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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The Value of Lean Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Lean Supply Chain Management. Companies are beginning to understand the volatility and risk associated changes within the supply chain. Lean supply chain looks to reduce waste and inventory levels so that the volatility and risk is minimized with shorter lead time(s). The bull whip affect occurs when a change happens further up the supply chain but doesn’t immediately impact partners down stream due to the length of lead times.

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Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. A conversation and exclusive interview with Tonya Vinas, B2B writer and editor, and Robert Martichenko, CEO, LeanCor Supply Chain Group. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? Sure, LeanCor is a trusted supply chain partner that delivers operational improvement and measurable financial results.

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

Cerasis

Understanding how different factors affect the supply chain remains a top priority for research firms around the globe. From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. The State of Supply Chain 2016 Trends. Additionally, the push toward creating a self-sufficient AI is growing stronger among supply chain professionals. Supply Chain

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What are the best Supply Chain Strategies for 2021

ivalua

Supply Chain Strategies: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us So Far? Many nations are now facing the prospect of new lockdowns which will undoubtedly further impact global supply chains. . Supply Chain Risk Management on the World Stage – Lessons Learned.

The Power of Collaboration within the Lean Supply Chain

LeanCor

By: David Sherman – Manager, Lean Supply Chain Operations. The lean supply chain consists of many moving parts, multiple processes, and countless people. To ensure that each part of the supply chain is functioning properly, each party must utilize high levels of collaboration across all aspects of the organizations. Supply chain collaboration can be effective for all parties involved if approached properly.

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Supply Chain Shifts From Lean Model

AB&R

The last few months have put the supply chain to the test. With the supply chain’s lean model, many retailers were not able to respond to the sudden changes in demand. ” As new warehouses are developed and supply is increased, having visibility into what inventory and assets companies have, and where they are located will become even more vital. Sources: [link]. The post Supply Chain Shifts From Lean Model appeared first on AB&R.

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How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

4 Ways to Improve upon your Lean Dedicated Warehouse. By: Susie Sterling – Director, Supply Chain Solutions. 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. Before the webinar, we sent out a Lean Warehousing Assessment to our audience.

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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. Technology has clearly driven much change in Supply Chain Management (SCM). BPR has helped streamline supply chains with or without IT. Some examples of some popular BPR tools are LEAN, Lean Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, etc.

Building Lean Supply Chain: The Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Have you ever wondered how to implement a lean supply chain successfully? Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee is here with us. 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.

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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. 2, or tactical lean warehousing. Are you practicing lean warehousing?

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4 Supply Chain Areas to Examine in the Face of Disruption

QAD

Global supply chain leaders have broad and continuous experience in expecting the unexpected. How do Disruptive Events Impact the Supply Chain? The supply chain impact resulting from coronavirus varies heavily depending on the industry. These are just a few examples of how a crisis may increase or decrease demand for particular products resulting in supply chains being impacted. . Boost Global Supply Chain Visibility.

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4 Best Ways Manufacturers Can Perfect Their Supply Chain

USC Consulting Group

Yet with COVID-19 and product shortages still a reality, some manufacturers are wondering what they can do to improve their supply chain resiliency to prepare for present and future disruption. In a separate poll conducted by the ISM, purchasing managers at some of the largest manufacturing companies expressed ongoing unease about future shocks to their supply chain while they scramble to remedy current shortages. Focus on strategic sourcing.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s. The company leverages globally sourcing strategies to buy products at a lower cost and then deploys some unique process logic to drive mass customization for retailers.

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. Companies have a number of areas in their supply chain where waste can be identified as time, costs or inventory. To create a leaner supply chain companies must examine each area of the supply chain. Lean Manufacturing.

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The changing role of IT organizations in supply chain management

Kinaxis

As I was reading the book, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own experience of working with IT organizations over the last two decades I have been in the supply chain business. I will lean on the Supply Chain Planning space as an example and relate to the broader shifts in the role of IT in supply chain management. As the market valuation of these supply chain planning pioneers skyrocketed, the inevitable happened.

Supply Chain Risk Management in 2021 and Beyond

Unleashed

What is supply chain risk management? Supply chain risk management is the process of identifying and managing issues within a supply chain. The objective of supply chain risk management is to reduce vulnerability and disruption within supply channels.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. This key supplier had been identified and sure enough, you have a second source primed and ready to go. We have a problem.” The alternate source uses the same supplier in Taiwan. The problem is most companies are relatively immature when it comes to Supply Chain Risk Management. There is a natural conflict between risk mitigation and supply chain efficiency.

Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

The post Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence appeared first on 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 efficiency

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Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. Supply chain process development is slower.

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2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? But, Wait.What is the Digital Supply Chain?

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! But even with social distancing, the global lockdowns, temporary closures of many businesses and disruptions of economies everywhere there are still Supply Chains in action, as disrupted as they may be. One approach is to develop and deploy Don’t Touch Supply Chain strategies! Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain Planning

LeanCor

Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning. Written by Michael Burchett, Lean Logistics Specialist at LeanCor. To be a leader in supply chain planning is to own a complex system, where you are at the nexus of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of different parties with their own constraints and goals in mind. When engaging in supply chain planning, LeanCor has identified three areas that need to remain in balance: 1) Purpose.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance. For this case study we interviewed Ralf Busche, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Strategy and Performance. Supply Chains to Admire Finalists.

Technology and the Supply Chain: What Does the Future Hold?

Kinaxis

So what does my nostalgic look back at my childhood have to do with the future of supply chains? And all of them, once they reach critical mass in the marketplace, will have a staggering impact on the future of supply chain. The WEF report focuses on five shifts that will directly influence supply chain. According to WEF, in the next five years, we’ll see 30 billion Internet-connect physical devices, which will considerably impact supply chain operations.

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 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?” Being part of a large corporation with complementary businesses, there was often minimal visibility across business units, which Cummins identified as creating waste within the supply chain.

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Cerasis

As a supply chain director, manager, or boss of a multinational corporation, where the supply chain is an integral part of your business, supply chain cost reductions are always at the forefront of your team’s mind. You can employ countless number of supply chain service providers who will help realized these cost reductions throughout the entire supply chain. Supply chain cost reductions are assured using this approach.

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!

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Integrated supply chain management is still unrealized because effective collaboration has not been realized. Strategic Sourcing. Increasingly, in logistics and supply chain management, it is well known that more cross-functional teamwork is required. Excellence in supply chain management will not be reached as long as there are communications barriers. Strategic Sourcing. Project management is the backbone of any lean six sigma initiative.

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

synchrono

Jessica Twentyman reported in the Financial Times , that for many manufacturers, supply chain collaboration is stuck in the dark ages. Worse still, much of the data that could give manufacturers a complete, end-to-end view of their supply chain already resides within the systems of these partners; as much as 80 percent of it, according to some industry estimates. Supply chain visibility means all partners get access to – and share data – in real-time.

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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.”. Let us study major highlights of Supply Chains of the future.

Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater 7 barriers to aerospace and defense supply chain success. For supply chains in the aerospace and defense industry, keeping pace with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who are dramatically increasing production rates for components, systems and services, is a major challenge. Lean manufacturing and six sigma initiatives have significantly cut waste and inefficiency in the production process. Aerospace and defense supply chain pain points.