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Talent, Talent, Talent

Similar to location, location, and location in the real estate business, the current business environment talks about talent, talent and talent. Here are comments from just the last few weeks from clients ranging from life science research to food and mining machinery and equipment to building and construction products [...]

The Value of Reconnecting: Should We Jump All In With In-Person?

During the pandemic, we were all stuck in our houses. As the majority of people have been vaccinated, people are on vacation. Every client has at least one if not multiple people on vacation. In addition, in-person events are starting to ramp back up. There is a value in [...]

The Gap in Leadership

During the pandemic, there was a mass exodus of talent as leaders decided to retire early, switch careers or just take a step back. On the other hand, the leader's job is becoming far more challenging. Not only has the last year required navigating the pandemic but now leaders are faced with scarce resources, more work and new challenges to tackle with extended lead times, inflation and rapidly changing customer conditions. What should leaders do?

The Surge in Manufacturing

According to Reuters, manufacturing gained significantly during the pandemic and remains strong.
  1. Factory orders BEAT expectations and rose 1.5% in June after increasing 2.3% in May. [...]

Supply Chain, Materials & Logistics Disruption & Upcoming Webinar of Top Notch Global Consultants

Supply Chain Disruption The pandemic certainly brought supply chain disruptions to the forefront. People who never gave supply chain a thought were suddenly focused on the topic. Early in the pandemic, I was interviewed on Rip City Sports Radio about toilet paper and later by Bloomberg about supply chain [...]

2021-06-11T16:49:37+00:00May 31, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Logistics, Strategy, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , |

Discussing Supply Chain Disruptions with NBC-affiliated KSHB-TV

Supply chain disruptions have been creating news since the pandemic started, and it is definitely not slowing down. Watch my interview by KSHB-TV in Kansas City on "'Spiraled cut of control': Why the pandemic is still impacting supply chains' and send us your stories. [...]

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing Expert and President of LMA Consulting Predicts Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) to Emerge from Manufacturing Transformation

As originally published on ExpertClick CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – April 30, 2021 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., predicts Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) will emerge as a result of that manufacturing transformation that is replacing the more traditional [...]

2021-05-07T19:21:24+00:00May 3, 2021|Categories: Customer Experience, In The News, Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy, Technology|

The Critical Importance of Talent to Growth Post Pandemic

There is no doubt about it, in talking with CEOs across industries, company sizes and geographies, talent is top of mind. Our clients are growing rapidly in most cases and unanimously interested in scaling successfully. Although there are many tools required to lead the pack [...]

SAC: Global Business Opportunities Now Springing Up Everywhere

"As vaccines are distributed at an increasing pace, global business will accelerate," points out Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc and manufacturing expert known for creating supply chain resiliency. Full Story

2021-05-31T13:38:48+00:00April 21, 2021|Categories: e-Commerce, In The News, Innovation, Leadership, Strategy|

Are Americans Willing to Pay More for Products Made in the U.S.A.?

According to a survey by FTI Consulting, 78% of survey respondents said they'd be willing to pay more for the products if the company that made them moved production out of China. Certainly, it depends on how much more, but we've seen a transition in the commentary of the value of reshoring. [...]
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