Lean Six Sigma

LeanCor

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.

Six Sigma Tools and Inventory Management

EMERGE App

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.

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? Relative to our topic today, Lean Warehousing, is it a big part of your operations?

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Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment

synchrono

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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Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

Cerasis

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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Using Lean to Manage Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson.

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. Currently they incur a annual spend of USD 380-420 Million for their warehousing needs, of which ~60% spend is for brand new six warehouses (average space of 1.5

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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. In today's modern society, often, the stop gap in efficient productivity in your warehouse is typically one of two things: bad process & getting caught up in the weeds of tactics. 5 Key Areas to Focus on in the Pursuit of Warehouse Cost Savings.

Operational Excellence: Streamlining the Warehouse Layout Process

Talking Logistics

Companies moving into new warehouse space need to take an honest assessment of their current and expected business to maximize their operations. A new warehouse is like a blank canvas with its size just one aspect to consider. Understand how the inventory moves.

3 Inventory Control Techniques to Improve and Maintain Inventory Accuracy

Unleashed

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.

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’). COST OF EXCESS INVENTORY. Now think about all of your inventory.

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

If you could tell a warehouse manager back in 1980 that someday robots would be working alongside humans in the racks, or that individual items could be tracked and traced in real time, they would have laughed it off as science fiction. 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.

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

Cerasis

Cerasis is squarely focused on transportation management through technology and managed services , however, there are logistics companies who offer fulfillment, warehousing, freight forwarding, and more. Warehousing can have numerous outputs, but here are the core outputs to expect to measure: receiving turnaround, Six Sigma quality checks, put-away time, input-output warehouse rack time, cycle counting, shipping time, re-slotting times, labor times, human resource performance.

What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation

EFT

Many Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma Methodologies champion this while calling for process improvement and business optimization through faster, safer and more comprehensive approaches. Future warehouses are expected to reach new levels of automation. 1) Master Your Supply Chain.

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). Does the company have the required warehouse space, dock capacity, warehouse personnel, etc.?

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Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A Systems Approach to Inventory Management. Inventory Management. Inventory is not isolated to raw materials and finished goods. Companies will carry inventory masquerading as service parts, repair items, administrative suppliers, automobile fleets, and a host of other types of assets that are managed by setting and maintaining certain levels. The problem is that almost every function inside an organization can affect inventory levels. Inventory Strategy.

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

Cerasis

o Space—holding places for unnecessary inventory. o Inventory—inactive raw, work-in-process, or finished goods. When you create your Sales, Inventory, Operations and Production Plan (SIOP) monthly, or more frequently, invite your top Suppliers and Customers to the SIOP meeting.

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Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

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. Capture transportation and inventory strategy. Gain an understanding of warehouse, transportation, and inventory process capabilities.

4 Tips to Help Manage Your Supply Chain

LeanCor

For example, ill-conceived purchasing decisions today result in increased warehousing costs six months from now and inventory obsolescence two years from the original purchase. Typically most operational costs are explicit, whereas many inventory carrying costs are implicit.

Warehouse Audit and Survey

The Lean Supply Chain

Warehouse Optimization/Cal Poly Small Business Development Center for Innovation Consultant. First, look at the inventory: Is it pallets? No one should roam the warehouse and take parts for samples/sales unless they notify the warehouse staff. Chuck Intrieri.

5 Outstanding Transport & Logistics Book for Managers

Supply Chain Opz

Then, a synchronization of inventory management, warehouse management and transportation management is essential. 2) Essentials of Inventory Management by Max Muller To the best of our knowledge, this is the most practical book about inventory management. This book covers pretty standard topics in warehouse operations such as receiving, putaway, storage, pick, pack and ship. 4) Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success by Thomas J.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Inventory Turns. Better performance in inventory turns than the peer group average for the period studied. Orbit Chart of VTech for the Period of 2006-2015 at the Intersection of Operating Margin and Inventory Turns . Our phrase, at the time, was “inventory kills.”

Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

Cerasis

Part of the Business Plan was Sales and Operations Planning (S and OP) or SIOP adding Inventory Management. It added Marketing Management, Sales Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Financial Management, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, and Logistics and/or Distribution. WMS= Warehouse Management System. Warehousing: Bar coding, RFID, Slotting, Sophisticated picking methods, Robotics, Automation.

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

Talking Logistics

Thankfully, digitization of inventory and technology like real-time shipment tracking from 3PLs are taking the pinch out of switching for these companies. With such widespread advances in digital help both inside and outside the warehouse, the modern supply chain should naturally gravitate toward proactive design. Inventory age optimization, which pinpoints the risks of products aging out, perishing, or becoming otherwise unsalable through stagnation.

Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

This SLA/KPI has to be negotiated and agreed upon by you and your 3PL partner.This negotiation time can take three (3) to Six (6) months. 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. If you do not want to start at the 3PL as a contact customer with a SLA/KPIs, you can ship your goods and become a public account.

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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Lean initiatives and the Supply Chain

The Lean Supply Chain

o Space—holding places for unnecessary inventory. o Inventory—inactive raw, work-in-process, or finished goods. Utilize Six Sigma’s DMAIC: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control to solve any problems or roadblocks.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

The answer is that they use the multi-echelon inventory model to solve the problem. The key ingredients of Dell''s supply chain are the partnership with suppliers, part modularity, vendor managed inventory program, demand management and mass customization.

Navigating Automotive Disruption: Eliminate Bottlenecks in your Supply Chain and Lean-out Operations to free-up Working Capital for R&D

ThroughPut

For example, certain business concepts have been around so long and are captured in such well-known, catch-all phrases, like the ever-present, all-encompassing “Supply Chain” or “Six Sigma”, that they seem to lose their relevance in everyday business, such as automotive.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

For mature supply chain organizations, it is a natural extension of six sigma. Q: Is it only inventory disrupting the agility resulting from inaccurate forecasts by S&OP? There are seven primary agility levers: Analysis of Form and Function of Inventory: Form of inventory is the decision of what form to hold the inventory in: raw material, semi-finished good or finished good. My iphone buzzed on my nightstand. I groaned. I had gotten to bed late.

Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with Paul Kretz, Head of SCM at Church & Dwight!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And the operation had been run without true Warehouse Management experience as well. The other person seemed overwhelmed and lost while looking at the mess in the warehouse. I was going to move to the States when the leadership team asked me to run the Canadian warehouse.

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Supply Chain Education: What Skills Do Your Staff Need?

Logistics Bureau

Functional Fundamentals: Members of SCLA get to learn about the fundamentals of management in every supply chain function, including purchasing, warehousing, and transportation. Topics include: Warehouse design and setup. Warehouse and distribution centre process improvement.

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.

Third Party Logistics Companies Checklist for Choosing and Qualifying a 3PL

The Lean Supply Chain