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Shortages Impacting Revenue & Forecasts

2021 was plagued with shortages. As discussed in clients’ demand planning/ forecasting meetings, history is not representative of the future. In one example, the client experienced material shortages and couldn’t sell what customers requested, and so carrying that forecast into the New Year would deliberately carry that issue into 2022.

Live Fox Now: Supply Chain Challenges, Labor Shortages Impacting Americans

Listen as Lisa Anderson, supply chain consultant and president of LMA Consulting explains that the supply chain is a system of systems and what is happening and why we are off-kilter".

SAC: Strong Relationships and Proactive Strategies Are Key to Successful Navigation of Supply Chain Disruption

"If there is one item every client has in common no matter the size or geography, it's the increased level of supply chain material disruption," points out Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc and manufacturing expert known for creating supply chain resiliency.

Are Americans Willing to Pay More for Products Made in the U.S.A.?

According to a survey by FTI Consulting, 78% of survey respondents said they'd be willing to pay more for the products if the company that made them moved production out of China. Certainly, it depends on how much more, but we've seen a transition in the commentary of the value of reshoring. [...]

SAP Insights: For Resilient Supply Chains, Think Local

"No one was looking at the risk of having all of their sources of supply coming from Asia," says Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. and manufacturing expert known for creating supply chain resiliency. Full Story

Coronavirus and Impacts in the Supply Chain

February 17, 2020 I was talking with a Los Angeles Times reporter about the coronavirus a few days ago, and it spurred several thoughts about down-the-line impacts beyond the obvious. According to the Epoch Times, the coronavirus impacts will hit within the next few months. This makes perfect [...]

Amazon Disrupts Again

March 12, 2019 According to Bloomberg, Amazon disrupts again. They have abruptly stopped selling products from their wholesalers and are instead encouraging suppliers to sell on their marketplace, transferring the purchasing, storing and shipping of products to the supplier. The marketplace business is already estimated at $250 billion in [...]

Have you Thought about Increasing Demand?

If you are reading our newsletter, I have no doubt you are interested in increasing demand. Whether an owner, executive or key player, increasing demand for your products and services has to be top of mind. Let's put it this way. No matter the position of my client (typically [...]

What’s Next in Supply Chain?

Our most successful clients always ask "What's next?" as they want to stay ahead of the curve.  It is quite clear that staying on top of current trends and what is expected down-the-road is essential to successfully navigating your business to scalable, profitable growth. For example, if you think [...]

Your Supply Chain Shortlist for 2018

As we head into a New Year, it makes sense to take stock and think about your supply chain shortlist.  To get you started, we've developed a list of questions to ponder: Do you consider your supply chain from the holistic point-of-view? From cradle to grave or product inception [...]

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