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Supply Chain

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: |

Got Cash?

You wouldn’t think so from the way companies are hoarding cash; however, in general, they have a stockpile of cash and remain leery to spend it. Last year, there was a 2% decrease in days working capital (DWC), according to CFO Magazine. Not significant by any means. Interestingly, all [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00September 12, 2011|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , |

Supply Chain Excellence

We had an APICS student case study competition last weekend in San Diego. It was the best turnout yet – 12 teams, both undergrad and grad teams. The students were quite impressive in reviewing and resolving the case study. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo won 1st place for the [...]

2020-10-13T00:04:39+00:00February 15, 2011|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Logistics Is Making a Comeback in the Inland Empire

Logistics has been making a comeback in the Inland Empire in the last 6 months! The port activity is up, employers are beginning to look at projects to improve operations and hiring is on the rise. Earlier this week, I attended Norco College’s Logistics Advisory Committee meeting for their [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00January 27, 2011|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Why pay attention to trends?

In my experience in working with multiple companies ranging from a 1-person inventor to multi-billion dollar international companies across multiple industries and working internationally, it’s noticed that one common denominator is that trends are critical. Noticing trends has been some of the most significant value I’ve provided to clients [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:37+00:00August 24, 2009|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|
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