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Using SIOP to Make Better Informed Sustainability Decisions

Sustainability has become popular with consumers, employees and an imperative of large companies. After all, who wouldn't want to participate in saving the planet? In fact, I was interviewed for an Earth Day special "Our Changing Climate" (you'll see me featured in a few segments around 20 minutes in). From a corporate perspective, according to IBM Institute for Business Value, 51% of CEOs now rank sustainability as their greatest organizational challenge.

Manage the Impact of Supplier Risk in your Supply Chain

In this webinar, industry expert Lisa Anderson along with NETSTOCK's Russ Graff discuss their top insights on how businesses can improve their processes and reduce supplier risk to ensure they deliver what their customers need. 

QualityDigest: SIOP Expert Suggests Supply Chain Requires 360 Planning

Manufacturing and supply chain expert Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group, predicts supply chain disruptions to continue through 2023. She suggests implementing a sales, inventory, and operations planning (SIOP) or sales and operations planning (S&OP) process to mitigate the swings associated with disruptions.

Case Study: Overloaded with Data Issues?

Even the best of clients have all sorts of data issues. It is actually quite surprising how this issue runs across industries, company sizes and types of ownership. So, what should we do about it? Let's talk through a client example and the successful path forward. Situation Although quite [...]

A Systems Checkup

Early in the year is an appropriate time to perform a systems audit.  Most clients could benefit from this at any time of the year as we often discover some significant gaps.  A subset of the questions we look into further include: Do you have clarity of your current [...]

Technical Innovation & Japan’s Bullet Train

November 17, 2016 While in Japan last week, I had the opportunity to ride the bullet train three times - and, even waited to go back to Tokyo from Mt. Fuji to see it whiz past since you cannot see it in action in Tokyo as a terminal station [...]

Why Financial Acumen is Relevant to Operations

Have you put your organization under review to look for ideas and solutions that may be right in front of you? Take a step back and look for those strategic weapons with an eagle eye at improving performance and your bottom line. As we brainstormed our unique value proposition [...]

Why Customer Service Trumps All!

Start with building a customer service culture with your employees to give your clients reason to come back and refer you to others. Although we work on many topics impacting manufacturers and distributors, we have found that the most popular - and vital - is customer service. Prior to [...]

5P Accelerator to Fast-Track Growth and Profits

Energy spent on focus, speed and relationships can help companies chart a course for growth and increase revenue. Our most successful clients are constantly thinking about where they are headed. They think about why they are going there — how does it fit with their vision? How does it [...]

The Impact of the Volatility

January 27, 2016 Certainly, you'd have to be hiding under a rock to not have heard about the wild swings in the global stock markets lately.  Although we've definitely become more comfortable with volatility, it still can cause executives to take a step back and think.  What if China's [...]

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