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?


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.

Lean Logistics and Material Flow: The Importance of Continuous Improvement


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.

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).

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


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.

How TMS Analytics Can Lead to Actionable Insights & Continuous Improvement


“What can you do to improve your company?”. That is a loaded question, loaded with innuendo, desire, financial concerns, questions about the state of the road and weather and much more, but the ways you improve your company are becoming easier to see. Modern, cloud-based analytics systems within transportation management systems ( TMSs ) have redefined how you strive for continuous improvement. Analytics may also be used to drive improvement in your equipment.

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


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.

Continuous Improvement Training


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.

Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement


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

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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

The Best Time to Kick Off a Continuous Improvement Initiative


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.

3 Ways to Put Big Data to Work in Your Factory


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, 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.

What Sandpaper Will You Use? – Part One


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.

Three Ways Leaders Create Lean


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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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.

How Does a Company Start Continuous Improvement Training?


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.

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 Training: The Current State of Mind


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?”

‘The Relentless Pursuit Of Continuous Improvement’


In it, they stated that they are in the ‘Relentless Pursuit of Continuous Improvement’. I believe in continuous improvement. We believe in continuous improvement. The ability to continuously improve is at the heart of growing a successful business.

Fast Results Using TOC for Demand-Driven Manufacturing – Part Two


Last time, we talked about focusing on enterprise improvements rather than local efficiencies using constraints management (TOC). Constraints management improves throughput, on-time delivery, more. Manufacturers use constraints management first to gain the most demand-driven change.

Five Key Elements that Drive Manufacturing Flow


Continuous improvement – use the first two Elements as a baseline for defining areas for continuous improvement – and never get complacent. On their own, each of these Elements would likely improve production flow.

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).

Smooth the rough spots with TOC, then Lean – and fine-tune with Six Sigma


Here we are at the final installment of our four-part, Sandpaper blog series about when to use the tools of Lean Manufacturing, the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Six Sigma to address constraints, drive flow and promote continuous improvement. What Grade of Sandpaper Will You Use?

5 Predictive & Immersive Logistics Tech Trends Driving Continual Improvement


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.

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.

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.

Demand Driven Manufacturing in the Engineer-to-Order Space


Aligning Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Practices. Synchronization of data improves processes, production flow and visibility. In most cases, aftermarket services continue throughout the life of the product.

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.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs

The Logistics of Logistics

White Paper: The Essential Guide to LTL Shipping Improvement: Action Plan and Metrics for Rapid Transformation. Process is the first step in continuous improvement. Habit 6 – Continuous Improvement. The best 3PLs never stop learning and improving. Highly effective 3PLs have developed the right habits, culture and processes to deliver excellent service to their clients.

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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?

Want to Align Projected & Actual Cost Savings for Supply Chain Improvement Initiatives? Here’s How.


A manager once told me that if you add up all the supply chain cost savings projected by various supply chain improvement initiatives over the years, you would have enough money to buy the company five times over. No wonder management is skeptical of benefits offered by improved supply chain planning. Want to Align Projected & Actual Cost Savings for Supply Chain Improvement Initiatives?