Lean Guiding Principles

5 Ways to Optimize Today’s Increasingly Complex Retail Supply Chains

Lean Guiding Principles, Retail, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
March 13, 2014

The emergence of a digital economy has transformed every aspect of life as we know it. Business. Politics. Education. Social interaction. One area that’s profoundly affected by the digital revolution? Retail. In addition to keeping shelves stock...

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Does your medical supply chain need a checkup?

Healthcare, Lean Guiding Principles, Network Design, Supply Chain, Technology
February 11, 2014

How to minimize cost and waste and drive better patient outcomes Running a medical or healthcare supply chain? Has it been a while since you took a closer look at your logistics and transportation networks? It may be time for a routine physical – ...

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Why visibility is essential to navigating a high-performing industrial supply chain.

Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing, Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
January 29, 2014

As any pilot knows, visibility is essential to safely reaching a desired destination. Modern instrument landing systems can help planes land when visibility conditions are poor. However, pilots still need visual references from the runway to maneuver...

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What is a LEAN Supply Chain?

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
September 17, 2013

Implementing LEAN into any operation delivers long-term customer value and improves business performance. Lean practices improve quality and productivity by removing cost and waste out of all facets of an operation. When it comes to a LEAN cult...

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Keys to Building a Solid Business Foundation

Lean Guiding Principles, Transportation Management
May 29, 2013

Is Your Customer Relationship Built on Sand or Rock?   Today’s business is fast-paced, ever-changing and infused with a lot of “bells and whistles” technology, which can make it easy to overlook the foundational elements that are important fo...

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Want to Shift Your Supply Chain Into High Gear?

Lean Guiding Principles, Retail, Supply Chain, Technology
May 22, 2013

What it takes to accelerate supply chain speed and velocity and why it matters. “I feel the need. The need for speed.” It’s a signature line from the film, “Top Gun," a brief conversation that takes place between Navy fighter pilots Maverick...

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Remove Inefficiencies from Your Network – Run Lean and Run Smart

Dedicated Transportation, Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
April 16, 2013

There’s a reason why the martial arts are considered an art form and a way of life, rather than just another form of combat. Victory flows not from brute force, but from a laser-like focus on self-improvement, mental discipline and economy of movem...

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Lean Best Practices Optimize Stonyfield’s Supply Chain

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Sustainability
March 13, 2013

In a quest to fulfill their environmental mission, leading organic dairy manufacturer, Stonyfield, seeks to optimize its supply chain model to be environmentally friendly.  After applying Ryder’s Lean Guiding Principles, Stonyfield has accomplish...

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3 Factors for Success for the Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Chain

Consumer Goods, Industries, Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
March 5, 2013

In the recent troubling economic times, the primary supply chain challenge was fairly clear: reduce costs. The recession called us to manage more tightly, to do more with less, and to find cost savings wherever they may be. While much of the supply c...

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How Can Lean Labor Management Reduce Common Warehouse Problems?

Industrial Manufacturing, Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
February 19, 2013

The supply chain offers tremendous opportunity to improve productivity through the principles of Lean Labor Management. Warehouse managers usually agree on the two main challenges faced in their facilities: Workforce turnover Variation and fluc...

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