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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? 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? Robert: I suspect many people think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron.

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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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Continuous Warehouse Optimization and The DC Technology Gap

Logistics Viewpoints

But there is a technology gap between gleaming new automated facilities and tens of thousands of existing warehouses and distribution centers that pre-date the warehouse building boom of the past 5-10 years. Modular Vs. Monolithic Warehouse Systems.

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

GlobalTranz

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. If you are looking for warehouse cost reductions, chances are you are stocking too much inventory. Understand "Hidden Costs" in the Warehouse Cost Reductions Quest.

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Kimberly-Clark’s Digital Transformation of Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

Driver dwell is a key source of driver dissatisfaction and contributes to the driver shortage. Weisenberger is leading their digitally enabled shipping initiative, she works in distribution operations rather than transportation.

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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23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson. Read on to learn more about the best strategies to control and reduce your warehouse fulfillment costs. 1) Warehousing space and inventory control. Warehouse Efficiency

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). Warehouses are complex operations with many moving parts and functions happening simultaneously, so while there are plenty of areas to improve productivity, it’s not always easy to determine where your efforts will pay off. More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there.

How to build an automated warehouse system: which new technologies do you need and why?

6 River Systems

Many warehouses are seeking ways to leverage automation for better efficiency, but building an efficient automated warehouse system requires careful selection of the right technologies. Your warehouse systems and software need to be able to share data between them, but those systems are not all the same and may have different data formats. APIs enable applications to collect data from disparate warehouse information systems, supporting integration and eliminating data silos.

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.

The Importance of Standard Work in Warehousing and Distribution

LeanCor

Why Standard Work in Warehousing and Distribution? Some typical warehouse functions can include: Receiving. Shipping. The reason that standardized work is so important in warehousing and distribution (or operations in general) is that it allows us to understand variance in our processes and to make appropriate corrections. Without standardization, the source of the variation is uncertain and cannot, therefore, be corrected.

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.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

GlobalTranz

Ensure that your warehouse operation is safe. Analyze labor reduction for any warehousing operation. There are Labor Management Software systems that can help manage work in the warehouse. Incentive programs for warehousing employees do work. Try warehouse mobility in your four walls. Productivity increases from wearable voice command tools can increase factory warehouse efficiencies up to 30 percent, according to an article in Supply Chain Management Review.

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.

Lean Manufacturng Overview Presentation - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Parcel Shipping. Warehouse Management Systems (. 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.

Lean Manufacturing White Paper - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Parcel Shipping. Warehouse Management Systems (. 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.

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!

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“They have multi-sourced key commodities or strategic components to reduce their reliance on any one supplier, and they had considered inventory strategy to buffer against supply chain disruption.” Warehouse Operations

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supplier and Company Manufacturing facilities, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Retail outlets, Return and Repair operations and Consolidation points are all Supply Chain nodes which use resources to perform their processing activities. 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? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

This strategy particularly applies to international shipping, where rates vary wildly. Establishing relationships with reliable shipping companies will allow you the freedom to count on them to charge you the correct rate for the country you’re delivering to. Warehouse Operation

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. In logistics, the focus became on centralization of distribution centers and warehouses to drive optimization in transportation routing, reduce inventory carrying and handling costs across the system.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

“Users can easily now look at your global or regional supply situation and quickly source alternates when required, but the key here is to practice your response. “As for your internal systems, real-time inventory management helps you manage your fulfillment warehouses. After all, one of the more difficult aspects of managing warehouses is what to do with excess inventory, so you need to reduce it as much as possible.” Warehouse Operations

Lean Manufacturing White Paper: A Holistic Approach to Lean

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Parcel Shipping. Warehouse Management Systems (. 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.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. PST will ship the same day.

Lean Manufacturing White Paper: 5 Ways ERP Can Enable Lean

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Parcel Shipping. Warehouse Management Systems (. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturing White Paper: 5 Ways ERP Can Enable Lean. The 5 lean principles of value definition and specification, value stream mapping, uninterrupted flow, customer pull and the pursuit of perfection are well supported by ERP. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks.

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Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations, and freight sequences.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Transplace

Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain disruption has many sources: tariffs and trade disputes, natural disasters, pandemics, economic uncertainty and cybersecurity attacks. There won’t be a new normal, just new sources of disruption, from weather to government policies to industry conditions.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

Warehouse managers face numerous challenges, as well, such as the need to keep goods flowing in and out of the facility while enabling associates to practice social distancing measures. Develop alternative sources and diversify value chains. Consider a dual-supplier sourcing strategy.

Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Parcel Shipping. Warehouse Management Systems (. Lean Logistics. Content Being Accessed: Lean White Paper: Extending the Lean Enterprise. Best practices in Lean Manufacturing and Lean Supply Chains. 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.

Mistaking a Cog for the Whole Machine

LeanCor

As an individual that works for a lean 3PL company, I have gotten completely numb to the common response from those that hear that I work in logistics and say, “Oh, do you work for UPS”? The supply chain acts as an interconnected system of components that serves a company from material sourcing through customer delivery. Embracing this systems-oriented view of the relationship between logistics and supply chain management is easier when looked at through the lens of lean.

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Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

When the world changes around you, and when it changes against you, what used to be a tailwind is now a headwind — you need to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.”. Identify sourcing plant/s which can back-up each other in times of disruptions.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

In my experience, companies find themselves in difficulties with suppliers by either taking the cheapest quote looking for the one-off score (when that approach is not the best solution for the sourcing at hand) or by treating that supplier business as a subservient partner (in name only) even when the rhetoric espoused is we partner with our supply base. To survive the increasing customer demands you need shorter lead times and faster shipping and delivery times.