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The Gap in Leadership

During the pandemic, there was a mass exodus of talent as leaders decided to retire early, switch careers or just take a step back. On the other hand, the leader's job is becoming far more challenging. Not only has the last year required navigating the pandemic but now leaders are faced with scarce resources, more work and new challenges to tackle with extended lead times, inflation and rapidly changing customer conditions. What should leaders do?

Press Release: Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, Garners Executive Predictions for 2019: Opportunity Abounds

Originally published on PR Newswire on February 26, 2019 CLAREMONT, Calif., Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. asked key business owners and executives about their predictions for the state of business in 2019. From [...]

Should I Move?

Our clients call frequently with questions such as: Should we renew our lease? Should we move to a lower cost area? Should we move to a lower cost state? What considerations should we think about when evaluating our manufacturing and logistics network? Should we outsource? Thus, we thought it [...]

Are You Achieving Scalable, Profitable Growth?

When we look back over the last 13 years of consulting with closely-held building products manufacturers to medium, private-equity backed food and beverage firms to large aerospace corporations, every single client has one goal in common – achieving scalable, profitable growth.  It sounds somewhat easy but is far from [...]

The Amazon Effect Remains Hot

Our marketing guru asked whether we should start talking about other topics aside from the Amazon Effect since there are a vast number of key topics occurring in manufacturing and distribution, and she wondered if it was becoming stale (and it's her job to make us look at timely [...]

Why Customers Rule

September 28, 2016 Last weekend, I attended APICS 2016 in Washington DC, and one of the keynote speakers was Bill McDermott, SAP's CEO (pictured below with Abe, APICS's CEO).  He gave a motivating talk about a variety of topics.  One of the key themes is that customers (consumers) rule! [...]

2020-10-02T20:45:44+00:00September 28, 2016|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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