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Learning About Supply Chain & Upcoming Virtual Classes from APICS Inland Empire

Changes in supply chain are happening faster than imaginable! Are you keeping up with these changes? In addition to keeping up with what's noteworthy in supply chain, the most successful executives are taking a step back to make sure their employees have a solid foundation in supply chain [...]

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing Expert and President of LMA Consulting Looks Back at 2020

CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – December 30, 2020 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., looks back at 2020 and recognizes a pivotal year for manufacturing and the supply chain.  The pandemic caused considerable disruption for manufacturers and their supply chains.  [...]

Students Win Global Case Competition

Published in Harvey Mudd College on Oct. 3, 2019 “The Harvey Mudd student team did a fabulous job in presenting clear and powerful recommendations to a mock board of directors at the ASCM International Student Case Competition,” says Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc and APICS Inland [...]

2020-11-14T04:22:29+00:00October 3, 2019|Categories: Education, In The News, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

Top Business Leaders: Lisa Anderson, Author of I’ve Been Thinking

Published in Top Business Leaders on July 1, 2019 Lisa Anderson, Author of I’ve Been Thinking Lisa Anderson the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation discusses her latest book in a live interview. Click [...]

2020-11-13T23:54:20+00:00July 1, 2019|Categories: Education, In The News|Tags: , , , , |

Best Practices and the Bellagio Fountain

January 29, 2018 Kash Gokli (head of Harvey Mudd's manufacturing and clinic programs) and I led our 12th Harvey Mudd executive roundtable last week on the topic of best practices.  One of the executives from WET (from designer to maker of the Bellagio fountain and many others like it) [...]

Deloitte Survey Says Talent Gap Jeopardizes Success

February 20, 2017 According to the 2017 Deloitte Global CPO Survey, 85% of those surveyed felt that talent was the largest factor in driving procurement performance yet 60% think they have a skills gap to deliver on their procurement objectives.  My clients are experiencing this same phenomenon, no matter the [...]

The Power of Students

October 7, 2016 Last week, while attending APICS 2016 in Washington DC, I was able to spend time with the West Coast student case competition's winning team, San Diego State University.  I am the Chair of the West Coast student case competition, and I was proud to see our [...]

How Students Show Us the HIGH VALUE of Continuous Learning

On Friday and Saturday, my APICS Chapter hosted the APICS West Coast Student Case Competition. I happened to lead the Student Case Competition committee as well, and so I was immersed.  It was a popular event as we had close to 100 students from universities throughout Southern California, AZ, [...]

2020-10-05T15:11:07+00:00February 20, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , , |

Is On-the-job Training Enough?

On-the-job training is rarely enough! In a survey conducted by my firm, LMA Consulting Group Inc. in conjunction with the APICS-Inland Empire chapter, it was found that on-the-job training is the most frequent methodology used to train workers yet 87% of manufacturers and distributors surveyed are experiencing a skills gap.  What [...]

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