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Are Americans Willing to Pay More for Products Made in the U.S.A.?

According to a survey by FTI Consulting, 78% of survey respondents said they'd be willing to pay more for the products if the company that made them moved production out of China. Certainly, it depends on how much more, but we've seen a transition in the commentary of the value of reshoring. [...]

SIOP: The Key to Scaling Successfully

According to an informal survey of manufacturers, distributors and healthcare executives, the #1 issue that is top of mind is how to scale successfully. Our clients are growing. For example, those in the building and construction products industry are experiencing significant growth fueled by the pandemic; those in e-commerce [...]

Why the Supply Chain is Strategic & the Backlog of Ships at the Ports

Everyone is talking about the backlog of ships at the ports and when it will be resolved, but is that the right question? NO! Of course we will eventually resolve the current backlog; however, there are continual disruptions in the extended supply chain, and so who knows what disruption will be next. [...]

Will E-Commerce & Logistics Surge Taper Off?

E-commerce is on fire and has sped forward 10 years within the last year. There are no signs of it slowing down. In fact, it appears that consumers have changed buying patterns and aren't going back. Similarly, B2B has seen an increase in drop shipments, and it continues to [...]

2021-02-23T17:56:22+00:00February 22, 2021|Categories: e-Commerce, Logistics|Tags: , , , , |

The Massive Congestion at the SoCal Ports & Implications

There is massive congestion at the L.A. and Long Beach ports. The latest figures from the Journal of Commerce shows 63 container ships in the harbor (34 awaiting berths and 29 at the berths). Terminals are full and dwell times have doubled. The situation isn't good, and manufacturers, distributors [...]

15 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., was named one of the supply chain experts who is eager to share insights and advice.
2021-02-22T18:22:34+00:00October 19, 2020|Categories: In The News, Logistics, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , |

Distributors Face Many Options As Customer E-Commerce Habits Accelerate

Published in ACHR on Sept. 11, 2020 “They’ve been forced into trying out new buying behaviors, and then they’re keeping the ones they like” comments Lisa Anderson, founder and president of LMA Consulting Group, which specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation, comments Lisa Anderson, founder and [...]

Should We Be Reshoring?

Are you thinking about your product supply strategy? You certainly should be! I was asked to talk on Bloomberg’s “What’d You Miss?” about reshoring since it is a hot topic in the news. I was also on a webinar with other CEOs and thought leaders recently about the Future [...]

My Favorite Pre-COVID Travel Destination & Travel During Lockdown

July 13, 2020 As my long-term newsletter subscribers know, I enjoy traveling. Of course, during lockdown, I haven't even gone to visit my Mom in Arizona since you never know what unintended germs you might bring along for the ride. Thus, I thought I'd go back to my favorite [...]

2020-10-13T00:48:47+00:00July 27, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What’s Going on in Logistics & the Upcoming E-commerce & Logistics Summit

July 19, 2020 The most recent webinar in our APICS Inland Empire webinar series featured Frank Moullet from Shamrock Foods talking about distribution, food service and how they've navigated through COVID-19. We had an engaging discussion on how they made a sharp right turn pivot early on and [...]

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