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Labor Scheduling: How to Maximize Operational Effectiveness While Servicing Your Customer

At its simplest, labor scheduling is determining which people (and which skills) you should have at which sites at which work centers at what time (shift) to ensure the right products can be delivered to the right customer at the right time.

Inflation Busting Strategies with Lisa Anderson and Antonio Zrilic

Conversation with my colleagues from the Society for the Advancement of Consulting’s Supply Chain Special Interest Group, Lisa Anderson from Los Angeles, California and Antonio Zrilic from Zagreb, Croatia discussing inflation busting strategies that companies can adopt to ameliorate the effects of rising inflation.

Production Scheduling Best Practices Drive Increased Customer Service, Operational Efficiencies & Inventory Turns

Manufacturing has struggled to produce what customers want on-time without spending a fortune and tying up excess cash unnecessarily in the wrong, "just-in-case" inventory. It is a tough environment spiraling out of control with supply chain chaos.

Are You Managing Inventory or Is Inventory Managing You?

As executives continue to navigate these volatile economic conditions, the focus on inventory management increases. It is especially tough to determine what to do if you don't know if sales opportunities will dramatically increase as the competition falters and consumers drive demand or if sales will tank as recession fears increase and business optimism falters.

Supply Chain Collaboration & VMI to Get Ahead of Economic Challenges

Manufacturers are experiencing continued inflationary pressures threatening customer service and profit margins with record-breaking price increases and lack of material availability.  To add fuel to the fire, they are also starting to worry about preparing for a potential recession.

Zephyr Manufacturing: Proactive Planning to Grow and Scale

Lisa Anderson, manufacturing and supply chain expert and president of LMA Consulting Group states there are operational and supply chain priorities required to be ready to absorb additional sales". One of the most important components is to have planning and scheduling processes required to be ready to absorb capabilities.

Southern California CEO: Worldwide Supply Chains Critical to Supply Chain Strength

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., states"supply chains are going to be volatile until our world order becomes more predictable".

Inflation Busters: Protecting Profits As Costs Keep Rising

Inflation has taken root. Businesses everywhere are dealing with annualized cost increases of nearly seven percent--the fastest pace in 40 years and significantly higher than the 1.8 percent average of the past decade. The resulting upticks in operating costs can cause serious damage to the bottom line.

Today’s Medical Developments: You Have to Get in Front of Supply Chain Disruptions

"You have to get in front of supply chain disruptions. For example, bring in strategic inventory stockpiles and gain available capacity before you need them. While this is simplistic, sometimes simple is what works best, comments Manufacturing and supply chain expert Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group.

What Is S&OP (also known as SIOP) & Why Should We Care?

We are thrilled to introduce our S&OP webpage with everything you need to know about Sales and Operations Planning (also known as SIOP, Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning or IBP, Integrated Business Planning). You'll find sections: What is S&OP? How do you benefit from SIOP? Why implement SIOP? Client [...]

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