Originally published on ExpertClick on July 14, 2014

Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group and known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM, is the newest inductee into the Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame, one of only 55 in the world so honored and recognizes Anderson’s focused work in supply chain consulting, Sales, Inventory, & Operations Planning (SIOP) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Anderson met the award criteria of serving as an exemplar to others in the profession; manifesting the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and accountability; achieving significant annual revenue and profit improvement; contributing intellectual capital to the consulting profession; engaging in continuing, challenging, personal and professional development; and taking prudent risk and demonstrating resilience. Award recipients have the distinction of being regarded by peers as one of the world leaders in consulting, as evidenced by empirical accomplishments in client results, professional contributions, and intellectual property.

“Lisa is an expert in bridging the gap between supply chain strategy and execution to dramatically improve service levels, accelerate cash flow and maximize profits,” explains Alan Weiss, Ph.D. and founder of the Summit Consulting Group, Inc., who conducts a global mentoring program for consultants.  “Lisa is known as The Manufacturing ConnectorSM as she connects the people, processes and systems and aligns them with strategy and the end-to-end supply chain. She has also been recognized as the 16th most influential in supply chain management by SAP.”

“I’m thrilled to receive this honor as an endorsement the work I do with manufacturers and distributors to help them infuse new organizational designs, processes, and systems into their companies to dramatically improve performance,” says Anderson. “Supply chains play an integral role in business success, and I’m thrilled that my contribution to this field has been recognized.”

The award was announced at the Million Dollar Consulting College Graduate School held in Los Angeles, by Weiss. Dr. Weiss himself holds multiple awards in the consulting and speaking professions, and is the author of 27 books, include Million Dollar Consulting.

About Lisa Anderson

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 ConnectorSM’ 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.”