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Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? As a third-party logistics provider, LeanCor offers a unique combination of third-party logistics services, hands-on consulting, and training and education that helps organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs, and instill a problem-solving culture across their supply chains.

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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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Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. In the first part I put forth 6 areas of focus in order to reduce logistics costs. Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. First, look at inventory as MONEY/CASH. Try using a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI).

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26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron. Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. Many organizations see logistics functions as a way to gain competitive advantage and bring value to the customer. The use of facilities for inbound material logistics and outbound finished goods distribution are the bridges that connect all the imbalances and lack of flow in the entire stream.

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Supply Chain Shifts From Lean Model

AB&R

With the supply chain’s lean model, many retailers were not able to respond to the sudden changes in demand. Costco’s recent acquisition of logistics company, Innovel, echoes these findings. ” As new warehouses are developed and supply is increased, having visibility into what inventory and assets companies have, and where they are located will become even more vital. Sources: [link]. The last few months have put the supply chain to the test.

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Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In Logistics)

LeanCor

Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In In Logistics). The first step in lean thinking is to understand what is value and what activities and resources are necessary to create that value (“value-add”). ” Lean practitioners use the Japanese term “ muda ” when referring to waste, although they have typically done so in a manufacturing context. Transportation : Transportation in excess of what is required if inventory and flow exist in the network.

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The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

Cerasis

Consequently, all processes, including inventory management, logistics, data analytics and ongoing performance management, as reiterated by the staff of Supply Chain 24/7, improvement, can be optimized, creating a more efficient, direct and intelligent supply chain network. Agile = The New Lean. Another key player in the 2016 state of supply chain report was the move away from rigid, lean processes to agile methodologies.

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Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning – What It Is and How to Operate

USC Consulting Group

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) is a dynamic process in which the company’s operating plan is updated on a regular monthly or more frequent basis. Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning is done on an aggregate or family level, and covers a sufficient span of time to make sure that the necessary resources will be available. Objectives of Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning. Prerequisites for Performing Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model. We never ran out of or had too much inventory.

Healthcare Logistics

LeanCor

Healthcare Logistics: A Network Design Case Study. 23 million dollars in total healthcare logistics cost savings; how would that make you feel? The healthcare industry is embracing lean concepts to increase efficiency and decrease costs. Nurses are utilizing lean concepts and methodology on things like surgery prep stations and crash carts. The large number of distribution centers caused difficulty in providing good SKU coverage without creating inventory bloat.

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Cerasis

Below I will outline how a vendor managed inventory model, in conjunction with reverse marketing, value analysis, and collaboration will achieve supply chain cost reductions. Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions. A means of optimizing Supply Chain performance in which the manufacturer is responsible for maintaining the distributor’s inventory levels. The distributor maintains the inventory plan.

4 Best Ways Manufacturers Can Perfect Their Supply Chain

USC Consulting Group

A strong Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) process and culture will provide the information you will need to communicate quickly changing demand and depleting inventory levels to your supply base. If product is delayed in log-jammed logistics channels, work with freight forwarders, customs brokers, and expedited freight carriers who specialize in simplifying and accelerating delivery. Focus on strategic sourcing. Increase your inventory.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

Cerasis

We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. The Reiterated Importance of Understanding and Managing KPIs in Business and Logistics Management. We hope the following case study shows you the proverbial proof in the pudding of effective Logistics KPIs management. . What core Logistics KPIs would you track?

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations, and freight sequences.

Can Your Inventory Control System Support Seasonal Demand?

LeanCor

How can companies calculate the right inventory quantity and send it to the right place at the right time with such seasonality involved? Don’t be fooled by the scary mask – it is possible through rigorous supply chain planning, a sufficient inbound and outbound logistics network, and a supporting inventory control system. Here are 3 tips to help you develop an inventory control system based on flow to the customer: 1. Where will you keep the inventory?

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Logistics Warehousing

LeanCor

Logistics warehousing should be considered only as one part of the total supply chain logistics strategy. And since logistics strategy is, essentially, inventory strategy, the total logistics network must be designed around the speed and flow of that inventory. A logistics warehousing strategy should be lean, and should focus on the movement of the product, rather than old stop-and-go storage methods.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

This is the first of a two-part series where I will curate and cull information from my 4 decades of experience in logistics cost reduction at various positions in the supply chain. According to the CSCMP's "State of Logistics" Report from 2015, logistics costs now make up over 8% of the GDP. Any percentage less for your business with logistics costs as a percent of your revenue, goes straight to the bottom line. . Logistics Cost Reduction by Focusing on Safety.

Third Party Logistics Services

LeanCor

The process of getting the right product to the right customer at the right time is the job of effective logistics. Every company that produces a product for consumers or other businesses must deal with the issue of the supply chain, or logistics. Over the past few decades, energy and other costs have combined to make logistics a major cost for many companies. Logistics is a multi-billion dollar business that requires a new level of discipline and attention.

How Artificial Intelligence and Global Economic Factors Affect Inventory Optimization

ThroughPut

Through the targeted use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and other technologies, leading global innovators are constantly trying to enhance the effectiveness of their inventory management. What one can’t ignore, however, is all the external factors that also directly, and indirectly, affect inventory processes.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints World-Renowned Just-in-Time, Lean & Kaizen Expert Mr. Takao Sakai to Executive Advisory Board

ThroughPut

the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supply Chain pioneer that enables companies to detect, prioritize and alleviate dynamic operational bottlenecks just-in-time today announced the appointment of global lean & Just-In-Time expert, Mr. Takao Sakai, to the Executive Advisory Board. and as the Founder of Lean X. ThroughPut’s systems are designed by Fortune 500 geomarket logistics leaders and Silicon Valley analytics and domain experts with decades of experience in the space.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report.

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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Never Automate a Bad Process!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! Replenishment of inventory for each store was similarly based on actual and projected demand. Consistent with Lean principles the team should have first focussed on how to reduce waste, reduce handling, and reduce inventory levels. It is a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) paradigm. 10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program! process #lean #valuestreammapping.

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! As we articulated in our article A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! According to the Lean philosophy any activity that does not transform goods and add value that an end consumer will pay for should be considered waste. While you still need people to load and unload trailers the number of people exposed to and touching logistics can be reduced.

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. Low cost sourcing is a predominant reason for this geographically dispersed network. Subscribe Here!

Lean Manufacturng Overview Presentation - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Global Logistics. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Wireless in Logistics. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturng Overview Presentation. Excellent overview on Using Lean Manufacturing Principles & Techniques. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic.

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Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. supplychainmanagement #humanresources #procurement #logistics #jobs. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Lean Manufacturing White Paper - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Global Logistics. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Wireless in Logistics. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturing White Paper: Strategies To Run a Lean Supply Chain. How principles of lean manufacturing transfer benefits to Operations. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search.

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Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

You may find multiple definitions of a chain of custody by governments, associations, agencies, logistics service providers, shippers. The logistics industry is slowly being transformed to the point when the utilization of the electronic data environment will become the norm in the industry and the additional technological advancements in IoT technology will enable the integration of complete cargo supply. Chain of custody is a term often thrown around as a buzzword.

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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.

COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

Logistics Bureau

Until the Coronavirus began wreaking its havoc, global companies could run their supply chains on the assumption that disruptions would be rare and short-lived, and that products should be sourced, produced, and distributed at the cheapest locations to be found, wherever in the world that may be. The pandemic, however, has exposed the risk, like never before, of concentrating sources in one location—especially when it’s far away from a company’s headquarters and markets.

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Maximize your JIT logistics operation with powerful software

Abivin

In a lean manufacturing ?nv?r?nm?nt, Source Wh?t n inventory ?nd Source JIT has many benefits over traditional operating models: "Production runs remain short, which means manufacturers can move from one type of product to another very easily. " [1] How route optimization and fleet management software can improve JIT operations As mentioned above, transportation is one of the most vital components of logistics under a JIT system.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  

NC State SCRC

With inventories shrunk to a minimum, any hiccup in deliveries from the warehouse can idle machines and even entire production lines. For example, inventory record errors can lead to production of the wrong parts and additional changeovers and setups, again resulting in lower manufacturing efficiency. In the warehouse, this breaks into two areas: automating the physical movement of goods and automating the capture and use of inventory records. Other Sources: [link].