Lean without Limits!

DELMIA Quintiq

Whether goals are revenue or sustainability, a major contributing ability is operational efficiency; the ability to make continuous improvements towards Lean processes. Making the journey towards being Lean involves using one of most important resources in the world – people! Although machines and material are components in Lean operations, the human element primarily drives improvements within organizations. There are many paths to achieving organization goals.

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[PODCAST] A Comprehensive Discussion on Lean Supply Chain Strategies

Cerasis

Listen to “A Comprehensive Discussion on Lean Supply Chain Strategies” on Spreaker. Lean Supply Chain & Supply Chain Optimization Resources Logistics Service Level Agreement and Logistics Key Performance Indicators: A White Paper Download White Paper Why Blockchain will Create Extreme Supply Chain Management Optimization Download White Paper The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact.read More.

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Lean Inbound Logistics: The Key to an Advanced Supply Chain

LeanCor

In this comprehensive white paper, LeanCor CEO Robert Martichenko shares 10 proven insights from his early days supporting Toyota that have paved the way for today’s advanced supply chains. Lean Logistics supply chain advancement supply chain insights inbound logistics

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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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9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners

Cerasis

Top management knows that lean can add value , but many still haven’t moved past the initial education stage into full-scale lean supply chain implementation. One reason may be that they haven’t made the paradigm shift as to how to implement lean. The Lean Supply Chain is a system of interconnected and interdependent partners that operate in unison to accomplish supply chain objectives. This sets the supply chain pace.

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Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

Cerasis

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits. What is Lean Inventory Management? Pull (Lean principle: Kanban) : Move inventory only when requested by customer. Supply Chain lean inventor

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Make Your Supply Chain a Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

River Logic

SCM Supply Chain Supply Chain Management

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Redefining A Lean Supply Chain

Vanguard Software

Due to COVID-19, many supply chain processes that were running efficiently are now having to reevaluate and reengineer, if they haven't already become obsolete. Supply Chain COVID-19 Demand Planning Supply Planning

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Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value). As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

Applying Lean 6 Sigma Principles to the Supply Chain

Logility

Fifteen years ago, I worked for a company that embraced Lean 6 Sigma as a core operating fundamental. Just about every member of the management team was a Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt and many had attained a level of Master Black Belt. Shortly after joining the company I underwent an intensive Lean 6 Sigma training program and completed my Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt certification. Today, Lean is a concept, a philosophy, a practice and a set of tools all wrapped in one.

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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 Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

By implementing a lean supply chain management strategy, small and large companies can get their finished goods to the right destination on time, while they also save money. Over the years, many companies have implemented specific supply chain management solutions to ensure a smooth and seamless end-to-end operation for all involved. Listed below is a brief overview of what is involved in implementing the lean supply chain management approach.

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The Lean Leadership Training Series: A Complete Guide to Principles

LeanCor

This is the essence of lean leadership and a lean culture. Lean teaches us that successful organizations are principle-based , instead of tool-based. Covering everything from communication and engagement to functional knowledge, this series is designed as a practical, lean leadership training tool for professionals to: Read each lesson. Lean Leadership lean culture supply chain insights lean management lean leadership training

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Building the Layers of Lean Construction

LeanCor

Kirk Paluska, General Manager and Owner of DUCTCO LLC, is a lean guy at heart. As lean consultant in his former life, Kirk has experienced lean thinking transform organizations from waste-ridden and varied to efficient and stable. Using his lean background, Kirk is transforming his commercial contracting company in the midst of an industry where lean thinking can be rare. Lean Leadership supply chain insights

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Do Lean and Six Sigma have a place in tomorrow’s supply chain?

The Network Effect

Before I answer the title question, let’s have a quick refresher on what exactly Lean and Six Sigma are. Lean , on the other hand, analyzes process flow and related outputs, including waste. Core events within a lean program are Kaizens, which are focused, high energy, cross functional design sessions whose goal is to create standardized solutions which can then be implemented in a step wise fashion. The term most commonly used today is “Lean Six Sigma”.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

Recognizing a need to extend its lean manufacturing program in o rder to tackle problem areas in the warehouse, the motor company partnered with LeanCor to optimize material flow and reduce production time losses due to parts shortages. As with other lean manufacturing clients, LeanCor focused on the opportunities for improvement within the scope of a warehouse design, transfer and PFEP (Plan for Every Part) implementation project. Lean applies in every business and every process.

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Lean Training

LeanCor

Does lean training turn your team to problem solvers? By: Susie Sterling – Director, Supply Chain Solutions. In an introductory lean workshop last week in t he Silicon Valley, one of my participants asked me: “You have seen a lot of lean transformations in your career –what is the one thing that turns someone from a lean skeptic to a lean believer and lean problem solver? Can lean training alone do the trick?”.

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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Applying Lean Principles to Supply Chain Planning

Logility

Today, Lean is a concept, a philosophy, a practice, and a set of tools all wrapped in one. For more than 50 years, organizations have invested time and money adopting the principles of Lean (while originated at Toyota Corporation for manufacturing operations, the principles of Lean have since spread to many types of businesses and functional areas). The two primary principles of Lean, Just in Time and Jidoka, are referred to as the pillars of the lean philosophy.

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Lean Logistics

LeanCor

Why is PDCA Important in Lean Logistics? In lean logistics (or any field), PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) allows individuals and teams to thoughtfully review an operation for problems or opportunities, and experiment with ways to improve the situation. But these are output measures that don’t look at what’s really happening with lean logistics processes. Procedures: Standard work in lean logistics for how to report and correct problems and waste.

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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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Lean Supply Chain: The Culture That Must Be Fully Embraced

LeanCor

By: David Sherman – Lean Logistics Specialist. By maintaining lean practices and instilling lean cultures into their employees and work environment firms are able to realize this success. These lean practices and cultures lead to firms transforming their habits based on customer demand rather than by supplier constraints. What is the lean supply chain? How does the lean supply chain function?

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Implementation in the Lean Supply Chain

LeanCor

By: David Sherman – Manager, Lean Supply Chain Operations. Before companies can begin their lean journey, they must first have a plan in place that gives them guidance toward their goals. Oftentimes companies embarking on their lean journey struggle with implementation roadblocks due to this error and oversight. To begin the lean journey a company must follow an easy five step plan to gain momentum. Secondly, facilitate flow in the supply chain.

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Lean Culture

LeanCor

Building a Lean Culture: A Food and Beverage Case Study. These are companies that embrace lean and recognize that the organization is only as good as its people. Including everyone in a cultural transformation will enable the success of a lean deployment. Cultural improvements will occur when lean is embraced from the team members working on the floor to the highest level in the organization. Lean Culture Future State: Analysis, Tools, Solutions.

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Raising the Lean Bar in Construction

LeanCor

"Overall, the construction industry collectively struggles with managing the supply chain. We interviewed Peter to hear his perspective on advancing supply chains in the construction industry, and how his company is gaining a competitive advantage. Lean Leadership supply chain insightsWe experience a lack of consistency in each client project, each introducing many new hurdles to overcome.

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Lean Thinking Revisited

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The supply chains for consumer goods in the U.S. The sputtering supply chains are putting a new spotlight on the just-in-time strategy born in the hyperefficient Japanese automotive industry that became a religion for many American executives.

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Understanding Lean and the 8 Wastes

The Logistics of Logistics

Understanding lean and the 8 wastes is important for all operations people including logistics and supply chain folks. The concept of lean (and the 8 wastes) originated in the manufacturing sector where it was first recognized that eliminating waste in the system led to much bigger profits. Henry Ford and his team at Ford Motor Company discovered lean along with the assembly line, even though they didn’t necessarily use the term lean.

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Make Your Supply Chain a Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

River Logic

Developing a lean supply chain should be a top priority for any business. A lean supply chain is efficient and will take as few resources as possible to create maximum value. This sounds simple on paper, but when you apply this idea to sophisticated global chains of goods and services, things become much more complicated. Supply Chain Management SCM Supply Chain

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Roadblocks and Solutions to a Lean Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Lean supply chains gained popularity in the manufacturing sector because substantial improvements can be made to eliminate waste and non-value added activity. Today, a lean supply chain refers to best-in-class supply chain execution; a process that produces what’s needed, when it’s needed, and where it’s needed with minimal waste in time or capital. Supply Chain TMS Transportation Solutions

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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. The post Supply Chain Shifts From Lean Model appeared first on AB&R.

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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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How Great Leaders Handle Conflict and Accountability (Lean Leadership Series)

LeanCor

In this weekly blog series, explore our practical principles that will lay the groundwork for your lean leadership training journey. You'll strengthen your lean leadership skills by: Reading each lesson every week. Lean Leadership lean culture team member empowerment supply chain insights team coaching corporate managementA successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles upon which it stands.

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The Lean Leadership Training Series: Understanding Your Functional Area

LeanCor

Lean Leadership lean culture supply chain insightsA successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles it stands upon. As leaders and as organizations, we need to establish and align around principles that guide how we lead, support, and grow our teams.

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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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Freight Invoice Auditing Trends: Shippers Now Leaning on Technology Providers

Cerasis

However, carrier actions and the rapid growth of the supply chain through e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment created a problem where invoices began to succumb to error and inconsistency. The post Freight Invoice Auditing Trends: Shippers Now Leaning on Technology Providers appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. There was a time when freight invoice auditing was just an opportunity.

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