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Supply Chain

Duke University & CFO Global Outlook Survey Suggests Optimism

March 23, 201 According to CFO, Duke University and CFO Global Business Outlook Survey suggests strong optimism! In fact, the survey's optimism index for the quarter jumped to 69 (on a 100-point scale) which is the highest level in 14 years. This is also significantly higher than the long-run [...]

Customer Communication Strategies for Success

Expand customer communication strategies to continually explore partnership opportunities for win-win situations.Improving customer communication is always a good idea; however, making these communications a key focus area is pivotal in today’s new normal business environment. I am consistently hearing about top priorities of business growth and improving business performance. [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00March 13, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Supply Chain Fundamentals Accelerate Performance

I just finished speaking at 6 Packed Supply Chain Conference in Dallas, Texas, and it was obvious that supply chain fundamentals remain in style. I presented on two topics – “Best Practices of Inventory Management” and “Leveraging Social Networks to Improve Operations”. There was standing room only for “Best [...]

Get on Board the Social Media Train for Supply Chain Success

According to Supply Chain Management World, although social media is playing little role in supply chain strategies in the recent past, it will be of an increasing importance in 2013. Many see opportunities to leverage social media for customer feedback, product innovation and supply disruption. These are 3 vital [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00January 3, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Operations Strategy

I’ve been thinking a lot about this subject recently as I realized that the 80/20 of what I do for clients can fit into this category. Also, as my consulting strategy/ accountability partner says, it is an interesting paradox of strategy and execution which sums up what is essential [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00September 18, 2012|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Social Media Buzzing in the News

According to a recent Deloitte and Forbes Insight study, business leaders identified social media as the 4th largest risk source for the next 3 years. A few years back, social media wouldn’t have even been on the radar! Also, the Harvard Business Review discussed how social media tools can [...]

Cutting through Red Tape in Government Procurement

Published in ThomasNet News on July 10, 2012 Lisa Anderson, founder and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc. whose firm consults with businesses on strategic operations, supply chain, operations management and other disciplines, nevertheless cautions, "If your business isn't focused around a core competency that relates to government contracts, [...]

2020-11-02T19:18:26+00:00July 10, 2012|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

What are the latest supply chain trends?

How can we not only “get through” today’s new normal business environment but THRIVE? In my 20+ years of experience as both an Operations Executive and as an entrepreneur and business consultant who has worked with multiple companies ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises across varied industries and [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00December 15, 2011|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

How Do I Implement Lean I.T. and Accelerate Business Results?

One of my colleagues, Vicki Jeter, is exceptional at designing and implementing lean for I.T. – in essence, Lean I.T. is about providing value in the eyes of the customer, driving out non-value added work, and leveraging systems to achieve bottom line results. A few tips I’ve learned from [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00October 20, 2011|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Emerging Hot Topic – Transportation

With the price of fuel rising 30% from January to early June, transportation costs are rising in importance again. According to 80% of the finance chiefs interviewed by the Duke University/ CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook survey, high oil prices are hurting their business. I quickly learned that my [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00September 15, 2011|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |
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