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What Will Happen with the Economy?

In the last two months, we have participated in at least 4 or 5 different economic updates from the perspective of the local area, the region, the state, the nation and the global economy. We have also participated with a group of global consultants to discuss the economy and [...]

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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 [...]

Future-proofing Your Manufacturing Success

One of our core roles is to pay close attention to trends, issues and opportunities that will impact our manufacturing and distribution clients so that we can give them a leg up on the competition. Lately, we have noticed that the next “big thing” will be future-proofing. Although everyone [...]

Walmart & Costco Moving Towards Farmer-to-Shopping Cart Strategies

March 26, 2019 The squeeze continues. During my Aerospace & Defense speech recently on the Resilient Supply Chain, the concept of vertical integration arose as Boeing and Airbus are expanding and squeezing the middle in a noteworthy fashion. Similarly, according to Journal Star Walmart and Costco are moving to [...]

Press Release: Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson Predicts Resilient Supply Chain Key to 2019 Manufacturing Success

Originally published on PR Newswire on January 17, 2019 CLAREMONT, Calif., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., predicts that manufacturing will be a top economic force in 2019. Key to the success will be creating [...]

What’s Ahead for Supply Chain?

To think about what's ahead in supply chain, it is important to put it in perspective with what's ahead in business.  Read our article, "What's Ahead in Business?" for details on the key trends impacting business: Importance of the customer experience Taking the holistic view has become a "must" [...]

Top Two Issues According to Wells Fargo Customers

December 17, 2018 In listening to a Wells Fargo commercial banking executive's speech, he mentioned that the two top issues as we head into 2019 according to clients are as follows:  labor (shortages) and cyber security.   This isn't surprising, given what our clients face.  We cannot think of a [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Does Your Environment Support Fear?

In today's Amazonian environment, customers expect rapid delivery (same day/ next day is preferred regardless of industry), 24/7 accessibility, easy returns, innovative collaborations and much more.  Add disruptors popping up all over (such as Uber, Netflix and more), trade war impacts and technology disruptors to entire industries (such as [...]

Holiday Sales are Expected to be UP by Double Digits in E-Commerce

November 23, 2018 Is your business seasonal?  What are you expecting?  Is anyone in your supply chain focused on seasonal business?  Perhaps you should find out! What Should We Consider and/or What Impacts Could Arise? Have you prepared for the holiday season?  I find this is somehow a common [...]

Amazon, Uber, Netflix and More…..Disruption is Here to Stay!

October 11, 2018 Although not an official theme, it was quite clear that disruption was the common theme at the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM/ APICS) Annual Conference.  From the keynote speaker, Marc Randolph, one of the founders of Netflix, to almost every executive and thought leader, disruption [...]

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