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Is Demand Planning/ Sales Forecasting Hype or Valuable?

According to Gartner statistics, significant bottom line results can occur with just a 1% improvement in forecast accuracy. In fact, there are staggering improvements in lead time, inventory reduction and margins, so why not at least explore the idea? Yet, there are lots of worries expressed by clients and [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:22+00:00August 7, 2019|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , , , , |

Recognition and 2018’s LMA Advocate Award Winner

July 26, 2018 On the 10 year anniversary of my business, I recognized 10 people for 10 years as LMA Advocates - people who have gone over and beyond, resulting in LMA Consulting's growth and success.  I truly appreciate their support, expertise, ideas and feedback.  I would not be [...]

The Value of Strategy Discussions in Fiji

November 11, 2017 I just wrapped up strategy discussions with my global, growth-focused group (of top-notch consultants) in Fiji.  Since we are a group spanning multiple countries from the U.S. to Australia and Japan, we meet in interesting locations throughout the Pacific Rim and western North America.  Interestingly, we [...]

Whole Foods CEO and Conscious Capitalism

John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods, was a keynote speaker at APICS 2017.   Of course, we were all interested because of the recent acquisition by Amazon and what it means for the grocery business.  What is telling is that John Mackey still works at Whole Foods and thought [...]

Results Follow People

Results follow people who put together strategies and successfully implement them. Great tools help, but people are critical to improving your bottom line. Results don’t occur with the latest fads – even with good fads such as lean manufacturing or SIOP (sales, inventory and operations planning) programs. Results don’t [...]

2020-09-25T22:54:34+00:00June 30, 2016|Categories: Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

What Does it Take to Have a Real Team?

Build successful teams that are cohesive and self-improving. It's rare for significant results to be achieved by individuals in today's economy; teams have substantially greater success. What do good ones have in common? One clear purpose - Typically, a team has one purpose since it's formed specifically for that [...]

2020-09-30T11:47:00+00:00August 27, 2013|Categories: Financial, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |

Overloaded Project Manager? Here are 8 Simple Tips to Help!

Successful project management needs to start with an objective, get the right team in place and aggressively anticipate and manage roadblocks.Published in "Project Times" website, September, 2012Click here for original article. Do you sit in project meetings? How about develop project plans? Report out to executives or board members? [...]

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