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Navigating the Global Supply Chain Starts with People

Your supply chain is only as strong as your weakest link so you must develop your employees and find ways for them to work together more effectively. At APICS Inland Empire's recent executive panel and networking symposium on "Navigating the Global Supply Chain", we had some intriguing discussions on [...]

Hot Topics in Supply Chain Management?

Empower your operation by arming yourself with knowledge of supply chain trends. See the top four I learned from the APICS International Conference.One of the reasons we attend the APICS International Conference is to understand what is trending in supply chain today. Which topics are "hot"? Logistics - APICS' [...]

The Importance of Global

July 13, 2016 Just returning from meeting with my global advisory board in Sydney, I happened to speak to the International Business Group of ProVisors yesterday on "Global Supply Chain Partners: Associations, Networks & Resources".  Thus, I've been thinking about the importance of international considerations - regardless of the [...]

Filling Worker Skills Gap Remains a Hot Topic

Worker skill gaps continue to impact manufacturers and distributors productivity and profitability who don’t make an investment in their human capitalIn the past week, I’ve had the opportunity to hear the leading experts in manufacturing, distribution and logistics. There were a few common threads among EVERY expert yet one [...]

Collaboration Rules

Collaborating with customers, suppliers and partners is a win-win-win for all involved. Feedback is immediate and innovation is an outcome that helps business flourish.Collaboration is pivotal to success for manufacturers and distributors. Supply chains are connected to a larger degree than ever before.  Global is commonplace.  Customers and manufacturers [...]

How Preparation Matters

February 24, 2016 Last weekend, the APICS Southwest district held its 10th annual student case competition. We had 25 teams and 108 students from 3 countries with another 11 teams on the wait list (including another country). We had about 50% undergraduate and 50% graduate level students who competed [...]

Inventory Management Remains Core to Success

Inventory management may be a less exciting supply chain topic but it is the linchpin in a manufacturing or distribution business.No matter how many engaging conversations I have with clients, contacts and trade groups about emerging supply chain trends, the less exciting topic of inventory management often-times can deliver [...]

You’ll Learn More By Teaching

Teaching a topic not only makes you a stronger subject matter expert, but also helps you develop better communication and presentation skills. Have you ever heard the saying, "you'll learn more by teaching" than most other options? I can vouch for this first hand.  I am President of the [...]

PR Newswire: Supply Chain Strategist Lisa Anderson to Present the Amazon Effect to Supply Chain and Operations Leaders at APICS 2015

Originally published on PR Newswire on October 1, 2015 CLAREMONT, Calif., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group, will speak to APICS 2015 attendees from manufacturing, operations, distribution and supply chain on Priming Your Supply Chain for The Amazon Effect on Tues., Oct. 6 at [...]

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