Lean Six Sigma

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What is Lean Six Sigma Logistics? Lean Six Sigma is the combination of two methodologies that complement one another when applied to logistics and supply chain management. Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Lean and the Logistician.

Do Lean and Six Sigma have a place in tomorrow’s supply chain?

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Before I answer the title question, let’s have a quick refresher on what exactly Lean and Six Sigma are. Six Sigma owes its roots to the Statistical Process Control developments made by Dr. Walter Shewhart of Bell Laboratories in the 1920′s and later expanded upon by Dr. W.

Six Sigma Tools and Inventory Management

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Growing up in the 1990s, you might have heard the term “Six Sigma” at the dinner table or in the news. In reality, Six Sigma aims to keep product variation and thus defects to a minimum. What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma Methodologies.

Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization and Lean/Six Sigma

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One of the most predominant lean tools used for identifying waste is Value Stream Mapping which helps identify eight wastes, including overproduction, waiting, over-processing, unnecessary inventory, handling and transportation, defects, and underutilized talent. In inventory management, this often happens through a reduction of lead times and lot sizes. The Importance of Six Sigma. Six sigma pursues reduced variability in processes.

Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization and Lean/Six Sigma

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Seiri (Sort) – sorting, i.e., proper arrangement of all items, storage, equipment, tools, inventory and traffic. The Importance of Six Sigma. Six sigma pursues reduced variability in processes. Physics and economics of reducing lot size and lead time place limitations on lean efforts and six sigma is limited by physics and market realities (the marketplace is never static). The Emerging Role of Optimization in Business Decisions.

Smooth the rough spots with TOC, then Lean – and fine-tune with Six Sigma

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Here we are at the final installment of our four-part, Sandpaper blog series about when to use the tools of Lean Manufacturing, the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Six Sigma to address constraints, drive flow and promote continuous improvement. Refine with Six Sigma.

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

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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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The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

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Of course, we live in a high technology powered supply chain world, but often, as we noted in our 5 Upfront LTL Tips post, if you don’t remember the basics and best practices, no technology is going to fix those issues, but only make them more apparent. Trusting your Supply Chain.

Lean, QRM or DDMRP after all?

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For many years our options were limited to MRP, LEAN and TOC, but these have been augmented by TPM, TQM, WCM and Six Sigma and now we can even choose QRM and DDMRP. Even better, we also have RFS, sDBR, CCPM, ESP, Agile-, Demand Driven -, Synchronized- and Responsive Supply Chain.

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Robots in the Building: The Positive Influence of AI for Supply Chain Planners

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Have you looked at a job listing for a supply chain planner recently? A recent, typical job ad for a demand planner lists technical criteria including APICS and Six Sigma certification, alongside “negotiation, communications, and presentation skills”. .

Applying Lean 6 Sigma Principles to the Supply Chain

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Fifteen years ago, I worked for a company that embraced Lean 6 Sigma as a core operating fundamental. Just about every member of the management team was a Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt and many had attained a level of Master Black Belt.

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Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment

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Through the use of supplier quality certifications and blanket (long-term) purchase orders, a manufacturer can accurately and effectively calculate the optimal level of inventory needed to fulfill demand requirements through the duration of replenishment lead time. Eliminating inventory waste.

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Robots in the Building: The Positive Influence of AI for Supply Chain Planners

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Have you looked at a job listing for a supply chain planner recently? A recent, typical job ad for a demand planner lists technical criteria including APICS and Six Sigma certification, alongside “negotiation, communications, and presentation skills”. .

Using Lean to Manage Inventory!

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Check out A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! What is Lean Inventory Management? Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits.

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7 Supply Chain Transformations at SAMSUNG

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In supply chain management context, they has demonstrated the operational excellence that leads them to the supply chain hall of fame. How do they build the superb supply chain management capabilities?

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Can you possibly prepare for a supply chain future that may be completely inconceivable right now? This practice rewards forward-thinking—quite literally, in this case—supply chain and warehouse management teams that accept and embrace the change that will revolutionize workflows many times over between now and retirement. However, this strategy involves more than parts of your supply chain watching for simple leaps forward in tech evolution.

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

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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. There should be metrics involved to monitor these objectives to ensure success across the supply chain.

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A perfect supply chain?

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by Matt Benson If your 3PL supply chain problem was to deliver 400,000 items daily from supplier to customer and your on-time in full metric was a six-sigma target standard of 1 failure per million, how would you do it? The post A perfect supply chain?

Supply Chain Planning

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Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning. To be a leader in supply chain planning is to own a complex system, where you are at the nexus of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of different parties with their own constraints and goals in mind.

How vehicle customization will drive the supply chain of the future

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to discuss vehicle customization by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automakers and its impact on the supply chain of the future. In the interview that follows, Mirza will introduce some of the supply chain challenges which will need to be addressed to reap the profit potential.

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VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

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Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. About the Supply Chains to Admire Research. Inventory Turns.

Supply Chain Management Services

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3 Tips in Choosing Supply Chain Management Services. 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?

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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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. Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain lean culture

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Supply Chain Management

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Supply Chain Management: Bigger Picture, Bigger Gains. Beyond the management of physical inventories and information in the domain of logistics is the way that products are developed, marketed, and sold. First, the concept of supply chain management is not well understood.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

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Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

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Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to the way their supply chain operates, and that means working with a proactive design over a reactive one.

Make Your Supply Chains Less Complex – and Less Wasteful!

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Author’s Note: Below is an excerpt from Moving Up the Supply Chain Maturity Curve: The Process Industry Executive Agenda for 2016 and Beyond , a white paper published earlier this year by Elemica with research conducted by Adelante SCM. Although the research focused on the process industry, the content and recommendations we make apply to companies across all industries that want to make their supply chains more flexible and responsive.

3 Inventory Control Techniques to Improve and Maintain Inventory Accuracy

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Inventory accuracy is vital to an organisation’s long-term success. Profits depend on the sale of inventory stock and if you don’t know what or how much you are selling then you could be missing an opportunity to maximise sales. Having poor and inaccurate inventory control can be costly because it causes issues such as unplanned stock-outs, the shipping of wrong products to customers, wasted resources trying to locate misplaced items and inventory shrinkage.

Supply Chain Consulting

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4 Crucial Steps for Effective Supply Chain Consulting. Today’s complex supply chains require vision, strategies, and innovative techniques to create optimal performance. Organizations leverage supply chain consulting companies or in-house project leaders to improve processes within transportation and warehousing, inventory and materials management, and the implementation of lean, six sigma, and operational excellence across the entire value stream.

Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry

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by Alexa Cheater 7 barriers to aerospace and defense supply chain success. Lean manufacturing and six sigma initiatives have significantly cut waste and inefficiency in the production process. Aerospace and defense supply chain pain points.

Back to Supply Chain Basics: Transforming Inventory

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When it comes to the supply chain, it’s easy to make things complicated. And when today’s consumer expects full visibility into where their product is—until the moment it reaches their front door—inventory management grows in complexity. In my last post, I paraphrased “Bull Durham” to boil down supply chain to its simplest parts: You buy the inventory. You transform the inventory. You sell and service the inventory.

The Evolution of the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain

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No one can argue that the rise of ecommerce and omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the supply chain in recent years. While this trend isn’t new, retailers and manufacturers are still evolving their supply chains to keep pace with customer demand and gain a competitive advantage. This caused retailers to place even greater demands on their suppliers, and increasing pressure on the supply chain. Transforming the Retail Supply Chain.

4 Tips to Help Manage Your Supply Chain

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Companies that recognize and manage the trade-offs by measuring total cost can extend this “systems” thinking to the larger environment, the supply chain in which they operate. Supply Chain Management – Cause and Effect. Supply Chain Management – Systems Thinking.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

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Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

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

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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. Inventory cost is defined as the cost of holding goods in stock.

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What’s the biggest cause of poor performance in every supply chain?

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A necessary outcome of our evolving supply chain networks will be to make sure we place the right assets in the right place at the right time in the right amounts, all bound by real time collaboration and big data visibility. Note: this is part 2 in a series of posts.

Demand-Driven Supply Chain Transformation

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Demand-Dr iven Manufacturing incorporates the best of Lean manufacturing, Theory of Constraints (TOC), and Lean Six Sigma principles. Supply chain transformation. The post Demand-Driven Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on Synchrono.