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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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

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

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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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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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. The fact is, particularly with the growth of the global supply chain and extended lead times, lean warehousing is necessary and plays a critical role and must be integrated into the entire supply chain. At LeanCor, we look at the term lean warehousing from two vantage points, or two cases.

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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.

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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Building Lean Supply Chain: The Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Have you ever wondered how to implement a lean supply chain successfully? Then, he brings decades of experience and will show you how to make lean supply chain works. Background Lean concepts originated in the 1950’s in Japan, and developed and matured in Toyota factories over several decades. The Lean philosophy first reached the shores of the United States in the 1980’s with a few pioneering companies like John Deere and Harley Davidson, and then exploded into U.S.

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

Cerasis

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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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. Sources: [link]. 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. To prevent a similar event in the future, stock levels could rise 5%-10%. This increase in stock means there will be an increased need for the warehouses to store it.

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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. The real source of our complexity.

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

Cerasis

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. The move to agile supply chain management inherently required more data sources than traditional supply chains, reports GT Nexus.

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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

Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” represents the more traditional “power-based” view of procurement. The book relies on a series of prescriptive two by two matrices, that are further segmented into eight by eight matrices, that establish different typologies for supplier segmentation, The application of these frameworks to the universe of buyer-seller relationships I proposed (ostensibly) to lead to improved sourcing outcomes…for the buyer!

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics of Logistics

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation. In December’s issue of InBound, editor Keith Biondi cited customer service as the source for supply chain innovation. Some examples of some popular BPR tools are LEAN, Lean Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, etc. Customer Service: The Real Source of SCM Innovation. The post Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

Lean Leaders

LeanCor

Lean leaders are not mavericks. Institute a lean team leader. Determine the roles of each lean leader and how each role relates to each other and the team as a whole. After you have those lean leaders, let’s celebrate…. As lean leaders we need to build quality at the source. Together as lean leaders we are more effective in making changes than if they were working separately. Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture – Online Course.

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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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Sourcing Tips: How to Find the Right Food Service Supplies

AFFLINK

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. Many restaurants go through a separate distributor for their regular food items and baked goods, as they can source baked goods locally that are fresher. Restaurants often run on very lean profit margins, and they need to be able to source their products reliably.

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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Sourcing Offices: a shift of paradigm

KEPLER Consulting

Over last decade, sourcing offices became a major piece within globalized footprint of western retailers. After a first era of development and opportunity catch up particularly positive and characterized by consistent purchasing gains , most of these Sourcing Offices are now searching for their second breath. Back to the origins, the Sourcing Offices have been developed by retailers for two main reasons: #1 Gather demands coming from various entities within a same group.

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.

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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Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In Logistics)

LeanCor

Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In 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. Quality can always be improved if the focus is on quality at the source and mistakes are not passed down the supply chain.

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Moving to Continuous Sourcing: Real-Time Opportunity Sensing

LevaData

This explosion has rippled through supply chain and sourcing as access to useable data sources has increased. This data has the potential to revolutionize the way sourcing is conducted. Unfortunately, lean teams and limited resources mean a lot of sourcing teams struggle to manage this data effectively and so don’t reap the benefits of their digital bounty as a result. Increasing Agility With Cognitive Sourcing.

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 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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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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10 Most Influential Lean Books for All Lean Enterprise

Supply Chain Opz

Are you looking for lean books that help you create sustainable change? In this article, we will show you 10 best lean books every lean enterprise should read. Background According to a short survey we conducted, we found that the best "classic" lean book is The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production by James P. Then, we believe this book is the most appropriate resource that everyone can lean more about the overall lean concept.

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4 Supply Chain Areas to Examine in the Face of Disruption

QAD

The desire is to create flexible sourcing and connected supply chain networks that effectively respond to customers’ issues and expectations. Reevaluate Lean Inventory. Lean manufacturing has revolutionized production and supply chain operations over the years, resulting in business benefits and the elimination of waste. But how lean should you go to cost-effectively address unforeseen supply chain disruptions?

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Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles Gravity Technology humantouch digital supplychain digitize futureproof flexibility flexible transparency visibility sourcing procurement distribution fulfillment logistics retail manufacturing cost warehouses warehousing carriers lean agile platform data BigData silo silos ecosystem tools speed efficiencyThere’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.

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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.

4 Best Ways Manufacturers Can Perfect Their Supply Chain

USC Consulting Group

Focus on strategic sourcing. Strategic sourcing focuses on the development of long-term supply relationships for operationally critical products and services. If a material is sole sourced, or otherwise considered very high risk for supply disruption, consider negotiating purchase options with credible alternative suppliers. While sole sourcing minimizes investment and supplier related costs, it increases vulnerability to disruption.

What is the Best Lean Book?

Supply Chain Opz

We rank top lean manufacturing books based on lean tools, popularity, industry awards and endorsements from business leaders to find best lean books to read. Background Lean thinking concept has been adopted by companies of all sizes in virtually all industries. Today lean thinking concept is behind the innovation to create radically successful businesses around the world. Then, we check if each book on lean gets positive reviews or industry awards.

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ThroughPut Inc. Appoints World-Renowned Just-in-Time, Lean & Kaizen Expert Mr. Takao Sakai to Executive Advisory Board

ThroughPut

the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supply Chain pioneer that enables companies to detect, prioritize and alleviate dynamic operational bottlenecks just-in-time today announced the appointment of global lean & Just-In-Time expert, Mr. Takao Sakai, to the Executive Advisory Board. and as the Founder of Lean X. SOURCE ThroughPut Inc. Appoints World-Renowned Just-in-Time, Lean & Kaizen Expert Mr. Takao Sakai to Executive Advisory Board appeared first on ThroughPut.