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SIOP / S&OP

Prescient Strategy & Manufacturing Resilience Using SIOP (S&OP)

To thrive post COVID, manufacturing resilience will be cornerstone. Customers expect personalization, customization, and rapid deliveries without disruption, and they will change suppliers, substitute products and do whatever is required to satisfy their customers or get what's needed. For example, although the preference is for online purchasing, consumers will return to stores to ensure quick, reliable supply of critical items.

Shortages Impacting Revenue & Forecasts

2021 was plagued with shortages. As discussed in clients’ demand planning/ forecasting meetings, history is not representative of the future. In one example, the client experienced material shortages and couldn’t sell what customers requested, and so carrying that forecast into the New Year would deliberately carry that issue into 2022.

Shortages, Shortages, and More Shortages

Supply chain disruptions and shortages continue to plague the news. Unfortunately, as I said in a recent press release, there is no end in sight. I thought this topic was worth addressing as it has been particularly frustrating lately. I went to Starbucks recently. After getting stuck in a [...]

Clients Using SIOP Pulling Ahead of the Competition: SIOP Case Study

In working with clients across multiple industries including industrial equipment, food and beverage, building and construction products and healthcare products, there is no doubt that clients using a SIOP (sales, inventory and operations planning) and integrated business planning process are pulling away from the competition.

Schenck: Client Video Success Story SIOP

Lisa Anderson is featured in a client video success story on SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning). SIOP provided better alignment on sales quotation and order flow to improve delivery performance for customers, increased visibility for planning resources, improved operating performance and a better view at upcoming demand to plan for surges and scale successfully.

SAC: Strong Relationships and Proactive Strategies Are Key to Successful Navigation of Supply Chain Disruption

If there is one item every client has in common no matter the size or geography, it’s the increased level of supply chain material disruption,” points out Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. and manufacturing expert known for creating supply chain resiliency.

FOX Live Now: Supply Chain Challenges, Labor Shortages Impacting Americans

Lisa Anderson is interviewed by FOX Live Now on supply chain disruptions, why they are happening, whether they will impact the holiday season, what industries are affected, what can be done to improve the situation and how long it is expected to last.

What Key Business Leaders Think Is Next

What do key business leaders think is next? That was the subject of one of the sessions at the premier conference for consultants. If you are a consultant and want to thrive (instead of having fits and starts as is the norm), this organization is a must! We gathered [...]

Peak Season to a Peak Year – When Will It End?

We are in peak season in a peak year. Capacity is limited across the board. From a supply chain perspective, there is extremely limited availability of containers, chassis, port resources, trucks, warehouses, etc. From a manufacturing perspective, it isn't much better as materials, supplies, people and more are in [...]

Are You Ready for a Resurgence in Manufacturing?

According to a recent National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) survey, the vast majority (88%) expect sales, production and prices to increase next year despite the supply challenges. In working with clients across multiple industries such as biotech, building and construction products, and food and beverage, there is no doubt [...]

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