Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In Logistics)

LeanCor

” Lean practitioners use the Japanese term “ muda ” when referring to waste, although they have typically done so in a manufacturing context. Taiichi Ohno , author of Toyota Production System , devised seven manufacturing wastes: Overproduction, Inventory, Overprocessing, Correction, Waiting, Conveyance, and Motion. While much has been studied about these wastes in a manufacturing environment, relatively little is mentioned of the wastes in logistics.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: The D.W. Morgan ?Last Mile.

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, November 03, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Gary Smith new Executive VP.

Supply Chains Rock

Friday, November 26, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Thinking End to End on.

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, October 18, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

Who said supply chains are boring?: $10M Grant Creates New.

Supply Chains Rock

Tuesday, September 14, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Early Christmas Gift

Supply Chains Rock

Friday, December 17, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Ed Miller, 61 Dies, cPDM Pioneer

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, June 07, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: New Supply Chain Ads from IBM

Supply Chains Rock

Tuesday, August 31, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Finally, Gap Inc. gets.

Supply Chains Rock

Sunday, August 15, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Jam

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, May 10, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Goodbye Manfacturing.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010. As reported by Jim Brown on his blog, the veteran magazine, Manufacturing Business Technology is closing shop. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Steve Jobs on FoxConn

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, June 02, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Chameleon Billboard Teaches about Smarter Supply Chains

Supply Chains Rock

Sunday, April 11, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM Goes Greener for Earth Day

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Mission Impossible

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Living in Switzerland and before now in Austria it is much, much easier to find locally manufactured products from pens and pencils to clothes. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Vintage IBM Logistics

Supply Chains Rock

Tuesday, January 26, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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What Color is Your Supply Chain?

ModusLink Corporation

By setting high standards for both Walmart and its suppliers, the company has escalated the need for manufacturers to improve their processes to meet the strict standards of Walmart’s sustainability goals. It contains a lot of good, actionable information including types of sustainable packaging and materials, ways to optimize your supply chain configuration, GHG optimization tips and commentary on Walmart’s effect on how manufacturers view sustainability in the supply chain.

Ever wonder what its like to be a package shipped by FedEx?

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, September 22, 2010. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Compliance with a similar law passed in California back in 2010 is equally poor. According to a recent report by the non-profit group Development International, only 14% of Californian companies fully comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (TISCA). you can’t aspire to have end-to-end supply chain visibility, which is what every manufacturer and retailer wants in order to become more agile and responsive, without also accepting end-to-end responsibility.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012. The law requires “retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in the state [with over $1 million $100 million in annual worldwide gross receipts] to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale, as specified.”

How to Drive Collaborative Distribution

Inbound Logistics

Collaborative distribution lets manufacturers, especially consumer product goods (CPG) companies, merge loads destined for the same end point to maximize trucking efficiency

The Expected Growth of Manufacturing Technology Investments!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Manufacturing technology helps power forward the industry into areas it has never been before. It can also help cover every section of your manufacturing process that you could even think of. Manufacturing technology can also assist you with key issues that come about in your quality control process. So are there any perceived downsides to a company investing in manufacturing technology? Growth of Manufacturing Linked to a Loss of Manufacturing Jobs?

iPhone suppliers workers poisoned in china

EcoVadis

A Taiwanese manufacturer that makes LCD screens and components for tech giants like Apple confirmed Thursday that more of its workers in China were sickened by chemical exposure than it previously reported. This is bad news for Apple which released last week a very impressive 24 pages “Supplier Responsibility 2010 Progress report” : this report outlines the progress made in deploying Apples code of conduct.

Your Guide to Routing Guides

Inbound Logistics

Retailers publish routing guides to establish rules for manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors to follow when fulfilling and shipping orders. Here are the benefits of establishing a routing guide

How to Drive Collaborative Distribution

Inbound Logistics

Collaborative distribution lets manufacturers, especially consumer product goods (CPG) companies, merge loads destined for the same end point to maximize trucking efficiency

America’s Manufacturing Future: Hope or Hype?

Enterra Insights

In the United States, growing nationalist and protectionist sentiment rests on the hope manufacturing (and associated jobs) will return from overseas. He writes, “In building a case for an American manufacturing renaissance, economists cite increasing productivity, cheap natural gas, and rising value-added figures to show that manufacturing is in good shape and will get better. manufacturing jobs since 2010 are evidence of a big turnaround in manufacturing.

Your Guide to Routing Guides

Inbound Logistics

Retailers publish routing guides to establish rules for manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors to follow when fulfilling and shipping orders. Here are the benefits of establishing a routing guide

Deere Customer

Inbound Logistics

A lean manufacturing value chain sometimes carries the risk of falling behind demand, as John Deere discovered, but the alternative can be worse, writes Inbound Logistics Publisher Keith Biondo

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Deere Customer

Inbound Logistics

A lean manufacturing value chain sometimes carries the risk of falling behind demand, as John Deere discovered, but the alternative can be worse, writes Inbound Logistics Publisher Keith Biondo

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The Manufacturing Capitals of the World

Cerasis

The manufacturing industries are evolving as new digital technologies transform the landscape. As smart manufacturing and the implementation of the IoT drives manufacturing to new heights, what should we expect to see from manufacturing in years to come? In the USA, manufacturing generated $2.18 In 2018, manufacturing is expected to delve further into hyper-connectedness as the industry implements Industry 4.0 Manufacturing

The Top 5 Manufacturing Challenges in 2018

Cerasis

The manufacturing challenges in 2018 were evident. These are the most commonly faced manufacturing challenges to the industry in the US in 2018. Manual handling and safety Manufacturing can be a dangerous industry, and it’s vital that manufacturers are aware of health and safety regulations. Manufacturers must find ways to help lower the risk of injury. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. Manufacturing

The Impact of B2B E-Commerce on Manufacturers and Distributors.

Cerasis

percent from 2010 to 2011, and predictions estimate that business-to-business (B2B) sales resulting from e-commerce will make up the majority of sales by 2020, reports Four51. Ultimately, B2B entities are experiencing dramatic impacts on distribution and manufacturing for several key reasons. In the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) grew to dominate the manufacturing and warehousing industries. E-commerce grew 10.2

Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete

Cerasis

Two weeks ago the Bureau of Labor Statistics handed down some pretty dismal news for American manufacturing—news that was largely overshadowed by the façade of job growth numbers. Yes, American manufacturing is adding jobs. And that’s very dangerous, especially because that decline extends to the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing: A Global Competitive Landscape… Can the US Keep up? percent annual growth from 2010 to 2013. Data Manufacturing