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Upgrade Demand Planning Processes & Software to Navigate Economic Challenges

During times of volatility including inflation and recession, forecasting future sales becomes even more vital than it is during regular business cycles. Emerging from the pandemic, the global markets have experienced rising costs and significant demand. In the U.S. [...]

Interview with Quality Digest on the Supply Chain Chaos

Who knew supply chain would become a common term throughout the world in early 2020? It certainly has gained a household name during the pandemic, and it continues to be of paramount importance as further supply chain disruptions occur.

Creating Predictable Revenue with Demand Planning Best Practices

Predicting the Unpredictable Every client believes their demand cannot be predicted. After all, customers don't know what is going on in their end-to-end supply chain with the global supply chain chaos. Sales teams are optimistic and either forecast too much, hoping Operations will produce and store "just in case" [...]

Shortages Impacting Revenue & Forecasts

2021 was plagued with shortages. As discussed in clients’ demand planning/ forecasting meetings, history is not representative of the future. In one example, the client experienced material shortages and couldn’t sell what customers requested, and so carrying that forecast into the New Year would deliberately carry that issue into 2022.

Representing the U.S. at The World Manufacturing Forum

I had the pleasure of representing the United States in the World Manufacturing Forum in thesession “Back to the Future: Manufacturing Beyond COVID-19“. I talked about the fact that weare at a crossroads between efficiency/ costs and resiliency/ responsiveness, how to turn that orinto an [...]

Is JIT Dead?

Several clients are wondering, “Is JIT Dead?”. Definitely not. But, if you are ordering just-in-time literally from China and expecting to not experience disruptions without strategic stockpiles, capacity or agility built into the picture is not smart. Listen to our video on JIT. [...]

Stabilizing Supply Chains: Supply Chain Brain Video

August 17, 2020 Robert J. Bowman, editor-in-chief of SupplyChainBrain and I recently talked about how to stabilize the supply chain. We talked about your customers’ customers, your suppliers’ suppliers, how to access them, whether they’ll share data, how technology can help, how SIOP can help and more. Listen to [...]

Manufacturing Expert, Lisa Anderson, Notes Workforce Talent and Suppliers are Critical to Stabilizing the Supply Chain

Originally published on ExpertClick on August 24, 2020 CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – August 24, 2020 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., tells companies to recognize  workforce talents and take time to partner with the right suppliers. LMA Consulting Group [...]

The Future of Technology

The Future of Technology Technology is a tricky topic. On one hand, almost everyone has put technology and ERP implementations on hold due to concerns about COVID impacts and to conserve cash. On the other hand, it is the best time to gain employees' attention and focus to upgrade [...]

Top Trending Client Request: Reduce Inventory

There is no doubt. More than 50% of client requests in the last several months have related to inventory. In fact, it seems to be a trending hot topic! In today's era of the Amazon Effect where customers expect more and have ZERO patience to wait yet we are [...]

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