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Supply Chain Collaboration & VMI to Get Ahead of Economic Challenges

Manufacturers are experiencing continued inflationary pressures threatening customer service and profit margins with record-breaking price increases and lack of material availability.  To add fuel to the fire, they are also starting to worry about preparing for a potential recession.

ERP & Related Technology to Manage High Complexity with High OTIF Levels

If there is one thing in common with every client (big or small) in the current business environment which is characterized by significant volatility and uncertainty, it is the increased level of complexity of supply chains. As the old saying goes, you are only as strong as your weakest [...]

Replenishment Planning Best Practices to Improve Service Levels, Logistics Efficiencies, and Inventory Turns

Improving OTIF and Reducing Cost and Inventory Every client wants to support growth goals while improving service levels (OTIF, on-time-in-full), operational efficiencies and inventory turns. These are timeless objectives for every planner. During the pandemic, the priorities shifted to service levels because clients struggled to keep up with dramatic [...]

Proactively Addressing Global Events to Grow Market Share & Ensure Seamless Customer Service Using S&OP

Because we have gone global and live in an interconnected world, events around the world disrupt the global supply chain and impact local customers. Whether its the shutdowns in Shanghai due to the pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war, concerns about port delays due to the upcoming union negotiations at the [...]

Why Value Added Service Matters & an Eco Tour of Catalina

The new driver went over and beyond to make our trip extra special since we had to wait a few hours. He took us to places he doesn't usually go, made sure that we got airport cookies (a "thing" in Catalina) even though the staff already clocked out to catch a ride down the hill (and so gave them to us for free), and generally made it an interesting trip. Value added service mattered!
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SelectHub: What is ERP and How Does It Work? Meaning, History, Features and More

It is important to understand how an ERP system works in that a key benefit is the concept of a single source of information or truth said Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group a Manufacturing & Supply Chain expert.

Adaptability and Resiliency: Trends to Emerge Above and Beyond in 2021

In our eBook Emerging Above & Beyond: 21 Insights for 2021 from Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Technology Executives, many executives discuss the critical importance of adaptability and resiliency. The pandemic kicked off with volatility of customer demand (toilet paper and hand sanitizer were in scarce supply whereas aerospace and [...]

Supply Chain Management Review: When Will “Manufacturing as a Service” Become a Reality?

According to Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., we are witnessing a transformation to maximize the customer experience which will enable profitable, scalable, and dramatic business growth.

CSCMP’s Supply Chain: Lisa Anderson Predicts Manufacturing as a Service to Emerge from Manufacturing Transformation

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., predicts Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) will emerge as a result of that manufacturing transformation that is replacing the more traditional manufacturing model.

Reshoring: Is It All Hype or Action?

Published in Brushware Magazine, September 1, 2020 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 [...]

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