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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. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions.

Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In Logistics)

LeanCor

In Logistics). Taiichi Ohno , author of Toyota Production System , devised seven manufacturing wastes: Overproduction, Inventory, Overprocessing, Correction, Waiting, Conveyance, and Motion. This trade-off describes our challenge to manage total logistics cost.

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Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives

Cerasis

A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money. Labor costs are typically the largest expense in the warehouse, and in many operations, such as third-party logistics providers (3PLs), it can account for up to 50% of a warehouse's total operating costs. Reduce inventory with cross-docking or use Kanban pull systems.

Supply Chain Management Services

LeanCor

When sourcing supply chain management services, think about the provider’s approach to people and processes. Do they embrace a methodology like lean, six sigma, or operational excellence? Focus on total logistics cost reduction (transportation, warehousing, and inventory).

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Developing Standard Work is one of the more difficult Lean Six Sigma disciplines; however, if efficiently developed, it should allow virtually anyone to perform the work without any variance in the desired output.

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Supply Chain Planning

LeanCor

Written by Michael Burchett, Lean Logistics Specialist at LeanCor. When a dealership opens its doors, it knows inventory will be more tightly controlled on the corporate level than its competition. Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning.

Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

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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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept. However, the overall implementation of strategic sourcing is a bit different between the two companies. Cost of inbound logistics is not taken into account.

2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

Talking Logistics

Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Source: enVista. Use the table shown below to help quantify the number of packages you have in each of the indicated categories: Source: enVista. Mark also has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

4 Common Supply Chain Cost Blowouts

Logistics Bureau

How to fix the problem: Some measures that your company can take to prevent supply chain cost blowouts as a result of inefficiency include: Implement a continuous improvement program, such as lean or Six Sigma. Inventory. Supply chain cost blowouts resulting from poor inventory management are commonplace, even though many companies today try to pull, rather than push inventory through the supply chain. Outsourcing logistics to a third party provider.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Choose software that facilitates the valuation and control of permanent inventories based on inputs or outputs, with automated stock alerts, that is versatile and independent of the type of business. Define normal parameters and fine-tune the physical inventory system.

CommerceHub Hires John Hinkle as Executive VP of Production Systems

Supply Chain Network

There he led the creation of high availability geo-redundant data centers, built an online gaming infrastructure that supported millions of concurrent users for Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne and NBA 2K titles, consolidated multiple global enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and transformed product distribution to an effective third party logistics (3PL) model.

TOC for Electric Utility industry.Part 1 - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. The objective of all other improvement initiatives like TPM, RCM, Lean or even Six Sigma is to improve your system efficiency thereby increasing the throughput. The theory helps in identifying the constraints and planning around it to exploit the constraint without piling up the excess inventory for the repair work.