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Competition – Or Are They?

October 6, 2017 Last week, Kash Gokli, Professor of Manufacturing Practice and Director of the Engineering Clinic at Harvey Mudd, and I led our most recent Harvey Mudd executive roundtable on this topic.  We created these roundtables to bring Southern California executives together to network and discuss timely topics [...]

Electric Cars Surge in Investment by BIG & Interesting Names

Dyson just announced it will build a radically different electric car by 2020.  What is particularly interesting is that Dyson is not who you'd expect to get into electric cars.  They are spending far more (one billion pounds) to develop the car than they are on the rest of [...]

Emerging Technologies for Supply Chain

Emerging technologies in supply chain from e-commerce to robotics are more important now than everThere is an ever-increasing interest in emerging technologies for supply chain. When thinking of your end-to-end supply chain (from your suppliers' suppliers through your manufacturing and distribution operations to your customers' customers), you must consider [...]

Press Release: Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson Shares Big Picture Perspectives for Profit Opportunities

Originally published on PR Newswire on August 15, 2017 and ExpertClick on August 15, 2017 “I’ve Been Thinking” Shares 101 Universal Business Lessons Learned CLAREMONT, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 – Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting and a well-known leader in supply chain innovation and transformation [...]

Walmart Raising the Supply Chain Metrics Bar

Time is ticking – do you know your OTIF score? One of my clients forwarded this Business Insider article about Walmart’s supply chain metrics. Walmart is not only requiring an increase in OTIF (on-time-in-full) delivery performance but it also will charge penalties for suppliers that don’t live up to [...]

Collaboration & Judgment Can Achieve Wonders

August 11, 2017 Earlier this week, I spoke to APICS Ventura County on the topic of SIOP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning).  It was a great conversation because it was really interactive with probing questions on not just the theory and concepts but how to "make it work" - [...]

Raising the Bar With Customer Service

Do your internal operations have a significant impact on your customer service levels?  Yes, in every single client, they can have a dramatic effect! For example, we recently worked with a client that wanted to raise the bar when it came to service levels.  Over time, product mix, distribution [...]

Getting Out of the Weeds to See the Forest

August 2, 2017 Lately, I've been working with several clients who are interested in "getting out of the weeds" so that they can see the forest.  In a few cases the last few weeks, we have talked about strategy and reviewed key information about customers, demand, supply and financials. [...]

Top Tips to Ensure Execution Success

Project execution is an uphill battle. Ensure success by devising a blueprint from executive commitment to follow up. Executive commitment – start with executive commitment. Otherwise, you might as well hang up your hat, as it is really unlikely to succeed. Provide a compelling case to senior leaders on [...]

2020-09-28T17:40:08+00:00March 7, 2016|Categories: Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Strategy or Execution?

Strategy and execution are equally important for business success. If you find yourself stuck on one find a way or a designated person to attend to the other.If you looked at the last day, week or month, how much of your time are you spending on execution vs. strategy? [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:30+00:00February 11, 2016|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , , |
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