Lisa Anderson is a senior supply chain and operations executive and business consultant. With close to 20 years experience across multiple industries and the entire scope of business processes, Lisa brings to an engagement a record of achievement and leadership in supply chain management (planning, logistics, inventory, procurement), operations management, project management, information systems implementations, business process design, mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds, strategic and financial planning, and business restructuring.
Lisa provides a pragmatic, results-driven approach to partnering with clients to improve individual and organizational business performance – specifically focused on delivering bottom line results in terms of increased profitability, cash flow and customer service levels. In essence, Lisa transforms people and process into profit.
Prior to consulting, Lisa was the Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain of Attends Healthcare (formerly PaperPak, Inc), an adult incontinence and absorbent food product manufacturer. 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.
Lisa led the operational and supply chain turnaround, which resulted in more than double the inventory turns, reduced operational costs/ improved efficiencies, and improved service levels with reduced lead times. She also led the project team that revamped and introduced an upgraded product lineup, which was a key factor in significant sales growth (30%). Prior to joining Paper-Pak, Lisa spent four years in various planning and distribution leadership roles at Santa Fe Plastic and Coca-Cola Enterprises.
She has been a featured speaker at several supply chain industry conferences and has been quoted in Industry Week, ABC News and the APICS magazine. Lisa serves as President of the Inland Empire Chapter of the Association of Operations Management (APICS) and as an Advisory Board Member for the development of an Advanced Supply Chain Certification program at California State University Fullerton’s Extended Education. Lisa is a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) as well as the Society for Advancement in Consulting. She is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and received her MBA with an emphasis in Finance from California State University at Fullerton and her BS in Business Administration 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, to include 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, her colleagues fondly refer to her as a “pit terrier” because of her tenacity.