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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 [...]

The Vaccine and the Supply Chain

I was recently interviewed in the media about the coronavirus vaccine and the supply chain. Thus, I took a deep dive into the process and, of course, I am also looking forward to getting back to seeing family, traveling and enjoying a lunch in a restaurant! What I found [...]

Automation or Autonomous?

While leading a panel "Building Resiliency in the Supply Chain" with gurus from Georgia Tech, the leading experts in global logistics and associated research, several intriguing concepts arose. Additionally, my Association for Supply Chain Management group led a series of webinars on "Navigating through Volatility" including discussions with several [...]

JIT Might Not Be What it is Cracked Up to Be?!

Just-in-time might not be what it is cracked up to be! Certainly, the coronavirus impacts should give us reason to question this rule at face value. Are you running so tight that you only have one bin, pallet or small supermarket to keep your facility running? If so, the [...]

Collaboration is NO LONGER a Fluffy Topic

I facilitated an executive panel discussion on “Collaboration for Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Success” with diverse viewpoints from transportation (Ontario airport), manufacturing (AMETEK Ameron), technology for manufacturing and logistics from the global leader in GIS (ESRI), and innovation, incubator and accelerator gurus.  It was a fascinating discussion on [...]

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Will Amazon Pass UPS and FedEx?

According to a CNBC article, Amazon is already delivering half of its packages. It appears that Amazon is on target to pass by FedEx and UPS. They have had distinctly different strategies. FedEx curtailed its contract with Amazon earlier this year, and Amazon just retaliated by not allowing 3rd [...]

Press Release: Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert, Sees Innovation & Collaboration Key to Advanced Manufacturing Success

Originally published on ExpertClick on June 4, 2019 Lisa Anderson, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expert, Sees Innovation & Collaboration Key to Advanced Manufacturing Success Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. identifies innovation as a key driver in advanced manufacturing [...]

Walmart & Costco Moving Towards Farmer-to-Shopping Cart Strategies

March 26, 2019 The squeeze continues. During my Aerospace & Defense speech recently on the Resilient Supply Chain, the concept of vertical integration arose as Boeing and Airbus are expanding and squeezing the middle in a noteworthy fashion. Similarly, according to Journal Star Walmart and Costco are moving to [...]

What do UPS, Shamrock Foods, Amazon & a 3PL Have in Common?

In touring multiple facilities, ranging from package shipments to cold storage food service delivery to the e-commerce behemoth to 3PL organizations, it became clear that as many conversations that take place about labor costs and other daily concerns, the #1 concern across the board is transportation costs. The numbers [...]

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