If it isn't already, your end-to-end supply chain must be part of your strategy discussions. I was recently featured at SAP's SAPPHIRE NOW Coverge global conference on supply chain since it is such a timely topic. Interest has been heightened as supply chain challenges intensify throughout the world. Minimally, we should [...]
Several clients are wondering, “Is JIT Dead?”. Definitely not. But, if you are ordering just-in-time literally from China and expecting to not experience disruptions without strategic stockpiles, capacity or agility built into the picture is not smart. Listen to our video on JIT. [...]
COVID has disrupted every business. Some are growing far faster than supply can keep up while others have dropped like a rocket. Still others have almost identical dollar volume yet double the number of orders at half the order size, creating significant disruption in warehousing, shipping and transportation. [...]
April 24, 2020 Demand and supply are out of whack to say the least. Manufacturers that supply toilet paper, food, healthcare products and other essential goods are seeing a surge in demand whereas those that don't are seeing demand plummet. China was under lock down previously (causing a [...]
Published in DirectRelief on April 14, 2020 “Everyone is trying to increase capacity, and prioritizing, but they’re not going to increase it to a never-ending scale beyond what they know their ongoing needs are going to be,” comments Supply Chain Expert and Consultant, Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, CLTD President [...]
Just-in-time might not be what it is cracked up to be! Certainly, the coronavirus impacts should give us reason to question this rule at face value. Are you running so tight that you only have one bin, pallet or small supermarket to keep your facility running? If so, the [...]
Disruptions abound in supply chain circles. Just consider any of the following recent events: the tariff war, global unrest, the Coronavirus, natural disasters such as the volcano in the Philippines, the Hong Kong protests and more. We have never had a client that could claim that 100% of the [...]
Published in Camcode on Jan. 17, 2020 “Inventory accuracy is cornerstone to success” says Lisa Anderson, The Manufacturing ConnectorSM and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., Claremont, CA. Click here to read more.
Published in Tech Target on Jan. 17, 2020 "The sales, inventory and operations planning process … drives revenue, profitability and cash flow," said Lisa Anderson, founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., based in Claremont, Calif. Click here to read more.
Published in Fabricating & Metalworking Magazine in Dec. 2019 “Our manufacturing clients have really embraced the power of AI during the last year. From improved forecast accuracy that affects inventory levels, to working more openly with changing customer needs and the overall customer experience, they are already in the [...]