Tag Archives: Short Lead Time

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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4 Tips to Reduce Inventory Levels in Your Supply Chain

Retail, Supply Chain
October 31, 2012

A popular topic in supply chain management involves ways to reduce overall inventory levels. Excess inventory in a network adds unnecessary expense. Annual inventory carrying costs can comprise up to 20-35% of total product value, so the concept of r...

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Achieve a Lean Warehouse with Short Lead Time

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
June 14, 2012

Written by Robert Arndt, Vice President of Lean Supply Chain Solutions Ryder’s fourth Lean Guiding Principle is Short Lead Time. It involves filling customer orders as promptly as possible. Lead time is the period that elapses from the m...

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