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A Ray of Hope with Export

As I participate with the California DEC (district export council) meeting as part of the Inland Empire DEC, I am reminded of the vast opportunity of export. This is especially true during the pandemic as manufacturers innovate to be able to support critical needs in the U.S. and throughout [...]

Leadership As We Emerge from the Pandemic

"Whatever You Are, Be a Good One." - Abraham Lincoln All bets are off. No matter what type of leader you were pre-pandemic, your opportunity is now. Relationships move faster during times of crisis than any other time. Simply become the leader you know you can be. Everyone has [...]

The Economy & Where It Is Headed

April 17, 2020 Since I dressed up for my webinar with Eileen Angulo on "Navigating Coronavirus Impact with our Employees," it seemed a great time to do a quick video for I've Been Thinking on the economy and where we go from here.  One Tip [...]

Are You Drinking From a Fire Hose in Managing Supply Chain Disruption?

April 10, 2020 Every client is experiencing unprecedented disruption! Unfortunately, one had to shutdown since their product is considered non-essential. Most others continue to operate to varying levels. Most manufacturers and distributors are considered critical because they supply defense, the construction/ building industry, the food and beverage industry or [...]

How to tackle a supply chain transformation

Published in TechTarget on Dec. 16, 2019 Stepping back, looking at the big picture and asking the right questions are critical for business leaders who want to transform their end-to-end supply chains, said Lisa Anderson, founder and president at LMA Consulting Group Inc. based in Claremont, Calif. Click here [...]

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 [...]

Have you Thought about Increasing Demand?

If you are reading our newsletter, I have no doubt you are interested in increasing demand. Whether an owner, executive or key player, increasing demand for your products and services has to be top of mind. Let's put it this way. No matter the position of my client (typically [...]

Supply Chain Resiliency: Video Interview on Global Competitiveness

To kick off our supply chain resiliency value series, we are excited to share an interview with Mirna Elnar, CEO Acura Spa Systems Inc. Thanks to Mirna for sharing her expertise on our APICS Inland Empire Executive Panel & Networking Symposium panel! Mirna is responding to a question related [...]

APICS-IE Symposium & Key Take-Aways on GROWTH

May 9, 2018 On my birthday, I thought it only appropriate to talk about two of my favorite topics - scalable, profitable growth (bold customer promises and profits) and the awesome people who make it happen both behind the scenes (like many colleagues) and customer-facing......... Our APICS Inland Empire [...]

APICS Inland Empire Announces Fall Symposium on November 4

Originally published on Expertclick on October 13, 2017 "Leveraging Technology for Supply Chain Success" Offers Practical Insights   CLAREMONT, CA – October 13, 2017  APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is proud to announce the Fall 2017 Networking Symposium and Expert Panel [...]

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