Supply Chain Management

4 Secrets to Supply Chain Management Project Success

 

In the ever-popular NFL, fans are greeted year after year with an increasing rate of coaching and general-management turnover.  According to an article by Mark Craig for the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Dec. 21st, 2013), at the time, “NFL teams have fired head coaches 77 times since the start of the 2000 season, for an average of 5.8 per season.”   This pattern indicates an overall lack of patience among the different team leadership groups ...

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Leadership Development

leadership developmentFour Types of Leadership Development Training for Your Team

In today’s changing business environment, leadership development is a necessity for an organization to flourish. But how do you know what type of program format is right for your team? Organizations may differ in what they need when it comes to a leadership development training mix. This “mix” can include factors such as length, ...

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Logistics Company

How to Gain More from a Logistics Company Relationship

All companies work with an outsourced logistics company in some way. Whether we are buying small-package delivery, truckload services or warehousing, it is unlikely we can internalize all the required services.  To meet our logistics challenges, we develop collaborative relationships with a number of suppliers, from trucking companies to freight forwarders to third-party warehouses. Economic conditions are changing with dynamics of these relationships, which typically have followed business cycles, especially in transportation ...

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Warehousing and Distribution

Warehousing and DistributionTo Automate or Not Automate? A 50-Year Payback Period in the Making

By Derek Browning, Regional Vice President at LeanCor

“Our warehousing and distribution aren’t sophisticated enough” James said, as he shuffled through a pile of applications on his desk.  “Our people are great, don’t get me wrong. But all we give them to work with are racks and shelves. No automation, no ...

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Inbound Logistics

inbound-logisticsPlanning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy

The inbound flow of raw materials and parts is a major area of opportunity to gain efficiencies and decrease the total cost of your supply chain. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering.  The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times ...

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Transportation Management

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management

There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Think about all the cars we have in the United States that have been shipped from different countries all over the world. These companies have deadlines to get their cars from one country to another, and supply us all ...

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Supply Chain Planning

Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning

Written by Michael Burchett, Lean Logistics Specialist at LeanCor

When I was a kid, the strangest things used to capture my attention. Every time I went to my grandparents’ house I would run straight to their living room and play with a game called Topple. In the game of Topple, players took turns placing pieces on a plastic board (which was balanced on a stick) until the whole board lost balance and ...

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Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping

The Truth About Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping involves “mapping” the set of all specific actions required to bring a specific product through the three critical management tasks of any business:

1.Problem Solving (e.g., design, new product development).

2.Information Management (e.g., order processing and other non-production activities).

3.Physical Transformation (e.g., converting raw materials to finished product).

What Value Stream Mapping Is

In their book about value stream mapping, Learning to See, Mike ...

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Leadership Training

Respect and Leadership - You Can’t Have One Without The Other

Respect and leadership go hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other. Leadership training teaches how important it is to know how to gain respect and to maintain morale with good leadership skills.

What makes a great leader? Do you know how to show people the respect they deserve? The first and most important part of leadership training is to show others respect and to gain respect. Humanistic ...

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Leadership Development Program

Implementing a Leadership Development Program

Written By: David Sherman, CTL

Companies often search for ways to understand their leadership personnel’s weaknesses and how these weaknesses can harm or hinder the business. Once these weaknesses have been determined these firms often turn to a leadership development program to help correct these issues and guide their leadership personnel to successes within the firm. A leadership development program can allow firms to give their leadership personnel ancrossword 14

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