While many companies have embraced lean in manufacturing processes, they have yet to un-tap the wealth of opportunity lean brings to the supply chain. Read Robert’s Knowledge Base in the January Logistics Planner issue of Inbound Logistics.
March 21-22, 2013 | Florence, KY Keeping with the true spirit of PDCA, we have improved this workshop to include additional gemba time – both in the Operations Center and now at a Lean Fulfillment Center warehouse! Modeled after the Shingo- award winning workbook Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream, this dynamic and highly interactive workshop teaches […]
The recent past has been challenging for many of us in industry. The bold truth is regardless of our age or experience level, most of us have never been down this road before. Economists now feel we have at last hit bottom, whatever that means, and what logic are they are using to reach this […]
Now that I have your attention, let me explain that declaration before you start calling me crazy in the comments section. In my role as an on-site manager for a large manufacturing customer, I was following up on some supplier short shipping issues that were impacting truck utilization, expedites, and transportation cost. When I spoke […]
Hello Lean Logistics Blog Readers, This week we are highlighting a special article from AME’s latest issue of Target Magazine. “Healing Supply Chain Pain,” is a multi-client case study on three LeanCor operations customers and their lean journeys. Solving problems in the end-to-end flow of raw materials to finished product can cut costs, reduce inventory, […]
As a brand new employee and person to lean, I was a little intimidated during my first week of work at a “lean enterprise.” I came to LeanCor with a marketing and sales educational background and non-profit career experience where lean thinking wasn’t part of everyday discussion. I thought, “why is lean such a […]
Have you ever noticed that the two most common career backgrounds for CEOs are in either finance or sales? During economic growth, CEOs will typically have a background in sales. On the other hand, CEOs who are brought into a company during a recession will tend to have a background in finance. Regardless of a […]