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Supply Chain Growth: A Leadership Mindset on the Offense

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“I love to work in growing companies,” a VP of Supply Chain told me as we were making introductions and explaining our work histories. We had just settled on a deal to perform a network and facility design that would enable his company to add another 10 years to the growth path they were on.

Lean Inbound Logistics: The Key to an Advanced Supply Chain

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In this comprehensive white paper, LeanCor CEO Robert Martichenko shares 10 proven insights from his early days supporting Toyota that have paved the way for today’s advanced supply chains. Lean Logistics supply chain advancement supply chain insights inbound logistics

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

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

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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.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

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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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Supply Chain Design

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What is Supply Chain Design? Written by: David Sherman, CTL. What is supply chain design?

Supply Chain Planning

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Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning. Written by Michael Burchett, Lean Logistics Specialist at LeanCor. When I was a kid, the strangest things used to capture my attention.

Making Safety a Top Priority for the Whole Operation

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In this special post, Plant Lean Manager Todd Markward from Select Comfort (manufacturer of Sleep Number and Comfortaire beds), shares how his team made a few simple improvements to their value stream mapping process that shifted the entire operation's focus to safety as a top priority.

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Healthcare Supply Chain

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Mapping the Current State – Healthcare Supply Chain. Waiting for hours in an emergency room or doctors office only scratches the surface of the challenges we find in Healthcare.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

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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.

How Lean is your Warehouse?

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

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Transportation Management

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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.

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

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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 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Value Stream Mapping

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The Truth About Value Stream Mapping. Value stream mapping involves “mapping” the set of all specific actions required to bring a specific product through the three critical management tasks of any business: 1.Problem Solving (e.g., design, new product development).

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Logistics is like a box of chocolates…

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By: Clint McCrystal – Training and Development Manager. link]. The year was 1994. President Clinton was in office, OJ Simpson was trying to outrun a fleet of police cars and Microsoft was moving away from the DOS system.

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Inbound Warehousing

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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.

Supply Chain Management

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The 3 Strategic Focus Areas for Logistics Collaboration. Integrated supply chain management is still unrealized because effective collaboration has not been realized. The implementer needs to collaborate internally with functional departments and externally with customers and suppliers.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Outbound Logistics

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Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer. By Susie Sterling, Supply Chain Solutions Director at LeanCor. Shipping Produce via Rail Can Be Lean. To facilitate a lean fulfillment stream for our outbound logistics customers, we strive to achieve the perfect order.

Warehousing and Logistics

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Warehousing and Logistics: How Important is Synchronization? By: David Sherman – Lean Logistics Specialist. Warehousing is a key component of logistics management and how businesses manage the transportation and storage of their inventories.

Supply Chain Consulting

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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.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Supply Chain Management Case Study

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Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. A leading food and beverage company was experiencing pressure from its customers to reduce lead times, have more competitive prices, improve service levels, and increase product freshness.

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

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Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management. Inventory is not only a critical part of supply chain management; too often it is the main cause of a painfully incremental progression toward effective and genuine supply chain management.

4 Tips to Help Manage Your Supply Chain

LeanCor

Logistics is a necessary function for all companies. No business can live without it. Companies that do not do it well, in fact, threaten their very survival.

5 Things We Learned About the S&OP Process

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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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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Lean Logistics and Material Flow: The Importance of Continuous Improvement

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By: David Sherman, CTL. Manager, Lean Supply Chain Operations. Lean logistics aims to reduce inventory levels and create flow within supply chain networks.

Supply Chain Management Solutions

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Supply Chain Management Solutions: Developing Your Supply Base. By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader – Operations. Everyone remembers the classic product from years ago that featured those juicy-looking rotisserie concoctions and that snappy catch-phrase, “Set-It-And-Forget-It.”

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

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"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.".

End-to-End Supply Chain

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5 Secrets of End-to-End Supply Chain Improvement. Every successful business in today’s world understands the value of a well-oiled supply chain – this determines whether a company will lead the competition or gets left behind. Our ability to successfully implement and sustain a supply chain that delivers the highest possible value to the customer at the lowest possible total cost of fulfillment is of utmost importance. What is the challenge?

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.