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Pricing & Profits: It’s Not All About Revenue

According to CFO Magazine, Amazon's profit doubled to a record $3.6 billion in the first quarter yet reported its lowest growth rate in quarterly revenue since 2015. In today’s Amazonian environment, subscription services such as Amazon cloud and Kindle services as well as disruptive forces such as the 3rd [...]

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 [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Do You Have Vendors or Partners?

Since we did research on "The Squeeze" for a speech on the the squeeze in aerosapce (meaning, how does the supplier in the middle between the Tier 1 suppliers who supply final assembly parts for an airplane and the powerhouse mills survive, or preferably thrive), we have been thinking [...]

Are Your Ready for a Systems Transformation?

The topic of Systems Transformation seems to be arising more frequently lately.  How do you know if it is time to consider a systems transformation? Let’s start by defining a systems transformation.  In essence, a systems transformation is an upgrade to the way you perform business – inclusive of your people [...]

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Recognition and 2018’s LMA Advocate Award Winner

July 26, 2018 On the 10 year anniversary of my business, I recognized 10 people for 10 years as LMA Advocates - people who have gone over and beyond, resulting in LMA Consulting's growth and success.  I truly appreciate their support, expertise, ideas and feedback.  I would not be [...]

Ireland’s Lean, Green Forklift Plant Proves Robots & IoT Not Required

July 22, 2018 According to a new an Industry Week article, you can achieve amazing growth and success without robots and IoT!  Combilift has used innovation, creativity and the customer experience to go it alone with amazing results!  Safer, simpler, smarter is their tag line.  Check out their video.... Combilift is revolutionizing [...]

APICS-IE Symposium & Key Take-Aways on GROWTH

May 9, 2018 On my birthday, I thought it only appropriate to talk about two of my favorite topics - scalable, profitable growth (bold customer promises and profits) and the awesome people who make it happen both behind the scenes (like many colleagues) and customer-facing......... Our APICS Inland Empire [...]

Have You Heard Horror Stories about ERP?

Since we are known in ERP circles, it is a topic that comes up in conversation frequently.  Recently, at an Executive Forums meeting, one member talked about a situation he knew about where the company lost half its sales after a failed ERP implementation, and they ended up reverting [...]

What is the Supply Chain?

Certainly, we are well-known in supply chain circles; however, what does that mean? This topic has come up somewhat frequently lately - should we call this position an Operations Manager or a Supply Chain Manager? Which will get us the best fit talent? Because we are known as supply [...]

Manufacturing Expands at the Fastest Rate in 14 Years

March 5, 2018 According to ISM (Institute of Supply Management), manufacturing expanded more than it has in 14 years in February - it is on fire!  Improving global economies and firm business investment are fueling this expansion.  The factory index climbed to 60.8 from 59.1.  Export orders are also [...]

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