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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 [...]

Sales Forecasts are Rising Fast. Do You Have Capacity?

Clients are growing quickly. No matter the industry and company size, clients and colleagues are seeing growth. The only question is how quickly and whether they can keep up. Capacity constraints are popping up everywhere. On the logistics front, Southern California has no available space; the ports are backlogged, prices are rising [...]

SIOP: The Key to Scaling Successfully

According to an informal survey of manufacturers, distributors and healthcare executives, the #1 issue that is top of mind is how to scale successfully. Our clients are growing. For example, those in the building and construction products industry are experiencing significant growth fueled by the pandemic; those in e-commerce [...]

ACHR News: Distributors Must Embrace Change to Keep, Add HVAC Contractors

"The biggest change has been a shift to ecommerce", said Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. Full Story

SelectHub: Manufacturing Trends: Leveraging Software and Tech to Maintain a Competitive Edge For 2021

"Executives realize they need to proactively manage customer service, inventory and their end-to-end supply chain. In order to consider the full picture and related options, business intelligence software is vital, and the AI component to add predictability into the mix is quickly becoming a ‘must have,'" said Lisa Anderson, [...]

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What Should We Be Thinking About Supply Chain?

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 [...]

Is JIT Dead?

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. [...]

Why SIOP is Critical to Thriving During & Post COVID

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. [...]

Demand & Supply Are Out of Whack!

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 [...]

Global Supply Chains and Human Behavior Converge During COVID-19 Pandemic

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 [...]

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