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Immediate Strategy

Do you want to be Amazon or Sears? Sears used to be the Amazon of its time, but they failed to change with the times. There is little life left in this former powerhouse of retail. On the other hand, Amazon continues to evolve and is clearly doing quite [...]

Interview with Fender Guitar Executive

Can people and robots work side-by-side? It seems to be the hot topic lately.  Fender Guitar’s Senior VP of Operations, Ed Magee and I talked about talent, technology and transition after the Manufacturing Summit. At Fender, skilled craftsmen and craftswomen are critically important.  Yet, Fender also automates where it [...]

Priorities, Priorities, Priorities

When teaching a CSCP class for a large Target distribution center recently, one of the managers asked me about what drives results across all clients. One of the great benefits of speaking and teaching is that attendees stimulate new ideas and/or insights. I gave him what popped to mind [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:21+00:00November 21, 2019|Categories: Inner Circle, Leadership, Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , , |

Is Demand Planning/ Sales Forecasting Hype or Valuable?

According to Gartner statistics, significant bottom line results can occur with just a 1% improvement in forecast accuracy. In fact, there are staggering improvements in lead time, inventory reduction and margins, so why not at least explore the idea? Yet, there are lots of worries expressed by clients and [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:22+00:00August 7, 2019|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , , , , |

Strategy Isn’t Long Term!

As I meet with countless CEOs and P&L leaders at clients, via connections, at speeches etc., I pay attention to what is top of mind. Strategy is always top of mind for the most successful business leaders! After all, if a CEO makes in the millions (the top 10 [...]

2020-09-09T14:25:13+00:00August 7, 2019|Categories: Future Proofing, Strategy, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |

Trump Signs Order Prioritizing AI Research

February 12, 2019 According to the White House, Trump signed an executive order directing the U.S. Government to prioritize artificial intelligence in its research and development spending. The focus is on ensuring AI develops in sync with U.S. values and that training for the future workforce is prioritized. This [...]

My ProVisors Ontario Group’s 5 Year Anniversary and Amazing Connections

September 30, 2017 I am the Group Leader for the ProVisors (top notch group of trusted advisors to business executives and owners) Ontario group.   Last week, we celebrated our 5 year anniversary..... aren't we a sharp-looking group!  HUNDREDS of referrals and business connections later, we continue to be quite [...]

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 [...]

The Impact of Supply Chain Strategy

Day-to-day business issues keep managers from thinking about supply chain strategy. But pausing to strategize will give you time to focus on the right priorities. Can supply chain strategy have a profound impact on your bottom line?  Without a doubt! Recently, we worked with a client that wanted to [...]

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. [...]

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