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What’s Going On with Asia Supply Chains

June 22, 2020 Supply chains are quite tenuous, and China drives the most volume: Coronavirus: Beijing is under a soft lockdown with a surge of virus cases. Although Beijing doesn't impact trade, it is another sign that China vastly under reported previously and it is likely to have a [...]

The Digital Transformation

I’ll be talking more and more about the digital transformation as it will impact every client in a substantial way. Recently I met with a significant, regional CPA firm’s manufacturing and technology experts. We saved time to discuss thought leadership ideas which of course crossed over into the digital [...]

Think Twice About Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

My recent episode from my new video series related to “What’s Happening?” in manufacturing and supply chain addresses reevaluating production outside of the U.S. There has been a lot of activity lately impacting sourcing decisions. Just consider the new phase 1 trade deal with China, offset by a very [...]

A Regional Approach Helps Supply Chains Weather Trade Disruption

Published in SupplyChainDive on Feb. 13, 2020 "As manufacturers realize what can be achieved with technology such as AI, IoT, robotics, and additive manufacturing, they are sourcing manufacturing closer to the customer to create a customer experience advantage (rapid customization and delivery) with a lower cost base," comments said [...]

2020-11-15T03:55:13+00:00February 13, 2020|Categories: In The News, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , , |

Future-proofing Your Supply Chain

Disruptions abound in supply chain circles. Just consider any of the following recent events: the tariff war, global unrest, the Coronavirus, natural disasters such as the volcano in the Philippines, the Hong Kong protests and more. We have never had a client that could claim that 100% of the [...]

Supply Chain Strategy: Modernization tips from Lisa Anderson

Published in Ratelinx on Jan. 20, 2020 “The process may be familiar, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. The first step should be getting a clear picture of your current supply chain” notes Lisa Anderson president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. and manufacturing expert [...]

2020-11-14T16:31:26+00:00January 20, 2020|Categories: In The News, Logistics, Supply Chain, 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 [...]

Knee Deep in Options

Published in Manufacturing Today on July 21, 2017 Seventy percent of manufacturing and distribution executives think near-sourcing strategies will increase in the next five years, according to LMA Consulting Group’s proprietary research study on outsourcing, insourcing and near-sourcing.  This is a reversal of prior trends towards outsourcing.  In our [...]

Samsung Expanding Manufacturing in the U.S.

July 12, 2017 Samsung announced that it is expanding manufacturing operations and its commitment to American consumers, engineers and innovators.  They are putting money where their mouth is by investing $380 million with the plan to hire 1,000 workers for this new state-of-the-art facility that will manufacture appliances.  This [...]

Rethinking Sourcing

Published in Supply Chain World on June 28, 2017 Seventy percent of manufacturing and distribution executives think near-sourcing strategies will increase in the next five years, according to LMA Consulting Group’s proprietary research study on outsourcing, insourcing and near-sourcing. This is a reversal of prior trends towards outsourcing. In [...]

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