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Manufacturing Special Report: Pandemic Problems

Published in San Fernando Valley Business Journal on Aug. 17, 2020 “When it comes to customers, it is all about understanding the demand of the customers’ customers” said Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. Click here to read more.

2020-11-15T16:52:10+00:00August 17, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, In The News, Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , |

Automation or Autonomous?

While leading a panel "Building Resiliency in the Supply Chain" with gurus from Georgia Tech, the leading experts in global logistics and associated research, several intriguing concepts arose. Additionally, my Association for Supply Chain Management group led a series of webinars on "Navigating through Volatility" including discussions with several [...]

Supply Chain Heroes: How CFOs Can Help Save the World

Published in Oracle/Modern Finance on March 10, 2020 “Even if a company isn’t a leader in climate change-reduction efforts, improving supply chain performance will naturally make operations more environmentally sustainable” said Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. and manufacturing expert. Click here to read more.

Skills Gap – Where Do We Stand?

The skills gap has been a hot topic for many years. Our original research shows a 87% gap. For example, any time Kash Gokli, Engineering Clinic Director at Harvey Mudd and I gather CEOs to talk about timely topics in executive roundtables, no matter the topic of the evening, [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:21+00:00December 8, 2019|Categories: Manufacturing, Skills Gap, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , , , |

Survey says Automation Beats IoT

August 7, 2019 The article discussed the fact that IoT has been quite successful at driving results but the larger companies are the ones pursuing it. Certainly, with our clients, the small and medium size clients have less resources and need to prioritize, and we are seeing the same [...]

The Talent Transformation: People or Robots?

March 19, 2019 The hot topic in manufacturing, supply chain, healthcare and other industries is the war on talent. No client believes he has enough "high-skilled" resources yet most also feel challenged in finding resources regardless of skill level.  On the other hand, there are statistics and studies showing [...]

What’s Ahead in Technology?

To think about what's ahead in technology, it is important to put it in perspective with what's ahead in business.  Read our article, "What's Ahead in Business?" for details on the key trends impacting business: Importance of the customer experience Taking the holistic view has become a "must" Volatility [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Are You Prepared for AI & Automation?

Will artificial intelligence and automation impact your industry?  Most likely the answer is yes; the only question is how.  At the very minimum, you should be paying attention so you can make sure you are taking potential advancements into account in your strategy.   In the accounting industry, AI has [...]

Robots Taking on Pharmaceuticals & Food?

June 22, 2018 According to the Wall Street Journal, robots are taking on pharmaceuticals and food preparation. In pharmaceuticals, companies like Eli Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline are investing heavily in automation to radically change the process of drug discovery. If robots can handle thousands of samples around the clock, although [...]

The Skills Gap Emerges as #1 at Prominent Supply Chain Conference

At the Southern California Supply Chain and Logistics Summit conference, there were several keynote speakers from industry icons such as Amazon, UPS, Union Pacific and more.  One might expect quite a lot of interesting insights into the latest supply chain trends yet the most common theme among the presentations [...]

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