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Logistics Capacity Constraints Abound. What to Do?

I recently met with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's logistics council to discuss the state of logistics, and it was a compelling and concerning conversation with the thought leaders in that space. Here are a few facts to ponder [...]

Shortages & Extended Lead Times – Starbucks, Building Materials & Much More

Starbucks is out of several items! Who would have thought? Unfortunately, they are not alone. Almost every client is experiencing shortages of materials, logistics services and more. For example, according to Freight Waves, FedEx Freight just announced they are immediately cutting service to 1400 less-than-truckload in an effort to [...]

Supply Chain, Materials & Logistics Disruption & Upcoming Webinar of Top Notch Global Consultants

Supply Chain Disruption The pandemic certainly brought supply chain disruptions to the forefront. People who never gave supply chain a thought were suddenly focused on the topic. Early in the pandemic, I was interviewed on Rip City Sports Radio about toilet paper and later by Bloomberg about supply chain [...]

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Global Supply Shortages & Why SIOP Matters

Demand is soaring but supply is scarce. There is no doubt that we have a serious issue of limited supply. The pandemic created volatility in both demand and supply, causing a significant overload of ships at the L.A. and Long Beach ports early this year as Chinese factories caught [...]

Discussing Supply Chain Disruptions with NBC-affiliated KSHB-TV

Supply chain disruptions have been creating news since the pandemic started, and it is definitely not slowing down. Watch my interview by KSHB-TV in Kansas City on "'Spiraled cut of control': Why the pandemic is still impacting supply chains' and send us your stories. [...]

Sales Forecasts are Rising Fast. Do You Have Capacity?

Clients are growing quickly. No matter the industry and company size, clients and colleagues are seeing growth. The only question is how quickly and whether they can keep up. Capacity constraints are popping up everywhere. On the logistics front, Southern California has no available space; the ports are backlogged, prices are rising [...]

Are Americans Willing to Pay More for Products Made in the U.S.A.?

According to a survey by FTI Consulting, 78% of survey respondents said they'd be willing to pay more for the products if the company that made them moved production out of China. Certainly, it depends on how much more, but we've seen a transition in the commentary of the value of reshoring. [...]

Micro-fulfilment & Why It Matters

What is micro-fulfilment? Let's start with a definition of micro-fulfilment. It refers to small-scale distribution centers located closer to the end customer to address the issue associated with the last mile. These micro-fulfilment centers are often attached to local retail stores or contained in larger distribution centers. For example, [...]

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 [...]

NBC 2 WGRZ: Ever Given’ ship stuck in the Suez Canal cost the economy $400M an hour

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. discusses the economical impact the stuck cargo ship had on the global economy. Fully Story

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