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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[PODCAST] A Comprehensive Discussion on Lean Supply Chain Strategies

Cerasis

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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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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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. 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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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 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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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.

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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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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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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? 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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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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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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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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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: 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.

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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. 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 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.

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. The following is a list of lean leadership best practices from LeanCor’s online lean training, “Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture.” 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. Although the application of lean is virtually inexhaustible, here are three tools leveraging lean manufacturing principles to help you get started. By: Michael Burchett.

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Freight Invoice Auditing Trends: Shippers Now Leaning on Technology Providers

Cerasis

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. It was an option for companies with the biggest revenues and shipping volumes. However, carrier actions and the rapid growth of the supply chain through e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment created a problem where invoices began to succumb to error and inconsistency.

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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. Like other construction companies, we’re constantly procuring, developing, and establishing new relationships with new suppliers, subcontractors, vendors, and architects to develop and streamline the building experience.".

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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.

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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 Leadership lean culture team member empowerment supply chain insights team coaching corporate managementA successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles upon which it stands.

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How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

4 Ways to Improve upon your Lean Dedicated Warehouse. The summer is coming to an end – and so is our Summer Webinar series , It’s been a great couple of weeks talking with fellow lean thinkers, colleagues and partners in the supply chain and logistics industry who are all dedicated to the lean principles. 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.

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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. The Lean Leader. The lean leader’s primary focus is to coach and mentor team members through the lean problem solving process. Lean Problem Solving Efforts.

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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. As leaders and as organizations, we need to establish and align around principles that guide how we lead, support, and grow our teams.

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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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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. The fact is, particularly with the growth of the global supply chain and extended lead times, lean warehousing is necessary and plays a critical role and must be integrated into the entire supply chain. At LeanCor, we look at the term lean warehousing from two vantage points, or two cases.

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

LeanCor

As the CEO and President of Gemini Duplication, a provider of subpoena, copy, and online record management services, Mora is leveraging lean leadership to bring his company into the next frontier of its industry through teamwork, collaboration, advancement, and constant improvement – all in the midst of a challenging and changing industry. Lean Leadership supply chain insightsHonesty and integrity have been cornerstones of Dan Mora’s career.

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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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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. A lean culture is a learning culture, and as leaders it is our responsibility to support our team members in taking advantage of those learning opportunities. Lean Leadership lean culture supply chain insights

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