Lean Six Sigma

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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.

Lean Six Sigma Training

LeanCor

Lean Six Sigma Training focuses on the improvement of the quality of numerous process outputs. Lean Six Sigma Training also helps instill a very lean problem solving culture. Lean Six Stigma Training utilizes a hands-on approach. Lean Six Sigma Training offers a wide range of interactive exercises, workouts and subjects. The Lean Six Sigma Training approach is very popular. A Unique Training Regimen.

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?” A worldwide provider of electrical power generation systems, Cummins Power Generation (Cummins) uses Six Sigma (6S) as its primary continuous improvement methodology.

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. Six Sigma owes its roots to the Statistical Process Control developments made by Dr. Walter Shewhart of Bell Laboratories in the 1920′s and later expanded upon by Dr. W.

Lean Six Sigma

LeanCor

Lean Six Sigma is designed to be a comprehensive program. This creates a challenge when trying to describe what Lean and Six Sigma have to offer when combined. Many training courses and books will attempt to separate the Lean tools from the Six Sigma tools.

Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization and Lean/Six Sigma

Supply Chain Action Blog

The Importance of Six Sigma. Six sigma pursues reduced variability in processes. There has been a natural interest in the convergence of lean and six sigma in manufacturing and inventory management so that fixed constraints like lead time and lot size can be continuously attacked while, at the same time, identifying the root causes of variability and reducing or eliminating them. The Emerging Role of Optimization in Business Decisions.

Smooth the rough spots with TOC, then Lean – and fine-tune with Six Sigma

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Here we are at the final installment of our four-part, Sandpaper blog series about when to use the tools of Lean Manufacturing, the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Six Sigma to address constraints, drive flow and promote continuous improvement. Refine with Six Sigma.

Lean Six Sigma Certification

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What to Look for in a Lean Six Sigma Certification Course. As the competitive environment changes the way we do business, companies are embracing lean and six sigma initiatives to support cost reductions and quality improvements.

Six Sigma Methods in Logistics

Consumer Goods Logistics

“Streamline.” Optimize.” Deep Dive.” These buzzwords are some of the worst offenders in terms of overuse and annoyance. But despite the eye-rolls they trigger from business professionals these days, they are actually pretty good words. Supply Chain Challenges Logistics Systems KANE Company Culture

Lean Six Sigma

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6 Ways Lean Six Sigma Can Benefit Your Business. What is Lean Six Sigma? Lean Six Sigma combines both Lean and Six Sigma methodologies together, in order to eliminate waste and improve upon processes. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Using TOC, Lean and Six Sigma to Become More Demand-Driven

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Next time we’ll talk about an even more fine-tuned refinement tool- Six Sigma. Until then, please let me know how you have used the tools of TOC, Lean and Six Sigma to refine your continuous improvement projects.

6 Sigma Supply Chain: The Brief Introduction for Non-Statisticians

Supply Chain Opz

6 Sigma Supply Chain: The Brief Introduction for Non-Statisticians. Even though there are so many articles about six sigma supply chain, most of them are all related to the application within certain functions in supply chain. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts.

Lean Six Sigma: Leaning by Degrees

Inbound Logistics

Lean Six Sigma enablers and practitioners are using continuous improvement methodologies to squeeze cost and inefficiency out of the supply chain

Lean Six Sigma: Leaning by Degrees

Inbound Logistics

Lean Six Sigma enablers and practitioners are using continuous improvement methodologies to squeeze cost and inefficiency out of the supply chain

Diving into Data: A Lean Six Sigma Journey

Inbound Logistics

Six Sigma helps electronic products company Jabil run like a lean, green manufacturing machine

5 Keys to Implementing Improvement Initiatives

The Logistics of Logistics

My particular improvement soapbox is Lean Management with some Six Sigma thrown in for good measure. The principles can be applied to anything, just like Lean and Six Sigma. Implementing Lean, or Six Sigma, or Agile, or any other improvement tool requires learning, practice, revelation, realization, and modification. Every industry seems to have its silver bullet for creating improvement.

Fast Results Using TOC for Demand-Driven Manufacturing – Part Two

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We discussed that continuous improvement tools such as TOC, Lean and Six Sigma work like “sandpaper” on an organization’s processes, smoothing various stages of their demand-driven journey. All of this happened in less than six months.

What Sandpaper Will You Use? – Part One

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This blog marks the first in a three-part series about using the tools of TOC, Six Sigma and Lean to help manufacturing leaders gain the most benefit from their demand-driven transformation. TOC is the coarse, Lean is the medium, and Six-Sigma is the fine-grit sandpaper.

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

Talking Logistics

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.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #9: Relentless pursuit of one metric at the expense of other metrics.

The 21st Century Supply Chain

CQI, TQM, Six-Sigma, Lean, etc. by John Westerveld. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money.

The Problems with Lean Program Management

Consumer Goods Logistics

lean six sigmaLean quality improvement programs can drive millions of dollars in value within your supply chain. But if you're not careful, lean program management can create bureaucratic barriers to getting the work done and realizing this value.

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10th Pan-European Conference in the P2P Series

Supply Chain Movement

Get experience on Lean and Six Sigma in indirect procurement. IKEA looking at Lean / Six Sigma for P2P indirect process. Events Amsterdam case studies Conference event Lean Marcus Evans master data management P2P Pan-European Conference Procurement Six Sigma supply chain

Diving into Data: A Lean Six Sigma Journey

Inbound Logistics

Six Sigma helps electronic products company Jabil run like a lean, green manufacturing machine

Lean, QRM or DDMRP after all?

Supply Chain Movement

For many years our options were limited to MRP, LEAN and TOC, but these have been augmented by TPM, TQM, WCM and Six Sigma and now we can even choose QRM and DDMRP.

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Kane Is Able Enhances Its Continuous Improvement Program with 34 Six Sigma Graduates

Consumer Goods Logistics

KANE -- www.kaneisable.com ) today announced that 34 associates attained their Six Sigma Green Belt certification in early May from Villanova University, acknowledged as one of the premier Lean and Six Sigma education centers in the country.

Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment

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eKanban is heavily based on Lean and Six Sigma principles and tools, and adds focus to these efforts by eliminating inventory waste through real-time demand signaling and just-in-time replenishment.

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How Do You Change Behavior in Organizations?

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We interviewed Jim Mikulski, Global Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, to understand how lean thinking is driving innovation at Greene, Tweed and enabling the forward-thinking company to change the game in its industry.

Lean Training: Keep It Simple

Consumer Goods Logistics

lean six sigmaRunning a lean logistics operation is a great goal. But, if you’re not careful, programs designed to increase efficiency can become weighed down with bureaucracy, adding time and cost to your efforts. A good example is Lean training.

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives 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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Employing this S.M.A.R.T. Technique with a Logistics Company to Create Total Stakeholder Satisfaction

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Warehousing can have numerous outputs, but here are the core outputs to expect to measure: receiving turnaround, Six Sigma quality checks, put-away time, input-output warehouse rack time, cycle counting, shipping time, re-slotting times, labor times, human resource performance. Implementing and sustaining LEAN initiatives : 5S, Kaizen, Kanban and LEAN Six Sigma to bring value to the customer and go beyond their expectations.

7 Supply Chain Transformations at SAMSUNG

Supply Chain Opz

2) Adopt Six Sigma Methodology : based on "quality movement" in the electronics industry, Samsung believes they can improve the internal operations drastically using Six Sigma. Then they study various Six Sigma approaches from GE, Dupont and Honeywell.

Is it Time for Businesses to Rethink Path to Customer Satisfaction?

Logistics Viewpoints

Books have been written, tools like Six Sigma have been embraced, and most people seem to agree that companies retain customers by providing good service and poor customer service results in lost business. Further, the cost of acquiring new customers is much higher than maintaining positive relationships with existing customers. Data consistently supports these theories. A Business Insider Intelligence Report about customer service states that 66 percent of U.S.

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Six sigma theories suggest that the number of suppliers we have should be minimized in order to reduce complexity and the associated costs. In a lean and six sigma environment, the role of the logistician is becoming that of a project manager.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

Cerasis

They have it down to a science, and they really must all work together to maintain their six sigma performance. They have managed to achieve (not fully knowingly), six sigma rates with very little technology—and no automation.

5 Skills Necessary For Maximizing Logistics Effectiveness

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Be ready to rationalize the process of Six Sigma within your organization. The tools and techniques of Six Sigma put team’s heads together and stimulate innovation. With the correct application of Six Sigma, an enterprise shall not forfeit modernization to maintain high quality. . . Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for managing logistics effectiveness.