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There’s one sure-fire way to tell when someone has lived in Minneapolis long enough to be called a Minnesotan. Like visitors to the Mall of America, manufacturers looking to apply Lean principles start in the same place. Their “directory” is the 8 types of waste identified in Lean: Overproduction – Manufacturing more than is needed to fill customer orders. Inventory – Excess material and WIP. Each of these types of waste has at least one metric associated with it.

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Supply Chain Shaman

Many of my clients talk about a customer-centric supply chain but rely on useless metrics from an annual survey or a net promoter score. I called the customer service line for the manufacturer and was told that the only thing I could do was call a maintenance specialist.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

All of the above (and other down-stream KPIs and processes) are heavily influenced by the accuracy of a demand forecast: if the demand forecast is much more accurate, a company is more likely to have the right product, in the right quantities in inventory and will have less of the products in inventory that is not required. Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company.

March 2019 Automation Hero: Kevin Skau of Design Ready Controls

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About Kevin: Kevin Skau is the Chief Operating Officer of Design Ready Controls , a control panel manufacturer headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota – designing and manufacturing control panels for high-volume OEMs in a variety of industries. Design Ready Controls has been using ECi M1 for over 13 years – managing inventory by using min/max replenishment parameters. I then started searching for a solution for digital inventory management and came across EazyStock.

March 2019 Automation Hero: Kevin Skau of Design Ready Controls

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About Kevin: Kevin Skau is the Chief Operating Officer of Design Ready Controls , a control panel manufacturer headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota – designing and manufacturing control panels for high-volume OEMs in a variety of industries. Design Ready Controls has been using ECi M1 for over 13 years – managing inventory by using min/max replenishment parameters. I then started searching for a solution for digital inventory management and came across EazyStock.