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Press Release: Manufacturing Business Expert Lisa Anderson Releases Innovation Book on iTunes

Originally published on ExpertClick on July 17, 2017 Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, CLTD, known as the Manufacturing Business Transformer(SM) and president of LMA Consulting Group, released her book, I've Been Thinking...Turning Everyday Interactions Into Profitable Opportunities, as a roadmap for businesses to infuse innovation into their daily work practices [...]

Press Release: Lisa Anderson Releases Book to Spur Business Innovation

Originally published on ExpertClick on June 23, 2017 Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, CLTD, known as the Manufacturing Business Transformer(SM) and president of LMA Consulting Group, released her book, I've Been Thinking...Turning Everyday Interactions Into Profitable Opportunities, as a roadmap for businesses, manufacturers and distributors to infuse innovation into their [...]

Walmart Raising the Supply Chain Metrics Bar

Time is ticking – do you know your OTIF score? One of my clients forwarded this Business Insider article about Walmart’s supply chain metrics. Walmart is not only requiring an increase in OTIF (on-time-in-full) delivery performance but it also will charge penalties for suppliers that don’t live up to [...]

The Importance of Logistics & the APICS-IE Symposium

April 24, 2017 I attended the Southern California Logistics & Supply Chain Summit last week, hosted by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, UPS and the Drucker School.  It was certainly interesting to hear about the latest trends in logistics as it is such a crucial industry in Southern California [...]

Manufacturers Upbeat But Worry About Skills Gap

March 14, 2017 According to Industry Week, the Fed's survey of the economy expressed optimism; however, it also noted that labor markets are tightening.  Since I'm also embarking on refrehsing my 2013 Skills Gap research report, thus far, I've noted the same concerns for high-skilled positions. I hear far [...]

Tour of Combustion Associates & Collaboration

March 13, 2017 Earlier this week, I participated in a manufacturers' roundtable and tour at Combustion Associates as an APICS Inland Empire chapter event.  It was an enlightening conversation and tour since the products and services are quite unique and the power of collaboration shined through at every point [...]

Trump’s Major Increase in Defense Spending and Related Impacts

February 27, 2017 Trump has proposed a rather dramatic increase in defense spending.  His proposed $20 billion boost in military spending isn't pocket change and will have a dramatic ripple effect on manufacturers across-the-board. It doesn't matter what gets approved in the end - the direction is clear. How [...]

Thinking Long Term

Don’t be short-sided and make quick fixes that won’t be profitable over the long run. Take a longer, more strategic view, to grow a profitable business. We all know we should think long term. And we talk about thinking long term. But, do we actually think long term - [...]

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Technologies Transforming Supply Chains

One of the ways to become cost competitive with lower labor cost countries is to automate. Look for all the new uses for technology in supply chains. Modern marvels and new information technologies are transforming supply chains. Automation, robots, AI (artificial intelligence), 3D Printing, Bitcoin technology and the IoT [...]

The Million Dollar Project Manager

Project managers drive initiative results yet they aren’t often treated with the respect nor given the support they need to thrive. Published in "Project Times" website, November 14, 2016 Click here for original article. In our experience working with manufacturers and distributors from small, family-owned businesses to medium-sized, private [...]

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