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Industry 4.0 & Why People Are Even More Important

The more technology we use, the more we need a high level of engagement with people. As John Naisbitt, the preeminent social forecaster of our time and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Megatrends, said, "High tech. High touch." He was absolutely correct. The more [...]
2021-03-03T22:45:35+00:00February 24, 2021|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Which Technologies are Gaining Momentum in Supply Chain?

The technological transformation is occurring at an unprecedented pace. What was expected to happen by 2035 is in process now. Industry 4.0 has taken manufacturing and supply chain by storm. Executives are realizing that they must upgrade their technological infrastructure to thrive in 2021. Which technologies are gaining momentum [...]

Collaborative Partnerships & Creating Resiliency

As we see which companies emerge stronger from COVID, it is becoming apparent that those with a resilient supply chain and strong supply chain partnerships thrive while the rest are coming out in a weakened state. Of course, the situation has not stayed the same - those constantly changing [...]

Digital is Key to Manufacturing in 2021

As I wrote in this month's Brushware magazine (page 20), manufacturing is trending to digital. We were already on this path the last few years, and it accelerated 5 fold during COVID. According to the Hackett Group, 77% of companies have strengthened their commitments to digital transformation [...]

The Prominence of Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Technology

Although much is in doubt as we go into 2021, there is one area that is certain. Manufacturing, supply chain and technology will be prominent, essential and progressive. According to Bloomberg, an Institute for Supply Management gauge of factory activity unexpectedly increased to 60.7 from 57.5. To support vaccine [...]

Manufacturers Trending to Digital

Published in Brushware Magazine, December 31, 2020 According to the Hackett Group, 77% of companies have strengthened their commitment to digital transformation due to the COVID crisis. In fact, they are not only strengthening their commitment, but the pace of adoption is increasing. A McKinsey survey found that the [...]

Pivotal Year for Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Although I meant this phrase in reference to 2020, there is no doubt 2021 will also be a pivotal year for manufacturing and supply chain. The pandemic created significant disruption yet it also created VAST opportunities for those already prepared and/or resilient and innovative. Customers [...]

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing Expert and President of LMA Consulting Looks Back at 2020

CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – December 30, 2020 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., looks back at 2020 and recognizes a pivotal year for manufacturing and the supply chain.  The pandemic caused considerable disruption for manufacturers and their supply chains.  [...]

Case Study: Overloaded with Data Issues?

Even the best of clients have all sorts of data issues. It is actually quite surprising how this issue runs across industries, company sizes and types of ownership. So, what should we do about it? Let's talk through a client example and the successful path forward. Situation Although quite [...]

2020-12-17T22:47:02+00:00December 1, 2020|Categories: Innovation, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing Expert and President of LMA Consulting Considers Sustainability Integral with Smart Manufacturing

CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – November 30, 2020 –  Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert,  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., is seeing manufacturers embrace Smart Manufacturing with a sustainable approach.  Not only are manufacturers embracing the use of AI and other technologies, but they are also [...]

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