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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 [...]

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. [...]

Why the Supply Chain is Strategic & an Operations Warp Speed Example

If you aren't seeing the end-to-end supply chain as strategic, you will miss your opportunity to get ahead of the competition and grow as rapidly as you otherwise could! How quickly can you scale with increasing sales volume? [...]

Why the Supply Chain is Strategic & the Backlog of Ships at the Ports

Everyone is talking about the backlog of ships at the ports and when it will be resolved, but is that the right question? NO! Of course we will eventually resolve the current backlog; however, there are continual disruptions in the extended supply chain, and so who knows what disruption will be next. [...]

The Massive Congestion at the SoCal Ports & Implications

There is massive congestion at the L.A. and Long Beach ports. The latest figures from the Journal of Commerce shows 63 container ships in the harbor (34 awaiting berths and 29 at the berths). Terminals are full and dwell times have doubled. The situation isn't good, and manufacturers, distributors [...]

The Need for Resilience is Driving a Local Surge

In thinking about the surge to local for an interview for an SAP Insights article "For Resilient Supply Chains, Think Local", there is no doubt the pandemic has pushed manufacturers to re-think their extended supply chains. When they suddenly couldn't support key customer needs, manufacturers [...]

Virtual Meeting Checklist for Success

How many Zoom meetings have you attended this week? Since COVID, we probably lead or attend 35-45 virtual meetings a week. Whew! It seems we better figure this out and develop strategies for success. What About a Virtual Conference? Now take that to the next level with a virtual [...]

2020-12-17T22:50:25+00:00December 1, 2020|Categories: Strategy, Talent, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Case Study: Overloaded with Data Issues?

Even the best of clients have all sorts of data issues. It is actually quite surprising how this issue runs across industries, company sizes and types of ownership. So, what should we do about it? Let's talk through a client example and the successful path forward. Situation Although quite [...]

2020-12-17T22:47:02+00:00December 1, 2020|Categories: Innovation, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Why Does the Strategic Supply Chain Matter?

Why does the strategic supply chain matter? This is the topic of a recent collaboration with a global group of top supply chain consultants. We wrote an eBook available for free download (and will be available for purchase on Amazon), "Thriving in the New Business Environment: Why The Strategic [...]

2020-12-17T22:35:24+00:00December 1, 2020|Categories: Customer Experience, Strategy, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , |
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