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Navigating Through Volatility Webinar Series

Clients, Colleagues, Business Partners & Friends, As you know from our recent newsletter, we are providing several resources for businesses and individuals to help navigate this coronavirus pandemic AND prepare for when business ramps back up. Manufacturing and supply chain professionals have a particularly challenging job as we navigate [...]

NOW is the Time to Invest in Employees

Are you investing in your employees? If you have employees who want to do a good job but who don't have the tools and skills to accomplish this goal, you'll end up with frustrated employees who are not engaged. What percentage of your employees do you think are in [...]

2020-09-22T21:42:17+00:00December 24, 2019|Categories: Future Proofing, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Power of the Recognition by Peers

November 7, 2019 My business partner and co-Executive Director of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting, Linda Popky and I just held our Annual Meeting in New York City. Our association provides growth by association for consultants, coaches and speakers across the globe. Although this is our tagline, it is [...]

Collaboration for Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Success

October 24, 2019 Our Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM/ APICS) Inland Empire Chapter is knee-deep in planning for our fall executive panel and networking symposium on the topic, "Collaboration for Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Success". We are finding this to be a powerful topic as executives must [...]

Students Win Global Case Competition

Published in Harvey Mudd College on Oct. 3, 2019 “The Harvey Mudd student team did a fabulous job in presenting clear and powerful recommendations to a mock board of directors at the ASCM International Student Case Competition,” says Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc and APICS Inland [...]

2020-11-14T04:22:29+00:00October 3, 2019|Categories: Education, In The News, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

People & Robots Can Co-Exist Successfully

We held an engaging executive panel discussion at our APICS Inland Empire spring symposium on the topic, "The Talent Transformation: People or Robots? There is quite a lot of hoopla in the area of Inland Southern California as this geography is larger than all but 24 states (and soon [...]

What do UPS, Shamrock Foods, Amazon & a 3PL Have in Common?

In touring multiple facilities, ranging from package shipments to cold storage food service delivery to the e-commerce behemoth to 3PL organizations, it became clear that as many conversations that take place about labor costs and other daily concerns, the #1 concern across the board is transportation costs. The numbers [...]

How Resilient Are Your Business Partners?

As we kick off our new series “The Resilient Supply Chain”, we are thinking about resiliency from all angles that will impact success.  One of the first that pops to mind is the resilience of your business partners.  You and your company could be 100% proactive and resilient; however, [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Do You Have Vendors or Partners?

Since we did research on "The Squeeze" for a speech on the the squeeze in aerosapce (meaning, how does the supplier in the middle between the Tier 1 suppliers who supply final assembly parts for an airplane and the powerhouse mills survive, or preferably thrive), we have been thinking [...]

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 [...]

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