Lean without Limits!

DELMIA Quintiq

Whether goals are revenue or sustainability, a major contributing ability is operational efficiency; the ability to make continuous improvements towards Lean processes. Making the journey towards being Lean involves using one of most important resources in the world – people!

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Make “Lean” a Part of Collaboration and Teamwork in Aerospace

DELMIA Quintiq

In many companies, this is a sign of inefficient or ineffective collaboration and teamwork where Lean methods could help. Teams and processes need to adopt lean principles. The move to digitally lean Aerospace & Defense manufacturing and operations.

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Build Digitally Lean Consumer Goods and Home & Lifestyle Manufacturing Teams

DELMIA Quintiq

In the world of consumer goods and home and lifestyle, today’s fast-moving consumer trends demand fast delivery and quality at the lowest possible cost—for which lean programs in manufacturing are paramount. The next frontier in lean programs has the potential for far-reaching benefits.

Can Lean Manufacturing Really Help Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lean manufacturing article and permission to publish here provided by Zaklina at Click Intelligence. From the outset, it may not seem relevant to someone who has never applied lean manufacturing processes to their manufacturing methods. A Basic Introduction to Lean Manufacturing.

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The Perfect Delivery: 6 Key Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Tim McLean, Managing Director, TXM Lean Solutions

The most basic requirement of any business is to deliver its products to its customers on time, in full, every day, without fail. Over the past decade as supply chains have become more complex and customers more demanding, meeting this simple requirement has become harder and harder. What was acceptable 20 years ago, is no longer enough in today’s dynamic, dis-intermediated, hyper competitive marketplace. So why do supply chains fail to deliver? Lean supply chain expert and author, Tim McLean, will explore each of the reasons why supply chains fail to deliver and provide practical strategies to address them and improve your delivery performance. Tim will share case studies of actual companies that have transformed their supply chain performance by addressing the six drivers along with his own experience drawn from hundreds of supply chains over more than 20 countries.

Accelerate Innovation in Industrial Equipment by Building Lean, Operationally Efficient Teams

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturing Lean Industrial Equipment Teams. As its name implies, 3DLean operates on the foundation of “Lean” or Kaizen , putting Lean principles into action to address operational waste, variability and efficiency by engaging teams to interact in natural and effective ways.

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[PODCAST] A Comprehensive Discussion on Lean Supply Chain Strategies

GlobalTranz

Listen to “A Comprehensive Discussion on Lean Supply Chain Strategies” on Spreaker. Lean Supply Chain & Supply Chain Optimization Resources Logistics Service Level Agreement and Logistics Key Performance Indicators: A White Paper Download White Paper Why Blockchain will Create Extreme Supply Chain Management Optimization Download White Paper The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact.read More. Lean Podcast Supply Chain lean supply chain strategies

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What Is Lean Manufacturing

The Supply Chain Journal

Time, resources, man-hours, supplies, and capacity are just some of the critical areas where an approach known as lean manufacturing is vital. Managers and team members must understand manufacturing processes and how lean manufacturing can affect the final outcome.

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Can Manufacturers be Both Lean and Resilient?

Logistics Viewpoints

One culprit, it is argued, is global supply chains being too lean. Does this mean, companies should abandon lean practices? It is possible to be lean, where it makes sense, and resilient. The Advantages of Lean. This allows the plant to operate in a very lean manner.

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Is Lean Supply Chain Dead?

Industry Star

Lean wasn’t built to handle the complexity of today’s global supply chains, and though great methodologies are timeless, its applications must evolve to take advantage of the latest productivity tools available today. Insert Agile Lean. The post Is Lean Supply Chain Dead? Continuous Improvement Agile Lean Cloud Software Lean Lean Supply Chain Supply Chain Execution System

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The Keys to Business Continuity Planning

Speaker: Ron Spiteri, Director of TXM Lean Solutions

The pandemic has been the most significant disruption to global supply chains since the dawn of the industrial world. A key learning of this disruption has been the need for business continuity planning to mitigate future disruptions, which we know will come. Join Ron Spiteri of TXM Lean Solutions, and learn the key steps to take control of your supply chain risks.

Understanding Lean and the 8 Wastes

The Logistics of Logistics

Understanding lean and the 8 wastes is important for all operations people including logistics and supply chain folks. The concept of lean (and the 8 wastes) originated in the manufacturing sector where it was first recognized that eliminating waste in the system led to much bigger profits. Henry Ford and his team at Ford Motor Company discovered lean along with the assembly line, even though they didn’t necessarily use the term lean.

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Optimize Continuous Improvement with Lean Collaboration and Digital Transformation

DELMIA Quintiq

Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement programs continue to grow in importance as organizations strive to become agile and remain competitive. This is why making your lean and continuous improvement programs part of a digital transformation strategy is so important.

Lean Training

LeanCor

Does lean training turn your team to problem solvers? In an introductory lean workshop last week in t he Silicon Valley, one of my participants asked me: “You have seen a lot of lean transformations in your career –what is the one thing that turns someone from a lean skeptic to a lean believer and lean problem solver? Can lean training alone do the trick?”. What is the secret to lean transformation?

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

Recognizing a need to extend its lean manufacturing program in o rder to tackle problem areas in the warehouse, the motor company partnered with LeanCor to optimize material flow and reduce production time losses due to parts shortages. As with other lean manufacturing clients, LeanCor focused on the opportunities for improvement within the scope of a warehouse design, transfer and PFEP (Plan for Every Part) implementation project. Lean applies in every business and every process.

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Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

GlobalTranz

Lean systems have provided a formidable operating strategy for leaders determined to achieve and maintain optimal operational systems and customer satisfaction levels. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? A company in need of lean manufacturing practices tends to be easy to identify, typically displaying multiple of the following symptoms of operational deficiency: Inventory amasses in buffer stocks.

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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? We want to help our customers succeed in their quest for lean and operational excellence. Relative to our topic today, Lean Warehousing, is it a big part of your operations? What we know for sure is that lean warehousing, just by the nature of the term itself, can be a paradox at best.

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

GlobalTranz

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. One reason may be that they haven’t made the paradigm shift as to how to implement lean. The Lean Supply Chain is a system of interconnected and interdependent partners that operate in unison to accomplish supply chain objectives. Flow in the lean supply chain begins with customer usage.

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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

GlobalTranz

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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Lean Logistics

LeanCor

Why is PDCA Important in Lean Logistics? In lean logistics (or any field), PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) allows individuals and teams to thoughtfully review an operation for problems or opportunities, and experiment with ways to improve the situation. But these are output measures that don’t look at what’s really happening with lean logistics processes. Procedures: Standard work in lean logistics for how to report and correct problems and waste.

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

GlobalTranz

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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Lean Culture

LeanCor

Building a Lean Culture: A Food and Beverage Case Study. These are companies that embrace lean and recognize that the organization is only as good as its people. Including everyone in a cultural transformation will enable the success of a lean deployment. Cultural improvements will occur when lean is embraced from the team members working on the floor to the highest level in the organization. Lean Culture Future State: Analysis, Tools, Solutions.

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Freight Invoice Auditing Trends: Shippers Now Leaning on Technology Providers

GlobalTranz

The post Freight Invoice Auditing Trends: Shippers Now Leaning on Technology Providers appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. There was a time when freight invoice auditing was just an opportunity.

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How To Manage A Lean Supply Chain

ShipBob

This question is at the heart of any lean supply chain strategy. By implementing the right process improvements, technology, and efficiency optimizations, merchants can create a lean supply chain that: Significantly cuts their logistics costs. What is a lean supply chain?

Facilitating Lean with Synchronized Planning & Optimization

DELMIA Quintiq

Maintaining lower levels of inventory with increasing requests for lower lead times and variable supply and demand is forcing manufacturers to look again at making their operations as Lean as possible.

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The Lean Leadership Training Series: A Complete Guide to Principles

LeanCor

This is the essence of lean leadership and a lean culture. Lean teaches us that successful organizations are principle-based , instead of tool-based. Covering everything from communication and engagement to functional knowledge, this series is designed as a practical, lean leadership training tool for professionals to: Read each lesson. Lean Leadership lean culture supply chain insights lean management lean leadership training

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Lean Principles and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

Logility

Many companies have high hopes when they set out to establish a Lean operating environment. A growing body of knowledge and experience indicates that advanced Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) may be the key ingredient for Lean success. Lean applied to supply chain operations is all about creating capabilities that efficiently move materials from raw through finished product, and then to the customer.

Three Ways Leaders Create Lean

synchrono

Three Ways Leaders Create Lean. Relentless” leadership and team empowerment drive lean change. For those of you who have not, this is important – leadership is the single most important component to lean success. . It is exciting to talk about bottom-up change and expect that a ground swell of individuals in virtually every level of the organizational chart can succeed with lean—in spite of those in the C-suite that just don’t get it.

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Lean versus EOQ? What’s best for your organization?

Kinaxis

In no time at all we were debating between lean versus EOQ. Lean relies on minimization of, among other things, lot sizes, inventory and waiting. Master schedulers can manipulate the planning parameters to create lean or EOQ optimized schedules, but how do you decide which way is right for your organization? I’ve seen attempts to transition to lean cripple an organization because they incorrectly applied the principles and go too hard and too fast.

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Leaning Towards S&OP/ IBP

Logility

Many companies have high hopes when they set out to implement a Lean improvement program. A growing body of knowledge and experience indicates that Integrated Business Planning (IBP) may be the key ingredient for lean success. Lean is all about creating a physical environment that enables material to flow efficiently from raw through finished product to the customer. The perfect enabler for Lean success is called Integrated Business Planning.

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Building the Layers of Lean Construction

LeanCor

Kirk Paluska, General Manager and Owner of DUCTCO LLC, is a lean guy at heart. As lean consultant in his former life, Kirk has experienced lean thinking transform organizations from waste-ridden and varied to efficient and stable. Using his lean background, Kirk is transforming his commercial contracting company in the midst of an industry where lean thinking can be rare. Lean Leadership supply chain insights

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Lean Inbound Logistics: The Key to an Advanced Supply Chain

LeanCor

Lean Logistics supply chain advancement supply chain insights inbound logisticsIn this comprehensive white paper, LeanCor CEO Robert Martichenko shares 10 proven insights from his early days supporting Toyota that have paved the way for today’s advanced supply chains.

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Lean Thinking Revisited

Operations and Supply Chain Management

One landmark in the lean revolution for retailers was Walmart ’s decision in 2006 to thin out inventory by $6.5 The supply chains for consumer goods in the U.S. remain under strain months after pandemic lockdowns triggered a range of sudden and surprising shortages.

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Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

Lean principles focus on eliminating waste from business processes. Taking a systems approach to inventory management is crucial when we begin our journey toward lean. Lean organizations focus on these three items from a different point of view. Whereas this approach illustrates reactive management, the Lean system is managed proactively. As indicated, a significant difference is that Lean systems question the need for logistics activities.

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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. The impact of Lean on the logistician is significant. A common misconception of Lean philosophy is that it only finds application in manufacturing settings. Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Six Sigma and the Logistician.