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Press Release: Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert, Sees Innovation & Collaboration Key to Advanced Manufacturing Success

Originally published on ExpertClick on June 4, 2019 Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert, Sees Innovation & Collaboration Key to Advanced Manufacturing Success Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. identifies innovation as a key driver in advanced manufacturing [...]

Manufacturing is HOT

February 6, 2018 In the last week, not only have there been several articles about the positive strides manufacturing is making but it also has come up in several presentations we've attended such as the economic forecast.  Here is a compilation of just a few of the HOT topics [...]

The Latest Trends

January 22, 2018 I spoke at APICS San Fernando Valley a few days ago on the latest trends and what's in store for 2018.  We had a great discussion on topics ranging from people (or lack thereof) to technology.  For manufacturers and distributors, a few of the highlights included:  [...]

Considerations to Evaluate Your Business Model for 2018

Most of us are so busy on a daily basis we don't have time to think about our business models.  It is the rare client that questions their business model let alone continually modifies it for success.  Do you question your business model on a yearly basis?  There are [...]

70% of Manufacturing Executives State Near-Sourcing Will Increase According to LMA Consulting Group Research

70% of manufacturing executives state near-sourcing will increase according to LMA Consulting Group Research. Originally published on PR Newswire on January 24, 2017 Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, president of LMA Consulting Group, conducted a proprietary research study to better understand outsourcing, near-sourcing and insourcing trends for U. S. – [...]

Samsung Expanding Manufacturing in the U.S.

July 12, 2017 Samsung announced that it is expanding manufacturing operations and its commitment to American consumers, engineers and innovators.  They are putting money where their mouth is by investing $380 million with the plan to hire 1,000 workers for this new state-of-the-art facility that will manufacture appliances.  This [...]

Rethinking Sourcing

Published in Supply Chain World on June 28, 2017 Seventy percent of manufacturing and distribution executives think near-sourcing strategies will increase in the next five years, according to LMA Consulting Group’s proprietary research study on outsourcing, insourcing and near-sourcing. This is a reversal of prior trends towards outsourcing. In [...]

Reshoring Gains

March 28, 2017 According to Industry Week and the Reshoring Initiative, after two decades of job losses, we have turned the corner.  In 2014, we had a net gain of 10,000 reshored jobs.  And, clearly, this is picking up steam especially as we are in the thick of 2017. [...]

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 [...]

Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Rate Since 2010

February 14, 2017 According to the Institute for Supply Management's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, manufacturing is on an upswing.  The composite index rose in January, making it the fifth straight monthly expansion.  New orders and production grew strongly!  And the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank reported that manufacturing activity expanded [...]

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