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Supply Chain Disruption Is NOT Dead Yet

According to the Wall Street Journal, supply chains are back to normal. We do NOT agree. Using a take-off from Monty Python, supply chain disruption is not dead yet.

Austin, It’s Skyline & Manufacturing Hub

I recently went to Austin, TX to speak at the MPO (Medical Product Outsourcing) Summit on reshoring and nearshoring in the medical device industry. While deep diving into the healthcare products/ medtech industry, I took a few days to see the sites of Austin. See below for a few of my favorites including an incredible skyline.

The MacGyver Approach: Leveraging Your Underutilized ERP Asset

Can You More Fully Utilize Your ERP System? Undoubtedly, yes. ERP has always been a core specialty of LMA Consulting, and we have worked with every single client on selecting, utilizing, and upgrading ERP capabilities. In our experience, 100% of clients can more fully utilize their ERP system. Why [...]

Taking Control: Reshoring, Nearshoring, Friendly Shoring & Manufacturing Expansion

The Global State of Affairs The bottom line: It is a mess! What is going on? Unfortunately, there is a lot of volatility, and it will not smooth out anytime soon. For example: Russia/ Ukraine war: The Russia/ Ukraine war rages on and shows signs of escalation. There are [...]

What Are Clients Experiencing in Today’s Business Environment?

Our clients continue to experience an unprecedented level of volatility and complexity. The common themes include: Continued supply chain disruptions: From computer chips to commodities to everyday components/ materials, clients continue to experience shortages and/or extended lead times. Continued challenges in finding people: Whether you are looking for a [...]

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength – Inflation, Deflation, What to Do?

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength - Inflation, Deflation, What to Do?

Upgrade Demand Planning Processes & Software to Navigate Economic Challenges

During times of volatility including inflation and recession, forecasting future sales becomes even more vital than it is during regular business cycles. Emerging from the pandemic, the global markets have experienced rising costs and significant demand. In the U.S. [...]

Getting Ahead of Inflationary and Deflationary Pressures Using S&OP

Because we live in a global, supply chain disrupted world amidst record-breaking prices for food, commodities and oil (and all products dependent on these industries), not only are businesses looking to navigate inflationary pressures, but also deflationary pressures. Inflation can lead to deflation as consumers panic and demand softens.

Interview with Industrial Insights on How SIOP Can Address Business Volatility

Volatility started with the pandemic and has been exacerbated by weather disruptions such as the Texas storms, labor shortages throughout the world, accidents such as the ship that got stuck in the Suez canal, and wars such as the Russia-Ukraine war. The bottom line is that demand volatility is [...]

E-Commerce Times: Piecing Together the Supply Chain Puzzle

"There is an unprecedented volatility and disruption in the end-to-end supply chain,” said Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc.
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