Inflation is rising faster than at any time in recent memory. Businesses must deal with rapid cost increases by managing cash flow efficiently and communicating effectively with customers and suppliers. The benefits of inventory reduction must be balanced against the need to maintain critical stock for top customers.
"Proactively managing cash flow is critical right now," says Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group, Claremont, Calif. This can be done by running periodic forecasts.
Lisa Anderson, manufacturing and supply chain expert and president of LMA Consulting Group states there are operational and supply chain priorities required to be ready to absorb additional sales". One of the most important components is to have planning and scheduling processes required to be ready to absorb capabilities.
Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert and President of LMA Consulting Group, talks about the coming months and keeping an eye on cash balance."Proactively managing cashflow is critical right now".
Inflation has taken root. Businesses everywhere are dealing with annualized cost increases of nearly seven percent--the fastest pace in 40 years and significantly higher than the 1.8 percent average of the past decade. The resulting upticks in operating costs can cause serious damage to the bottom line.