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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Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength

Enterra Insights

Quick delivery, lean operations and a widely distributed footprint have been the top priorities. 1] One of those “future shocks” occurred when the Suez Canal was blocked for days by a grounded container ship — the Ever Given.

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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

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). As companies have sourced suppliers further and further from operations, there has been an increase in lead time and inventory trapped within the supply chain, as this happens, the bull whip affect occurs. What recent changes in your industry have shown you that lean supply chain management is valuable?

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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?” Contracted Freight Rates – Negotiate to reduce rates or source major lanes to external carriers. Barry Gasaway is Vice President, Lean Six Sigma at Transplace.

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

GlobalTranz

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. . Source: [link].

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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. 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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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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How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

GlobalTranz

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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How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

GlobalTranz

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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Why Wall Street’s best-performing shipowner is building a war chest

The Supply Chain Journal

That question is music to the ears of any public company executive, and was the central focus of Tuesday’s conference call of container-ship lessor Danaos Corp (NYSE: DAC ). Ship shortage through 2022. Next year “will be very lean in terms of deliveries,” said Coustas.

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‘New Normal’ Consequences: Soaring Container Shipping Rates

BlueYonder

Chart Source: Freightwaves). Historically, inventory was always to blame for higher holding costs and led to companies wanting to run a lean supply chain. The post ‘New Normal’ Consequences: Soaring Container Shipping Rates appeared first on Supply Chain Nation.

Going Lean: Should You Replace Your ERP System?

synchrono

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

AFFLINK

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. Sustainable transportation deals with the types of vehicles (ground, air, or water) used for transport and their energy sources. In a related move, UPS, the shipping and logistics company, recently added 700 18-wheeler trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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

Kinaxis

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).

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

ThroughPut

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.

The Magic Bullet for Real-Time Supply Chain Collaboration? Cloud Visibility.

synchrono

The result is expensive; using faster shipping methods to get the part back on the shop floor. Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturers are leveraging real-time Cloud-based visualization and collaboration systems to view data from multiple, disparate sources while keeping the data in its original, host environment. The result is a single – visible – version of the truth that enables a more compliant, consistent, Lean, and waste free supply chain.

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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! The “Shipping With Amazon” service, albeit currently on a much smaller scale, competes with the logistics service and delivery capabilities offered by UPS, FedEx, and UPS. Still Amazon can now act as its own shipping agent. The Advantages of Shipping With Amazon. So it only makes sense that Amazon would pursue a Shipping With Amazon strategy.

Lean Manufacturng Overview Presentation - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Parcel Shipping. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturng Overview Presentation. Excellent overview on Using Lean Manufacturing Principles & Techniques. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp.

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Lean Manufacturing White Paper - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Parcel Shipping. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturing White Paper: Strategies To Run a Lean Supply Chain. How principles of lean manufacturing transfer benefits to Operations. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing.

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The Important Role of Data Mining in Supply Chain Operations

USC Consulting Group

By collecting, sorting, and analyzing large amounts of data from various sources all at once, data mining helps companies discover valuable patterns and trends in their business operations.

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Never Automate a Bad Process!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! They could be received, put on warehouse shelves, and pulled as required where labels would be applied to factory sealed boxes and then shipped to stores. When the box was full it was sealed and sent to shipping. Consistent with Lean principles the team should have first focussed on how to reduce waste, reduce handling, and reduce inventory levels. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Predictions for 2019: What Will the Year Have in Store for Global Shipping?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the continued increase in supply chain complexity and greater pressure to keep inventories lean and accelerate shipments, is your supply chain ready for what 2019 has in store? Change in fuel sources may cause delays and higher costs. The road to compliance will likely affect schedules as vessels dry dock to change fuel sources. Ultimately, we expect the extra costs will likely fall on consumers for goods shipped around the world.

Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

The problem is, that most of supply chain and security managers are so busy just keeping dots connected that they tend to forget to consider that every dot and connection represents a source for a new risk itself. But the best technology is useless if it is not supported by a lean, well-defined process, which is at the end strengthened by a powerful structure around it. Chain of custody is a term often thrown around as a buzzword.

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The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Low cost sourcing is a predominant reason for this geographically dispersed network. Do they have a plan to get all of their energy needs from sustainable and renewable sources? And one of the fundamental objectives in any Lean program is the need to reduce waste. It is valuable to explicitly delineate a Carbon/Environmental improvement objective as a required outcome and focus in these Lean programs. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Predictions for 2019: What Will the Year Have in Store for Global Shipping?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the continued increase in supply chain complexity and greater pressure to keep inventories lean and accelerate shipments, is your supply chain ready for what 2019 has in store? Change in fuel sources may cause delays and higher costs. The road to compliance will likely affect schedules as vessels dry dock to change fuel sources. Ultimately, we expect the extra costs will likely fall on consumers for goods shipped around the world.

Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty

QAD

But what if every pizza shop in America all of a sudden asked a single pizza oven manufacturer to build and ship an extra oven per shop? Bad weather disrupts shipping, earthquakes put plants out of production and the political environment can shift quickly. Today’s manufacturers are running more lean than ever. lean manufacturing Pizza predictive maintenance UncertaintyPizza deliveries jump 30 percent on Super Bowl Sunday.

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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7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency

GlobalTranz

By contrast, supply chains that are too lean may not have enough flexibility and redundancy to survive unscathed. A resilient supply chain incorporates alternative sources, carriers, routes, and other characteristics so that it can flex in response to a situation.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. 3) On the shipping carton – Warning labels, Address labels, return instruction labels, identification labels. And with the move to E-Commerce the use of labels are rising as companies are shipping more packages or small quantities in packages. 7) Need to reuse shipping boxes. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. Lean Transportation Policies. Shippers pay attention to what they call shipment consolidation, examining their own shipping patterns to find opportunities to consolidate shipments, potential leverage to be gained from using a third-party logistics provider (3PL), and optimizing better vehicle utilization. Logistics economics transportation shipping

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. Lean Transportation Policies. Shippers pay attention to what they call shipment consolidation, examining their own shipping patterns to find opportunities to consolidate shipments, potential leverage to be gained from using a third-party logistics provider (3PL), and optimizing better vehicle utilization. Logistics economics transportation shipping

It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm

NC State SCRC

Over time, the terms “strategic sourcing” and “logistics integration” were coined, which largely involved combining volumes of requirements from across the business, grouping them into large bids, and driving down costs due to larger quantity discounts achieved. Many of these principles also coincided with the introduction of “lean manufacturing”, based on the “just-in-time” thinking pioneered by the likes of Toyota. Leveraging and strategic sourcing has gotten in the way of that.

Lean Manufacturing White Paper: A Holistic Approach to Lean

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Parcel Shipping. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturing White Paper: A Holistic Approach to Lean. Lean as a holistic approach requires discipline and attention to each layer of the lean philosophy, including the value stream, business improvement and an applied business strategy. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks.

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