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Reshoring: Is It All Hype or Action?

According to a Thomas survey about COVID-19’s impact on U.S. manufacturing and industrial production, 64% of manufacturers are likely to bring production back to North America. It has gone beyond talk to action. Clients and colleagues are seeing an increase in inquiries related to reshoring and expanding manufacturing capabilities. [...]

Manufacturing Expert, Lisa Anderson, Gauges Last Decade Advancement to Position the Next

Originally published on PR Newswire on January 30, 2020 CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – January 30, 2020 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., reaffirms that advancements in manufacturing during the 2010’s has positioned manufacturing for exponential growth in the 2020’s. [...]

Future-Proofing Your Customers

In thinking about future-proofing your people, it makes sense to start with your customers. Have you thought about future-proofing your customers? The statistics are staggering. According to Outbound Engine, acquiring a new customer can cost five times more than retaining an existing customer. We wouldn't be surprised if the [...]

Should I Upgrade Now or Later?

A Client Question Since we have a simple reorder point system largely in place and we plan to focus on an ERP upgrade in the coming year, should we continue to roll out MRP (material requirements planning) and DRP (distribution requirements planning) or should we just put our efforts [...]

2020-10-07T23:53:25+00:00September 10, 2019|Categories: ERP, Process, Talent, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Why Supplier Management is More Important Than You Think

May 22, 2019 Supplier management has been a theme this week. I taught a CSCP (certified supply chain professional) class session about supplier relationship management and SRM software last night. An attendee had a great example of the impact of poor quality because her company was sending an entire [...]

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 [...]

Let’s Spur Innovation

Last month, I led a manufacturing roundtable on the topic of innovation. Undoubtedly, if we want to be successful over the long-term, we must innovate. Problem solving only gets us back to our standard level of performance. Although necessary, it will not be enough! Instead, to exceed our customers' [...]

28 Expert Opinions Every Business Leader Should Know About Enterprise AI

Published in Savantis on Aug. 6, 2018 “AI and machine learning will have a profound impact over the next few years! For example, instead of following preventative maintenance schedules according to a rolling calendar which is likely to create unnecessary machine downtime while not resolving all of the unexpected [...]

2020-11-08T23:23:34+00:00August 6, 2018|Categories: In The News, Supply Chain, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

People Rule!

Several situations have arisen recently that leads us to plead "choose wisely".  Examples abound on both sides of this topic.  Strong leaders attract top talent.  Weak and command and control leaders keep the weak and those close to retirement (in name only).  That is one of the things we [...]

2020-09-24T12:59:10+00:00June 14, 2018|Categories: Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Should I Move?

Our clients call frequently with questions such as: Should we renew our lease? Should we move to a lower cost area? Should we move to a lower cost state? What considerations should we think about when evaluating our manufacturing and logistics network? Should we outsource? Thus, we thought it [...]

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