Originally published on PR Newswire on March 13, 2020
CLAREMONT, Calif., March 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., has released, Future-Proofing Manufacturing & the Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Supply Chain predictions for 2020. Ms. Anderson asked business owners, executives and industry professionals for their insights and predictions for the state of business in 2020. From a wide range of industries like food and beverage, building products and logistics to specialties such as trade, sourcing, technology, human capital and economic development, the experts represent a wide range of businesses in size and complexity.
“We are at a critical juncture in our field. To succeed in 2020, manufacturing and logistics organizations need to become agile, proactive and even disruptive to merely survive. The most successful organizations are going to do a deep dive into human capital, technologies and strategies that will achieve the trifecta – a superior customer experience, profitable growth and improved working capital provide,” Ms. Anderson commented. LMA Consulting Group works with manufacturers and distributors on strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation to maximize the customer experience and enable profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth.
With the influence of additive manufacturing artificial intelligence, IoT, robotics and blockchain, technology can pay a pivotal role. Yet, technology is not the sole answer. “It’s the smart application of the appropriate technology by top talent, aligned internally and across the extended supply chain who follow a well-thought out strategy that wins the race,” she said.
While experience can direct future activity, it is important to be prepared for the unexpected. “The hyper influence of the coronavirus has radically disrupted supply chains. This puts a spotlight on the need to proactively future-proof the supply chain. It’s more than focusing on vendors and the source of supply. It’s the integration of all of the pieces from raw materials through delivery and measuring the customer experience along the way with backups in place along every facet of the supply chain,” she concluded.
Ms. Anderson is an active member of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, was recently appointed to the Department of Commerce, District Export Council of the Inland Empire and is sought out by organizations such as Oracle for her manufacturing and supply chain insights. Future-Proofing Manufacturing & the Supply Chain can be downloaded here.
About LMA Consulting Group – Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD
Lisa Anderson is the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation. She focuses on maximizing the customer experience and enabling profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth. Ms. Anderson is a recognized Supply Chain thought leader by SelectHub, named a Top 40 B2B Tech Influencer by arketi group, 50 ERP Influencer by Washington-Frank, a top 46 most influential in Supply Chain by SAP and named a top woman influencer by Solutions Review. She recently published, I’ve Been Thinking, 101 strategies for creating bold customer promises and profits. A regular content contributor on topics including a superior customer experience with SIOP, advancing innovation and making the supply chain resilient, Ms. Anderson is regularly interviewed and quoted by publications such as Industry Week, tED magazine and the Wall Street Journal. For information, to sign up for her Profit Through PeopleTM Newsletter or for a copy of her book, visit lma-consultinggroup.com.