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. Inbound logistics, 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 ...

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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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Continuous Improvement Training

Continuous Improvement Training

Continuous Improvement Training: The Importance of Leader Standard Work

You can’t reclaim wasted time. Fifty hours a week is not a lot of time for doing both leader’s standard work and continuous improvement work. It’s disrespectful to waste part of someone else’s 50 hours. It’s your job to make sure that if someone is giving you time, that the time is being used to create value ...

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Insurance Process Improvement

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Green geckos, good neighbors, good hands, 15 minutes, 7 minutes, $500, 24/7, to bundle or not to bundle, forgiving accidents…

Insurance organizations are generally focused on the same things; acquiring new customers and retaining current customers. It’s all about keeping customers happy.  Based upon their marketing campaigns to the public, insurance organizations are focused on service, cost, quality, speed, and expertise. These objectives can be achieved through strategic insurance process improvement – working smarter, not harder.

Keep the Customers ...

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Warehousing and Logistics

Warehousing and Logistics – Quality at the Source

In warehousing and logistics the goal is minimizing cost and fulfillment times, and initiating quality at the source is key to fulfill these goals. How to begin is the first question that must be answered. To develop a quality at the source implementationWarehousing and Logistics map, draw from the “perfect order” in logistics management. The perfect order is described in five rights:

  1. Right part
  2. Right quantity
  3. Right ...
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Corporate Training Doesn’t Work

By Derek Browning, Regional Vice President at LeanCor

I know, I know, I just offended 80 percent of our reading audience, but stick with me.  I train and sell corporate training programs, and much of my livelihood is made off of corporate training, so I would never advocate to not invest in it.  I will say, that we (internally) and our customers have both had several negative experiences with corporate training programs.

For those of you who have been through any of ...

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