President lharrington Group
Lisa H. Harrington is president of the lharrington group, a supply chain consulting and marketing/communications services firm, and has been involved in the supply chain management field for more than 25 years. Through the lharrington group, Lisa provides strategic consulting services with regard to best practices in supply chain management, logistics, procurement, transportation, warehousing, information technology, outsourcing and strategic sourcing. Lisa also provides strategic research, survey and analysis services in the supply chain arena. And she assists clients – technology companies such as Intel and Microsoft, and third party logistics service providers such as Caterpillar Logistics and Ryder -- in developing and executing marketing strategies and campaigns.
Present and past clients include A.T. Kearney, BP- Amoco, Caterpillar Logistics, Cushman & Wakefield, Electronics Supply Chain Association, Ernst & Young LLP—Supply Chain Management Practice, Evolve Software Inc., Exel plc, Georgetown University Graduate School of Business, i2 Technologies, Intel Corp., Manugistics Software Inc., Mercer Management Consulting—Supply Chain Management Practice, Microsoft, NAL Worldwide, National Private Truck Council, NFI Industries, Penton Media, PricewaterhouseCoopers – Supply Chain Management Practice, REM Associates Inc., Ryder Corp. -- Integrated Logistics, Standard Corp., USAID/UNFPA, USFreightways Corp., the Warehousing Education & Research Council and Ziff- Davis Media Inc.
LHG associates recently completed an assessment of procurement operations at the seven hospital affiliates of the Iowa Health System (IHS). The project involved, among other things, reviewing and assessing the efficacy of supply chain activities outsourced to third parties. IHS' total annual supply chain spend is approximately $250 million, with $85 million of capital expenditures.
Lisa served as project lead for the Reproductive Health Supply Chain Software Survey and Assessment, conducted for USAID.UNFPA and completed in June 2008.
Additionally, she is an adjunct professor of supply chain management, and one of four co-founders of the Supply Chain Management Center at the R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. The Center conducts leading edge research into and consulting on supply chain management best practices and trends. Center clients include(d) Avaya, DHL, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, the State of Maryland -- Department of Transportation and Hughes Corp.
She served as co-author of two books: “Logistics and the Extended Enterprise” (John Wiley & Sons, 1999) which has just been translated into Chinese and published by the China Machinery Press and “In Real Time: Managing the New Supply Chain” (Praeger, 2005). She also served as editor on five other supply chain books published by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Lisa is a prolific writer on the subject of supply chain management. She has written hundreds of articles which have appeared in a broad spectrum of publications, including: Air Transport World, Business Week, CIO, Chief Logistics Officer, Distribution, Fortune, Inbound Logistics, Industry Week, Logistics Today, Material Handling Management, Outsourced Logistics Report), Private Carrier, Private Line newsletter, Edge magazine published by Ryder Integrated Logistics, Safety & Compliance News, Service Chain Connections (editor), Supply Chain Technology News, The Economist, Traffic World and Transportation Equipment News, VISION magazine (editor) published by Caterpillar Logistics Services Inc.
She is a frequent speaker and track chair at supply chain management/logistics industry meetings and conferences, including those for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the Warehousing Education & Research Council (WERC), the National Private Truck Council, and the American Society of Transportation & Logistics. She served as chair for the Emerging Markets track at CSCMP’s 2008 Global Annual Conference, and will perform the same duties for CSCMP’s 2009 conference. She also served as conference program chair for CSCMP’s 2007 China Conference in Tianjin, PRC. She is a past member of the board of directors of CSCMP and WERC.
Lisa holds a B.A. degree in communications from Brown University, Providence, RI, with secondary areas of concentration in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design. She also completed the Logistics Management Executive Development course at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.