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Skills Gap

Going Live on a New ERP System and the Importance of People

February 29, 2020 A client is going live on a new ERP system shortly, and so it is top of mind. As is ALWAYS the case, as you get close to the finish line, issues pop up and it feels like one nightmare after another. With that said, the [...]

2020-10-13T00:40:32+00:00March 3, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Skills Gap, Talent|

Aerospace Manufacturing & Design: 10,000 a Day

Published in Aerospace Manufacturing & Design on Feb. 25, 2020 “Baby Boomers with a significant knowledge base are retiring at the rate of 10,000 a day” comments Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. Click here to read more.

2020-11-14T19:52:45+00:00February 25, 2020|Categories: In The News, Leadership, Skills Gap|Tags: , , |

Future-Proofing Your Skills Gap

Since talent has become a strategic topic for any executive who wishes to thrive in 2020 and beyond, it should top of mind for every manufacturing and distribution business owner or executive. Have you put time aside to think about this critical topic with your top team? If [...]

2020-09-09T13:34:21+00:00January 30, 2020|Categories: Skills Gap, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Future-proofing Your Manufacturing Success

One of our core roles is to pay close attention to trends, issues and opportunities that will impact our manufacturing and distribution clients so that we can give them a leg up on the competition. Lately, we have noticed that the next “big thing” will be future-proofing. Although everyone [...]

Skills Gap – Where Do We Stand?

The skills gap has been a hot topic for many years. Our original research shows a 87% gap. For example, any time Kash Gokli, Engineering Clinic Director at Harvey Mudd and I gather CEOs to talk about timely topics in executive roundtables, no matter the topic of the evening, [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:21+00:00December 8, 2019|Categories: Manufacturing, Skills Gap, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , , , |

Food & Beverage and Future Proofing Your Business

October 18, 2019 As I have been thinking about the food and beverage industry (and process manufacturing) and future proofing your business, I see several examples of proactive clients and colleagues future proofing their business. As this is my latest, hot-off-the-press LMA-i, LMA Intelligence topic, I thought we'd explore a [...]

The Skills Gap in the Modern Era

People are the #1 topic on our most successful clients' executives minds. That's because these clients realize that even the best strategies and plans will fail without people. On the other hand, we have seen clients that appear the least likely to succeed overcome great obstacles to not only [...]

2020-09-22T22:01:21+00:00September 10, 2019|Categories: Skills Gap, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Talent / Skills Gap & My Request to You

August 14, 2019 Several years ago, we performed research on the Skills Gap in conjunction with APICS Inland Empire. We found that 87% of manufacturers, distributors and significant service operations were experiencing a skills gap at that time. Fast-forward six years, and the business environment seems quite similar yet [...]

2020-09-29T22:10:55+00:00August 14, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Skills Gap|Tags: , , , , |

Are You Retaining Top Talent?

Several clients have been short on top talent. With virtually zero unemployment, the traditional job search programs yield virtually 0% talent.  Even with an executive recruiter, you may be prone to lose your candidate at the last minute when his/her current job figures out they need to do a [...]

People & Robots Can Co-Exist Successfully

We held an engaging executive panel discussion at our APICS Inland Empire spring symposium on the topic, "The Talent Transformation: People or Robots? There is quite a lot of hoopla in the area of Inland Southern California as this geography is larger than all but 24 states (and soon [...]

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