APICS Inland Empire Focuses on ‘Navigating the Global Supply Chain’

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APICS Inland Empire Focuses on ‘Navigating the Global Supply Chain’ at Fall Symposium on October 29 The Fall Executive Panel & Networking Symposium tackles the pay-offs and perils of managing a worldwide supply chain giving attendees from manufacturers and logistics a chance to improve their strategy for managing a global supply chain. The Inland Empire Chapter of APICS,  the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, will be presenting attendees with an expert panel focused on global supply chain trends and strategies at its Navigating Global Supply Chain Fall Executive Panel & Networking Symposium on October 29, in Corona, Calif. In addition to expert presentations,…
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Lisa Anderson Selected as Toyota Women in Supply Chain Mentor

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Lisa Anderson MBA, CSCP, president of LMA Consulting Group, was selected to participate in The Toyota Women in Supply Chain Mentoring Program sponsored by the Toyota Foundation and The Peter F. Drucker Center for Supply Chain & Logistics, Claremont Colleges. Anderson, a sought after speaker on supply chain, customer service, skills gap, ERP, SIOP, and the Amazon Effect and its impact on business operations of manufacturers and distributors, will mentor a student and help her be ‘economy-ready,’ understanding the people, process, strategy, structure and technology involved in Global Supply Chain Operations. Anderson is board approved in supply chain strategy, an…
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LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson Reaches Publishing Milestones

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Claremont, Calif., August 30, 2016 — LMA Consulting Group’s Lisa Anderson, a sought after manufacturing, distribution and supply chain consultant, speaker and writer who works with manufacturers and distributors in aerospace, building products and food to make and keep bold customer promises by empowering people with profit-driven strategies has completed major publishing milestones by reaching the 125th issue of her Profit through PeopleSM Newsletter and 100th edition of “I’ve Been Thinking” weekly tips publication. Complimentary to subscribers, both publications offer insights, ideas and expertise on trends including ERP, SIOP, The Amazon Effect and The Skills Gap. “I enjoy sharing these…
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Lisa Anderson Reaches Publishing Milestone

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LMA Consulting Group President Lisa Anderson adds another key achievement to her many accomplishments by providing advice, guidance, strategic tips and assistance to those in supply chain, manufacturing, project management and distribution in over 70 blog post articles in Project Times, an online resource for project managers. Since 2009, Anderson has been a regular contributor to this ultimate PM destination for news, tips, resources and articles and regularly publishes on topics of project planning, project management software, project leadership and project manager skillsets. “I’m partial to the plight of the project manager since so much is contingent on the successful…
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APICS West Coast Student Case Competition Draws 22 Teams Globally, SDSU Takes Top Spot

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APICS West Coast Student Case Competition allows students to show their supply chain, operations and logistic skills in computer-simulated situations replicating real business world examples. Competition allows students to apply classroom theories into practice showcasing their talents.
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Building a World Class Workforce

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Customers in the global economy are more demanding than ever before. They can be; there is more competition than ever before. Customers take it for granted that you will deliver a low cost and high quality product or service. Now on top of that, they demand it faster and customized to their individual needs. To be a survivor in the marketplace today you must produce world class quality products and services, designed to meet the specific customer’s needs, deliver them quickly anywhere in the world at a competitive price.  The company that seeks to become world class will have to create…
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Three Ways to Prevent Excess Inventory

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Inventory levels greater than the amount needed for production or sales now is excess. Excess can mean you don’t need for the inventory at this time, or that you have no need for the inventory at all. Excess inventory is to be avoided because it takes money to buy or build inventory. Many companies borrow to support their short-term cash needs. When you borrow, you pay interest. Every dollar paid in interest comes right off the bottom line.     The  Inventory Quality Ratio methodology, www.InventoryPerformance.com, defines three steps to prevent excess. 1. Identify the excess, item by item 2. Find…
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Preventing Sexual Harassment: It’s the Law in California

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Research on Sexual Harassment and Current Training Laws Prudent employers have trained managers and employees on preventing unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace for years. Such training helps employers avoid conflicts that result in litigation and can also help defend against lawsuits if they arise. 2005 Legal Requirements for Training This course of action has become a legal responsibility since Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 1825 on September 30, 2004. The bill requires employers of 50 or more (including temporary service employees and independent contractors, in California, or out of state), to provide supervisors with a minimum of…
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