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5 Supply Chain Projects That Could Drive Millions to Your Bottom Line

LeanCor

Every budget cycle I hear supply chain professionals asked to squeeze more from the already dry towel laying on their desk. International competition and customer pressures are driving prices down, and shareholders are still expecting the same returns.

End-to-End Supply Chain Collaboration: It's More Than a Technology Platform

LeanCor

Advancing your supply chain to improve performance and working capital requires collaboration. But true supply chain collaboration is much more fundamental than information technologies committing to new platforms.

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3 Ways Lean Visual Management Can Make a Big Difference in Your Workplace

LeanCor

A major element of achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility is creating visual management in all workplaces. Time and time again, we've seen that the better the visual management in a workplace, the better people are at solving problems.

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How Do You Balance Leading and Driving Results?

LeanCor

A successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles upon which it stands. As leaders and as organizations, we need to establish and align around principles that guide how we lead, support, and grow our teams.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

C-Suite Spotlight Series: What is Zero Based Budgeting and What Does It Mean For Your Supply Chain?

LeanCor

"In manufacturing, zero-based budgeting doesn't just look at materials, but it challenges all the services and functions that are performed by the company.".

The Lean Leadership Training Series: The Way to Build Trust and Performance with Your Team

LeanCor

A successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles upon which it stands. As leaders and as organizations, we need to establish and align around principles that guide how we lead, support, and grow our teams.

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Communication Styles of Highly Effective Leaders

LeanCor

A successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles upon which it stands. As leaders and as organizations, we need to establish and align around principles that guide how we lead, support, and grow our teams.

Team Member Empowerment: It's Not As Difficult As You Think

LeanCor

A successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles upon which it stands. As leaders and as organizations, we need to establish and align around principles that guide how we lead, support, and grow our teams.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Supply Chain: "The Switzerland of Today's Business" - Our Interview with Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of CSCMP

LeanCor

Our weekly Executive Spotlight Blog Series will showcase business leaders' perspectives on real issues facing our industry, and the lean best practices that help improve supply chains and grow organizations. supply chain advancement supply chain insights

5 Things We Learned About the S&OP Process

LeanCor

As a 360 degree integration tool between all functional departments, sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the operational blue‐print of the organization for profitably matching supply and demand.

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Speed, Big Box, and the Great Unknown: 3 Hot Topics in Furniture Supply Chain

LeanCor

" From trans-oceanic freight to truck driver shortages, from deteriorating domestic infrastructure to last mile headaches, the furniture industry faces supply chain bottlenecks that create a disconnect between manufacturer and retailer abilities and consumer expectations." - Furniture Today Magazine.

Lean Leadership Training Series: Why It's Easier to Succeed with a Customer Orientation

LeanCor

A successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles it stands upon. As leaders and as organizations, we need to establish and align around principles that guide how we lead, support, and grow our teams. Lean Leadership supply chain insights

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Why Do Long-Term Business Plans Conflict With Short-Term Results?

LeanCor

In a recent survey we sent to business leaders, 74% of respondents said they follow a long-term business vision but are tied to short term results.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

How Do You Change Behavior in Organizations?

LeanCor

Our weekly Executive Spotlight Blog Series will showcase business leaders' perspectives on real issues facing our industry, and the lean best practices that help improve supply chains and grow organizations.

Building the Layers of Lean Construction

LeanCor

Kirk Paluska, General Manager and Owner of DUCTCO LLC, is a lean guy at heart. As lean consultant in his former life, Kirk has experienced lean thinking transform organizations from waste-ridden and varied to efficient and stable.

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The Lean Leadership Training Series: Understanding Your Functional Area

LeanCor

A successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles it stands upon. As leaders and as organizations, we need to establish and align around principles that guide how we lead, support, and grow our teams.

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Executive Spotlight Series: Connecting Silos Within a 9,000-Mile Supply Chain

LeanCor

As Vice President of Industrial and Supply Chain Strategy at Camso -- a multinational tire and rubber manufacturer with four business units and a 9,000-mile supply chain -- Joe Schnippert is faced with his share of daily challenges.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

C-Suite Spotlight Series: How to Get Better Results From Your Suppliers

LeanCor

"I have the pulse of my floor, do we have the pulse of our suppliers' floors? Are they moving the needle forward?". As CFO for Bonfiglioli USA, a leader in global power transmission and control in Hebron, KY, Scott Guy is passionate about continuous improvement.

Raising the Lean Bar in Construction

LeanCor

"Overall, the construction industry collectively struggles with managing the supply chain. We experience a lack of consistency in each client project, each introducing many new hurdles to overcome.

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26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron. Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. Many organizations see logistics functions as a way to gain competitive advantage and bring value to the customer.

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3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

Before our recent webinar, “Transportation Management: Driving improvements in cost, quality, sales, and delivery,” we conducted a transportation bench-marking assessment to discover industry trends and areas of opportunity in transportation management.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

The Lean Leadership Training Series: What is Content-Based Leadership and Why Should You Have It?

LeanCor

A successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles it stands upon. As leaders and as organizations, we need to establish and align around principles that guide how we lead, support, and grow our teams. Lean Leadership supply chain insights

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Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. link]. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time.

C-Suite Lean Leadership: Motivating People for the Next Frontier

LeanCor

Honesty and integrity have been cornerstones of Dan Mora’s career.

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Lean Problem Solving: Providing Visibility for Everyone to See

LeanCor

At LeanCor, we operate by lean supply chain guiding principles. These principles include collaborating and using process discipline to create a lean problem solving culture. In order to create and sustain a lean problem solving culture, you must make the problem solving visible.

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The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

4 Ways to Improve upon your Lean Dedicated Warehouse. By: Susie Sterling – Director, Supply Chain Solutions.

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Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

4 Secrets to Supply Chain Management Project Success. link]. In the ever-popular NFL, fans are greeted year after year with an increasing rate of coaching and general-management turnover. According to an article by Mark Craig for the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Dec.

Eliminate Supply Chain Waste so that Only the Value Remains

LeanCor

By: Leeanna Thomas – Business Development Manager. Creating flow in a supply chain requires all departments and functions in an organization to work in harmony. Focusing on the fundamental lean principle of eliminating supply chain waste so that only value remains, helps achieve this harmony.

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Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting: Distribution Network Design Case Study. A global life sciences company was challenged with high freight costs, high inventory levels and complex processes, delays due to over-processing, and overall lack of delivery consistency.

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.

How to Increase the Effectiveness of Lean – Closing the Gap between Why & How

LeanCor

By: Brent Rogers – Executive, Lean Deployment. I was facilitating a workshop this past week for a client who needed to align internally on its strategy for future supply chain distribution network.

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Inbound Warehousing

LeanCor

Stability and Visibility for Inbound Warehousing. By: David Sherman – Lean Logistics Specialist. For firms today, a universal struggle is the synchronization of inbound shipments with inbound warehousing activities, as well as outbound warehousing activities.

LeanCor in Inbound Logistics: 6 Simple Metrics for Tracking and Improving Carrier Performance

LeanCor

"While transportation service providers vary in size and ability, having an overall strategy to track carrier performance can drive long‐term operational and financial stability. Carrier Management Transportation Management supply chain insights

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Guiding Principles in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Creating the Lean Fulfillment Stream. Why does fulfillment stream management require guiding principles?

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Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration.