Leading expert in selecting & implementing strategic priorities

Lisa Anderson is known for her unique ability to zero in on the critical strategic priorities and bridge the gap between strategy and execution to achieve dramatically improved service levels, accelerated cash flow and increased profits. With a keen focus on elevating business performance, Lisa is passionate about not only synthesizing strategic priorities that will deliver business results but also in designing an implementation approach that delivers rapid results.

Doubles inventory turns; substantially cuts lead times; optimizes logistics networks; and significantly improves margins and service levels.

Lisa is the creator of the dynamic approach to supply chain excellence TST which combines torque, speed and traction to create high speed organizations that maximize performance. She is known as the Eagle Eye with a unique perspective on "what works" when looking across the entire scope of business processes inclusive of operations, finance and systems. She rapidly assesses priorities, leverages under-utilized assets and refocuses organizations on those critical areas which will maximize profit and create customer engagement.

Selects and Leverages Systems to deliver bottom line results

Known as the Systems Pragmatist, Lisa not only helps clients map processes and provide recommendations which will be a value-add to achieving their business objectives, but she also partners with clients to evaluate, select and leverage systems to elevate business performance.

Profit through people working together more efficiently.

By partnering with clients to design and navigate culture change, Lisa focuses on the human elements necessary to manage a successful operation. Bottom lines are improved with employee engagement, successful change management and mentoring. Even when clients feel the ship cannot be turned quick enough, Lisa rolls up her sleeves and applies her "make it happen" partnership approach to get it done.

The education, visibility and credentials to be your Strongest Link.

Prior to founding LMA Consulting Group Inc., Lisa was the Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain of PaperPak, Inc. Her twelve-year tenure included transitions and promotions through the company transformation from a $100 million family-owned business, through a merger and acquisition of three businesses into one $350 million dollar global company, followed by a management leveraged buyout in combination with an investment banking group.

A sought-after writer and speaker, Lisa has spoken at the Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, the APICS International Conference and as a visiting lecturer at the University of Southern California's Entrepreneurial Program. Lisa is the author of Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results, has published hundreds of articles and has been quoted in the media including The Wall Street Journal, ABC News and the Industry Week.

Lisa serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Advanced Supply Chain Certification program at California State University Fullerton's Extended Education, is Board approved in Supply Chain strategy by the Society for Advancement in Consulting, is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and won the APICS Southwest District’s Milt Cook Award in 2011.

With a blend of management, finance and operations, Lisa received her MBA with an emphasis in Finance from California State University Fullerton and her BSBA with an emphasis in Operations Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She has traveled extensively throughout North America, Central America and Europe, including a summer in Oxford when attending the University of North Carolina. Lisa tries to make as many stops as possible at in New Orleans to enjoy a beignet at the Café de Monde. And, in recognition of her extraordinary tenacity to accomplish goals, her colleagues fondly refer to her as "pit terrier".


Posts By: Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP

Go Global, the Export Opportunity

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95% of consumers are outside of the United States.  Thus, there is VAST opportunity in export – and it isn’t as hard as you think.   Last week, I spoke at the Riverside County College of Foreign Trade’s Go Global…
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The Ladies of Logistics & Global Trends

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Thanks to Elizabeth Warren for hosting the informal Southern CA group, the Ladies of Logistics (LOL).  We had a fabulous time and made amazing connections.  Where else can you go and see every key connection related to trucking, the ports,…
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The Resilient Supply Chain: Are You Prepared for AI & Automation?

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Will artificial intelligence and automation impact your industry?  Most likely the answer is yes.  The only question is how. At the very minimum, you should be paying attention so you can make sure you are taking potential advancements into account…
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The Resilient Supply Chain: Can You Get Trucks?

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Are you able to find trucks?  This is quickly becoming a major question that needs to be answered.  Every driver has at least 12 options. Why will he/she take your load?  Are you attractive to carriers? That is the key…
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The Resilient Supply Chain: Global Trade Unrest

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In today’s Amazonian environment, the customer experience is of paramount importance.      Nothing else matters if the customer isn’t happy. Thus, all the conversations going on about trade really just come back to the customer.  What is the best…
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Do You Give Back?

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We are all so busy that it can be hard to find time to give back.  Yet, the future of our profession, future leaders and our region is at stake.  Making this a priority during your day may not be…
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According to the Industry Week U.S. 500, Manufacturing is STRONG!

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According to the Industry Week U.S. 500 (America’s largest manufacturers), manufacturing is STRONG!  In fact, the author uses the words VERY STRONG – most likely the largest opportunity for manufacturing since the end of World War II.   Now that is…
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The Importance of Continual Learning

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Recently, we updated our website.  It prompted a lot of thinking about many aspects of business.  One is the importance of continual learning.  As you’ll see on our Continual Learning webpage, it is a priority.  With that said, I’ve noticed…
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Trans-Pacific Trade Delays – Are You Prepared?

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Thanks to Dave Porter for recently sharing: Vessel operations and capacity in the last 10 days have been severely impacted by two typhoons in Asia (Central & North China).  Major ports such as Shanghai have been shut down for 2-3 days…
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Miniature Office Golf & a Pathway to Know, Like & Trust

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I attended a ProVisors social of miniature office golf last week.  We had great fun (thanks to James Valmonte and Kit Mac Nee for arranging such a great social).  As you’ll see, there was much creativity in setting up golf…
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