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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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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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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3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

When we hear “transportation management system” at LeanCor, we don’t just think of software. 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. Are these practices part of your organization’s transportation management system?

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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?” Although applied throughout the organization, Cummins identified the elimination of transportation waste as an area that would have a significant impact.

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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Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. While companies may see global sourcing as a means to reduce material or component costs, they must be mindful of what the customer is actually willing to pay for through total landed cost. Other challenges in international transportation logistics can include supply chain velocity, variability, visibility, and complexities in documentation and diverse requirements.

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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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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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. Alex has over 25 years of experience in transportation and logistics operational, customer service, and business development positions.

Improving Transportation in the Real World

Talking Logistics

Ideal transportation operations are difficult to achieve, but an ideal approach to improving transportation in the real world — finding real savings and adding value to other functional areas in the supply chain, or business more broadly — is achievable. These six steps allow shippers and 3PLs to improve transportation operations and increase supply chain value in the most ideal way possible. Source.

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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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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5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. Transport optimization typically reduces spend by 5-15%. The connecting element is the availability of transport details and accurate data.

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. Adopting a comprehensive view of the global supply chain, from raw material suppliers, transportation partners, retailers and others, manufacturers can maximize supply chain performance. Reevaluate Lean Inventory. But how lean should you go to cost-effectively address unforeseen supply chain disruptions?

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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.

10 Greatest Lean Books for The Ultimate 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 Lean concept is considered one of the most popular management practice that can be used anywhere from manufacturing to service environment, from automotive industry to retail industry. Since lean concept is practice oriented, it has been adopted very well by both practitioners and academics.

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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. Transportation. Sustainable transportation deals with the types of vehicles (ground, air, or water) used for transport and their energy sources.

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

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring. Lean Transportation Policies.

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

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring. Lean Transportation Policies.

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.

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 Problem with “No Problems”

Talking Logistics

Following the Lean 5S methodology can also help with collecting turnbacks. Once a turnback is reported, it’s important to analyze the problem and discover its source. There is an obvious and fundamental difference between warehouse operations that talk about Lean on a project or function level, and a company that values improving the lives of its employees by engaging them in process improvement as a part of the culture.

LEAN ACCOUNTING V. TRADITIONAL ACCOUNTING

The Lean Supply Chain

Lean Accounting is the export of the Lean philosophy to the accounts of a business entity. The essence of the Lean philosophy is getting increasingly better results through the application of tools and approaches for the elimination of waste that is not strictly necessary to provide added value to the customer. This is a concept designed to better reflect the financial performance of a company that has implemented lean manufacturing processes.

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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! According to the Lean philosophy any activity that does not transform goods and add value that an end consumer will pay for should be considered waste. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Lean Manufacturng Overview Presentation - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Transportation Management Syst. 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.

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Lean Manufacturing White Paper - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Transportation Management Syst. 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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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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7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. Trucks, Ocean Freighters, Planes, Rail, and Vehicle transportation all consume energy in the provision of their services. 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? are generated by transportation.

The Future of Energy for Manufacturing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Programs such as Lean have become a popular means to develop a culture of simplification and constant improvement. Although Lean principles provide an excellent basis for managing energy costs, such costs are often left out of an efficiency drive… Why is that? Today, manufacturers located in multiple geographies are faced with complex energy sourcing options affected by various procurement and billing requirements and the ever changing local/state/federal legislation.

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. The pandemic, however, has exposed the risk, like never before, of concentrating sources in one location—especially when it’s far away from a company’s headquarters and markets.

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Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

The advent of transportation management systems (TMS) in the 1990s introduced near-infinite metrics and data points into the supply chain yet brought with it more questions than answers: How do we centralize the data? In its simplest form, managed analytics combines transportation data, along with several other databases, into a central data warehouse and applies a sophisticated set of analytical tools and algorithms. How well is my transportation routing guide performance?

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.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

A Transportation Management System (TMS) optimizes freight to utilize the most effective lanes and routes. With an automated, cost-effective transportation and logistics system, a company can implement major strategic changes to provide visibility, reduce costs and increase customer service levels. . transportation fuel) at a reduced cost that comes with buying in greater quantities. Logistics Transportation Management Warehouse logistics cost reduction