Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

Cerasis

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

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9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners

Cerasis

Top management knows that lean can add value , but many still haven’t moved past the initial education stage into full-scale lean supply chain implementation. One reason may be that they haven’t made the paradigm shift as to how to implement lean. Watch freight classifications.

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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

Lean is a new way of doing business. For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer , beyond the customer’s expectations. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE.

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Sit Back or Lean In: The Options for Furniture Manufacturers Facing Impending Tariffs

CHAINalytics

But that duty will impact much more than the highly publicized cell phone and laptop market — furniture will also be … The post Sit Back or Lean In: The Options for Furniture Manufacturers Facing Impending Tariffs appeared first on Chainalytics. Consumer goods and electronics manufacturers are busy figuring out what they’re going to do in December when President Donald Trump’s 10 percent tariff on an estimated $300 billion worth of Chinese imports takes effect.

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Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

Cerasis

Lean systems have provided a formidable operating strategy for leaders determined to achieve and maintain optimal operational systems and customer satisfaction levels. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? A company in need of lean manufacturing practices tends to be easy to identify, typically displaying multiple of the following symptoms of operational deficiency: Inventory amasses in buffer stocks.

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The Agile Supply Chain! Why Agility is Trumping Lean!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out 10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program! Once, the lean supply chain was considered to be the most effective form of manufacturing and supply chain management. Unfortunately, many supply chain entities do not understand or fail to grasp the full scope and concept of agility and how and it functions in relation and contrast to a lean supply chain. Let’s take a look at how the agile supply chain is quickly replacing the lean supply chain. Subscribe Here!

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Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

Consumer Goods Logistics

In light of the current freight capacity crunch, the freight management logistics operations of many companies have devolved into scrambling to find trucks for pending loads. Supply Chain Challenges Freight Transportation Truck DriversWhile that may be a very real and necessary approach at the moment, “scrambling” is not a great long-term strategy. Shippers need to change the way they work with carriers in this seller’s market.

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Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

” They’d deploy their Black Belts, Lean Masters, and AI algorithms to see how to reduce it. The post Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Editor’s Note: This article is from Steve Bettwy , Vice President – Quality and Business Continuity, Operational Excellence, and Continuous Improvement at Direct Supply. I hope we can agree that Amazon will disrupt an industry if it wants to.

3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

Lean thinking can help organizations develop and maintain a fast, stable, efficient transportation management system. When shippers apply lean thinking to people, process, and technology in transportation, the results are significant.

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How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. One specific type of lean warehousing that one of our customers has available to them comes in the form of a cross-dock. link]. Does it seem like there are less big rigs on the roads than there used to be?

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Current State of the Logistics and Freight Economy

Cerasis

Although an initial view of the logistics and freight industry seems stale, it represents how the flow of goods and services are sprouting and delivering more with fewer resources. However, recent years have seen more shippers turn to less-than-truckload (LTL) and freight consolidation with full truckload (FT) to reduce the number of trucks on the road. As a result, supply chain entities can eliminate any fat to reach an unparalleled level of lean and agile processes.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. Get Lean the Easy Way. To satisfy this most basic principle of lean, some manufacturers will have to change the way they measure success.

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Your Essential Warehouse Cleaning Checklist! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Introducing Lean In Retail … Start in the Backroom! Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Lean Process Improvement Distribution Logistics Lean Warehouse ManagementSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

Lean Leadership: The Importance of Having All the Information

LeanCor

Information is one of the greatest assets for people pursuing lean leadership, yet we often get so engrained in maintaining the day-to-day operations that we forget to gather all appropriate information, often resulting in wasted time, excess inventory, defects, and ultimately money. If you are pursuing lean leadership then you will recognize that it is important to reduce this waste in lack of information.

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How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. Get Lean the Easy Way. To satisfy this most basic principle of lean, some manufacturers will have to change the way they measure success.

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3 Things Good, Lean Visuals Have In Common & Mieruka: The Four Different Types of Visuals with Examples

Cerasis

Good visuals that help plan, schedule, organize and communicate information are an essential part of a lean environment. As a company that makes specialized magnetic whiteboards, Magnatag works with employees who are implementing lean programs in a variety of industries.

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6 Tips for Improving Warehouse and Distribution Center Efficiency

Supply Chain Game Changer

distribution #logistics #warehouse #productivity #lean #supplychainmanagement. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Inventory Management Lean Process Improvement Distribution Lean Logistics productivity supplychainmanagement warehouseSubscribe Here! Email Address.

The Logistics Sector Leans in to 2050 Climate Goals

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Sustainability Transportation climate change emissions disclosure in freight transportation Global Climate Action Summitate MIT Center Transportation & Logistics MIT Sustainable Supply Chains science-based transportation emissions targets

Lean initiatives and the Supply Chain

The Lean Supply Chain

Cost Reduction Options: Top Managementknows that lean can add value, but many still haven’t moved past the initial education stage into full-scale lean supply chain implementation. One reason may be that they haven’t made the paradigm shift as to how to implement lean.

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Never Automate a Bad Process!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! Consistent with Lean principles the team should have first focussed on how to reduce waste, reduce handling, and reduce inventory levels. 10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program!

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. It is likely that 2018 will end with a growth rate in the 4% range, down from 10% in 2017 (measured in freight tonne kilometers per IATA ).

Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time!

Supply Chain Game Changer

We had to lean out the operations and improve productivity. Check out Global Process Excellence (Part 4) – Introducing Lean In Retail … Start in the Backroom! Lean #SupplyChain #ProcessExcellence #SCM #Logistics #Distribution. Subscribe Here!

Warehouse Fulfillment – Move The Material To The People, Not The Other Way Around!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the Lean vernacular this motion is considered waste. ECommerce #Lean #SupplyChain #SCM #Logistics. Business Process Optimization E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Lean Process Improvement Supply Chain Management ECommerce Lean Logistics SCM supplychain

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Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. It is likely that 2018 will end with a growth rate in the 4% range, down from 10% in 2017 (measured in freight tonne kilometers per IATA ).

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lean out your operation to increase efficiency, increase capacity, and reduce the time required to move goods through your facility. Check out Freight and Logistics (Part 4) – Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? . Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service

BluJay Solutions

May 17, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Kewill , a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, is pleased to announce it has teamed with INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, to deliver the first freight forwarding software capable of helping shippers and forwarders comply with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement set to take effect on July 1.

3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The air freight landscape has experienced some dramatic shifts in recent years. In fact, those events seem likely to produce some headwinds for air freight shippers in 2018 in locating available air capacity, especially during peak seasons. 3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018.

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Most Popular Blog Posts of 2012

The Logistics of Logistics

In a perfect world, LTL carriers would pick up freight and deliver it on the agreed upon day for a fair price. Of course, all the freight would arrive undamaged and the invoice would always match the quoted price. Understanding Lean and the 8 Wastes. Understanding lean and the 8 wastes is important for all operations people including logistics and supply chain folks. Henry Ford and his team at Ford Motor Company discovered lean…… Continue reading.

Our 2017 Top 10 List! – Part 2

Supply Chain Game Changer

SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #Technology #HumanResources #Lean #Industry40 #Procurement #Logistics #Distribution #ECommerce. Subscribe Here! Email Address. It’s been a tremendous first year at supplychaingamechanger.com.

Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight and Logistics Lean Process Improvement Procurement Reverse Logistics Supply Chain Management Technology Digital Distribution Logistics Outsourcing Purchasing supplychainmanagementSubscribe Here! Email Address. The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies. Seperate Your Freight Spend Data When running an analysis on freight spend, ensure no hidden charges are left out.

Network Optimization – What are your Success Criteria?

Supply Chain Game Changer

So we launched our Global Process Excellence program and we restarted our Lean program to drive massive improvements in our operating efficiencies. SupplyChain #Lean #SCM #Logistics #Distribution #Business. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out To DC Or Not To DC?

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The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. And one of the fundamental objectives in any Lean program is the need to reduce waste. Ensuring that a well-functioning Lean program is in place at all facilities across your end-to-end supply chain will by definition work to ensure a reduction in resource consumption, energy usage and sustainability. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Our 2018 Top 10 List!

Supply Chain Game Changer

SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #Technology #HumanResources #Lean #Industry40 #Procurement #Logistics #Distribution #ECommerce. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out The Baby Supply Chain! It’s been a tremendous start to our second year at supplychaingamechanger.com.

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Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service

BluJay Solutions

May 17, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Kewill , a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, is pleased to announce it has teamed with INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, to deliver the first freight forwarding software capable of helping shippers and forwarders comply with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement set to take effect on July 1.