CLAREMONT, Calif., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute of Management Accountant (IMA®) Inland Empire Chapter has invited LMA Consulting Group president Lisa Anderson to present on "The Amazon Effect: How to Leverage for Business Success" for the April 21, 2016 Technical Meeting in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Anderson, who is recognized as the 16th most influential person in supply chain management and sustainability by technology leader SAP in the "Top 46 Resource and Optimizations Influencers (Plus a Few Others)," is writing a book outlining her research on the Amazon Effect and the strategies businesses need to use to stay competitive and be successful.
"Amazon is changing the business landscape," explains Anderson. "Unlimited variety is assumed, same-day service is the norm, and 24/7 accessibility with easy returns and exchanges is expected. Businesses must rise to the occasion if they wish to compete and survive—let alone thrive."
Anderson will use proprietary research to substantiate the impact Amazon has had on everything from customer service to product offering, as the basis of her presentation. More importantly, she will cover what improvements businesses can make right now to stay relevant to customers and the strategies they need to enact to remain competitive. Anderson will show attendees how to find their "sweet spot" with the 5Ps of people, processes, plans, profit drivers and priorities to accelerate and create a customer service edge.
All members, non-members and students are encouraged to pre-register as at the door rates are higher. For information about Lisa Anderson, go to http://www.lma-consultinggroup.com/ or call 909.630.3943. The Amazon Effect, a soon-to-be-released book covering the research and detailed strategies to offset these new speed and offering challenges, will be available soon. Sign up here to be notified of its availability.
About LMA Consulting Group – Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP
**MEDIA EXPERT: Supply Chain Management, Logistics, ERP, SIOP, Distribution, Manufacturing**
Lisa Anderson is a leading expert in selecting & implementing strategic priorities and ranked 16 most influential in supply chain by SAP. Known as 'The Manufacturing Connector' Lisa has the 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.
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 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."
SOURCE LMA Consulting Group