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Proactively Addressing Global Events to Grow Market Share & Ensure Seamless Customer Service Using S&OP

Because we have gone global and live in an interconnected world, events around the world disrupt the global supply chain and impact local customers. Whether its the shutdowns in Shanghai due to the pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war, concerns about port delays due to the upcoming union negotiations at the [...]

Interview with Industrial Insights on How SIOP Can Address Business Volatility

Volatility started with the pandemic and has been exacerbated by weather disruptions such as the Texas storms, labor shortages throughout the world, accidents such as the ship that got stuck in the Suez canal, and wars such as the Russia-Ukraine war. The bottom line is that demand volatility is [...]

What is S&OP?

“S&OP” stands for Sales and Operations Planning. Depending on the industry or organization, you may also hear it referred to as “SIOP” or Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning (SIOP). Sometimes, it is even referred to as “IBP” or Integrated Business Planning. Typically, they mean the same thing.

Cleansing, Connecting & Consolidating Data to Support SIOP / S&OP and a Superior Customer Experience

One issue of significant importance during the current volatile times that was also key during previous periods (aggressive growth prior to the pandemic, the downturn of the Great Recession, etc.) is the critical importance of providing a superior customer experience. It is evergreen for companies that want to grow [...]

Craig Young, Senior Director of Operation, Nellson

Lisa Anderson and the team at LMA Consulting working with Nellson to upgrade the planning, purchasing/ MRP, supply chain and S&OP/ SIOP processes. The result was improved service levels with on time in full (OTIF) from the low 90's to the high 90's; reduced inventory levels; reduced obsolete inventory, improved billbacks on expired material (from around 0% to nearly 100%); and gained more value from the ERP system.

American Pigeon: US Pacific Trade Floats Directionless, Risk Worse Inflation

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. told American Pigeon that the upheaval surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership has already had supply chain-related consequences.

SAC: Businesses Should Be on the Lookout for Important Trends Coming in 2022

Our best clients are staying ahead of supply chain disruptions, points out Lisa Anderson, co-executive direct of SAC and president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc and manufacturing expert known for creating supply chain resiliency. "They are substituting materials, developing new products and materials, and partnering with new suppliers. They're also collaborating with customers to reconfigure their supply chain for greater control and flexibility in 2022.

Business Insights: Advises Mid-Year Supply Chain Review

Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group suggest eight areas of consideration to evaluate in a mid-year supply chain review.

Post Pandemic Skills Gap

As originally published in Brushware Magazine on July-August 2021 According to Prudential’s latest Pulse of the American Worker Survey, one in four workers plan to look for a job a different company once the pandemic has subsided. Additionally, a recent Robert Half survey found that 38% of workers feel [...]

SelectHub: Manufacturing Trends: Leveraging Software and Tech to Maintain a Competitive Edge For 2021

"Executives realize they need to proactively manage customer service, inventory and their end-to-end supply chain. In order to consider the full picture and related options, business intelligence software is vital, and the AI component to add predictability into the mix is quickly becoming a ‘must have,'" said Lisa Anderson, [...]

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