Managing for Daily Improvement: Bridging the Gap Across Teams and KPIs

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Lean Six Sigma (LSS) thrives on the notion that there is always room for improvement, and it looks to eliminate defects that can hinder the flow of a process from moving toward its performance end goal.

10th Pan-European Conference in the P2P Series

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Get experience on Lean and Six Sigma in indirect procurement. Learn from key practical case studies: Vodafone covering advanced P2P journey including process mining and data analytics, robotics and more sophisticated areas like cognitive procurement.

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9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL


Editor's Note: As of late you may have noticed we have written a lot about procurement and the future of procurement. A large part of procurement is finalizing the contract and then the follow through of the determined deliverables in that agreement. The next step in procurement is then managing vendors and keeping service providers accountable for continued improvement. Six Sigma’s DMAIC , PDCA and VSM should be used as well to solve problems and gain opportunities.

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Using Lean to Manage Inventory!

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Perfection (Lean principle: Six Sigma) : Continuously refine your inventory management processes to improve quality , cycle time, efficiency and cost (Six Sigma: DMAIC). Lean inventory management uses the concepts of TQM and Six Sigma to eliminate.

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10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program!

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And they had also merged Six Sigma with their Lean program. Tools Complicated With Lean and Six Sigma Combined. Lean and Six Sigma both have their place in driving continuous improvement. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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What is the Best Supplier Vetting Process?

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Commitment: This includes both their commitment to being a reliable partner for you and their commitment to standards of high quality, such as Six Sigma. suppliermanagement #procurement #purchasing. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

The Essential Reference Guide for a Supply Chain Leader


2) Implement Continuous Improvement Projects ( Lean, Process Capability, Six Sigma ) with Key Strategic Suppliers to Drive Cost-Out and Supply Base Capability. . Dr. Muddassir Ahmed is a Manufacturing Operations, Procurement and Supply Chain leader from international multi-site manufacturing experience in Electrical, Hydraulics and Internet industries. Editor's Note: Today's blog is by Dr. Muddassir Ahmed of

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain


Developing Standard Work is one of the more difficult Lean Six Sigma disciplines; however, if efficiently developed, it should allow virtually anyone to perform the work without any variance in the desired output.

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


Use the Item Master of the ERP System to set inventory turns to six to eight turns, set minimum/maximum inventories, re-order points and lead times. For instance, if the customer and employee feedback show that product quality issues are prevalent, Lean Six Sigma has to be improved.

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Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives


The backbone of Lean Six Sigma methodology, DMAIC ensures sustained, defect-free performance and highly competitive costs. This is the heart of Lean Six Sigma : reducing variation to make a process more stable and predictable. A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money.

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Rather, most companies are driven by functional performance – striving for excellence within each of the various areas, like manufacturing, procurement, customer service, finance, and logistics. An Excerpt Taken From the Book, Lean Six Sigma Logistics.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Raymon Krishnan!

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His experience covers the full Logistics spectrum, from raw material procurement to. Quality and Six Sigma. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Demand-Driven Supply Chain Transformation


Demand-Dr iven Manufacturing incorporates the best of Lean manufacturing, Theory of Constraints (TOC), and Lean Six Sigma principles. End-to-end Visibility for Real-time Coordination, Communication, and Commitment.

What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation


Supply chain management is the cornerstone of procurement, production and facilities management. Many Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma Methodologies champion this while calling for process improvement and business optimization through faster, safer and more comprehensive approaches.

Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks


Jeff Townley, former Chief Procurement Officer at Nortel Networks, provided some fantastic insights in my MBA class this evening. That put customers on hold, and then GE guys came in and “over-rotated” on six sigma, and should have focused more on the Big Y of getting rid of some divisions.

Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

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Myers, 56, will lead the functional groups that make up the company’s integrated supply chain, including Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering and Customer Service and Logistics. “This expertise will complement our current End-to-End Cost Management initiatives, including Project SAVOR in Procurement and Lean Six Sigma in Manufacturing.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

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We built these into continuous improvement programs such as Lean Six Sigma, while also setting goals to drive breakthrough cost savings to supplement continuous improvement savings.

4 Common Supply Chain Cost Blowouts

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How to fix the problem: Some measures that your company can take to prevent supply chain cost blowouts as a result of inefficiency include: Implement a continuous improvement program, such as lean or Six Sigma. Naturally, there is the direct cost of procuring and holding the inventory. If nothing else, programs such as lean or Six Sigma encourage regular reviews of performance in the different areas of your operation.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders


Whether it is access to data, maneuvering around competing innovation objectives, tracking down actual factory-floor operators, or involving oft-neglected procurement groups, there are internal bottlenecks everywhere.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

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For mature supply chain organizations, it is a natural extension of six sigma. Alternate Bill of Materials and Alternate Sourcing: The more alternatives that exist through the manufacturing and procurement processes, the easier it is to design the supply chain to absorb cost and supplier variability. My iphone buzzed on my nightstand. I groaned. I had gotten to bed late. It was 6:00 AM. This was before my wake-up call. I am not a morning person.

The 7 Industrial Data Myths Preventing Your Operations From More Profitability and Productivity


If the answer is yes, it’s time to get procurement involved. Over the years, ThroughPut has amassed a wealth of experience around creating value from industrial data.

Supply Chain Education: What Skills Do Your Staff Need?

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We also cover production and manufacturing to some extent, and touch on other functional areas such as human resources and procurement. Continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma.

8 Uses for Supply Chain Benchmarking and Their Most Valuable Benefits

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Benchmarking can be used to focus on cross-functional work-streams like order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, or similar cycles. Has your company discovered how to really turn knowledge into power?

Supply Chain Management:Knitting Agile with Asset Maintenance.

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Visualizing the benefits of various new techniques such as Just in Time, Business Process Re-engineering, Kaizen, Lean, Six Sigma, ISO 9001, etc., Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines.

CommerceHub Hires John Hinkle as Executive VP of Production Systems

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In addition to procuring and supporting hardware, software and cloud services for the company, Hinkle will also be managing and negotiating all licensing and handle the company’s inventory of hard and digital assets, including ensuring the viability of enterprise disaster recovery plans and capabilities. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, a Computerworld Premier 100 Honoree, and an avid theater-goer, especially when his daughter is performing.

TOC for Electric Utility industry.Part 1 - Infosys Blogs

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. The objective of all other improvement initiatives like TPM, RCM, Lean or even Six Sigma is to improve your system efficiency thereby increasing the throughput. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense.