Lisa Anderson is a leading expert in supply chain strategy and execution. She is known for her unique ability to bridge the gap between strategy and execution and achieve dramatically improved service levels, accelerated cash flow and increased profits. Lisa is passionate about not only creating strategies that will deliver business results but also in partnering with clients to design and navigate culture change in the implementation to "make it happen".
She 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 Supply Chain Pragmatist 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. For example, Lisa consistently doubles inventory turns; substantially cuts lead times; optimizes logistics networks; and significantly improves margins and service levels.
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 the 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 Los Angeles Times.
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 and is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). Lisa received her MBA with an emphasis in Finance from California State University at 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 and as many stops as possible in New Orleans to enjoy a beignet at the Café de Monde. And, in recognition of her extraordinary tenacity, her colleagues fondly refer to her as a "pit terrier".