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.

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

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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.

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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. At the same time, its curriculum emphasizes lean supply chain, problem solving and lean leadership. Lean Six Stigma Training utilizes a hands-on approach. This helps yield real results in a company’s supply chain. 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.

Six Sigma Tools and Inventory Management

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Growing up in the 1990s, you might have heard the term “Six Sigma” at the dinner table or in the news. In reality, Six Sigma aims to keep product variation and thus defects to a minimum. What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma Methodologies.

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.

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.

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 so that fixed constraints like lead time and lot size can be continuously attacked and reduced while, at the same time, identifying the root causes of variability and reducing or eliminating them. The Emerging Role of Optimization in Business Decisions.

Six Sigma Methods in Logistics

Consumer Goods Logistics

Supply Chain Challenges Logistics Systems KANE Company Culture“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.

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

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Extra throughput through the resource does not count if the other resources in the chain cannot get it through at the same rate. Next time we’ll talk about an even more fine-tuned refinement tool- Six Sigma. What Tools to Use to Get the Most of Your Demand-Driven Changes.

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

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

The Problems with Lean Program Management

Consumer Goods Logistics

Lean quality improvement programs can drive millions of dollars in value within your supply chain. lean six sigmaBut 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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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.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

Cerasis

Of course, we live in a high technology powered supply chain world, but often, as we noted in our 5 Upfront LTL Tips post, if you don’t remember the basics and best practices, no technology is going to fix those issues, but only make them more apparent. Trusting your Supply Chain.

Why is Supply Chain the Rockstar of Consumer Pharma?

The Supply Chainer Report

Industry really needs a Turn the ship around, which implicates radically changing Supply Chain Strategy from Deliberate to a more Emergent one. In particular, if we analyze the evolution journey of Retail and FMCG to an Agile Supply Chain Management, we will obtain a present-day version of the 3 pillars of Organizational Transformation: People, Processes and Technology. Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain list [link].

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. Even better, we also have RFS, sDBR, CCPM, ESP, Agile-, Demand Driven -, Synchronized- and Responsive Supply Chain.

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Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment

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Late shipments, short shipments, and other supply chain performance concerns are all captured and presented in terms of percentage of conformance to the service level agreement.

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The Branded Supply Chain

DELMIA Quintiq

What do H&M and Whirlpool know about supply chains that many of their competitors don’t? It is that world-class supply chains embody world-class brands by delivering to the customers the promises made and stories told by their marketing departments.

A perfect supply chain?

Kinaxis

by Matt Benson If your 3PL supply chain problem was to deliver 400,000 items daily from supplier to customer and your on-time in full metric was a six-sigma target standard of 1 failure per million, how would you do it? The post A perfect supply chain?

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Integrated supply chain management is still unrealized because effective collaboration has not been realized. Increasingly, in logistics and supply chain management, it is well known that more cross-functional teamwork is required.

Robots in the Building: The Positive Influence of AI for Supply Chain Planners

ToolsGroup

Have you looked at a job listing for a supply chain planner recently? A recent, typical job ad for a demand planner lists technical criteria including APICS and Six Sigma certification, alongside “negotiation, communications, and presentation skills”. .

Opinion: The Benefits of a Data-Driven Supply Chain

Tive

For decades, manufacturers have used quantitative methods such as Statistical Process Control, Lean and Six Sigma to maximize the efficiency and reliability of their production processes. Op Ed IoT Supply Chain Visibility

7 Supply Chain Transformations at SAMSUNG

Supply Chain Opz

In supply chain management context, they has demonstrated the operational excellence that leads them to the supply chain hall of fame. How do they build the superb supply chain management capabilities?

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.

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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. There should be metrics involved to monitor these objectives to ensure success across the supply chain.

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Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Can you possibly prepare for a supply chain future that may be completely inconceivable right now? This practice rewards forward-thinking—quite literally, in this case—supply chain and warehouse management teams that accept and embrace the change that will revolutionize workflows many times over between now and retirement. However, this strategy involves more than parts of your supply chain watching for simple leaps forward in tech evolution.

Supply Chain Planning

LeanCor

Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning. To be a leader in supply chain planning is to own a complex system, where you are at the nexus of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of different parties with their own constraints and goals in mind.

Robots in the Building: The Positive Influence of AI for Supply Chain Planners

ToolsGroup

Have you looked at a job listing for a supply chain planner recently? A recent, typical job ad for a demand planner lists technical criteria including APICS and Six Sigma certification, alongside “negotiation, communications, and presentation skills”. .