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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 [...]

Think Twice About Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

My recent episode from my new video series related to “What’s Happening?” in manufacturing and supply chain addresses reevaluating production outside of the U.S. There has been a lot of activity lately impacting sourcing decisions. Just consider the new phase 1 trade deal with China, offset by a very [...]

All Roads Lead Back to People

All roads lead back to people. In working with executives from diverse industries of aerospace, building products, healthcare and food & beverage, whether a $10 million dollar family-owned business, a $50 million dollar private-equity backed company or a multi-billion dollar global conglomerate, the most successful have the best people. [...]

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 [...]

Giving Thanks & Why It Matters

November 19, 2018 Since it is Thanksgiving week, it seems only appropriate to talk about giving thanks.   A BIG THANKS to these people/ groups who have been instrumental in our success - and making it an enjoyable journey along the way: Our clients - as much as our clients [...]

Disruption, Innovation, Global Trends & the APICS-IE Symposium

October 25, 2018 Lately, I've attended various conferences and participated in a few events/ panels on a diverse set of topics with different groups (ranging from transportation to public policy to manufacturing and supply chain to consulting to universities/ students to women leaders).  Aside from it being a whirlwind [...]

Manufacturing Expert, Lisa Anderson, Presents 2018 LMA Advocate Award to Aerospace Executive, Kelly Ford

Originally published on Expertclick on July 27, 2018 CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – July 27, 2018 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., presented the 2018 LMA Advocate Award to Aerospace/Defense executive, Kelly Ford.  "It is a pleasure to recognize Kelly [...]

The Importance of Being Top of Mind

Last week, I led my Ontario ProVisors group meeting.  It is a top notch group of trusted advisors I'm thrilled to lead - not only is it a great group of people (professional, smart and funny) but they also provide my clients with "just what they need when [...]

The Customer Experience

February 26, 2018 Earlier this week, I attended a ProVisors (trusted advisors) group of women, and one of our members, Kathy McEntee, talked about the critical importance of the customer experience in today's Amazon-impacted marketplace.  She made a point of talking about touchpoints.  Providing the ultimate experience for the [...]

Manufacturing is HOT

February 6, 2018 In the last week, not only have there been several articles about the positive strides manufacturing is making but it also has come up in several presentations we've attended such as the economic forecast.  Here is a compilation of just a few of the HOT topics [...]

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