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Using SIOP to Make Better Informed Sustainability Decisions

Sustainability has become popular with consumers, employees and an imperative of large companies. After all, who wouldn't want to participate in saving the planet? In fact, I was interviewed for an Earth Day special "Our Changing Climate" (you'll see me featured in a few segments around 20 minutes in). From a corporate perspective, according to IBM Institute for Business Value, 51% of CEOs now rank sustainability as their greatest organizational challenge.

Are You Managing Inventory or Is Inventory Managing You?

As executives continue to navigate these volatile economic conditions, the focus on inventory management increases. It is especially tough to determine what to do if you don't know if sales opportunities will dramatically increase as the competition falters and consumers drive demand or if sales will tank as recession fears increase and business optimism falters.

Replenishment Planning Best Practices to Improve Service Levels, Logistics Efficiencies, and Inventory Turns

Improving OTIF and Reducing Cost and Inventory Every client wants to support growth goals while improving service levels (OTIF, on-time-in-full), operational efficiencies and inventory turns. These are timeless objectives for every planner. During the pandemic, the priorities shifted to service levels because clients struggled to keep up with dramatic [...]

SAC: Post-Pandemic Work Environment Brings Need for New Best Practices

The most successful organizations will focus on being resilient and profitable," points out Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc and manufacturing expert known for creating supply chain resiliency.

The Power of WHY And Your Business

I was always the inquisitive, and sometimes annoying, child in elementary school asking the teacher WHY as it pertained to certain math problems as I wanted to understand how and WHY that answer was correct or WHY my answer wasn’t. In most cases it was easy to understand [...]

Should You Hold a Meeting?

There is no doubt about it; >80% of our clients hold too many meetings that don't accomplish results. Does your company follow suit? Even if you are following a lean methodology with an odd start time and a standing meeting, the key question is whether anything is accomplished. How [...]

2022-04-26T21:19:53+00:00August 7, 2019|Categories: Talent / Skills Gap|Tags: , , , |

Which Business Best Practices Do Top Notch Trusted Advisors See?

Best business practices, this way.... In my ProVisors ODAM (Ontario-hosted Distributors and Manufacturers group – don’t you love the play on words?) meeting this month, we discussed business best practices we’ve seen with our manufacturing and distribution clients. It was a fascinating discussion as our group is diverse and [...]

Press Release: Lisa Anderson Releases Book to Spur Business Innovation

Originally published on ExpertClick on June 23, 2017 Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, CLTD, known as the Manufacturing Business Transformer(SM) and president of LMA Consulting Group, released her book, I've Been Thinking...Turning Everyday Interactions Into Profitable Opportunities, as a roadmap for businesses, manufacturers and distributors to infuse innovation into their [...]

ERP Project Success: How to be Part of the 20%

More and more clients are pursuing ERP implementation projects as executives realize they need better tools to support business objectives – growth, service, margins, cash and the like. Published in "Project Times" website, July 18, 2016 Click here for original article. More and more clients are pursuing ERP implementation [...]

Have Your Product Development Efforts Been Successful?

September 22, 2016 Last week, Kash Gokli (the head of Harvey Mudd's manufacturing program) and I facilitated our Harvey Mudd executive roundtable discussion with executives of Southern California on just this topic.  According to best practices, your new product sales should become 30% of total sales within 2-3 years. [...]

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