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Reshoring/ Nearshoring

Supply Chain Optimization Remains a Priority as the Panama Canal Worsens

40% of the goods movement from Northeast Asia to the U.S. East Coast go through the Panama Canal, and so the Panama Canal issues are driving shortages, late deliveries, and re-routing of goods.

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert Emphasizes Urgent Need for Supply Chain Optimization Amidst Ongoing Global Disruptions

Lisa Anderson emphasizes the critical necessity of prioritizing supply chain optimization as global disruptions continue. Key issues, such as the worsening conditions at the Panama Canal, have been highlighted as significant contributors to the ongoing supply chain crisis.

Local Sourcing Has Big Benefits for Business

Lisa Anderson was quoted in an article on the American Express website discussing why local sourcing can help benefit your business in a big way!

SIOP / S&OP: Don’t Reshore; Move Manufacturing Forward

Globalization is not working. Geopolitics abound. For example, the war in Russia and Ukraine ravages on. There are concerns around the nuclear power plant in Ukraine, occupied by Russia. And that is aside from the impact on oil, food, commodities and much more. China continues to threaten Taiwan and has already changed Hong Kong. It is no longer the same for business. There are countless risks throughout the world.

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert Issues Supply Chain Special Report

As originally published in Cision PR Newswire on May 9, 2023 CLAREMONT, Calif., May 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, known as the Strongest Link in Your Supply Chain® and President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., has published a Special Report - [...]

Take Control of Your Manufacturing to Wrestle Volatility to the Ground

What is clear is that VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) is continuing in the forefront and will continue to be our "new normal". As I recently debated with the Wall Street Journal, we are in an era of non-stop disruptions. Look no further than the escalating war of Russia [...]

West Coast Ports Diminishing Volume

According to the The Journal of Commerce, the West Coast ports are losing volume. The West Coast share of imports coming from Asia is down from 61.1% in 2021 to 58.8% in 2022 while the East Coast and Gulf Coast ports rose. According to the JOC, the ILWU contract negotiations are causing this change although there are concerns about drayage and rail as well.

Austin, It’s Skyline & Manufacturing Hub

I recently went to Austin, TX to speak at the MPO (Medical Product Outsourcing) Summit on reshoring and nearshoring in the medical device industry. While deep diving into the healthcare products/ medtech industry, I took a few days to see the sites of Austin. See below for a few of my favorites including an incredible skyline.

Taking Control: Reshoring, Nearshoring, Friendly Shoring & Manufacturing Expansion

The Global State of Affairs The bottom line: It is a mess! What is going on? Unfortunately, there is a lot of volatility, and it will not smooth out anytime soon. For example: Russia/ Ukraine war: The Russia/ Ukraine war rages on and shows signs of escalation. There are [...]

MPO Summit Shifting Manufacturing: Is Nearshoring the Answer for Medtech?

Lisa Anderson participated on a panel discussion to discuss nearshoring in the Medtech industry with Steven A. Colantuoni, Director of Corporate Marketing, The Central American Group, Yarisol Lopez, Deputy Executive Director, National Free Zones Council of the Dominican Republic, and Carlos Wong, Managing Director, Coyol Free Zone (Costa Rica).
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