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SIOP / S&OP

A Planning Mindset

Planning is essential for business management, but by really embracing it and getting into a planning mindset you can figure out innovative, improved strategies across all segments of your company. Developing a planning mindset can be invaluable to not only planners but also to any supply chain management employee/ [...]

The Manufacturing Connector – Systems Pragmatist

To achieve significant progress on new organizational processes or systems tackle the fundamental to do list first: understand your current processes to figure out where the opportunities for improvement and systems leverage lie. When I talk about The Manufacturing Connector(SM), I am referring to the comprehensive process to connect [...]

Data Mining for Dummies

Maneuvering in today’s fast-paced business environment requires actionable information, which data mining provides. Locate your data to make your next strategic move. As I've been putting together a SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning) executive meeting presentation, it made me think about data mining. In this case, there is [...]

Demand Planning Best Practices

A reenergized demand plan is fortified with meaningful data trends that point the way to improved service levels and increased profit margins. Sales and operations planning processes are key to improving service levels, accelerating cash flow and increasing margins.  Thus, it is worth pursuing the seemingly simple process of [...]

ExpertClick: LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant’s Hall of Fame

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 [...]

Do You Need Systems to Have a Successful SIOP Rollout?

You can still have a successful SIOP rollout with minimal to no systems support, but you still need to do your research. No.  As much as most companies get lost in analyzing data and putting together packets of information, it becomes meaningless without the tenets of SIOP.  Of course [...]

100 Best Practices, Tips to Elevate Business Performance for Manufacturing

To celebrate my 100th Profit Through People(TM) newsletter, I wanted to share 100 of my favorite tips, best practices and strategies with you. I've covered many of these over the 10 years I have had my consulting business and it is my hope that they will give you and [...]

Best of the 100: The Strongest Link

As I've been going through my hundreds of articles to put together the 100 tips, it's become obvious as to which topics resonated with me as those essential to delivering bottom line business results. Here are a few highlights from supply chain management: Demand Planning - It starts here. [...]

PR Newswire: 67% of Manufacturers and Distributors Feel Customer Service Gaps When Compared to Amazon-Like Offerings According to Survey Conducted by LMA Consulting Group Inc.

Originally published on PR Newswire on June 17, 2014 CLAREMONT, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group and a supply chain management expert, reports that over two-thirds of manufacturers and distributors participating in her service gaps research study have reported having to respond to [...]

The Skills Gap

With an increasingly complex business environment, businesses need to know how to resolve skill gaps in their workplace The skills gap is a rapidly growing issue for manufacturers and distributors. Almost every day that I go into a client, go to a trade association meeting or talk with colleagues, [...]

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