Lisa Anderson and LMA Consulting Honor Advocates Who Contributed to 10-Year Business Success in Supply Chain and Manufacturing


Originally published on Expertclick on June 11, 2015

LMA Consulting Group and Lisa Anderson celebrate ten years in business by acknowledging 10 individuals who contributed to the many key accomplishments supporting supply chain, manufacturing, distribution, SIOP and ERP consulting business made in the last decade. The LMA Advocate Award was presented to instrumental individuals who participated in the formation and growth of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. and helped steer its successful 10-year course and Lisa Anderson’s induction into the Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame.

C. C. Vest, Owner, Midpoint Bearing, one of this year’s LMA Advocate Award recipients, spotted Anderson’s potential early on stating, “I met Lisa 10 years ago. I knew then she was a driven and dedicated individual that was going to be successful in giving her customers the consulting advice and expertise they need in their business.”

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.

One of the 10 receivers, Mike Brown, Former CEO, PaperPak, is credited for helping Anderson start LMA Consulting Group. Very inclusive and supportive of Anderson, Brown says, “Lisa and the team she assembled were responsible for taking the company from worst vendor to vendor of the year, in a field of 50,000, at our largest customer in 2 short years.”

In addition to Vest and Brown, Anderson and LMA Consulting Group presented LMA Advocate awards to Susan Brunasso, Jim Cenname, Vicki Jeter, Ellen Kane, Valerie Ladd, K Means and Jolene Myers at a recent LMA Consulting Group Open House celebration. “One of my service lines, Profit through People, emphasizes the value of people and culture on business success,” explains Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group. “Many of my clients, mentors and colleagues have helped me pinpoint and elevate my services to make a dramatic contribution to manufacturing and distribution success in an ever-increasing competitive industry. I’m proud to acknowledge their contributions and recognize their significant impact on my business’ growth and success.”

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.”