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UPS & the Rise of e-Commerce!

October 21, 2018 Recently, I went on a tour of UPS's Ontario hub with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's Regional Leadership Academy.  It was a blast seeing their 2nd largest hub!  The numbers are staggering as to the impact of e-commerce and therefore the holiday season peak.  One [...]

Which Business Best Practices Do Top Notch Trusted Advisors See?

Best business practices, this way....In my ProVisors ODAM (Ontario-hosted Distributors and Manufacturers group – don’t you love the play on words?) meeting this month, we discussed business best practices we’ve seen with our manufacturing and distribution clients. It was a fascinating discussion as our group is diverse and consists [...]

What is Walmart Doing?

I sat on a panel of experts for Mobility 21's annual conference titled "Speed to Delivery: Good's Movement's High-Tech Future".  It was a fascinating conference and panel discussion as to the amazing amount of technology being discussed to address the future of transportation.  One of the panelists was the Senior [...]

What are the Best Referrals You’ve Received?

Provisors members sharing their best referral stories I lead a group of trusted advisors for ProVisors in the Inland Empire, and we celebrated our five year anniversary in September. It was a fun celebration and interesting to see how many long-term members we have, who have gained significant benefit [...]

ExpertClick: LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Reaches Publishing Milestones

Originally published on ExpertClick on August 30, 2016 LMA Consulting Group's Lisa Anderson, a sought after manufacturing, distribution and supply chain consultant, speaker and writer who works with manufacturers and distributors in aerospace, building products and food to make and keep bold customer promises by empowering people with profit-driven [...]

Why Executives Should Care About ERP Strategy

Incorporate ERP strategy discussions into executive meetings. It matters.Lately, we've been called into several clients with ERP challenges that directly impact business growth and success.  Do you desire profitable growth?  If so, add ERP into your strategic discussions. Would you delegate a decision that could literally "make or break" [...]

Maybe Our Old System is Just Fine

We cannot tell you how many clients call thinking they need a new system to support their business when it isn't true!  Certainly there is a time to upgrade to a new system - when you've outgrown your old one (often-times QuickBooks with add-on's like Fishbowl), your old system [...]

Emerging Technologies for Supply Chain

Emerging technologies in supply chain from e-commerce to robotics are more important now than everThere is an ever-increasing interest in emerging technologies for supply chain. When thinking of your end-to-end supply chain (from your suppliers' suppliers through your manufacturing and distribution operations to your customers' customers), you must consider [...]

Who Should You Follow? A Guide to Good Mentoring Relationships

My own consulting mentor says: “follow someone who has been there and done that”. Experience counts.We recently took on one of our first consulting mentoring projects. Since our focus is on delivering growth and profitability for manufacturing and distribution companies, we work mainly with business-to-business. With that said, every [...]

Do You Really Support Empowerment?

To be an effective leader oftentimes means empowering employees to make changes and decisions to help customers even if those decisions don’t align with yours. The 80/20 of business success stems directly from leadership. The best leaders can make even the worst-performing teams excel and, unfortunately, the weakest leaders [...]

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