Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., www.lma-consultinggroup.com, is a senior supply chain and operations executive and management consultant. To sign up for her free monthly newsletter containing tips and techniques for improving business performance, click here. She can be reached at 909-630-3943 or landerson@lma-consultinggroup.com

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4 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. This philosophy originated, largely, at Toyota and is used to better align customer needs with manufacturing operations. The challenge with lean is that, despite its attraction to many executives who want to cut costs and increase productivity, a lean process...

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How Project Management Tackles Supply Chain Complexity

Supply chains continue to increase in complexity. I’ve observed this firsthand from managing hundreds of projects in manufacturing organizations over the last 25 years, including navigating end-to-end supply chain. Being able to effectively manage this complexity is essential to achieve important business objectives–growth and profitability. For starters, you want to identify the factors that contribute...

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5 Best Practices for Managing Manufacturing Projects

Projects abound for manufacturers. There’s no doubt that manufacturing is growing, supply chains are becoming more complex, requirements are popping out of the woodwork, and the most successful way to navigate these waters is to design and execute projects flawlessly. Thus, manufacturers must become adept at managing projects to make sure that the results follow....

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How to Keep Your Team’s Morale Up During Change

  Change is the only constant! Dramatic growth is commonplace. Companies are looking for opportunities to improve margins, accelerate cash flow and cut costs. Only those companies that change will endure. And only those teams that embrace change, and the leaders who engage people around change initiatives will thrive. The others will be left in...

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