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West Coast Ports Diminishing Volume

According to the The Journal of Commerce, the West Coast ports are losing volume. The West Coast share of imports coming from Asia is down from 61.1% in 2021 to 58.8% in 2022 while the East Coast and Gulf Coast ports rose. According to the JOC, the ILWU contract negotiations are causing this change although there are concerns about drayage and rail as well.

An update on supply chain challenges, opportunities

Snarled supply chains throughout 2021 had industry hoping 2022 would be smoother, yet analysts said it would last into 2023 or longer. Lisa Anderson offers her insights about how 2023 is looking.

Give Thanks

Although we should always think about giving thanks, it certainly comes to mind more over Thanksgiving week. I would like to thank the LMA team, clients, family, and friends for not only a wonderful year, but also for propping me up when I need it, asking the hard questions, providing support, and much more. It takes a village!

Why Manufacturing Drives Resiliency

The world has all sorts of complications and challenges going on simultaneously: The Russia-Ukraine war is heating up, driving a severe energy shortage in Europe as Russia turned off the gas pipeline. The China-Taiwan tensions continue to gain steam with advanced computer chips at the crux of the conflict. The baby formula challenges carry on with flights [...]

Inflation, Supply Chain Disruption, Fertilizer + Rail

In this episode of Supply Chain Chats, Lisa Anderson talks about impacts of inflation and supply chain disruption in the global supply chain. She uses fertilizer as an example and talks through how inflation and supply chain disruptions are interrelated and walks through the increase in the price of oil and gas to China’s decision to stop exporting to the Russia-Ukraine war and the potential rail strike. [...]

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength – What is Going on in the World with John Tulac

What is Going on in the World with John Tulac

SAC: Profitable Growth Is Still Possible in Inflationary Times

"Our most successful clients are not hiding under a rock and maintaining status quo during these inflationary times," points out Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. and manufacturing expert known for creating supply chain resiliency."

Southern California CEO: Lets Get Real About Supply Chains And World Events

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., sees the effects and consequences of supply chain disruption every day. "You must get in front of the supply chain disruptions" she comments.

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing, SIOP Expert and President of LMA Consulting Gets Real About Supply Chains and World Events

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., sees the effects and consequences of supply chain disruption every day. Despite a slight rebound from the supply chain chaos during the pandemic, world events will continue to threaten the supply chain—the answer: using the S&OP process [...]

QualityDigest: SIOP Expert Suggests Supply Chain Requires 360 Planning

Manufacturing and supply chain expert Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group, predicts supply chain disruptions to continue through 2023. She suggests implementing a sales, inventory, and operations planning (SIOP) or sales and operations planning (S&OP) process to mitigate the swings associated with disruptions.
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