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Leverage Systems for Growth

If you’re riding a wave of growing demand put systems in place that can support the increased workload and not wipe out your goals.Lately I've been talking with many clients and potential clients who are interested in growth. Although rapid growth is exciting, it can also be one of [...]

The Value of CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

I'm in process of teaching my first APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) session, and earlier today I taught a section on CRM.  In addition, I've been helping clients select the "right" ERP system to best meet their business priorities, and CRM has emerged as a top priority.  The [...]

6 Process & Systems Trends for Success

Business processes should evolve as the business climate changes by keeping an eye out for emerging trends and finding opportunities to pull ahead of the competition.As the year rapidly comes to a close, it seems an opportune time to discuss systems and process trends. I find that those clients [...]

Selecting the Right ERP System

For a better return on your investment select the ERP system based on which is most compatible with your business processes vs. technical prowess. ERP systems are not of much value by themselves; however, if you leverage the appropriate functionality to support your business, it can pay back rapidly [...]

2020-10-07T23:53:27+00:00November 25, 2014|Categories: ERP, Process, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Why Upgrade Your ERP System?

With improvements in the economy and increasing customer expectations this may be the right time to upgrade your ERP system software. I've been talking with an increasing number of manufacturers and distributors who are beginning to think about upgrading technology and specifically their ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. Selecting [...]

DIY Competitive Intelligence Can Augment Expert Help

Published in Thomas NetNews on Oct. 1, 2014 Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, Calif.-based LMA Consulting Group Inc., which helps businesses achieve supply chain excellence and improve service levels, says industry trade associations are good places to start competitive intelligence projects, as they have trade data and insights into [...]

2020-11-02T19:31:03+00:00October 1, 2014|Categories: In The News, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Technology|Tags: , |

The Manufacturing Connector – Systems Pragmatist

To achieve significant progress on new organizational processes or systems tackle the fundamental to do list first: understand your current processes to figure out where the opportunities for improvement and systems leverage lie.When I talk about The Manufacturing Connector(SM), I am referring to the comprehensive process to connect the [...]

Data Mining for Dummies

Maneuvering in today’s fast-paced business environment requires actionable information, which data mining provides. Locate your data to make your next strategic move.As I've been putting together a SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning) executive meeting presentation, it made me think about data mining. In this case, there is very [...]

Best of the 100: Systems Pragmatist

Rushing forward without pertinent tools and processes can hinder your business goals. A systems pragmatist will gain traction by strengthening fundamental areas.As I've been going through my hundreds of articles to put together the 100 tips, it's become obvious as to which topics resonated with me as essential to [...]

How to Get a Job in Manufacturing IT

Published in Computerworld on April 16, 2014 Manufacturers are investing in technology and systems that help their efficiency or improve profitability, comments Lisa Anderson, out Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "They want to automate and provide more visibility about orders to [...]

2020-11-02T19:25:51+00:00April 16, 2014|Categories: In The News, Leadership, Manufacturing, Technology|Tags: , , |
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