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Prescient Strategy & Manufacturing Resilience Using SIOP (S&OP)

To thrive post COVID, manufacturing resilience will be cornerstone. Customers expect personalization, customization, and rapid deliveries without disruption, and they will change suppliers, substitute products and do whatever is required to satisfy their customers or get what's needed. For example, although the preference is for online purchasing, consumers will return to stores to ensure quick, reliable supply of critical items.

American Pigeon: US Pacific Trade Floats Directionless, Risk Worse Inflation

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. told American Pigeon that the upheaval surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership has already had supply chain-related consequences.

SAC: Businesses Should Be on the Lookout for Important Trends Coming in 2022

Our best clients are staying ahead of supply chain disruptions, points out Lisa Anderson, co-executive direct of SAC and president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc and manufacturing expert known for creating supply chain resiliency. "They are substituting materials, developing new products and materials, and partnering with new suppliers. They're also collaborating with customers to reconfigure their supply chain for greater control and flexibility in 2022.

Why the Supply Chain is Strategic & the Backlog of Ships at the Ports

Everyone is talking about the backlog of ships at the ports and when it will be resolved, but is that the right question? NO! Of course we will eventually resolve the current backlog; however, there are continual disruptions in the extended supply chain, and so who knows what disruption will be next. [...]

Do You Have a Modern ERP System?

As COVID continues to rage and some areas of the country are locked down, many businesses struggle. On the other hand, by all reports, many other businesses had their best year ever in 2020. What is clear across the board is that the pace of technological change has accelerated. [...]

WMS Efficiency, Resiliency & Metrics

As manufacturers and distributors emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, they are focused on how to grow revenue and become more efficient and profitable to offset the typically negative impacts of COVID. In the situations where business has grown exponentially in consumer industries such as B2C, home improvement and certain [...]

Brushware magazine: Efficiency or Resiliency?

As originally published in Brushware Magazine on November 2020 Click here to see the original PDF. According to a McKinsey survey about COVID-19’s impact on operations and the future supply chain, supply chain leaders believe it will be transformed. For example, close to 75% experienced issues in the production, [...]

2021-12-29T19:59:12+00:00November 1, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, e-Commerce & Logistics, In The News, Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , |

Ramping Back Up

We are seeing business just beginning to ramp up. As said in our eBook, Future-Proofing Manufacturing & Supply Chain Post COVID-19, this is not an on/off switch. We should turn the dial carefully (as quickly as possible while accounting for the end-to-end supply chain). Every situation is different.  Yet, [...]

Students & the Future of the Profession

February 20, 2019 In the last few weeks, our APICS Inland Empire students have been on fire! As the president of APICS Inland Empire and Chair of the MCIE (Manufacturing Council of the Inland Empire) Innovation Awards, I am absolutely thrilled to announce:  Harvey Mudd won MCIE's (Manufacturing Council [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Do You Have Resilient Employees?

Resiliency isn't easy or every organization would have perfected it.  Yet in today's volatile, Amazon impacted, disruption-heavy environment, you must build resilience.   Let's start by talking about our meaning of resilience:  we mean not only the ability to adjust and recover quickly to changing business conditions but also the [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:24+00:00October 11, 2018|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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