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The Economy, Outlook & Strategies for Success

In the last month, we've participated in at least six economic forecast presentations or discussions with experts (economic, banking, investment, manufacturing). Although they each had nuances, common themes emerged. Adding our expertise into the mix, we see volatility on the horizon. 

Inflation & Disruption Increasing Again

Inflation and disruption are increasing again. Wholesale inflation as measured by the producer price index increased by .5% since last month which was more than expected. Core inflation (excluding food and energy) went up by .3% which was also more than expected.

The State of Business, Supply Chain and Opportunities

In this episode of Supply Chain Chats, Lisa Anderson talks about the state of business, the economy, and supply chain, what it means and how to take advantage of the opportunities that will come down the pike.She talks in detail about inflation, recession, the impacts of interest rates and the labor force and what the successful companies are doing differently to succeed.

Healthcare Supply Chains

Originally posted in Adhesives and Sealants Industry in May of 2023 As the healthcare industry supply chain faces more challenges, supporting industries must be proactive, resilient, and innovative. Although the visible bottlenecks in the healthcare supply chains are getting calmer, volatility will remain high. From the impacts of increasing [...]

The Economy & Manufacturing: What Do the Statistics Say?

According to this week's GDP report, the real growth rate was minimal (around 1.1%) during the first quarter. On the other hand, inflation remains high, around 5.3%. This seems to reflect stagflation. Unfortunately, business equipment spending was around -7.3%, and inventories are down. PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index), an [...]

Inflation, Supply Chain Disruption, Fertilizer + Rail

In this episode of Supply Chain Chats, Lisa Anderson talks about impacts of inflation and supply chain disruption in the global supply chain. She uses fertilizer as an example and talks through how inflation and supply chain disruptions are interrelated and walks through the increase in the price of oil and gas to China’s decision to stop exporting to the Russia-Ukraine war and the potential rail strike. [...]

Supply Chain Disruptions Continue at a Breakneck Pace

Supply chain disruptions continue at a break-neck pace.

Supply Chain Update for Summer 2022 from Europe, America and Australia

In this episode of Interlinks, we’re going to check in on some of the major global regions, namely Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to see what is going on and what is topical in supply chain in summer 2022.

Florists’ Review: Inflation Busters

Experts advise looking at the coming months with an eye toward estimating what will happen to cash balances. "Proactively managing cash flow is critical right now," mentions Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group.

Brushware Magazine: Inflation Busters: Protecting Profits as Costs Rise

"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.
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