LMA Consulting Group and Lisa Anderson take note the of many key accomplishments that have helped to make them standouts in supply chain, manufacturing and distribution, but none as important as the annual LMA Advocate Award acknowledging individual contributions to the business success and growth. This year, the LMA Advocate Award was presented to Kash Gokli, a professor of manufacturing and engineering management, and the Director of Engineering Clinic in the Harvey Mudd College Department of Engineering. 

“Kash and I have partnered together over the last few years to create and host the Harvey Mudd executive roundtables,” explains LMA Consulting President Lisa Anderson. “Together, we have created a valuable community of top-notch CEOs and senior leaders that meet to learn, discuss and debate timely topics for business success. Kash also gives freely of his time supporting our APICS-IE supply chain, manufacturing and distribution association chapter with presentations and serving as a valuable resource for members. Kash and I also have the opportunity to collaborate on client success since part of his focus at Harvey Mudd is to partner with students and manufacturers to help develop new products and design machinery and process improvements.”

Golki, presented with the award, acknowledges the recognition and partnering with Anderson to educate and provide discussion forums for manufacturers. “Thank you for the LMA advocate award. I am fortunate to have worked with Lisa for the last 4 years. I have observed her exceptional leadership and technical abilities and have seen her help her clients and lead APICS-IE very effectively.”

Celebrating its eleventh year, LMA Consulting Group helps growing companies make and keep bold customer promises while elevating overall business performance and profits. Through a number of proven proprietary processes, LMA Consulting Group can pinpoint areas in need of improvement with eagle eye precision and develop the strategies to deliver results. Anderson, who was 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 and is a regular content contributor in topics including supply chain, ERP and SIOP. Anderson 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.” 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

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Ranked Number 16 in SAP‘s Supply Chain Influencers and recognized as one of the top 1% of consultants worldwide, Lisa Anderson has deep experience helping manufacturers and distributors maximize value.

Lisa is the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., a consulting firm that helps manufacturing and distribution organizations elevate business performance and maximize value. She is the author of the forthcoming book The Amazon Effect.

If it relates to improving the performance of a manufacturer, Lisa has done it. Her expertise encompasses the full scope of end-to-end supply chain business processes – from your suppliers’ suppliers through your manufacturing operations to your customers’ customers. Her unique talent resides in accompanying these processes with the appropriate organizational development, systems and financial expertise to help clients consistently deliver bold customer promises and substantial company profits.

She has architected leading edge, proprietary approaches for fast-tracking growth and profits, driving supply chain performance, achieving exponential results with SIOP (sales, inventory & operations planning) and ensuring ERP selection and design success.

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 global company, followed by a management leveraged buyout in combination with an investment banking group.

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 is the President of APICS Inland Empire, the #1 trade association for supply chain and operations professionals, Group Leader of the Ontario group of ProVisors, the leading community of over 4000 trusted advisors, and Innovation Awards Chair of the Manufacturing Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE) Manufacturers Summit. Lisa is also a member of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) and the ACA Group Alliance.

In demand as a speaker for conferences such as the Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit and the APICS International Conference, Lisa has been quoted and featured in a variety of online and print publications, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, tED magazine, Global Trade Magazine, Industrial Distribution, California CEO, American Journal of Transportation, ISM, AME’s Target Magazine, Project Times, ThomasNet, World Trade Magazine and Industry Week.

Lisa has served as the Program Advisor for the Advanced Supply Chain Certification Program at Cal State University Fullerton’s Extended Education and is a member of the Advisory Board for Norco College‘s logistics program. She is Student Case Competition Chair for the APICS Southwest district and has grown the competition from 3 teams from Southern California to 25 teams from around the world. She has also been a featured panelist at the University of Southern California’s entrepreneurial studies program and for Pepperdine’s capstone course for MBA with concentration in entrepreneurship.

Lisa is the author of Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results and was named as a top 100 supply chain blogger by SupplyChainOpz. She created the Southern California Harvey Mudd executive roundtables with the Director of Harvey Mudd’s Manufacturing Practice and Engineering Clinic and has led over 25 webinars for the Financial Times’ ExecSense.

She is a global traveler with many stops in Europe, Central America, Australia and North America including a summer session attending Oxford University. Lisa plans in as many stops as possible 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”.


Originally published on Expertclick on July 25, 2016