ExpertClick: Supply Chain and Manufacturing Expert Lisa Anderson and LMA Consulting Group Celebrate 10 Years in Business


Originally published on ExpertClick on May 27, 2015

LMA Consulting Group and Lisa Anderson celebrate 10 years in business along with many of the key accomplishments that have been standouts in supply chain, manufacturing and distribution. Anderson, who was recently named to the top 100 best global supply chain management blogs by SupplyChainOpz, and also recognized as the 16th most influential in supply chain management and sustainability by technology leader SAP in the “Top 46 Resource and Optimizations Influencers (Plus a Few Others),” started LMA Consulting Group to help companies elevate service levels and accelerate cash flow while driving profits. Even while the economy slumped, Anderson was able to apply a proven approach, and even more recently employ the 5P Accelerator Process, to fast track profits and results.

“There is nothing more satisfying to me as a business owner than to help other companies unravel supply chain issues, develop plans to address gaps and to take performance to an entirely new level with a focus on innovation while aligning not only internal departments but also supply chain partners,” shares Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group. “Many of my clients have helped me elevate my services based on their needs in an ever increasing competitive industry. I’m proud to contribute to their company’s growth and success.”

Anderson reflects on her major milestones in the past 10 years and the industry accolades she has received. “I was honored to be listed as SAP’s 16th most influential in supply chain,” reveals Anderson. “It is a memorable moment when your work is recognized and you know you are making contributions to your profession.”

Anderson, also known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM, strives to help companies speed up and improve their end-to-end supply chain performance to free up capacity to support growth while slashing lead times to exceed customer expectations and returning increased value with higher profits. Her clientele appreciates her eagle eye focus on strategic priorities and pragmatic approach to implementation that are critical in making change work. A regular content contributor in topics including supply chain and operations management, SIOP and ERP, Anderson has been interviewed for articles in publications like Industry Week, tED Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. She actively posts pragmatic advice and examples in blogs three times weekly and has two newsletters, Profit through PeopleSM and “I’ve Been Thinking.” For information about Lisa Anderson, go to https://www.lma-consultinggroup.com/ or call 909.630.3943.

About LMA Consulting Group – Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP

Lisa Anderson is a leading expert in selecting & implementing strategic priorities and ranked 16 most influential in supply chain by SAP. Known as ‘The Manufacturing Connector’ Lisa has the 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 Café de Monde. And, in recognition of her extraordinary tenacity to accomplish goals, her colleagues fondly refer to her as “pit terrier.”