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Industrial Insights: How Consultants Can Help Your Manufacturing and Distribution Business with Lisa Anderson

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. discusses how a consultant can help executives navigate difficult business challenges and adapt in today’s environment. Full Story

Inaugural LMA Futurist Award 2020: Corona Clipper

September 29, 2020 Since our 10 year anniversary in 2015, we have been recognizing people who have contributed to our success with our LMA Advocate award. In the last few years, we have been thinking about starting a corporate award of excellence.  We wanted to make sure it was special [...]

Current Events Impacting Your Supply Chain

June 8, 2020 E-Commerce & the Rise of Online According to the statistics as well as client commentary, e-Commerce sales and online everything is on fire: According to data from Adobe Analytics, the second half of March saw a 25% increase in e-commerce sales. Even more impressive, Adobe said [...]

Interview with Fender Guitar Executive

Can people and robots work side-by-side? It seems to be the hot topic lately.  Fender Guitar’s Senior VP of Operations, Ed Magee and I talked about talent, technology and transition after the Manufacturing Summit. At Fender, skilled craftsmen and craftswomen are critically important.  Yet, Fender also automates where it [...]

Amazon Kicks off the New Year by Creating Disruption

January 2, 2020 According to a Bloomberg article, Amazon kicked off the New Year by creating disruption. They have abruptly stopped buying products from some of their wholesalers, looking for ways to bypass wholesalers or push the cost to down the chain and increase profit. If your business depends [...]

Should We Listen to all the High Tech Talk?

Client Question Should we pay attention to all this high tech talk? Certainly it seems like everyone and their brother is talking about artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and even the use of technologies such as virtual reality and autonomous vehicles. And this is aside from mundane topics [...]

2020-09-17T14:39:02+00:00December 24, 2019|Categories: Process, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |

Will Amazon Pass UPS and FedEx?

According to a CNBC article, Amazon is already delivering half of its packages. It appears that Amazon is on target to pass by FedEx and UPS. They have had distinctly different strategies. FedEx curtailed its contract with Amazon earlier this year, and Amazon just retaliated by not allowing 3rd [...]

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 [...]

Drones are More Than a Pipe Dream

November 1, 2019 In reading an Cnet article on drones, it is clear drones are more than an Amazon pipe dream. In fact, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that he expects at least one U.S. city to have have the ability to control hundreds of unmanned aerial systems by 2028. [...]

The Amazon Effect Won’t Die!

We have been writing countless articles about the Amazon Effect for many years as customers have the upper hand. In essence, if you cannot provide rapid, customized service with easy returns and 'extra value', you will be left in the dust. The needs aren't going away. If anything, Amazon [...]

2020-10-07T22:17:32+00:00September 10, 2019|Categories: Amazon Effect, Customer Experience, Strategy, Talent|Tags: , , , , |
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