Originally published on ExpertClick on July 17, 2017
Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, CLTD, known as the Manufacturing Business Transformer(SM) and president of LMA Consulting Group, released her book, I’ve Been Thinking…Turning Everyday Interactions Into Profitable Opportunities, as a roadmap for businesses to infuse innovation into their daily work practices originally on Amazon in paperback and Kindle, and it is now available on iTunes. Anderson relies on her global consulting practice and business network where she draws on her experience and observations to share with readers practical and action-inducing ideas to help business make the leap ahead of their competition. The book is packed with over 100 of Anderson’s insights and strategies on how to create bold customer promises and profits by transforming business performance while keeping an eye on the global perspective and seeing what others cannot in order to create dramatic customer experiences and profitable opportunities.
“Lisa’s ‘I’ve Been Thinking’ has become a daily input, consistently positive, insightful and actionable,” says Michael Slavinski, president of L&M Machining Center Inc. “From a bookshelf in front of my desk full of books, I retained one or two profound thoughts that have guided our contract manufacturing facility over the past 29 years. And now I have over 100 on my desktop for which I am grateful. I have gained a profound knowledge.”
Anderson has been publishing a weekly newsletter by the same name, I’ve Been Thinking, since 2014, which her clients find to be an invaluable resource. Kusum Kavia, Executive VP of Combustion Associates states, “Lisa’s ‘I’ve Been Thinking’ newsletters are concise and very informative on current trends in innovation, manufacturing and supply chain. I especially enjoy reading the ‘One Tip to Implement’ section as it’s a practical and fun way to continuously improve my business work and lifestyle more efficiently.”
The author says that while writing this book, certain topics emerged with high frequency and relevancy to business success, “I found it interesting the topics that jumped out more than anything else – the critical importance of customer service, leadership and collaboration to business success.” Anderson further states that since she consults on a wide variety of topics that transform manufacturing businesses and deliver bottom line results, she would expect technical topics to arise more often than not; however, they didn’t. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Her clients that excel with customers, employees and partners achieve dramatic growth, profitability and loyalty.
“Lisa Anderson’s travels in this book are both geographic and metaphoric. She helps you to take a view of your work and life from a new perspective, never losing pragmatism but all the while engaging in innovation. She’s the perfect tour guide, a cicerone for leaders and entrepreneurial people,” states Alan Weiss, PhD, president of Summit Consulting Group Inc. and author of Million Dollar Consulting, Million Dollar Maverick and Lifestorming (with Marshall Goldsmith).
I’ve Been Thinking is available as a paperback on Amazon, as an eBook on Kindle and iTunes. To subscribe to Lisa Anderson’s newsletter, click here or copy and paste this link into your browser https://www.lma-consultinggroup.com/ibt-index/
About LMA Consulting Group – Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP
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Lisa Anderson is a leading expert in selecting & implementing strategic priorities and ranked 16 most influential in supply chain by SAP. Anderson 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. Named a top 100 supply chain blogger on SupplyChainOpz, she 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, Anderson is passionate about not only synthesizing strategic priorities that will deliver business results but also in designing an implementation approach that delivers rapid results.
Anderson, also known as The Manufacturing Business TransformerSM, is currently working on a book entitled “The Amazon Effect” detailing a business roadmap to thriving in an ultra-competitive marketplace. A regular content contributor in topics including supply chain, ERP and SIOP, she has been interviewed for articles in publications like Industry Week, tED Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. She actively posts educational blogs three times weekly and has two newsletters, Profit through PeopleSM and “I’ve Been Thinking.”
Prior to founding LMA Consulting Group Inc., Anderson 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, Anderson 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. Anderson 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.
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 dub her the ‘pit terrier.’
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