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.

Lean 342

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. Lean applies in every business and every process.

Lean 242

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.

Lean 242

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.

Lean 233

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

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? Lean Culture by Creating "Standard Work".

Lean 236

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. Lean Leadership lean culture supply chain insights lean management lean leadership training

Lean 181

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.

Lean 195

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. Lean Leadership supply chain insights

Lean 197

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. .

Lean 71

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?

Using Lean to Manage Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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.

Lean 55

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

Cerasis

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.

Lean 178

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

Cerasis

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. Consider Lean Accounting.

Lean 343

Raising the Lean Bar in Construction

LeanCor

Lean Leadership supply chain insights"Overall, the construction industry collectively struggles with managing the supply chain. We experience a lack of consistency in each client project, each introducing many new hurdles to overcome.

Lean 197

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.

Lean 162

How Great Leaders Handle Conflict and Accountability (Lean Leadership Series)

LeanCor

In this weekly blog series, explore our practical principles that will lay the groundwork for your lean leadership training journey. You'll strengthen your lean leadership skills by: Reading each lesson every week.

Lean 170

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.

Online Lean Training

LeanCor

A Lesson From LeanCor’s Online Lean Training: 3 Focus Areas for Lean Leadership. Being a lean leader is an inherently rewarding job. Know and embrace lean leadership vs. traditional leadership: Give the credit for good work away to the people doing the work.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

3 Tools to Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles. We often find companies (and suppliers to those companies) are skeptical of implementing lean manufacturing principles. If so, they have a field of opportunity for improvement through lean principles.

Lean 156

The Lean Leadership Training Series: Understanding Your Functional Area

LeanCor

Lean Leadership lean culture supply chain insightsA successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles it stands upon.

Lean 170

10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How many people make a New Year’s resolution to “Lean” yourself out only to abandon it shortly thereafter? What do you do when your Lean program at work suffers the same fate? From what I could see in most facilities there was evidence that Lean was being practiced.

Lean 63

How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

4 Ways to Improve upon your Lean Dedicated Warehouse. Our most recent webinar on the Lean Dedicated Warehouse, showed us a lot of very interesting insights about what the opportunities are in our industry today. By: Susie Sterling – Director, Supply Chain Solutions.

Lean 271

Lean in the Back Office … Why is it so difficult?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out 10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program! Implementing a Lean program on the Manufacturing floor, in a Warehouse operation, or in a Distribution Centre is challenging enough. In one company I was a part of no one knew what Lean was. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Lean 63

Lean leadership: How can we drive lean problem solving efforts?

LeanCor

David Sherman – Manager, Lean Supply Chain Operations. Being a lean leader involves coaching a team through lean problem solving efforts. Without proper leadership and guidance it may be difficult for team members to lean problem solve issues at the root cause.

Lean 217

Introducing Lean In Retail … Start in the Backroom!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out 10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program! I decided that I would introduce Lean process improvement techniques to this company. I came from a Manufacturing, Operations and Supply Chain background so I spent a career surrounded by the application of Lean methodologies.

Lean 65

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 164

C-Suite Lean Leadership: Motivating People for the Next Frontier

LeanCor

Lean Leadership supply chain insightsHonesty and integrity have been cornerstones of Dan Mora’s career.

Lean 190

26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron. Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. At LeanCor, we look at the term lean warehousing from two vantage points, or two cases.

Lean 323

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

Cerasis

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.

Lean 263

The Lean Leadership Training Series: The Way to Build Trust and Performance with Your Team

LeanCor

In this weekly blog series, explore our practical principles that will lay the groundwork for your lean leadership training journey. You'll strengthen your lean leadership skills by: Reading each lesson every week. Lean Leadership lean culture supply chain insights

Lean 203

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.

Lean 131

Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

Talking Logistics

From the electricity powering the lights to the labor costs of each order picked, embracing “lean” principles is one of the few proven ways that a company can fight back from its bottom line. One of the core concepts behind lean is the need to look closely at operations within your warehouse, and never fall into the trap of complacency — even if things seem functional at the moment. Apply Lean to Your Physical Assets. Apply Lean to Your Processes.

Lean 119

When is Inventory Too “Lean”? Finding the Right Balance

ToolsGroup

I learned about “lean manufacturing” (or simply “lean”) back in the 1990s when I met James Womack and read his book “ The Machine that Changed the World ”. But we have also seen companies misinterpret the lean message when it comes to inventory.

Lean 278

3 Ways Lean Visual Management Can Make a Big Difference in Your Workplace

LeanCor

Here are three ways lean visual management can make a big difference in your workplace. Lean Fundamentals supply chain insightsA major element of achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility is creating visual management in all workplaces.

Lean 181

The Value of Lean Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Lean Supply Chain Management. Lean supply chain looks to reduce waste and inventory levels so that the volatility and risk is minimized with shorter lead time(s). What recent changes in your industry have shown you that lean supply chain management is valuable?

Lean 217