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Future Proofing

Re-shoring/ Near-shoring & My Interview on Bloomberg TV

One of the strategies to better plan for the future so you aren't caught up in what appears to be a never-ending supply chain debacle is to reevaluate your manufacturing and supply chain footprint. Should you re-shore? Near-shore? Partner with suppliers in the region?

The War for Talent in the Supply Chain & Upcoming Webinar of Top Notch Global Consultants

Many circumstances have added up to create a massive war for talent. As I wrote in Brushware magazine, the skills gap is getting worse by the day. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August which is a record-breaking month following additional record-breaking months.

Clients Using SIOP Pulling Ahead of the Competition: SIOP Case Study

In working with clients across multiple industries including industrial equipment, food and beverage, building and construction products and healthcare products, there is no doubt that clients using a SIOP (sales, inventory and operations planning) and integrated business planning process are pulling away from the competition.

Manufacturing Resurgence

There will a resounding resurgence of manufacturing near-term. According to a new report from The Reshoring Initiative®, reshoring broke records in 2020 and exceeded foreign direct investment (FDI) for the first time since 2013. Not only did it beat FDI, but it beat it by nearly 100%! Also, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) [...]

SIOP: The Key to Scaling Successfully

According to an informal survey of manufacturers, distributors and healthcare executives, the #1 issue that is top of mind is how to scale successfully. Our clients are growing. For example, those in the building and construction products industry are experiencing significant growth fueled by the pandemic; those in e-commerce [...]

IDG Connect: Distributor’s Guide to Micro-Fulfillment

IDG Connect featured Lisa Anderson, LMA Consulting Group on Distributor’s Guide to Micro-Fulfillment. Full Story

2021-05-18T18:56:59+00:00February 28, 2021|Categories: ERP, Future Proofing, In The News, Innovation, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , |

What Will Happen with the Economy?

In the last two months, we have participated in at least 4 or 5 different economic updates from the perspective of the local area, the region, the state, the nation and the global economy. We have also participated with a group of global consultants to discuss the economy and [...]

2021-02-23T17:55:00+00:00February 22, 2021|Categories: e-Commerce, Financial, Future Proofing|Tags: , , , , |

e-Commerce has Exploded

There is no doubt that one of the ONLY things in common across all clients and industries is that e-commerce has exploded. One client was prepared to take advantage of the opportunity and grew e-commerce sales almost 300% during COVID. In another example, online shopping has experienced a [...]

Ramping Back Up

We are seeing business just beginning to ramp up. As said in our eBook, Future-Proofing Manufacturing & Supply Chain Post COVID-19, this is not an on/off switch. We should turn the dial carefully (as quickly as possible while accounting for the end-to-end supply chain). Every situation is different.  Yet, [...]

2020-09-25T20:52:45+00:00August 22, 2020|Categories: Future Proofing, Inner Circle, Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

People are on the Move

Do You Know If Your Best People are Looking for a New Job? You better believe it! There is a trend across clients and colleagues that the best people are on the move! COVID has disrupted the landscape. Whenever multiple clients experience similar situations, we take note. There [...]

2020-09-21T20:20:48+00:00August 12, 2020|Categories: Future Proofing, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , |
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