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NOW is the Time to Invest in Employees

Are you investing in your employees? If you have employees who want to do a good job but who don't have the tools and skills to accomplish this goal, you'll end up with frustrated employees who are not engaged. What percentage of your employees do you think are in [...]

2020-09-22T21:42:17+00:00December 24, 2019|Categories: Future Proofing, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Global Consultants & The Value of Diversity

November 27, 2018 When I was in Australia last week for a meeting with my global consulting strategy group, it hit home that there is power in diversity.  We represent 4 countries (Australia, Japan, U.S. and Canada), a diverse group of company types (from tiny to Fortune 100 businesses [...]

2020-09-29T22:42:53+00:00November 27, 2018|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Women in Supply Chain (and Why Men Should Care)

August 16, 2017 Talking about “Women in Supply Chain” at the Western District Conference for APICSWhether a man or woman, if you are in the end-to-end supply chain, you should be thinking about women in supply chain.  There is a serious skills gap in the next several years in [...]

Walmart is Raising the Bar with Supply Chain Metrics

August 7, 2017 One of my clients forwarded this article about Walmart's supply chain.  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 metric!  Creating an efficient supply chain is critical for [...]

New Survey Says Manufacturing Key to American Prosperity

May 16, 2017 According to a survey by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, more than three quarters of Americans surveyed believe the U.S. should invest in the manufacturing industry.  Nice to see what I see on a daily basis come to life and gain momentum!  Specifically, more than 80% [...]

Vision Backed with BIG Goals & Leadership

SAP CEO Bill McDermott talked much more than just about data. One of his most compelling stories related to turning around Xerox's lowest performing division and ending the year as #1. Who says success isn't derived from leadership has his/her head buried in the sand. The keys Bill described [...]

2020-10-06T20:45:32+00:00November 22, 2016|Categories: Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lisa Anderson Selected as Toyota Women in Supply Chain Mentor

LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson has been selected Toyota Women in Supply Chain Mentor for The Peter F. Drucker Center.Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, president of LMA Consulting Group, was selected to participate in The Toyota Women in Supply Chain Mentoring Program sponsored by the Toyota Foundation and The Peter [...]

You’ll Learn More By Teaching

Teaching a topic not only makes you a stronger subject matter expert, but also helps you develop better communication and presentation skills. Have you ever heard the saying, "you'll learn more by teaching" than most other options? I can vouch for this first hand.  I am President of the [...]

Learn from German Success: Apprenticeships to Fill Skills Gaps

Published September 12, 2014 According to today's Wall Street Journal, although there is federal and state attention being placed on building apprenticeship programs to fill the skills gaps, it is off to a slow start. According to my research, 87% are experiencing skills gaps. Why not consider options to [...]

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