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Shortages & Extended Lead Times – Starbucks, Building Materials & Much More

Starbucks is out of several items! Who would have thought? Unfortunately, they are not alone. Almost every client is experiencing shortages of materials, logistics services and more. For example, according to Freight Waves, FedEx Freight just announced they are immediately cutting service to 1400 less-than-truckload in an effort to [...]

Top Trending Client Request: Reduce Inventory

There is no doubt. More than 50% of client requests in the last several months have related to inventory. In fact, it seems to be a trending hot topic! In today's era of the Amazon Effect where customers expect more and have ZERO patience to wait yet we are [...]

Big Grocery Chains Ramping Up Pressure on Food Suppliers

January 18, 2018 According to a Wall Street Journal article, Kroger (#2 grocery chain in the U.S.) and Walmart are ramping up pressures on food suppliers.  There is too much lost money due to shortages!  Thus, the industry is waking up to the critical importance of on-time delivery and customer [...]

PR Newswire: LMA Consulting Group Conducts Research on Outsourcing Trends in Manufacturing.

Manufacturing Connector Lisa Anderson initiates research study to better understand the outsourcing, nearsourcing and insourcing trends and how these practices impact manufacturers’ and distributors’ strategies. Originally published on PR Newswire on October 19, 2016 CLAREMONT, Calif., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, president of LMA Consulting Group, [...]

ExpertClick: LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Presents “The Increased Need for More Control, Speed and Profit

Originally published on ExpertClick on October 27, 2016 Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, president of LMA Consulting Group and a sought after manufacturing, distribution and supply chain consultant, speaker and writer who works with manufacturers and distributors in aerospace, building products and food is presenting "The Increased Need for More [...]

Outsourcing, Insourcing or Near-Sourcing?

Whether outsourcing, insourcing or near-sourcing or a combination of all three, manufacturers need to reassess their strategies to measure risk and ROI. We are managing in an Amazon-impacted world. Customers expect rapid deliveries, 24/7 accessibility and products and services tailored to their needs. Customers are not willing to wait. [...]

Lisa Anderson Presents “The Increased Need for More Control, Speed and Profit”

Join LMA Consulting Group President, Lisa Anderson, as she hosts an interactive discussion on how supply chain leaders can make their businesses thrive when they’re up against shorter lead times, increasing risks and labor rates.Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, president of LMA Consulting Group and a sought after manufacturing, distribution and supply chain consultant, [...]

Why Marketing Shouldn’t be Overlooked with SIOP

November 18, 2015 I've been partnering with clients to design and implement SIOP (sales, inventory and operations planning) programs the last several years as I've found them to be a GREAT way to achieve several results simultaneously:  1) Support growth  2) Improved service levels/ quicker turnaround of deliveries (shorter [...]

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Why My Best Clients Focus on Responsiveness

As customers continue to demand shorter lead times, it becomes imperative for manufacturers and distributors to become more responsive and improve order fulfillment cycle time.I've been working on my book The Amazon Effect lately, and it brings to mind the critical importance of responsiveness. There is no doubt that [...]

Supply Chain Trends

Slashing lead times is one of the most pressing supply chain trends. By identifying trends early on you can devise ways to leverage them to your advantage. I spoke to ISM (the Institute for Supply Management) last night about supply chain trends, and it reminded me of the importance [...]

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