazing amount of technology being discussed to address the future of transportation.  One of the panelists was the Senior [...]

Lean or No Lean, a Demand Plan is a MUST

Demand planning delivers such useful information on client demand that even Lean devotees will find data on longer-term forecasts, seasonal products and trending patterns useful. Whether you are on the Lean journey or not, you need a demand plan! Prior to forming LMA Consulting Group, I was a VP [...]

SIOP Success is a Straight Line to People

The technical aspects of SIOP still have to filter through people. Success happens when everyone in an organization is operating from a single integrated plan. As with everything in business success, SIOP (sales, inventory and operations planning) success is a straight line back to people. Thus, it is the [...]

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