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. 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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Freight Invoice Auditing Trends: Shippers Now Leaning on Technology Providers

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It was an option for companies with the biggest revenues and shipping volumes. 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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Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

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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

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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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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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The Value of Lean Supply Chain Management

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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). As the lean supply chain culture is implemented and practiced these changes can be determined in real time and even prevented if the proper processes and measures are in place. Recent challenges in the international shipping industry have put more stresses onto the supply chain network as a whole.

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Implementation in the Lean Supply Chain

LeanCor

By: David Sherman – Manager, Lean Supply Chain Operations. Before companies can begin their lean journey, they must first have a plan in place that gives them guidance toward their goals. Oftentimes companies embarking on their lean journey struggle with implementation roadblocks due to this error and oversight. To begin the lean journey a company must follow an easy five step plan to gain momentum.

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Lean Logistics and Material Flow: The Importance of Continuous Improvement

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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. The lean logistics and material flow program direction is not just a several month project, but an on-going multi year cultural and thinking shift.

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?” Barry Gasaway is Vice President, Lean Six Sigma at Transplace.

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. Lean Leaders invest time, effort, and resources for team member training and education, and ensure the appropriate curriculum for all levels of the organization. This investment and focus on process discipline is the lean way.

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How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

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Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. One specific type of lean warehousing that one of our customers has available to them comes in the form of a cross-dock. Multiple days of requirements can be delivered to a cross-dock in one load, and it can be subsequently shipped in individual shipments based on due dates to the plants. Being able to reduce the inventory levels at the plant is a huge benefit from lean warehousing.

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6 Tried and True Best Practices for Lean Warehousing

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Taking a standard approach to lean warehousing drives tangible and measurable results. Here are six key practices that have proven successful in lean warehousing. There are several tools you can use to develop proper facility layout and material flow in lean warehousing. ABC slotting analysis identifies high velocity parts to store closest to the shipping dock. Unlike other areas of our work, in lean warehousing you can really get your hands around the results.

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

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Carrying slow-moving inventory or shipping damaged/incorrect product hurts customer relationships. 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. . Top Management must commit and focus on Lean.

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Lean Manufacturing Systems: How Mobility Empowers the New “Lean”

Cerasis

The use of lean manufacturing systems has become commonplace in modern manufacturing. Lean manufacturing refers to eliminating waste, reducing costs, and improving production with finite resources. As a result, many manufacturers have deployed extensive process review and analysis programs to move towards a higher level of lean manufacturing. Yet, mobility is poised to make the most dramatic impact on the concept and use of lean production.

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Lean, QRM and DDMRP: they’re all the same!

Supply Chain Movement

Not long ago, QRM was heralded as the new Lean, and now we are bombarded with DDMRP as the panacea for all our problems. Of course Lean, Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) and Theory of Constraints (TOC, the origin of DDMRP) also have fundamental differences. Lean for example advises you to balance your work cells based on takt time and eliminate stocks, while TOC accepts different capacities and promotes time buffers.

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Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. In order to continue conducting reliable and cost-effective business overseas, it is important to know how to combat the top four international shipping challenges: 1.

Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization and Lean/Six Sigma

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How Lean Thinking Helps. Lean principles are applied to drive out waste. One of the most predominant lean tools used for identifying waste is Value Stream Mapping which helps identify eight wastes, including overproduction, waiting, over-processing, unnecessary inventory, handling and transportation, defects, and underutilized talent. The Emerging Role of Optimization in Business Decisions.

Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization and Lean/Six Sigma

Supply Chain Action Blog

How Lean Thinking Helps. Lean principles are applied to drive out waste through a reduction of lead times, lot sizes, and activity that does not increase the value of the whole. Lean principles have been encapsulated by the five S’s, taken from the transliteration of five Japanese words, which, in turn, have been translated into English counterparts. The Emerging Role of Optimization in Business Decisions.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

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Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. Get Lean the Easy Way. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka. Lean success doesn’t mean approaching 100 percent machine utilization.

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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. 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. Quality is an important part of lean manufacturing.

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Using TOC, Lean and Six Sigma to Become More Demand-Driven

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However, to get to that next level of improvement, we need to start using our Lean Tools. – Lean Institute. Now you have a “board” that is smooth enough to let you switch over to medium sandpaper and start employing the tools of Lean to resolve the disruptions that TOC has pointed out. Use Kaizen—along with the tool set that comes with the Lean methodology –and watch your improvements exponentially increase. Yes, I recognize that Lean has value stream maps.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. Get Lean the Easy Way. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka. Lean success doesn’t mean approaching 100 percent machine utilization.

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Lean initiatives and the Supply Chain

The Lean Supply Chain

Cost Reduction Options: Top Managementknows 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. Lean Supply Chain Implementation Results.

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EMC runs a lean operation: Playing hockey with doughnut holes

Supply Chain View from the Field

50% of revenue shipped takes place in the last 3 days of the quarter. ” To cope with this hockey stock effect, EMC has a highly lean and flexible manufacturing facility. I had the opportunity to visit EMC’s manufacturing facility in Apex, NC this afternoon. Brent Taylor, who I met the week before at Procurement Leader’s, took me on a tour of the plant.

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Going Lean: Should You Replace Your ERP System?

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At some point in their Lean journey, nearly every manufacturer faces the same decision: Do you take the time to fix or replace your broken ERP systems or just keep working around them? The challenge is that Lean Manufacturing, which unquestionably can help manufacturers achieve a wide variety of bottom-line benefits, requires a pull-based approach that is tied to customer-demand (throughput). You just need to overcome the inherent shortcomings of ERP in a Lean environment.

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Most Popular Blog Posts of 2012

The Logistics of Logistics

Highly effective shippers are successful because they have developed the right attitude and habits regarding shipping. Strategic view of shipping. Highly effective shippers see a well-run shipping function as a competitive advantage. As a logistics provider, we do a lot of shipping so we deal with more screw ups…… Continue reading. Understanding Lean and the 8 Wastes. Please check out the most popular blog posts of 2012.

Reduce Lead Time in Your Global Supply Chain with Lean Thinking

Material Handling & Logistics

But it only takes a ship two weeks to travel from China to Australia [where I live], so what is happening for the other 10 weeks?” The time to ship the goods from your supplier on the other side of the world to you is usually only a fraction of the total lead time. For example, to ship goods from China to the U.S. Delays in arranging shipping. To create a lean supply chain with the minimum lead time you need to apply lean thinking.

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Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In February, 2018 it was reported that Amazon was going to launch its own delivery service: Shipping With Amazon! Still Amazon can now act as its own shipping agent. The Advantages of Shipping With Amazon. Shipping With Amazon is a strategy that should not be surprising.

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

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In a related move, UPS, the shipping and logistics company, recently added 700 18-wheeler trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Supply chain management traditionally focuses on coordinating the flow of goods and services from suppliers to manufacturers, to wholesalers to retailers, and retailers to consumers. However, the 21 st century supply chain comes with a few added layers of complexity.

Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection

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by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection. A few days ago, the world’s seventh largest container shipping company by volume, Hanjin Shipping, filed for bankruptcy protection. A lot of the products being shipped by Hanjin are headed to US and European retailers getting ready for the holiday season (toys, electronics, clothing, furniture, etc).

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Why Agility is Trumping Lean! I knew that this was the way it had historically been done, and the company had just spent millions and millions of dollars automating this historic process, but from a Lean perspective the whole approach was wasteful, slow, and expensive. Drop Shipping.

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Navigating Automotive Disruption: Eliminate Bottlenecks in your Supply Chain and Lean-out Operations to free-up Working Capital for R&D

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As Shingeo Shingo, a pioneer of Lean Manufacturing, who also formalized the Toyota Product System (TPS) process, said, “The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.” Mr. Sakai points out that, “Through software, we can now democratize Just-In-Time to be available at unprecedented scale to all Kaizen professionals and related areas such as Lean Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma.

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! Drop shipping is another great example. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Global Process Excellence: A Journey From Disarray To Best In Class!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Every one has to receive product, they most likely have to put that product on warehouse shelves, they need to cycle count those goods, they need to pull that product off the shelves, they need to process those goods in some fashion, they need to pack the product, and they need to ship it.

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6 Tips for Improving Warehouse and Distribution Center Efficiency

Supply Chain Game Changer

As you collect all this data on the shipping containers and products moving in and out of your facility, you can save time by sending that info right to your company’s inventory management software. distribution #logistics #warehouse #productivity #lean #supplychainmanagement. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Inventory Management Lean Process Improvement Distribution Lean Logistics productivity supplychainmanagement warehouseSubscribe Here! Email Address.