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Supply Planning (Production, Capacity, Materials, Replenishment, Inventory)

Disruptions, War, Inflation. 83% Reshoring/ Nearshoring

According to Thomas, 83% of manufacturers are likely or extremely likely to reshore vs. 54% in 2020. What an increase! Apparently, companies have figured out that there is significant risk in the extended supply chain. Companies have experienced extended lead times, shortages, and significant disruption. The ones that want [...]

Today’s Medical Developments: Thriving in 2022: Learning from Supply Chain Chaos

Manufacturing and supply chain expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., has released a special report, "Thriving in 2022: Learning from Supply Chain Chaos. We learned a lot in 2021. One thing is for certain; supply chain volatility isn't going away any time soon.

Recovering Capacity with Production Planning Best Practices

Every production planner has the challenging job of managing a complex set of conflicting priorities - meeting customer requested ship dates and new product trials, supporting manufacturing and logistics performance objectives, and addressing finance's objectives as it relates to inventory levels and cash flow.

Craig Young, Senior Director of Operation, Nellson

Lisa Anderson and the team at LMA Consulting working with Nellson to upgrade the planning, purchasing/ MRP, supply chain and S&OP/ SIOP processes. The result was improved service levels with on time in full (OTIF) from the low 90's to the high 90's; reduced inventory levels; reduced obsolete inventory, improved billbacks on expired material (from around 0% to nearly 100%); and gained more value from the ERP system.

How SIOP Powers Growth During Supply Chain Disruption

A building products company missed several million dollars in revenue last year because they couldn't meet the demand. Unfortunately, this was a common occurrence. Sales increased dramatically, and they couldn't scale up their manufacturing operations and adapt their purchase requests quickly enough to take advantage of the opportunity.

Just Drinks: Supply Chain Special – Who Will be the Winners and Losers in 2022? – Focus

Lisa Anderson, Supply Chain Expert and President of LMA Consulting Group, says: "[The rocketing container costs are] increasing the prices of goods because companies can't just absorb these prices - they're passing them on. This is causing this inflation that will continue as long as shipping prices are high."

Is It Possible to Realign the Supply Chain?

Global supply-chain disruptions are rampant. Manufacturers and business owners now routinely deal with triple and quadruple lead times, widespread shortages, escalating prices, and transportation delays. Every link in the supply chain is out of alignment. Think of the imbalance as a sixth-grader on one end of a teeter-totter and a kindergartner on the other—only worse.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) – Success Depends on People

As with almost every topic our clients call about, Vendor Managed Inventory or VMI and supply chain partner collaboration programs are no different. Success directly correlates to people. Questions You Should Ask When Coordinating VMI Do your employees and partners understand VMI and the benefits of VMI? Undoubtedly, success is [...]

VMI – Supply Chain Collaboration on Steroids

Collaboration is at the center of successful working relationships with your supply chain partners. Supply chain collaboration is in vogue. Customers have figured out that if suppliers have access to more information on what they need and what is important to them that they'll typically do a better job [...]

VMI – What are the Benefits?

Vendor Managed Inventory is gaining in popularity as people realize the many benefits of supply chain collaboration. Vendor managed inventory can have many benefits - both from a strategic perspective and a tactical one. We are seeing that it is gaining in popularity as manufacturers and distributors and retail [...]

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