When you read the words “supply chain”, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? How would you define “supply chain” to someone who had never heard the term before? I think your answer to these questions actually reveals a lot more than you might think about your beliefs and views on supply […]
The people in your organization are the secret keys to improving your businesses bottom line results. Many of us, including myself, have gone to a lean six sigma training course to learn the tools necessary to improve our organization, and although this is great and we learned a lot of valuable tools, we need to […]
Designing and defining packaging requirements is a difficult task for most companies who purchase packaged components. Competing forces such as lot size, consumption frequency, logistics utilization, ergonomics, and especially piece price can make it challenging to determine the correct packaging. We often observe one of two approaches to this situation: Piece Price The most common […]
A November 2012 survey found that distribution center managers understand that their warehouses aren’t entirely optimal, but they lack the time, resources and strategies to greatly improve operations. Specifically, the survey found that mid-sized warehouses (approximately 50 workers) lose almost 3,000 hours a year due to workforce inefficiencies. Additionally, while 89 percent of those surveyed […]
Be a more effective leader and drive operational excellence. Learn at your own pace, on your own time. Enrollment is now open for “Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture.” This is the first course to début in LeanCor’s online training program and the only one remotely like it on the market today. The course is […]
We just received the March Logistics Market Snapshot from our friends at the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. In the spirit of celebration for St. Patrick’s Day right behind us, below are some encouraging statistics this month that seemed fitting: Below are some encouraging statistics from the report: U.S. wineries set a record for imports last […]
In this episode of Exploring Lean, Julia Kirby interviews Robert Martichenko, CEO of LeanCor about the differences between traditional and lean leadership styles. He explains why it’s important for a lean leader to understand the roots of traditional thought within an organization.
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.
‘Eliminating Operational Silos’ isn’t something new to the world of Lean. This is a tried and true method, a baseline if you will, for eliminating waste and aligning your company’s vision to build a Lean Fulfillment Stream. (If the term “lean fulfillment stream” isn’t familiar to you, I would highly encourage you to check out […]
“Who’s going to do it?…..You I guess” – Historical LeanCor Quote As we ramp up after the holiday break, many people will move into new and challenges roles. A few weeks ago I was introduced to a new role of project managing various groups (internal and external) for a key customer of LeanCor. As I […]