Tag Archives: Continuous Improvement

Making the Decision to Transform

Fleet Management, Information Technology
January 12, 2017

At the heart of a decision to make an IT/ business transformation is the desire to improve the customer experience. It’s a decision that requires full teamwork on all fronts. In most cases, this kind of transformation entails a dramatic change in t...

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How to Create a LEAN Culture in Your Supply Chain

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
April 19, 2016

Implementing LEAN is the most strategic way a company can transform its supply chain and business. A LEAN business system is an organization of people who have developed the ability to relentlessly seek out waste and eliminate it while simultaneou...

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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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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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5 Ways to Ensure a Safe Supply Chain Environment

Safety & Environment, Supply Chain, Sustainability
January 31, 2013

The responsibility of ensuring a safe supply chain environment and the challenges that come with it fall with logistics professionals across all industries. The transportation and logistics industry face a particular challenge because its business d...

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How to Save Money by Consolidating Freight in Asia

Origin/Destination Services, Supply Chain
January 3, 2013

Do you have Less-than-Container Load (LCL) shipments coming in from the same port several times a month? If so, you are not alone. Many companies face this same problem. Some companies feel they don’t have the time or resources to make a change....

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5 Ways to Increase Employee Involvement in Continuous Improvement Programs

Lean Guiding Principles
December 21, 2012

Implementing lean concepts into your labor management program can be tricky. Employees can be hesitant to change because of the uncertainty on how it might affect them. So it could take some time and effort to get employees to support the new directi...

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5 Key Rules of Vested Outsourcing

Lean Guiding Principles, Network Design, Supply Chain
December 14, 2012

Is there a better way to outsource? That is the question that the US Air Force asked University of Tennessee researchers. As part of a research project funded by the Air Force, researchers studied some of the world’s most successful outsourcing re...

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