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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 [...]

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 [...]

Digital is Key to Manufacturing in 2021

As I wrote in this month's Brushware magazine (page 20), manufacturing is trending to digital. We were already on this path the last few years, and it accelerated 5 fold during COVID. According to the Hackett Group, 77% of companies have strengthened their commitments to digital transformation [...]

Interlinks: The Supply Chain and Innovation in 2021

Listen to Lisa Anderson being interviewed on ALBA Consulting's Interlinks.

Pivotal Year for Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Although I meant this phrase in reference to 2020, there is no doubt 2021 will also be a pivotal year for manufacturing and supply chain. The pandemic created significant disruption yet it also created VAST opportunities for those already prepared and/or resilient and innovative. Customers [...]

Expert Click: Looking Back at 2020

CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – December 30, 2020 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., looks back at 2020 and recognizes a pivotal year for manufacturing and the supply chain.  The pandemic caused considerable disruption for manufacturers and their supply chains.  [...]

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