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

GlobalTranz

From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. 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. Ultimately, lean supply chain processes improved efficiency, but they limited the variability and adaptability within a company.

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Procurement and Purchasing: Buying into Lean

Inbound Logistics

When applying Lean principles to procurement and purchasing processes, non-traditional sources of waste can be identified, which benefits the entire supply chain

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A Tale of Two Procurement Books: Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis (Cox) & Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy (Keith et al.)

Supply Chain View from the Field

A new face of procurement is emerging which is recognizing that a new set of value drivers must be developed in the face of massive environmental changes. Some of the emerging views on the “future of procurement” focus on the importance of being a strong internal consultant, the importance of building relationships, coaching suppliers, post-award contract management, and relational contracting. Vested is a Sourcing Business Model in.

Procurement and Purchasing: Buying into Lean

Inbound Logistics

When applying Lean principles to procurement and purchasing processes, non-traditional sources of waste can be identified, which benefits the entire supply chain

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

GlobalTranz

In order to avoid excess inventory and keep your business lean, you must understand the pace of movement of each product. Another great way to look at warehouse cost reductions is to follow what Ernst & Young calls the "End to End" Planning and Fulfillment Network , which goes in line with the next section, Lean Principles. . Source: [link]. Understand Lean Principles and How to Use them to Cut Out "Waste". Top Management must commit and focus on Lean.

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What to Look for in Procurement Software Solutions

EC Sourcing Group

Procurement software covers a lot of bases, and there are many facets to procurement management that could potentially be streamlined and automated if you haven’t done so already. Procurement Software Solutions: What Is Procurement Software? Blog Procurement

Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

There’s no need to do the maths; we’ve got the answer for you! The post Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

What Powers Artificial Intelligence (AI)? A Guide to Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

But few people really understand what it is, how it works and more importantly, why it is so important to Procurement. This paper seeks to answer those questions and specifically address its benefits to the Procurement process by addressing the following checklist: Checklist.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". However, in many circumstances, the supplier will send an invoice that contains one set of terms, while the procurement professional will issue a purchase order which contains additional or different terms. Procurement

Lean Supply Chain Management

The Lean Supply Chain

Introduction Lean supply chain management is not exclusively for those companies who manufacture products, but by businesses who want to streamline their processes by eliminating waste and non-value added activities. Procurement. The companies that practice lean supply chain management reduce their procurement function so that each vendor has one point of contact, one contract and offers one price for all locations. Lean Manufacturing. Source : [link].

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Andrew Cox’s “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis”: More of the Same

Supply Chain View from the Field

Against the many new articles and books being produced on the changing face of procurement and the importance of value creation and collaboration, Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” came out earlier this year. The book is essentially a series of prescriptive 2 X 2 and 8 X 8 matrices that establish different typologies for supplier segmentation, that ostensibly can lead to improved sourcing outcomes.

Sourcing Tips: How to Find the Right Food Service Supplies

AFFLINK

Food service companies need to be able to procure supplies quickly in order to operate, and the cost of their supplies directly impacts their bottom line. When operating with lean profit margins, it becomes even more important for companies to improve their supply chain. Make a comprehensive list of the equipment that you need before you begin sourcing these items. Restaurants often run on very lean profit margins, and they need to be able to source their products reliably.

Parts Are Not Parts

Supply Chain Shaman

A slight change within a function–in sourcing or manufacturing, or along the chain–can greatly impact the outcomes of cost, customer service, or working capital. Let’s take a closer look at sourcing. The more planners and the greater the sourcing complexity, the larger the issues requiring a new level of decision support for operations planning. The inadequacies of MRP is the genesis of the lean process of Plan for Every Part (PFEP).

How to Build a Digital Procurement Ecosystem in 8 Minutes!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In this post, I’d like to suggest a mapping of a digital procurement ecosystem, dive into the necessity for these functionalities, and draw some conclusions as to how these focus areas can drive performance in an overall procurement organization. When building a digital procurement and sourcing ecosystem, it’s important to dig into your existing procurement process. Source: Deloitte CPO Survey 2018. The Digital Procurement Ecosystem.

Why Procurement Transformation Can Fail!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference between Procurement and Purchasing? Why Procurement Transformation Fail article created by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jill Button at [link]. What do I mean by Foundation in Procurement Transformation? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

When is it Time to Invest in Procurement Technology?

Jaggaer

Or it may be an executive mandate driven by a leadership change or the arrival of an individual who understands the earnings contributions or growth that a well-run procurement organization can deliver to an enterprise. No Time Like the Present for Procurement Technology.

The Ins and Outs of Manufacturing Around the Holidays

USC Consulting Group

and China , a conflict that has complicated raw material procurement practices, Logistics Management reported. Lean Manufacturing Manufacturing Supply Chain Efficiency Labor Planning Lean Process Management Procurement strategic sourcing Supply Chain Optimization Throughput

Is There a Future for ERP and Procurement Suites?

HICX Solutions

” This scathing remark, made in reference to outdated procurement technology and ERP software, is taken from AT Kearney’s report The Future of Procurement Technology. The procurement technology that the report is taking aim at is primarily that of suites, offering the view that while they “look great on paper” they are rather less able to deal with “the realities and complexities of day-to-day procurement” in practice.

5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine

AFFLINK

In recent years the evolution of the green supply chain or green procurement, have become incredibly popular. Making your supply chain green requires integrating multifaceted environmental concerns relating to product design, materials sourcing, manufacturing, transportation, and end-of-life product and resource management. Implementing green procurement practices can seem overwhelming.

3 Reasons Why Procurement Transformations Fail!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference between Procurement and Purchasing? Over these past 28 years of my career in Procurement (yes I started when I was 12), I’ve had the privilege and pain of seeing, not just procurement, but many different types of Transformation initiatives succeed and, unfortunately, fail. There are many reasons why Procurement Transformations fail, however, the below 3 keep coming up time and time again. Failure to look beyond Savings for Procurement Value.

10th Pan-European Conference in the P2P Series

Supply Chain Movement

New topics discussed will include creating a strong Purchasing Master Data Management fundament, delivering additional value through dynamic discounting, discussing the best strategic P2P function models and experiences with outsourcing vs. in sourcing. Get experience on Lean and Six Sigma in indirect procurement. IKEA looking at Lean / Six Sigma for P2P indirect process. 10th Pan-European Conference in the P2P Series. P2P Process Owners Strategy Workshop.

Why procurement is rising up the agenda in Financial Services

Proxima

The role of procurement has long been misunderstood in financial services. The long-ignored benefits and potential of procurement are beginning to be realised, not just in cost-cutting but in driving transformation and performance across the whole organisation. Procurement’s evolution.

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! As we articulated in our article A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Sourcing Cost and Time Savings for America’s Brightest Orange

Jaggaer

“We have captured many benefits thanks to the decision we took to extend our JAGGAER implementation to include sourcing. Transparency, accountability, speed of response and great efficiency with a lean team of 10 people spread across the state. 900 sourcing events.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Danny Wang, VP at Canada Goose!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Hey Procurement! This interview is with Danny Wang, Vice President of Sourcing and Procurement at Canada Goose. We worked in the Commodity Management organization, responsible for Strategic Sourcing and Procurement. leadershipadvice #canadagoose #procurement.

LEAN initiatives IN THE OFFICE!

The Lean Supply Chain

Why implement Lean in the Office? If you think Lean only applies to industry and manufacturing processes, you are wrong! The research and development department, procurement, production control and logistics, human resources and information technology departments are all “support” services. In conclusion, everyone within a manufacturing firm, or any other type of firm, is concerned by the notion of Lean “Office”.

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The State of Strategic Supply Management in the Canadian Oil Industry

Supply Chain View from the Field

This was the bizarre setting in which I had the opportunity to speak with a number of Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officers at a number of large oil and gas companies in Calgary. First, procurement executives recognize that they are getting more attention than in the past, when oil was $100/bbl. Contract Management Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Oil and Gas Procurement Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing

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The Future of Energy for Manufacturing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Programs such as Lean have become a popular means to develop a culture of simplification and constant improvement. Although Lean principles provide an excellent basis for managing energy costs, such costs are often left out of an efficiency drive… Why is that? Today, manufacturers located in multiple geographies are faced with complex energy sourcing options affected by various procurement and billing requirements and the ever changing local/state/federal legislation.

COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

Logistics Bureau

Until the Coronavirus began wreaking its havoc, global companies could run their supply chains on the assumption that disruptions would be rare and short-lived, and that products should be sourced, produced, and distributed at the cheapest locations to be found, wherever in the world that may be.

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It’s Not Dumb If It Works: Why Autonomous Procurement is a Really Smart Idea

Jaggaer

As talk of “ autonomous procurement ” increases , critics are quick to dismiss the idea. Over the next five to ten years, procurement will be largely reimagined as technology continues to advance. Autonomous procurement is coming and leaders will embrace it. . Source-to-Pay

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10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A natural starting point is the level of single, or sole sourcing, that is put in place. A sole source is a supplier selected because they are uniquely able to provide the materials or components, whether by virtue of intellectual property or other means of going to market with exclusivity. A single source is a supplier selected as the only supplier, on the basis of varying decision criteria, even though there are other suppliers able to provide those materials.

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The Humble Label in Supply Chain – Too many of them are in use!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the past discussions were held with a Director or Vice President of Supply Chain or Procurement or even the Chief Operations Officer about the design or re-design of the Supply Chain. In my new position, I get to meet the buyers or an executive in charge or procuring labels. Many buyers feel that the labels are such insignificant parts of the product and place very little time and attention in the sourcing and procurement of the labels. Subscribe Here!

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. supplychainmanagement #humanresources #procurement #logistics #jobs. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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