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What Key Business Leaders Think Is Next

What do key business leaders think is next? That was the subject of one of the sessions at the premier conference for consultants. If you are a consultant and want to thrive (instead of having fits and starts as is the norm), this organization is a must! We gathered [...]

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?

Logistics Capacity Constraints Abound. What to Do?

I recently met with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's logistics council to discuss the state of logistics, and it was a compelling and concerning conversation with the thought leaders in that space. Here are a few facts to ponder [...]

Supply Chain Disruptions Driving Prices Up

The news is full of stories of rising prices propelled by supply chain disruptions. For example, the cost of lumber is creating extreme price increases for building and home upgrades. Supply Chain Dive noted that the cost of pallets could go up by 400% according to United Fresh Produce Association. On this same note, an NBC affiliate [...]

Supply Chain Management Review: When Will “Manufacturing as a Service” Become a Reality?

According to Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., we are witnessing a transformation to maximize the customer experience which will enable profitable, scalable, and dramatic business growth.

CSCMP’s Supply Chain: Lisa Anderson Predicts Manufacturing as a Service to Emerge from Manufacturing Transformation

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., predicts Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) will emerge as a result of that manufacturing transformation that is replacing the more traditional manufacturing model.

SAC: Nominations Open for 2021 Advancing Consulting Awards

"Consultants have faced many challenges during the business upheaval of the past year," said Executive Director Lisa Anderson. "We wanted to identify and reward an individual who has used creativity and innovation to stand out during this time period—either in their own business model or in how they are [...]

2021-05-18T20:05:57+00:00April 2, 2021|Categories: In The News, Innovation, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

Why the Supply Chain is Strategic & the Backlog of Ships at the Ports

Everyone is talking about the backlog of ships at the ports and when it will be resolved, but is that the right question? NO! Of course we will eventually resolve the current backlog; however, there are continual disruptions in the extended supply chain, and so who knows what disruption will be next. [...]

Brushware Magazine: Modern ERP Launchpad for Growth

As originally published in Brushware Magazine on March 2021 Click here to see the original PDF. If you don’t have a modern ERP system, your growth prospects will be limited in comparison to your competition. It didn’t used to be as important; however, according to KPMG, for the majority [...]

2021-05-31T13:36:39+00:00March 1, 2021|Categories: ERP, In The News, Innovation, Manufacturing, Technology|Tags: , , , |

Vaccine Manufacturing & Logistics

What could be more top of mind than the vaccine distribution to combat COVID? This was the topic of a recent Interlinks podcast on Supply Chain Innovations with a group of global supply chain experts. The panel of experts discussed vaccine distribution around the world and associated implications. Listen [...]

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