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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[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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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 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 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? As a third-party logistics provider, LeanCor offers a unique combination of third-party logistics services, hands-on consulting, and training and education that helps organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs, and instill a problem-solving culture across their supply chains.

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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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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.

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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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 Logistics and Material Flow: The Importance of Continuous Improvement

LeanCor

Manager, Lean Supply Chain Operations. Lean logistics aims to reduce inventory levels and create flow within supply chain networks. For supply chains looking to obtain one-piece flow lean logistics processes must be in alignment with purchasing and inventory strategies among other processes within a firm or supply chain network. Lean Logistics Journey. By: David Sherman, CTL.

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. Many organizations see logistics functions as a way to gain competitive advantage and bring value to the customer. The use of facilities for inbound material logistics and outbound finished goods distribution are the bridges that connect all the imbalances and lack of flow in the entire stream.

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Applying Lean 6 Sigma Principles to the Supply Chain

Logility

Fifteen years ago, I worked for a company that embraced Lean 6 Sigma as a core operating fundamental. Just about every member of the management team was a Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt and many had attained a level of Master Black Belt. As Director of Logistics and Planning, part of my responsibilities were to manage our relationships with outsourced manufacturing partners including quality. Today, Lean is a concept, a philosophy, a practice and a set of tools all wrapped in one.

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Lean Six Sigma Training

LeanCor

Lean Six Sigma Training focuses on the improvement of the quality of numerous process outputs. Lean Six Sigma Training also helps instill a very lean problem solving culture. At the same time, its curriculum emphasizes lean supply chain, problem solving and lean leadership. Lean Six Stigma Training utilizes a hands-on approach. At the same time, it aids in the immediate implementation of different lean principles. A Unique Training Regimen.

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. However when I started the discussion around deploying Lean at this Retailer virtually everyone had no knowledge of what Lean was. 5S is a basic but very powerful Lean technique.

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Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

Kane is Able

In light of the current freight capacity crunch, the freight management logistics operations of many companies have devolved into scrambling to find trucks for pending loads. While that may be a very real and necessary approach at the moment, “scrambling” is not a great long-term strategy. Shippers need to change the way they work with carriers in this seller’s market. Supply Chain Challenges Freight Transportation Truck Drivers

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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.

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Lean Supply Chain: The Culture That Must Be Fully Embraced

LeanCor

By: David Sherman – Lean Logistics Specialist. By maintaining lean practices and instilling lean cultures into their employees and work environment firms are able to realize this success. These lean practices and cultures lead to firms transforming their habits based on customer demand rather than by supplier constraints. What is the lean supply chain? How does the lean supply chain function? So, what stage of lean is your firm currently in?

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The Lean Warehouse: Top Down or Bottom Up?

Logistics Viewpoints

I talked to Bob Arndt, the Vice President of Lean Supply Chain Solutions at Ryder. I talked to Bob about Ryder’s use of Lean programs to continuously improve warehousing operations. Bob Arndt, VP of Lean Supply Chain Solutions, Ryder Many potential customers want to make sure that a 3PL has […]. Labor Learning & Leadership Logistics Service Providers Ryder is a leading 3PL.

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Lean on 3PLs for Intermodal Freight Transport for Bulk Products

Bulk Connection

In this article, we’ll examine the role that third-party logistics (3PL) providers can play in transporting your bulk products between port and rail terminals and their final destinations.

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Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. In the first part I put forth 6 areas of focus in order to reduce logistics costs. In order to avoid excess inventory and keep your business lean, you must understand the pace of movement of each product. Understand Lean Principles and How to Use them to Cut Out "Waste". Top Management must commit and focus on Lean.

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Logistics & Transportation with Lean

Arkieva

Are you using lean in your logistics and transportation management? Lean is a new way of doing business. The transportation company’s culture and behavior should change to apply Lean thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste to bring value to the customer, beyond the customer’s expectations (where waste is defined as any non-value added process). The goal in Lean Transportation is to use the ‘Eight (8) Right’s: Right Materials.

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3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

Lean thinking can help organizations develop and maintain a fast, stable, efficient transportation management system. When shippers apply lean thinking to people, process, and technology in transportation, the results are significant. We partner with a third party logistics provider to manage our transportation management. We have formally educated, experienced, and disciplined logistics professionals on our transportation team.

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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? 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?

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How Cummins Power Generation Used Lean Six Sigma to Achieve Significant Transportation Savings

Talking Logistics

This often requires a major shift in thinking – from the top down – and for many, implementing a formal process improvement methodology such as Lean Six Sigma (LSS). Lean Six Sigma is about not simply accepting the old way of doing things, but asking “Why do I do that?” Jason DeBus is Director of Global Logistics at Cummins Power Generation. Barry Gasaway is Vice President, Lean Six Sigma at Transplace.

Does Your Lean Leadership Style Balance Inquiry and Advocacy?

LeanCor

Lean Leadership teaches that leaders need to know the right time to advocate and the right time to listen (inquiry). Both are needed in a lean culture, and each has its own techniques. Some key points regarding advocacy and inquiry in lean leadership include: Advocacy and inquiry should always be supported by the organization’s guiding principles. Effective Advocating in Lean Leadership. Effective Inquiry in Lean Leadership.

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How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. Ask anyone in transportation management/logistics/supply chain and they will affirm this statement. One specific type of lean warehousing that one of our customers has available to them comes in the form of a cross-dock. This cross-dock allows our logistical engineering team to help their supply chain control flow, improve delivery timing, reduce transportation and increase stability.

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Lean Problem Solving: Providing Visibility for Everyone to See

LeanCor

At LeanCor, we operate by lean supply chain guiding principles. These principles include collaborating and using process discipline to create a lean problem solving culture. In order to create and sustain a lean problem solving culture, you must make the problem solving visible. Here are the top three strategic focus areas for visibility in lean problem solving. It is alarming how little some managers know about their logistics and supply chain processes.

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Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In Logistics)

LeanCor

Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In In Logistics). The first step in lean thinking is to understand what is value and what activities and resources are necessary to create that value (“value-add”). ” Lean practitioners use the Japanese term “ muda ” when referring to waste, although they have typically done so in a manufacturing context. This trade-off describes our challenge to manage total logistics cost. Image via Wikipedia.

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Lean Leadership: The Importance of Having All the Information

LeanCor

Information is one of the greatest assets for people pursuing lean leadership, yet we often get so engrained in maintaining the day-to-day operations that we forget to gather all appropriate information, often resulting in wasted time, excess inventory, defects, and ultimately money. If you are pursuing lean leadership then you will recognize that it is important to reduce this waste in lack of information.

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Supply Chain Shifts From Lean Model

AB&R

With the supply chain’s lean model, many retailers were not able to respond to the sudden changes in demand. Costco’s recent acquisition of logistics company, Innovel, echoes these findings. The post Supply Chain Shifts From Lean Model appeared first on AB&R. The last few months have put the supply chain to the test. We’ve seen strong points and weaker areas.

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The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

Cerasis

Consequently, all processes, including inventory management, logistics, data analytics and ongoing performance management, as reiterated by the staff of Supply Chain 24/7, improvement, can be optimized, creating a more efficient, direct and intelligent supply chain network. Agile = The New Lean. Another key player in the 2016 state of supply chain report was the move away from rigid, lean processes to agile methodologies.

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Organization-Wide Lean Training: Big Effort for Big Results

LeanCor

As lean training service providers, we are often approached by clients with common scenarios such as: Significant pressures on cost and margin exist. And as practitioners and operators ourselves, we can testify to organization-wide lean training, or lean transformation, as a solution. Utilizing lean six sigma courses to develop and mature select problem solvers to engage in more complex problem solving.