Driving Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

In this concluding episode, led by Bill Madden, Director of Managed Services at LeanLogistics , we will discuss how to drive continuous improvement in transportation management. Watch as we discuss: How to identify and prioritize continuous improvement opportunities. The post Driving Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Episode: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

Supply Chain Design: Insights from CHEP’s Journey to Continuous Improvement

Talking Logistics

One of my predictions from a couple of years ago was that more companies would treat Supply Chain Design as a continuous business process instead of a standalone project or a once-a-year exercise.

How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders must be ready to implement big data and leverage it to improve their companies without any delay or inhibition This may sound impossible and frightening, but they must only understand how big always goes back to these two, simple principles of measurement, review, and action.

6 Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Increase Agile Responsiveness, Continuous Improvement & Customization

Cerasis

and the push toward green, sustainable alternatives to traditional manufacturing will continue to dominate the market, asserts Stuart Hall of Global Manufacturing, Green initiatives are more than just a political ideal.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

Lean Logistics and Material Flow: The Importance of Continuous Improvement

LeanCor

Non-value added items should be removed from these processes to ensure there are optimal opportunities for flow through these improvements. Without this direction, processes will continue to break down and waste will build if not monitored. By: David Sherman, CTL.

What’s Wrong with Continuous Improvement Programs in Logistics?

Consumer Goods Logistics

There’s a lot of that going on when it comes to programs for continuous improvement in logistics. Lip Service. According to Merriam-Webster, it’s a belief “expressed in words but not backed by deeds.”.

Put on Your “There Has to Be a Better Way” Glasses: Driving Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Everybody agrees that driving continuous improvement is important, especially in transportation management, but in many cases, companies are so consumed with their day-to-day activities that it’s difficult for them to find the time for it. Continuous improvement has to be embedded in your company’s culture,” Bill added. Episode Highlights Transportation Management accrual reporting Bill Madden continuous improvement LeanLogistics transportation management

6 Benefits of Applying Useable Data in Logistics For Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

We continue our series on strategic shipping by going into detail of the 10 main areas that shippers can turn to in order to have a strategic logistics and transportation management mindset. Today we will go into detail on using the available data created in the processing of shipments within transportation management and other related logistics management for continuous improvement. . Data can help you improve your transportation processes when applied correctly.

E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

Demand for E-Commerce and Integration of Supply Chains Will Continue to Dominate 2018 As explained by Derek O’Carroll of Multichannel Merchant , some driving forces behind the demand for omnichannel supply chains include: The creation of social storefronts.

Continuous Improvement Training

LeanCor

Continuous Improvement Training: The Importance of Leader Standard Work. Fifty hours a week is not a lot of time for doing both leader’s standard work and continuous improvement work. Continuous Improvement Training: Lean Leadership Online Course.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

Our goal is to build a guiding coalition to think differently to improve outcomes. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value).

Creating Continuous Improvement Within Transportation

Kuebix

Continuous improvement programs are important for reducing waste within your transportation processes – and overall business environment. Continuous improvement is defined as “a method for identifying opportunities for streamlining work […]. The post Creating Continuous Improvement Within Transportation appeared first on Kuebix.

Health Check Your Supply Chain for Inefficiencies

Talking Logistics

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The “5 Whys” Technique: Questions for Supply Chain Executives to Ask

Talking Logistics

On my flight home yesterday, I recalled the 5 Whys technique and wondered if there were a set of Why questions supply chain and logistics should ask themselves to solve long-existing problems and drive continuous improvement.

Continuous Improvement, Procurement and Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

I spoke to Carl Fowler, the Vice President of North American Sales and Engineering at Menlo Logistics, on the topic of continuous improvement and procuring warehousing services.

Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement

synchrono

It almost seemed hackneyed: Lean manufacturing and continuous process improvement. Yet this intentional, ongoing process of improving services, and procedures to improve flow, customer satisfaction, quality, safety, and profit means nothing without metrics.

Ecommerce Continues to Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Demands Continuous Improvement

Supply Chain 24/7

Today, more than half of the nation’s 140 retail chains in the top 500 offer omnichannel shipping and pickup options, and 72.1 percent of retail chains offer in-store returns of merchandise purchased online

Continuous Improvement, Procurement and Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

I spoke to Carl Fowler, the Vice President of North American Sales and Engineering at Menlo Logistics, on the topic of continuous improvement and procuring warehousing services.

The Best Time to Kick Off a Continuous Improvement Initiative

synchrono

Prosperity is perhaps one of the greatest obstacles to continuous improvement in manufacturing. When things are going well, we don’t feel the need to make improvements quite as keenly. There really is no better time to make improvements than when things are going well.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Ron Emery, Continuous Improvement Consultant

Supply Chain Game Changer

This interview is with Ron Emery, Continuous Improvement Consultant, Author and Entrepreneur. Ron Emery, Continuous Improvement Consultant, Author and Entrepreneur. I said I listen well and learn continuously. Technologies that improve our world.

How Does a Company Start Continuous Improvement Training?

LeanCor

If investing in continuous improvement training provides a big advantage, why doesn’t every company do it? This is the continuous improvement paradox. We believe in continuous improvement training, but do very little to implement it. We want to improve.

5 Predictive & Immersive Logistics Tech Trends Driving Continual Improvement

Cerasis

Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 5 Predictive & Immersive Logistics Tech Trends Driving Continual Improvement appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The coming year is set to reshape how the logistics tech industry operates. Automation and robotics are leading the charge, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is adding to the mountain of data being collected and analyzed for insights and better operations.

3 Ways to Put Big Data to Work in Your Factory

synchrono

In this post, I’ll cover the three ways you can use Big Data to improve operational performance. #1 Big Data Continuous Improvement Lean Manufacturing Production Flow Real time data big data continuous improvement lean manufacturing maintenance predictive analytics production flow

Continuous Improvement Training: The Current State of Mind

LeanCor

As a team member in our organization focused on the training and development of our operations team members, I have had the opportunity to lead several sessions focused on problem solving and continuous improvement training. We have to ask ourselves: “What are we improving upon?”

MercuryGate Continuous Improvement Assessment Brochure

MercuryGate

The post MercuryGate Continuous Improvement Assessment Brochure appeared first on MercuryGate International. Resource Hub Brochures

Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

Posted figures and targets can be motivating, but if progress continually shows as an “all green,” there is little to inspire or motivate teams to give more discretionary effort or be more engaged in the bigger picture. Going “red,” defined as not meeting stated goals, should not be treated as an abject failure if continuous improvement is anywhere in your business plan. A sense of complacency can lurk behind benchmarks.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Continuous checks on compliance. Gaurav leads a team of consultants and engineers to proactively help clients to enhance their supply chain performance through innovative solutions including process improvements and technology development. Robinson continuous improvement Gaurav Karker logistics metrics supply chainIs the current performance of your supply chain network optimal?

What Sandpaper Will You Use? – Part One

synchrono

TOC, Lean, and Six-Sigma should all be part of the continuous improvement (CI) journey at your company – and knowing which tools are right for the job will help you realize your CI goals faster. What to Use to Get the Most of Your Demand-Driven Changes.

3PLs Focus on Continuous Improvement Programs to Improve Warehouse Performance

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve recently completed a survey titled Warehouse Performance Improvement. DC Velocity’s summary will mostly focus on what shippers can do to improve performance. I had two key partners, DC Velocity and eft (eyefortransport).

E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Veridian Solutions

Demand for E-Commerce and Integration of Supply Chains Will Continue to Dominate 2018 As explained by Derek O’Carroll of Multichannel Merchant , some driving forces behind the demand for omnichannel supply chains include: The creation of social storefronts. The post E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement appeared first on Veridian Solutions.

Downturn in the Oil and Gas Industry: An Opportunity for Supply Chain Improvements

Talking Logistics

Some companies respond to downturns by cutting costs and taking other short-term actions to simply weather the storm, while others view a downturn as a catalyst for change — that is, as an opportunity to make supply chain improvements that will pay dividends not only in the near term, but for years to come. The post Downturn in the Oil and Gas Industry: An Opportunity for Supply Chain Improvements appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Managing for Daily Improvement: Bridging the Gap Across Teams and KPIs

Talking Logistics

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) thrives on the notion that there is always room for improvement, and it looks to eliminate defects that can hinder the flow of a process from moving toward its performance end goal. The question to pose instead is “How can we improve?”

Supply Chain Assessments Are Critical to Continuous Improvement

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

They can also require identifying the right processes, practices, and enabling technologies that should be analyzed to identify areas where high value improvements are possible. The use of both internal and external perspectives provides the most accurate roadmap for future improvement. The post Supply Chain Assessments Are Critical to Continuous Improvement appeared first on Tompkins International.

Three Ways Leaders Create Lean

synchrono

These formerly sacrosanct topics need to be addressed by leadership (those with the power to change them) before your journey can continue. But to prevent stagnation at a higher level, leaders must carry the torch of continuous improvement tirelessly and relentlessly.

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The Problem with “No Problems”

Talking Logistics

This illustrates a key management lesson that is especially applicable in warehouse optimization: if no problems are being reported, then no improvements of efficiency are being made. Warehouse optimization is all about continually improving efficiency; a turnback is anything that causes a deviation from the established system. Implementing Change: Learning from your experience by implementing sustainable improvements.

The Anatomy of the Kaizen Method and How to Apply It in Your Workplace

USC Consulting Group

” No matter how you say it, they all mean the same thing: “improvement,” or as it’s said in Japanese: “Kaizen.” Improvements processes is a work in progress and following up can help you identify what isn’t working and what is.