Written Testimonials


Bottom Line Results


Pragmatic & Big Picture
"Lisa is a consummate professional, supply chain subject matter expert, exceptionally well connected, pragmatic and never loses sight of the big picture. She always adds value to the conversation."
Chris Riley
Consumer Product Group Strategist & Operating Executive, PepsiCo
Qualitative & Quantitative Results
"We achieved quantitative and qualitative results within 6 months! Lisa successfully partnered with our team to implement SIOP/MPS process. She is responsive, prepared and ready to make progress at every juncture."
Bob Ellithorpe
General Manager Aerospace Dynamics International
Partnered for ERP Success
"Lisa advised us in the compilation, selection and launch of a new ERP system. Her depth of knowledge and experience were very beneficial, and she is a professional, dependable and easy to work with!"
Laura Salvatore-Goike
Director of Finance & Human Resources, QC Manufacturing
Mentoring for Growth
"Lisa's guidance and encouragement have allowed me to grow my own business. She is a trusted professional, mentor and leader!"
 
Diane Garcia
Principal, Lorraine Consulting Inc.
Valuable Advisor on VMI
"Lisa provided valuable insights, advice and real-life considerations for implementing and using VMI software and services solutions. It was just the verification we needed for the VMI niche market. "
Senior Associate
Client Firm
Value-Add in ERP Selection
"We were happy with her recommendations and the outcome of our ERP selection project! Lisa is well-versed in the latest software packages and implementation strategies."
 
Douglas Roy
Director Finance, ESL Power Systems
Exactly What We Needed for ERP Selection
"Lisa is exactly what we needed as a start-up company. Lisa is a professional, with a broad expertise, and a strong, “down-to-earth” leadership style, enabling her to develop an aggressive yet realistic approach while keeping us on track."
Kirk Shockley
VP Operations, Enevate
Delivers Sustainable Results
"Lisa is a highly experienced supply chain professional with a deep understanding of operations who has demonstrated her ability to maintain focus and deliver sustainable results."
 
Paul Hainsworth
President, Rhodin
Adds Value with Change
"Lisa not only ensures that the supply chain and its supporting ERP and properly integrated – but equally important – she sees the BIG PICTURE. She is expert in implementing change and adding value."
Michael Koeppel
President, Lakelet Acquisition Corporation
ERP Upgrade
"Lisa enabled us to determine what was relevant in order to facilitate a first-rate system upgrade. She has a great work ethic, provides expert guidance and is committed to detail! "
 
Dan Vest
Co-owner, Midpoint Bearing
Intuitive and Methodical
"Lisa has a way of looking at processes that is intuitive and methodical. She streamlines operational processes and improves business flows with outstanding results."
Anne Pollard
Supply Chain Manager, Castle Metals Aerospace
Simplifies the Complex
"Lisa simplified the complex and designed workable solutions that met our needs. She has process discipline and vision combined with agility. "
Arthur Roux
IS Manager, CR Laurence
Excels at Implementing Change
"Lisa is adept at finding hidden opportunities for improvement and excels at implementing change to deliver bottom line results. We accelerated cash flow and passed 1st year Sarbanes-Oxley audit."
Jill Miller
Director of Supply Chain, Castle Metals Aerospace
Big Picture Design
"Lisa sees the big picture design for leveraging technology to increase the value of the business. She also has the vision to see future impediments to success to avoid them months ahead of the experts."
Vicki Jeter
Director of IT, International Aluminum
ERP Turnaround Vital to Success
"Lisa has a unique combination of big-picture perspective, with hands-on ability to implement change vital to the function of our enterprise. We went from suffering with manual work-arounds to succeeding with a fully-integrated business system."
 
Sheila Peyraud
Vice President, Donaldson
Change and Culture Navigator
"Lisa's guidance, hands-on coaching and patience with deep-seated systemic and cultural issues was invaluable, simultaneously acting as a change agent and sponsor as necessary to resolve a long-standing bottleneck and improve customer service."
Kelly Ford
General Manager, Esterline Mason
Unique Ability to Solve Complex Issues
"Lisa has a unique ability to resolve complex issues. She has a great problem-solving ability, coupled with innovative and creative thinking that yields bottom line results."
Rich Beu
President, PPI
Expert at Untangling Challenges
"Lisa's input was critical in determining our path forward for operational improvement. She is expert at untangling difficult challenges."
Dan McFeeley
General Manager, Esterline Mason
Rare Combination of Big Picture and Detail
"Lisa is very detailed oriented but also has the ability to keep her eye on the “big picture”. Her knowledge and experience in all facets of supply chain management are exemplary. She exceeds her clients' expectations and delivers measurable, bottom line results."
Sara Cohen
Corporate Supply Chain Manager, PaperPak Industries
Asks Insightful Questions
"Lisa asks more questions than the client knows to ask or can bring to bear. Knowing what to ask is not the same as knowing what to do or how to do it; when collaboration and communications are key to you and your client success, Lisa is your partner."
Gerry Poe
Principal, Santa Clarita Consultants
Proven Leader
"In terms of every element of operations and systems, Lisa was instrumental in getting us on the right path and moving forward. She is relentless about finding the right solution, the best way of providing solutions, and then continuously improving them, and it does not have to be her initial idea!"
Mike Brown
CEO, PaperPak
Brings Teams Together for Success
"Lisa successfully works across organizational lines to bring people together and bring significant projects to fruition. She articulates a clear vision and has a disciplined and organized approach to keep projects moving forward through many obstacles."
Jim Cenname
President, International Aluminum
Thinking Several Steps Ahead
"Lisa is extremely thorough and has the ability to think several steps ahead and provide solutions to complex issues. Lisa is a creative thinker, presents several options and courses of action and enhances the value on any project."
Mike Zundel
President, Transtar Metals
Partner for Results
"In my 42 years in the business, Lisa is one of the most professional, dedicated and brightest people I have every worked with. In fact, she would be one of the few people that I would be honored to be asked to be part of her team."
Jack Middlebrooks
Executive VP, Transtar Metals
Influence Leadership Brings Results
"Lisa brought real results to the bottom line. She also works well with people and demonstrates exceptional influence leadership on any project she undertakes."
 
Jolene Myers
CFO, Transtar Metals
Integral to Company Success
"Lisa was integral to company success - increasing inventory turns and cash flow, standardization of inventory procedures which enabled first year implementation of SOX, and increased customer satisfaction through JIT inventory control."
K Means
Controller, Transtar Metals
Enables Individual Contribution
"Lisa has a broad-based knowledge of global business and enables cooperation of people across disciplines. How nice to work with someone that can respectfully challenge the creative thought process and at the same time enable individual knowledge expansion. "
K Means
CFO, Coast Plating
Smart Solutions for Complex Issues
"Lisa is an incredibly focused business professional. I have had the pleasure of working with her during complex company mergers and with the start-up of my own business. She takes the time to analyze the issues and find smart solutions that work well across organizational lines."
Ann Tatoian
Principal, ATNV
SIOP Success
“Lisa helped us not only dramatically increase service levels and bring our #1 customer back into the “good” zone but also lift margins, project inventory and cash requirements and increase employee engagement with SIOP”.
Liz Cruz
Supply Chain Manager, Esterline Mason
Guided us in Achieving a Monumental Feat
"Lisa helped us achieve a monumental feat - dramatically and strategically reducing inventory in key areas while not affecting delivery to customers. Lisa is top notch in her field."
 
Todd Stanton
Supply Chain Manager, US Aluminum
Business Acumen Bar None
"Of all the users I've worked with in the past 10 years as a systems application programmer and consultant, Lisa is the top one. She has an incredible knowledge of the business and picks up concepts quickly. The project wouldn't have gone smoothly without her."
Vickie Chin
Senior Programmer/ Analyst, International Aluminum
Respected and Trusted Business Partner
"Lisa earned respect and trust by consistently leading by example in, work ethic, meeting goals, objectives, timelines, and skill development. She was instrumental in creating a strong team from a diverse group of people."
 
Bill Weber
Director of Purchasing, PaperPak
Instrumental in Company Turnaround
"I deeply respect and admire Lisa's work ethic and tenacity in managing the manufacturing and engineering arms of a business that was undergoing great deal of change and turmoil. She is one of the primary reasons PaperPak is thriving today."
 
Keith White
Director of R&D, Procter and Gamble
Customer Collaboration Brings a Home Run
"Lisa successfully led numerous initiatives that reduced inventories while improving service levels so effectively that we won “Vendor of the Year” honors from our largest customer. She is a true team player with great focus, tenacity and a mentor to those around her."
Paul Dearing
Director of IT, PaperPak
Great Mentor and Leader
"I've had the pleasure of working with Lisa for many years. She improved the customer experience while accelerating cash flow and improving margins. She has been a great mentor and leader."

Liz Cruz
Director of Supply Chain, PaperPak
Tireless in Pursuit of Objectives
"I found Lisa to be committed and competent; results oriented and tireless in pursuit of the optimum solution for the near and long-term objectives of daily challenges. Lisa will deliver what she promises."
 
Marge Wickens
Warehouse & Transportation Manager, Coca-Cola Enterprises
Empowers People in Company Turnaround
"Lisa led her team to achieve annual savings of over $2 million through new product initiatives, inventory reductions and freight savings. She has a systematic approach to problem solving and empowers individuals and teams to deliver timely results."
 
Debra Daniels
Director of HR, PaperPak
Mentoring for Professional Success
"Lisa helped me develop my leadership and project planning skills. These skills were integral to achieving a 62% reduction in consumer noticeable defects which was a critical part of the foundation required to support our aggressive sales growth plans."
Brenda Roberson-Brown
Director Quality, PaperPak
Customer Service: Going the Extra Mile
"Lisa is the epitome of professionalism and knowledge. In just speaking with her, you get a clear sense of her conviction, scope of understanding and willingness to go the extra mile. You cannot go wrong with Lisa."
 
Tammi Brannan
Principal, Instinctive Life
Expert & Great Writer
"Lisa is an outstanding supply change management expert and project management author. I've been following her since I started reading her articles at ProjectTimes, and she is a great writer. I especially love her articles on professional skills required for project success."
Angel Berniz
Digital Transformation Manager, Minsait
Gives Back to Students
"Lisa created the case for the APICS Southwest District Student Case Competition. She not only created the case study, but also presented it admirably to the students and answered questions in a brief yet thorough way. She was a delight to work with!"
Ellen Kane
Executive Council, APICS-Southwest District
Right-Sized Supply Chain Network
"Lisa assessed and right-sized our US and Canadian distribution networks to maximize service while reducing inventory and increasing margins"
 
Mike Brown
CEO, PaperPak
WMS Success
"We partnered to design and roll out WMS to improve our warehouse flow, increase efficiencies and provide exceptional service to our customers"
 
Jim Maguire
Logistics Manager, PaperPak Products
Inventory Accuracy Turnaround
"With Lisa's assistance, we went from tracking inventory accuracy by counting as we got to our last piece of metal to a fully functional cycle count program with root cause analysis and accuracies in the high 90%'s."
Jill Miller
Director of Supply Chain, Transtar Metals

Advisory/ Mentoring/ Leadership


Lisa's Expertise Has Been an Inspiration
"Lisa's guidance and encouragement have allowed me to grow my own business. She is a trusted professional, mentor and leader!"
 
Diane Garcia
Principal, Lorraine Consulting Inc.
Valuable Advisor on VMI
"Lisa provided valuable insights, advice and real-life considerations for implementing and using VMI software and services solutions. It was just the verification we needed for the VMI niche market."
Senior Associate
Client Firm
Brings Teams Together for Success
"Lisa successfully works across organizational lines to bring people together and bring significant projects to fruition. She articulates a clear vision and has a disciplined and organized approach to keep projects moving forward through many obstacles."
Jim Cenname
President, International Aluminum
Exactly What We Needed for ERP Selection
"Lisa is exactly what we needed as a start-up company. Lisa is a professional, with a broad expertise, and a strong, “down-to-earth” leadership style, enabling her to develop an aggressive yet realistic approach while keeping us on track."
 
Kirk Shockley
VP Operations, Enevate
Influence Leadership Brings Results
"Lisa brought real results to the bottom line. She also works well with people and demonstrates exceptional influence leadership on any project she undertakes."

 
Jolene Myers
CFO, Transtar Metals
Enables Individual Contribution
"Lisa has a broad-based knowledge of global business and enables cooperation of people across disciplines. How nice to work with someone that can respectfully challenge the creative thought process and at the same time enable individual knowledge expansion."
K Means
CFO, Coast Plating
Proven Leader
"In terms of every element of operations and systems, Lisa was instrumental in getting us on the right path and moving forward. She is relentless about finding the right solution, the best way of providing solutions, and then continuously improving them, and it does not have to be her initial idea!"
Mike Brown
CEO, PaperPak
Respected and Trusted Business Partner
"Lisa earned respect and trust by consistently leading by example in, work ethic, meeting goals, objectives, timelines, and skill development. She was instrumental in creating a strong team from a diverse group of people."
 
Bill Weber
Director of Purchasing, PaperPak
Great Mentor and Leader
"I've had the pleasure of working with Lisa for many years. She improved the customer experience while accelerating cash flow and improving margins. She has been a great mentor and leader."
Liz Cruz
Director of Supply Chain, PaperPak
Empowers People in Company Turnaround
"Lisa led her team to achieve annual savings of over $2 million through new product initiatives, inventory reductions and freight savings. She has a systematic approach to problem solving and empowers individuals and teams to deliver timely results."
Debra Daniels
Director of HR, PaperPak
Mentoring for Professional Success
"Lisa helped me develop my leadership and project planning skills. These skills were integral to achieving a 62% reduction in consumer noticeable defects which was a critical part of the foundation required to support our aggressive sales growth plans."
Brenda Roberson-Brown
Director Quality, PaperPak
Gives Back to Students
"Lisa created the case for the APICS Southwest District Student Case Competition. She not only created the case study, but also presented it admirably to the students and answered questions in a brief yet thorough way. She was a delight to work with!"
Ellen Kane
Executive Council, APICS-Southwest District

Simplifying the Complex


Simplifies the Complex
"Lisa simplified the complex and designed workable solutions that met our needs. She has process discipline and vision combined with agility. "
Arthur Roux
IS Manager, CR Laurence
Unique Ability to Solve Complex Issues
"Lisa has a unique ability to resolve complex issues. She has a great problem-solving ability, coupled with innovative and creative thinking that yields bottom line results."
Rich Beu
President, PPI
Expert at Untangling Challenges
"Lisa's input was critical in determining our path forward for operational improvement. She is expert at untangling difficult challenges."
 
Dan McFeeley
General Manager, Esterline Mason
Thinking Several Steps Ahead
"Lisa is extremely thorough and has the ability to think several steps ahead and provide solutions to complex issues. Lisa is a creative thinker, presents several options and courses of action and enhances the value on any project."
Mike Zundel
President, Transtar Metals
Smart Solutions for Complex Issues
"Lisa is an incredibly focused business professional. I have had the pleasure of working with her during complex company mergers and with the start-up of my own business. She takes the time to analyze the issues and find smart solutions that work well across organizational lines."
Ann Tatoian
Principal, ATNV
Makes the Complex Understandable
"Lisa has an uncommon ability to make complex topics very understandable and relevant to folks from across the spectrum of industries. She is full of fresh, new ideas, intriguing perspectives and talks about trends in the marketplace."
 
Scott Luton
Managing Partner, Talent Stream

Navigating Change


Adds Value with Change
"Lisa not only ensures that the supply chain and its supporting ERP and properly integrated – but equally important – she sees the BIG PICTURE. She is expert in implementing change and adding value."
Michael Koeppel
President, Lakelet Acquisition Corporation
Excels at Implementing Change
"Lisa is adept at finding hidden opportunities for improvement and excels at implementing change to deliver bottom line results. We accelerated cash flow and passed 1st year Sarbanes-Oxley audit."
Jill Miller
Director of Supply Chain, Castle Metals Aerospace
Change and Culture Navigator
"Lisa's guidance, hands-on coaching and patience with deep-seated systemic and cultural issues was invaluable, simultaneously acting as a change agent and sponsor as necessary to resolve a long-standing bottleneck and improve customer service."
Kelly Ford
General Manager, Esterline Mason
Brings Teams Together for Success
"Lisa successfully works across organizational lines to bring people together and bring significant projects to fruition. She articulates a clear vision and has a disciplined and organized approach to keep projects moving forward through many obstacles."
Jim Cenname
President, International Aluminum
Instrumental in Company Turnaround
"I deeply respect and admire Lisa's work ethic and tenacity in managing the manufacturing and engineering arms of a business that was undergoing great deal of change and turmoil. She is one of the primary reasons PaperPak is thriving today."
Keith White
Director of R&D, Procter and Gamble
ERP Turnaround Vital to Success
"Lisa has a unique combination of big-picture perspective, with hands-on ability to implement change vital to the function of our enterprise. We went from suffering with manual work-arounds to succeeding with a fully-integrated business system."
Sheila Peyraud
Vice President, Donaldson

The Strategic View


Pragmatic & Big Picture
"Lisa is a consummate professional, supply chain subject matter expert, exceptionally well connected, pragmatic and never loses sight of the big picture. She always adds value to the conversation."
Chris Riley
Consumer Product Group Strategist & Operating Executive, PepsiCo
Big Picture Design
"Lisa sees the big picture design for leveraging technology to increase the value of the business. She also has the vision to see future impediments to success to avoid them months ahead of the experts."
Vicki Jeter
Director of IT, International Aluminum
ERP Turnaround Vital to Success
"Lisa has a unique combination of big-picture perspective, with hands-on ability to implement change vital to the function of our enterprise. We went from suffering with manual work-arounds to succeeding with a fully-integrated business system."
Sheila Peyraud
Vice President, Donaldson
Thinking Several Steps Ahead
"Lisa is extremely thorough and has the ability to think several steps ahead and provide solutions to complex issues. Lisa is a creative thinker, presents several options and courses of action and enhances the value on any project."
Mike Zundel
President, Transtar Metals
Rare Combination of Big Picture and Detail
"Lisa is very detailed oriented but also has the ability to keep her eye on the “big picture”. Her knowledge and experience in all facets of supply chain management are exemplary. She exceeds her clients' expectations and delivers measurable, bottom line results."
Sara Cohen
Corporate Supply Chain Manager, PaperPak Industries
Right-Sized Supply Chain Network
"Lisa assessed and right-sized our US and Canadian distribution networks to maximize service while reducing inventory and increasing margins"
 
 
Mike Brown
CEO, PaperPak

ERP/ Technology Success


Partnered for ERP Success
"Lisa advised us in the compilation, selection and launch of a new ERP system. Her depth of knowledge and experience were very beneficial, and she is a professional, dependable and easy to work with!"
Laura Salvatore-Goike
Director of Finance & Human Resources, QC Manufacturing
Value-Add in ERP Selection
"We were happy with her recommendations and the outcome of our ERP selection project! Lisa is well-versed in the latest software packages and implementation strategies."
 
Douglas Roy
Douglas Roy
Exactly What We Needed for ERP Selection
"Lisa is exactly what we needed as a start-up company. Lisa is a professional, with a broad expertise, and a strong, “down-to-earth” leadership style, enabling her to develop an aggressive yet realistic approach while keeping us on track."
Kirk Shockley
VP Operations, Enevate
ERP Upgrade
"Lisa enabled us to determine what was relevant in order to facilitate a first-rate system upgrade. She has a great work ethic, provides expert guidance and is committed to detail! "
 
Dan Vest
Co-owner, Midpoint Bearing
ERP Turnaround Vital to Success
"Lisa has a unique combination of big-picture perspective, with hands-on ability to implement change vital to the function of our enterprise. We went from suffering with manual work-arounds to succeeding with a fully-integrated business system."
Sheila Peyraud
Vice President, Donaldson
Big Picture Design
"Lisa sees the big picture design for leveraging technology to increase the value of the business. She also has the vision to see future impediments to success to avoid them months ahead of the experts."
Vicki Jeter
Director of IT, International Aluminum

Speaking


Moderated Great Panel Discussion
"I attended the CEO Summit, and Lisa moderated a great panel on Leveraging your Supply Chain for Growth and Profitability. She assembled an excellent panel of cross functional experts who shared expertise and insights, providing value to the CEOs in attendance."
Cindi Mullane
Senior Director Supply Chain & Operations, Feit Electric
Led Workshop with Practical Take-aways
"Lisa conducted a wonderful workshop for Brandman University and the Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce focusing on principles of “The Amazon Effect”. It was relevant, engaging and the small business owners walked away with practical tips."
 
Nick Lacy
Director, Brandman University
Great Presentation with Focus on Bottom Line
"Our American Society for Quality chapter routinely has black belt level improvement experts describe inventory as waste but rarely explain inventory. Lisa did just that with a passionate, detailed analysis of inventory and its impact on the bottom line."
Michael Slavinski
President, L&M Machining Center
President, L&M Machining Center
"Lisa has an uncommon ability to make complex topics very understandable and relevant to folks from across the spectrum of industries. She is full of fresh, new ideas, intriguing perspectives and talks about trends in the marketplace."
Scott Luton
Managing Partner, Talent Stream
Speaker of Substance and Value
"Lisa spoke at Seminar 1 and provided pragmatic take-aways to improve operations in the workplace. I recommend Lisa as a class “A” speaker of substance and value."
Michael Walsh
President, QSG Lean Six Sigma Associates
Demonstrates Expertise with Engaging Style
"Lisa's presentations and training programs at APICS conferences demonstrate both subject matter expertise and an engaging style."
Michael Ford
Principal, TQM Works Consulting
Value-Add Guest Lecturer
"Lisa spoke on supply chain information technologies with students in my Principles of Logistics class at Norco College. She made insightful observations and responded to questions in an understandable way by my most inexperienced students."
Rex Beck
Professor, Logistics Management Norco College
Made It Relatable
"I had the opportunity to attend Lisa's talk on Keys to Program Management Success and found it to be of great value. The real-life examples on how to resolve practical issues helped me understand the importance and application of the concepts."
Rekha Raman
Marketing Communications Manager, LitePoint Corporation
Delivered Great Take-Aways
"I enjoyed your APICS 2013 presentation so much that I purchased a copy of your book"
Phillip Van Dusen
CFO, Southeast Modular
Expertise and Pragmatic Advice
"Great job today! Your presentation is very relevant."                        
Frank Garica
Institute of Management Accountants
Actionable Take-aways
"I very much enjoyed your presentation. The key points you made are so applicable to our current environment and to my company specifically."
Josie Vigil
Director Supply Chain, B. Braun Medical Inc.
Engaging Presenter
"Simply an excellent presentation – bullets, concise, informative."
 
John Aguilar
Business Analyst, Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.
Top Notch Speaker
"Lisa speaks with confidence and authority, connects well with her audience and presents information in an interesting way. We received comments on her practical advice, key take-aways and easy-to-understand style. I have heard many speakers over the years; Lisa is one of the best! I am confident in her ability to deliver relevant content in a meaningful way."
Betsy Hargus
Director of Marketing, Prescient