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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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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? Let's first talk about first setting the stage, then give you practical practices and tactics to achieve a sustainable lean culture, and then provide core key performance indicators (KPIs) to track your progress. Lean Culture by Creating "Standard Work".

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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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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. The Lean Supply Chain is a system of interconnected and interdependent partners that operate in unison to accomplish supply chain objectives. These metrics should be reviewed frequently to ensure supply chain success.

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3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction. Inventory measurement is critical and it is money after all in that it took a capital expense to procure. The goal is to keep inventory levels at a minimum to meet customer needs. Review Inventory turns and Return on Assets. For clarity, in measuring supply chain performance, we should be focusing on: inventory, working capital, and time.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #9: Relentless pursuit of one metric at the expense of other metrics.

Kinaxis

Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. Reason #9 Relentless pursuit of one supply chain metric at the expense of other metrics. Yet, these are similar instructions as what is passed down to the supply chain from executives focused on a specific supply chain metric. One example that I’ve seen several times is around inventory targets. The result is a lower inventory level, but much higher expedited costs and reduced customer service.

5 Ways to Optimize Your Logistics & Transportation with Lean

Arkieva

Are you using lean in your logistics and transportation management? Lean is a new way of doing business. The transportation company’s culture and behavior should change to apply Lean thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste to bring value to the customer, beyond the customer’s expectations (where waste is defined as any non-value added process). The goal in Lean Transportation is to use the ‘Eight (8) Right’s: Right Materials.

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Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck specializes in Supply Chain Optimization, Third Party Logistics (3PL) and International Purchasing and Importing Consulting. The post Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL.

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. The Lean Supply Chain is a system of interconnected and interdependent partners that operate in unison to accomplish supply chain objectives. Lean Supply Chain Implementation Results.

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The Magic Bullet for Real-Time Supply Chain Collaboration? Cloud Visibility.

synchrono

When it comes to ordering materials and components, managing inventory levels, or organizing the delivery of finished goods to customers, companies are forced continually to chase business partners – mostly suppliers, logistics companies, and retailers – via a messy stream of emails, phone calls, and even faxes. The result is a single – visible – version of the truth that enables a more compliant, consistent, Lean, and waste free supply chain.

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Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. This presents opportunities for developing new revenue streams, an exciting challenge to logistics professionals. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity. Efficiently managing reverse logistics is a daunting challenge for many businesses.

Make Your Supply Chains Less Complex – and Less Wasteful!

Talking Logistics

Mariotti states that you first have to measure it, and he outlines several metrics and techniques in the book, including ranking customers by annual sales, profit, and gross margin percentage. Added complexity often results in added waste, and the most common forms of waste from a lean supply chain perspective include : Transportation : unnecessary (non-value added) movement of parts, materials, or information between processes.

Employing this S.M.A.R.T. Technique with a Logistics Company to Create Total Stakeholder Satisfaction

Cerasis

Today we continue our series on successfully working with a logistics company, often called a third party logistics company by focusing on how to properly understand the success of the engagement by knowing all the key performance indicators that a shipper could put in place. We will then finalize the series on logistics key performance indicator success management with practical techniques to carry through the academic subjects we've covered thus far. .

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

There are several elements in an effective logistics strategy, with the ultimate goal of identifying the most cost-effective service levels and developing plans and processes that enable the company to operate as close to those optimal service levels as possible. in the logistics industry.

Eliminating Your Excess Inventory

Loop Supply Systems

Eliminating Your Excess Inventory. Excess inventory is experienced by nearly every manufacturer – and it’s a big problem. Inventory is one of the 7 Lean Mudas (Japanese term for ‘waste’). It leads to an inefficient supply chain that is riddled with waste, which in turn reduces profit, customer satisfaction, and everything else lean manufacturers work to improve. COST OF EXCESS INVENTORY. Now think about all of your inventory.

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most definitions of disintermediation characterize it as the elimination of intermediaries, or “ cutting out the middleman “ Further consider that the “Wastes” associated with Lean thinking and principles include transportation, inventory, over production and motion amongst others. Think about the typical set of objectives and metrics associated with managing a Supply Chain. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Top Logistics Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our top articles from each of our main 5 categories today by covering the top 10 logistics articles that were the most viewed in 2015. We write to five main categories on the Cerasis blog: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Top Logistics Articles of 2015. Here are the top 10 logistics articles from the Cerasis blog with the 10th most read to the most read published in 2015. Logistics

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. The processes, and the decisions that are made in managing those activities include Component selection, Supplier selection, Network creation, Node location planning, delivery requirements, and inventory levels amongst many other elements. And one of the fundamental objectives in any Lean program is the need to reduce waste. Subscribe Here!

9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL

Cerasis

This is the first post in an ongoing series on effective KPI management from third party logistics consultant, Chuck Intrieri, of The Lean Supply Chain. . A service-level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a logistics service provider and a customer that specifies, usually in measurable terms, what services the logistics service provider will furnish. Many logistics service providers will provide their customers with an SLA. All KPIS have metrics to measure.

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How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

And now let us examine the reasons why a career in logistics offers so much diversity to so many workers. If engineering is your thing, you could join a third-party logistics company and focus on solutions design. Manage inventory levels. Production Planner/Inventory Controller.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

7 Supply Chain Challenges That Exist Today

4WL Consulting

3 Lean Production With constantly changing market trends and shorter product life cycles, companies are compelled to adopt a lean approach to manufacturing, where the goal of every production process is to create value for the end user, otherwise it should be eliminated. A lean manufacturing environment should involve a shorter lead time, lesser inventory and improved throughput. Blog Logistics Outsourcing

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Optimize Manufacturing Operations with these 5 Golden Manufacturing Metrics

Cerasis

Editor's Note: As a third party logistics company with a focus on better Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight management, we have several shippers who are in the manufacturing industry. In order to optimize manufacturing operations, or really just about anything, you need to have at your fingertips the best and most accurate manufacturing metrics around. However, effectively measuring, analyzing, and improving upon those manufacturing metrics is more complicated than it may seem.

Supply Chain Leadership Driving Industry 4.0 & Resilience During Crisis – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Team re-building, split of responsibilities/tasks, border closure challenges, quick navigation of stock management, prioritisation of logistics to consumer needs and coordination with partners upstream and downstream. This boosts revenues and optimises inventory. Act lean.

Supply Chain Management Case Study

LeanCor

Current metrics included: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Inventory Cover and Costs (Including Overflow and External Warehouses). LeanCor’s Lean Deployment team defined the supply chain implications of moving to a flexible, regional production effort. Align plant/logistics goals, and agree on joint efforts for improvement of holistic business performance. Continue minimizing total delivered costs (production, inventory, freight).

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

From planning to negotiating to buying, from moving goods to processing goods, and from managing data to managing inventory. Whatever your Industry you should be able to make comparisons to competitors, do benchmarking, and even compare yourself on key metrics across industries. Lean for instance is equally applicable in Supply Chain as it is in Manufacturing or anywhere else. From the outbound perspective the Supply Chain also arranges logistics and delivery.

Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics. Transportation represents the biggest single cost in logistics. When developing our strategies at LeanCor to bridge lean thinking and transportation management, we realized that there are five laws that we need to operate by. Once this is complete, design your transportation plan to support the inventory strategies.

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Cerasis

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. Using New Technology for Maximizing Warehouse Space Is the Solution New technologies and warehouse automation are poised to enable warehouse managers to increase inventory without necessarily increasing space. Robotics can also be used to move large inventory, taking advantage of vertical space without sacrificing worker safety.

Embedded 3PL Relationship: What is it & Why is it Vital to Ultimate Shipper Success?

Cerasis

Outsourcing Logistics, and embedding a 3PL into a shipper/customer who give a dedicated representative who handles all of the details for the shipper. The current Logistics Manager or Purchasing Manager at the company may be resentful: “Do I really need a 3PL or company representative to help do my job, and, frequently the point of contact for relations with carriers? The current Logistics or Purchasing Manager wants an answer as to “WIIFM?” 3PL Logistics 3PL Relationship

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8 Common Warehousing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

1: Holding Excess Inventory. Despite years of knowledge dissemination in the warehousing field, encouraging lean practice and inventory reduction, storing too much inventory is still one of the most common warehousing mistakes made by supply chain organizations worldwide. Reducing inventory levels as far as possible makes your supply chain leaner and leaves you with less money tied up in stock.

Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One

Cerasis

When it comes to the logistics industry, whether it's transportation management contracts or warehouse contracts, there are a million moving parts, and as many questions. In the below is a real world example of a consultant coming to a third party logistics company with the goal of choosing a warehouse and 3pl provider. Customer metrics. Lean IS their DAILY work. Quality: Does customer/shipper want Lean Six Sigma Quality or Accepted Quality Levels (AQL)?

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7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics. Books We Recommend - Purchasing Book - Six Sigma Books - Operations Management Book - Inventory Control Book - Lean Books - International Business Book Last review and update: January 30, 2020In this article, we rank books based on their influence, popularity, recency and practicality and then we come up with the list of the best supply chain books.

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

You know the people, the processes and the metrics. Most companies have a Procurement function, Distribution, Logistics, Planning, Inventory Management, Product Data Management, and Operations. In the area of Inventory Management they also did a lot of benchmarking and highlighted deficiencies in our processes. Cash constraints, and borrowing money to fund operations and finance inventory. Poor metric performance (eg. Lean, Agility).

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

When the world changes around you, and when it changes against you, what used to be a tailwind is now a headwind — you need to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.”. Let me start with a quote from a great leader!!

Supply Chain Management Services

LeanCor

Do they embrace a methodology like lean, six sigma, or operational excellence? Focus on total logistics cost reduction (transportation, warehousing, and inventory). Building the lean culture to drive and sustain continuous improvement. Whether you are looking f or supply chain management services or have had experience with a third party logistics provider (3PL), you may have realized that finding the right partner isn’t easy.

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