Tag Archives: Lean Guiding Principles

A New Year’s Resolution for your Supply Chain: Get LEAN

Lean Guiding Principles, Retail, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
January 4, 2016

Every day, companies across a wide range of industries use LEAN in their supply chain operations, warehouses, distribution centers, finance departments, customer service centers, and many other areas. LEAN practices improve safety, quality, and produ...

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LEAN: 5 Keys to a Healthy Medical Supply Chain

Healthcare, Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
April 7, 2015

The healthcare industry faces a variety of challenges in its efforts to drive process improvement and maintain low costs, all without compromising patient care. One target area often overlooked is, one of the largest cost drivers in the organization:...

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Black Friday?

Retail, Supply Chain
October 8, 2013

For most retailers seasonality is a way of life. Of course the primary holiday season, kicked off by the “Black Friday” frenzy, is where retailers make the vast majority of their annual profits. However, there are also other important “seas...

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6 Steps to a Smarter, More Responsive Medical Device Supply Chain

Supply Chain
October 4, 2013

RX is transforming your medical supply chain from a cost of doing business into a source of competitive advantage. Despite the ongoing debate about healthcare reform, there are two things we can all agree on. One, life expectancy has made quantum l...

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3 Ways to Lower Assets Costs Associated With Labor

Origin/Destination Services, Retail, Supply Chain
April 26, 2013

Use these three simple strategies to improve efficiency and get bottom-line results. If you’re responsible for workforce planning, one of the biggest challenges you face is balancing the need for more manpower with continuing pressure to control c...

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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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6 Resources for Lean Education

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
November 7, 2012

Lean concepts help organizations eliminate waste and build in quality by challenging employees to find efficiencies in their everyday jobs and by completing their work correctly the first time. Lean concepts can be implemented in just about any area ...

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Are You Spending Too Much on Material Handling Equipment?

Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
August 23, 2012

Distribution centers are driven by four primary costs: Labor (usually the largest cost) The building itself The IT systems needed to support the operation Materials handling equipment (MHE) Material handling equipment is usually given th...

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5 Easy Steps to a Value Stream Mapping Process

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
August 6, 2012

Value Stream Mapping Process Value Stream Mapping is an effective way to identify and eliminate waste in your supply chain and can have dramatic implications when implemented correctly. These 5 steps will walk you the process of creating your...

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The Benefits of Implementing a Lean Supply Chain

Industrial Manufacturing, Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
July 24, 2012

Given the challenges of moving products from Point A to Point B in an increasingly complex marketplace, implementing a lean culture is the key to delivering long-term customer value and outstanding business performance, quarter-after-quarter, year-af...

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