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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[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. Lean Podcast Supply Chain lean supply chain strategies

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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? Flow: Understand how inventory flows in your warehouse and apply Lean principle: 5S to clear any obstacles that do not add up.

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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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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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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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Lean on 3PLs for Intermodal Freight Transport for Bulk Products

Bulk Connection

For importers and domestic shippers, intermodal freight transport is a key component of the modern supply chain. In this article, we’ll examine the role that third-party logistics (3PL) providers can play in transporting your bulk products between port and rail terminals and their final destinations. Bulk Transportation Dry Bulk Transport Liquid Bulk Transport

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. o Transport—unnecessary movement of product. Consider Lean Accounting.

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Freight Invoice Auditing Trends: Shippers Now Leaning on Technology Providers

Cerasis

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. It was an option for companies with the biggest revenues and shipping volumes.

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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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Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

Lean principles focus on eliminating waste from business processes. Taking a systems approach to inventory management is crucial when we begin our journey toward lean. Transportation strategy. In summary; the basic premise of inventory management is: How much inventory should we have, where should we keep it, and how will we transport it? Lean organizations focus on these three items from a different point of view. Lean is about the elimination of waste.

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Lean Six Sigma

LeanCor

What is Lean Six Sigma Logistics? Lean Six Sigma is the combination of two methodologies that complement one another when applied to logistics and supply chain management. Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Lean and the Logistician. The impact of Lean on the logistician is significant. A common misconception of Lean philosophy is that it only finds application in manufacturing settings. Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Six Sigma and the Logistician.

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.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

3 Tools to Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles. We often find companies (and suppliers to those companies) are skeptical of implementing lean manufacturing principles. If so, they have a field of opportunity for improvement through lean principles. Although the application of lean is virtually inexhaustible, here are three tools leveraging lean manufacturing principles to help you get started. By: Michael Burchett.

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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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Introducing Lean In Retail … Start in the Backroom!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out 10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program! I decided that I would introduce Lean process improvement techniques to this company. I came from a Manufacturing, Operations and Supply Chain background so I spent a career surrounded by the application of Lean methodologies.

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When is Inventory Too “Lean”? Finding the Right Balance

ToolsGroup

I learned about “lean manufacturing” (or simply “lean”) back in the 1990s when I met James Womack and read his book “ The Machine that Changed the World ”. Based on MIT's five-year, fourteen-country study – one of the largest and most thorough ever undertaken -- the book describes the entire managerial system of lean production. In the last twenty plus years “lean thinking” has fundamentally changed the way many companies, and sometimes whole industries, operate.

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Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics. Fast, efficient transportation explains a great deal about why cities develop where they do. Transportation Management Cost Consideration.

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). Transportation takes time. 5 Ways to Optimize Your Transportation with Lean.

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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.

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Using Lean to Manage Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! What is Lean Inventory Management? Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits.

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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. In addition, lean strategies work for businesses who want to simplify and improve operational processes.

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Lean Logistics and Material Flow: The Importance of Continuous Improvement

LeanCor

Manager, Lean Supply Chain Operations. Lean logistics aims to reduce inventory levels and create flow within supply chain networks. For supply chains looking to obtain one-piece flow lean logistics processes must be in alignment with purchasing and inventory strategies among other processes within a firm or supply chain network. The lean logistics and material flow program direction is not just a several month project, but an on-going multi year cultural and thinking shift.

Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. Other challenges in international transportation logistics can include supply chain velocity, variability, visibility, and complexities in documentation and diverse requirements. Thought leadership and a custom approach to international transportation logistics can help companies overcome these challenges. Solution: Global Transportation Optimization. Solution: Global Transportation RFQ Analysis.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. Ask anyone in transportation management/logistics/supply chain and they will affirm this statement. One specific type of lean warehousing that one of our customers has available to them comes in the form of a cross-dock. This cross-dock allows our logistical engineering team to help their supply chain control flow, improve delivery timing, reduce transportation and increase stability.

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6 Tried and True Best Practices for Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Taking a standard approach to lean warehousing drives tangible and measurable results. Here are six key practices that have proven successful in lean warehousing. Creating a visible process with quantifiable data, enables you to see incorrect work sequences, process variation, surplus motion, excess inventory and unnecessary transportation. There are several tools you can use to develop proper facility layout and material flow in lean warehousing.

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Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

Kane is Able

Supply Chain Challenges Freight Transportation Truck DriversIn light of the current freight capacity crunch, the freight management logistics operations of many companies have devolved into scrambling to find trucks for pending loads. While that may be a very real and necessary approach at the moment, “scrambling” is not a great long-term strategy. Shippers need to change the way they work with carriers in this seller’s market.

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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. . Understand Lean Principles and How to Use them to Cut Out "Waste". Top Management must commit and focus on Lean.

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Lean Manufacturing Systems: How Mobility Empowers the New “Lean”

Cerasis

The use of lean manufacturing systems has become commonplace in modern manufacturing. Lean manufacturing refers to eliminating waste, reducing costs, and improving production with finite resources. As a result, many manufacturers have deployed extensive process review and analysis programs to move towards a higher level of lean manufacturing. Yet, mobility is poised to make the most dramatic impact on the concept and use of lean production.

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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. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Lean Consulting

LeanCor

Lean Consulting: How to Improve Processes Through a Gemba Walk. “I When faced with a particularly complicated problem, businesses take advantage of consultants, and the smart ones involve lean consultants. Three reasons: “Lean consultants have skills that have to be transferred to our team.”. “We Let’s elaborate on the third point, as it is particularly intriguing to me: Lean consulting as a fresh set of eyes. This is when lean consulting comes in very handy.

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Using Lean Management for Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Why Agility is Trumping Lean! Lean management article originally published by Veridian at [link] Permission to publish here provided by Jason Rosing. What is Lean Inventory Management? What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

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Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization and Lean/Six Sigma

Supply Chain Action Blog

How Lean Thinking Helps. Lean principles are applied to drive out waste. One of the most predominant lean tools used for identifying waste is Value Stream Mapping which helps identify eight wastes, including overproduction, waiting, over-processing, unnecessary inventory, handling and transportation, defects, and underutilized talent. The Emerging Role of Optimization in Business Decisions.

LEAN throughtout the Supply Chain

The Lean Supply Chain

Transport that occurs within the field operations for workers and products is taken into account in this phase. The fourth phase, distribution , is transport related and can be referred to at a local, regional, national or international level of the company. Include the need for Continuous Improvement and implementation of Lean initiatives: 5S, Kaizen, Kanban and Six Sigma… The consumer phase is a significant stage in the wine’s life cycle.

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Common Sales and Operations Planning Myths Part 5 – Lean and On-Demand Manufacturing

Logility

Today we are going to look at lean manufacturing. Myth: “No Need for S&OP; We have Lean Manufacturing.” ” Some proponents of lean manufacturing believe that if you are running lean processes where you have eliminated waste, raw and work in process (WIP) inventory will be delivered and used just-in-time (JIT) to meet customer demand. Raw and WIP inventory takes time to procure, build and transport.

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