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Future Proofing

Leadership As We Emerge from the Pandemic

"Whatever You Are, Be a Good One." - Abraham Lincoln All bets are off. No matter what type of leader you were pre-pandemic, your opportunity is now. Relationships move faster during times of crisis than any other time. Simply become the leader you know you can be. Everyone has [...]

Immediate Strategy

Do you want to be Amazon or Sears? Sears used to be the Amazon of its time, but they failed to change with the times. There is little life left in this former powerhouse of retail. On the other hand, Amazon continues to evolve and is clearly doing quite [...]

Are You Developing Close Relationships with Your Customers?

May 8, 2020 Are You Developing Close Relationships with Your Customers? During turbulent times, relationships move faster than at any other time. Will they move in a positive direction or a negative one? That is the only question. In fact, customers will be reevaluating what they buy and [...]

Press Release – Manufacturing Expert, Lisa Anderson, Releases eBook Future-Proofing Manufacturing and the Supply Chain Post COVID-19

Originally published on PR Newswire on April 29, 2020 The importance of the supply chain came into focus as shelter-in-place orders and the COVID-19 epidemic shifted the demand and supply for newly deemed essential items. "Manufacturers have long understood the intricacies of the supply chain. What has recently emerged [...]

Think Twice About Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

My recent episode from my new video series related to “What’s Happening?” in manufacturing and supply chain addresses reevaluating production outside of the U.S. There has been a lot of activity lately impacting sourcing decisions. Just consider the new phase 1 trade deal with China, offset by a very [...]

Featured on Supply Chain Chats about Coronavirus & Where We Go From Here

I was featured on Netstock’s “Supply Chain Chats” about the coronavirus impacts in the supply chain, latest trends and what changes might occur long-term due to the coronavirus challenges. We talked about the bullwhip effect and how companies are likely to respond. See the video here. For additional [...]

JIT Might Not Be What it is Cracked Up to Be?!

Just-in-time might not be what it is cracked up to be! Certainly, the coronavirus impacts should give us reason to question this rule at face value. Are you running so tight that you only have one bin, pallet or small supermarket to keep your facility running? If so, the [...]

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 [...]

Special Report: 2020 Predictions

We received such a positive response to last year’s predictions report that we wanted to add to that value in 2020. It was an exciting process to see what CEOs, executives and thought leaders of manufacturing and logistics organizations think about the current trends, what’s coming, and most importantly, [...]

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