Originally published on PR Newswire on January 8, 2014
Global technology leader SAP recently named LMA Consulting Group President, Lisa Anderson, as the 16th most influential in supply chain management and sustainability. SAP recognized her as a thought leader on how the world is changing and what businesses need to do to adapt for the greater good.
The article “Top 46 Resource and Optimizations Influencers (Plus a Few Others)” heralded supply chain management as a way for companies to optimize global resources and become more socially responsible.
“I’m thrilled that SAP acknowledged the critical role supply chain management plays in sustainability worldwide,” shares Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group. “Many businesses already know how focusing on supply chain management can drive dramatic increases in customer service and accelerate cash flow, but they haven’t realized that the benefits can extend further to combining green benefits with cost savings and becoming a better corporate social partner. Operational efficiency, better use of resources and reduction of waste all earn top marks in optimizing worldwide.”
Anderson, also known as The Manufacturing Connector, strives to help companies forge worldwide partnerships, aligning their supply chains with the manufacturing process to eliminate waste, streamline operations and exceed customer expectations.
About LMA Consulting Group – Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP
Lisa Anderson is known as the Manufacturing Connector and is a leading expert in selecting & implementing strategic priorities. She is known for her unique ability to zero in on the critical strategic priorities and bridge the gap between strategy and execution to achieve dramatically improved service levels, accelerated cash flow and increased profits. With a keen focus on elevating business performance, Lisa is passionate about not only synthesizing strategic priorities that will deliver business results but also in designing an implementation approach that delivers rapid results.
Prior to founding LMA Consulting Group Inc., Lisa was the Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain of PaperPak, Inc. Her twelve-year tenure included transitions and promotions through the company transformation from a $100 million family-owned business, through a merger and acquisition of three businesses into one $350 million dollar global company, followed by a management leveraged buyout in combination with an investment banking group.
A sought-after writer and speaker, Lisa has spoken at the Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, the APICS International Conference and as a visiting lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Entrepreneurial Program. Lisa is the author of “Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results,” has published hundreds of articles and has been quoted in the media including The Wall Street Journal, ABC News and Industry Week.
Lisa serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Advanced Supply Chain Certification program at California State University Fullerton’s Extended Education, is Board approved in Supply Chain strategy by the Society for Advancement in Consulting, is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and won the APICS Southwest District’s Milt Cook Award in 2011.
With a blend of management, finance and operations, Lisa received her MBA with an emphasis in Finance from California State University Fullerton and her BSBA with an emphasis in Operations Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She has traveled extensively throughout North America, Central America and Europe, including a summer in Oxford when attending the University of North Carolina. Lisa tries to make as many stops as possible at in New Orleans to enjoy a beignet at the Cafe de Monde. And, in recognition of her extraordinary tenacity to accomplish goals, her colleagues fondly refer to her as “pit terrier.”