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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Going ‘Lean’ Brought Us to Diminishing Returns, Resilience Will Serve Us Better


Lean supply chain management is all about efficiency, and any excess is seen as waste, which must be removed. Over-application of lean … The post Going ‘Lean’ Brought Us to Diminishing Returns, Resilience Will Serve Us Better appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Transform Life Sciences Manufacturing & Operations with a Digital Lean Approach

DELMIA Quintiq

Executing lean concepts in Pharma, Biopharma and Medical Devices is critical to maintain and improve efficiency, quality, regulatory compliance and productivity. A digital lean approach for Life Sciences manufacturing and operations.

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Can ERP support lean manufacturing?


Since its beginnings as the Toyota production system, lean manufacturing has impacted the way industries produce goods and when implemented correctly it will deliver desirable benefits like improved quality, lead times and productivity. What is 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.

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory


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. Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits. What is Lean Inventory Management? Flow: Understand how inventory flows in your warehouse and apply Lean principle: 5S to clear any obstacles that do not add up.

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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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Understanding Lean Manufacturing Principles


One such trend in the manufacturing industry is the use of lean manufacturing principles that help companies clean up inefficiencies and work smarter. Learn more about what lean manufacturing is and the five principles helping manufacturers get ahead.

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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.

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.

What is Lean Retail (+ Why Retailers Must Embrace It)


What is Lean Retail? In his book, Lean Retail & Wholesale , professor and author Paul Myerson defines the shift towards lean retail as “a dramatic change in the way products are ordered and distributed that is far more data-centric and focused on understanding and meeting customer demand.”

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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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Adopting Lean Principles

DELMIA Quintiq

Lean was born out of simple necessities and a desire to work in more effective ways. What I was interested to hear from them were some of the practical benefits and challenges of implementing Lean principles in teams that they had worked in or with.

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Lean Manufacturing


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 Training


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?

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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Lean Warehousing


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


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 Logistics


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


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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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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Lean Culture


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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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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The 13 Core Lean Manufacturing Principles Explained


Lean manufacturing involves 13 core principles – many more than the ‘five principles’ that are often associated with this popular manufacturing system. The benefit of a lean system is that it creates an environment where improvements are constantly being sought and implemented.

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


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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10 Most Influential Lean Books for All Lean Enterprise

Supply Chain Opz

Are you looking for lean books that help you create sustainable change? In this article, we will show you 10 best lean books every lean enterprise should read. Background According to a short survey we conducted, we found that the best "classic" lean book is The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production by James P. Then, we believe this book is the most appropriate resource that everyone can lean more about the overall lean concept.

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain


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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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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Freight Invoice Auditing Trends: Shippers Now Leaning on Technology Providers


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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The Lean Leadership Training Series: A Complete Guide to Principles


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 versus EOQ? What’s best for your organization?


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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Building the Layers of Lean Construction


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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Three Ways Leaders Create Lean


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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The Failings of Lean Manufacturing Principles


In this blog, we’ll continue with these themes, exploring some of the serious problems that have cascaded down from one of the most popular process management practices of the last several decades: Lean Manufacturing. Lean Sales? Defining Lean What is Lean Manufacturing?

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Lean Inbound Logistics: The Key to an Advanced Supply Chain


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 Manufacturing


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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8 Examples of Kanban in Lean Manufacturing


Here we give you eight real-world examples of how businesses use Kanban, a popular lean tool that’s helped companies in a huge range of sectors improve efficiency – especially those in the manufacturing industry. Globaltranz: What is Kanban and How Can it Aid in Lean Manufacturing?

Lean Six Sigma


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.


The Lean Supply Chain

Lean Accounting is the export of the Lean philosophy to the accounts of a business entity. The essence of the Lean philosophy is getting increasingly better results through the application of tools and approaches for the elimination of waste that is not strictly necessary to provide added value to the customer. This is a concept designed to better reflect the financial performance of a company that has implemented lean manufacturing processes.

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