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Paying Attention to Reshoring & USMCA?

July 6, 2020 As supply chain has gained in prominence in the media with the increase in tariffs and the many challenges associated with coronavirus, reshoring has become of keen interest. Surveys are showing it is more than just a passing interest with executives. Instead, it is in [...]

U.S., China Sign Historic Phase One Trade Deal

January 17, 2020 According to the National Association of Manufacturers press release, the U.S and China trade deal is an unprecedented phase one win for manufacturers.  Previously the NAM CEO lamented that "China has proven one of the most troubling markets in the world for manufacturers, due to its [...]

Manufacturing Expert, Lisa Anderson, Confirms Manufacturers Focused on Customer Experience Drivers

Originally published on ExpertClick on December 19, 2019 CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – December 19, 2019 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., confirms that manufacturers are flexible and responsive to changing customer needs and demands. LMA Consulting Group works with [...]

Is Vietnam the New China?

November 15, 2019 Possibly, and "it depends"! China has been moving factories to Vietnam since the early 2000's, and so it is certainly a place to consider. With the tariffs, global uncertainty, rising wages in China and social / political implications, Vietnam can provide a viable alternative especially [...]

Do You Have a Resilient Supply Chain?

There is extreme volatility in today’s end-to-end supply chain.  Are you keeping up with all the changes?  For example, think about the following: Tariffs & trade impacts Data & security breaches The Amazon Effect New technologies such as 3D printing Natural disasters, port strikes and more The Resilient Supply [...]

Manufacturing is On the Move

July 25, 2019 Reshoring was at record levels in 2018! Manufacturers are starting to return as they see the total costs of offshoring combined with the rising costs in China and improved competitiveness of the U.S. According to an Industry Week article by Harry Moser, almost 1400 companies announced [...]

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 [...]

The Global Logistics Landscape

January 29, 2019 In the past two weeks, I attended the CSCMP State of Logistics event, am preparing for the Future of Supply Chain & Logistics reception event as part of the leadership team and have debriefed with LMA Associate, Elizabeth Warren who attended the State of the L.A. [...]

Imports & Exports: Which Companies Dominate? Related Impacts?

May 25, 2018 According to the Journal of Commerce, the U.S. imported double the amount of its exports (measured in TEU). In 2017, imports increased 6% whereas exports increased 1% which is quite an accomplishment since China (the top market for U.S. exports) announced an importation ban last year [...]

70% of Manufacturing Executives State Near-Sourcing Will Increase According to LMA Consulting Group Research

70% of manufacturing executives state near-sourcing will increase according to LMA Consulting Group Research. Originally published on PR Newswire on January 24, 2017 Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, president of LMA Consulting Group, conducted a proprietary research study to better understand outsourcing, near-sourcing and insourcing trends for U. S. – [...]

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