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What is More Effective – On-site or Remote?

March 6, 2019 Lately, I've had quite the mix of on-site and remote events, and so it got me thinking about on-site vs. remote. Which is better?   Manufacturers' Summit - I recently introduced the innovation awards and announced the winners at the Manufacturers' Summit. Could this be done [...]

2020-09-29T22:29:43+00:00March 6, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|

Resiliency & Innovation Go Hand-in-Hand

With the high level of volatility and disruption that is commonplace in today’s business environment, creating resiliency has become a must. What we’re seeing is that creating resiliency and an innovative culture go hand-in-hand. If we find a resilient team, they are also innovative, and if we find [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:23+00:00February 22, 2019|Categories: Inner Circle, Leadership, Manufacturing, Process, Supply Chain|

Students & the Future of the Profession

February 20, 2019 In the last few weeks, our APICS Inland Empire students have been on fire! As the president of APICS Inland Empire and Chair of the MCIE (Manufacturing Council of the Inland Empire) Innovation Awards, I am absolutely thrilled to announce:  Harvey Mudd won MCIE's (Manufacturing Council [...]

Ideas to Fill Peak Capacity Periods

As we toured several e-commerce facilities such as UPS and Amazon, it became obvious that the sheer volume during peak season presents a huge dilemma. For example, UPS goes from 250-300 containers per night to 450 during peak season. Now that is quite a surge! Amazon has similar surges [...]

Trump Signs Order Prioritizing AI Research

February 12, 2019 According to the White House, Trump signed an executive order directing the U.S. Government to prioritize artificial intelligence in its research and development spending. The focus is on ensuring AI develops in sync with U.S. values and that training for the future workforce is prioritized. This [...]

The Value of Collaborating with Strange Bedfellows

February 5, 2019 Recently, this topic of collaborating with strange bedfellows has come up repeatedly. There can be significant value and strategic advantage created in collaborating with unlikely partners if there are clear objectives, trust and an open mind. Just think about Amazon's collaboration with the U.S. Postal service. [...]

The Stock Market, The Economy & How They Do Not Align

January 22, 2019 Key research groups are starting to talk about their predictions for the economy, and everyone is interested. It feels like everyone is waiting for the other shoe to drop. After all, we have been in an expansion mode far longer than is typical and there is [...]

Press Release: Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson Predicts Resilient Supply Chain Key to 2019 Manufacturing Success

Originally published on PR Newswire on January 17, 2019 CLAREMONT, Calif., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., predicts that manufacturing will be a top economic force in 2019. Key to the success will be creating [...]

Manufacturing Council Calls for Submissions and Nominations of Top Industry Innovations

Published in Inland Empire US on Jan. 18, 2019 “We have some of the most innovative companies in the world in the Inland Empire,” said Award Chair Lisa Anderson, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert. Click here to read [...]

2020-11-08T14:08:38+00:00January 18, 2019|Categories: In The News, Innovation, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

How Resilient Are Your People?

We would be remiss if we went too far down-the-path with supply chain resiliency without pointing out that the ONLY way you’ll have a resilient supply chain is if you have resilient people.  Similar to building a house, without a solid foundation, the best accessories will fail to “hold [...]

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