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Proactively Managing Cost & Service with Material Planning Best Practices

Since the pandemic, it has been a constant battle to ensure material availability, let alone to proactively manage cost and service. Even the most proactive and successful clients have experienced brief shortages of key materials and extended lead-times. The rest have been plagued with these issues.

What Is S&OP (also known as SIOP) & Why Should We Care?

We are thrilled to introduce our S&OP webpage with everything you need to know about Sales and Operations Planning (also known as SIOP, Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning or IBP, Integrated Business Planning). You'll find sections: What is S&OP? How do you benefit from SIOP? Why implement SIOP? Client [...]

Proactive Planning to Grow & Scale

According to FactSet Insight, revenue growth is predicted at 7.5% for 2022 which is substantial when considering it is following record-breaking growth in 2021. Clients and colleagues are seeing record increases in sales revenues and pricing.

What is S&OP?

“S&OP” stands for Sales and Operations Planning. Depending on the industry or organization, you may also hear it referred to as “SIOP” or Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning (SIOP). Sometimes, it is even referred to as “IBP” or Integrated Business Planning. Typically, they mean the same thing.

Importance of External Relationships in the Supply Chain

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. joins a panel of supply chain experts from the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) Global Supply Chain Special Interest Group to discuss the importance of external relationships in the supply chain.
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When Will the Supply Chain Disruptions End?

Supply chain disruptions will continue throughout 2022. In fact, we need to accept that supply chain challenges will be commonplace in the next normal. Each link in the supply chain will continue to blame the others while the end-to-end supply chain will only be as strong as its weakest link. Manufacturers will continue to experience shortages of materials and labor while prices escalate.

Prescient Strategy & Manufacturing Resilience Using SIOP (S&OP)

To thrive post COVID, manufacturing resilience will be cornerstone. Customers expect personalization, customization, and rapid deliveries without disruption, and they will change suppliers, substitute products and do whatever is required to satisfy their customers or get what's needed. For example, although the preference is for online purchasing, consumers will return to stores to ensure quick, reliable supply of critical items.

Re-shoring/ Near-shoring & My Interview on Bloomberg TV

One of the strategies to better plan for the future so you aren't caught up in what appears to be a never-ending supply chain debacle is to reevaluate your manufacturing and supply chain footprint. Should you re-shore? Near-shore? Partner with suppliers in the region?

Commercial Baking: Sounding the Alarm on Supply Chain: Industry Execs Weigh in on Chip Shortage

"Working with manufacturers in multiple industries, it's quite clear with we're all competing for many of the same materials, including computer chips and microchips said Lisa Anderson, supply chain consultant and president of LMA Consulting.

Manufacturing Expert, Lisa Anderson, Advises Mid-Year Supply Chain Review

As originally published on ExpertClick Claremont, CA Thursday, July 29, 2021 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., advises manufacturers and distributors to take a 360° mid-year review of their supply chains. LMA Consulting Group works with manufacturers and distributors [...]

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