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1. Apply Design Principles (Pt. 2)
In Part 2 of the supply chain design series, Jonathan Lofton reviews how the design principle of innovation applies. He uses KanBan as an example of how an innovative design was applied to an inventory ...
Created on 13 February 2016
2. Using Lean in Procurement
Lean is the continuous improvement tool that is becoming more prevalent in procurement situations. Since only so much can be saved on direct materials, streamlining processes and eliminating waste become ...
Created on 10 February 2015
3. Automotive Inventory Alternatives
IN an article on the Network Effect site, Joe Bellini fills us in on what's happening in inventory processes in the automotive sector.There are lots of different ways of managing inventory processes, but ...
Created on 20 November 2014
4. Control Your Inventory Costs
Everyone can use a little help controlling inventory costs. Will Bacon, on the Material Handling & Logistics site, provides a few pointers that could support your efforts with your suppliers.These tips ...
Created on 09 July 2014
5. New Doesn't Equal Better
Art van Bodegraven and Kenneth B. Ackerman, in a DC Velocity article, remind us that although there may be some new things under the sun, it doesn't necessarily mean that what's worked in the past is wrong, ...
Created on 31 March 2014
6. Lean Contribues to Manufacturing Success
Mike Engel, COO of FLEXcon, talks about how the application of Lean principles has affected his organization in a very positive way.As he walks through the process, it's easy to see how Lean contributes ...
Created on 30 January 2014
7. The Fragile Chain
With everything a supply chain executive has to worry about, you'd think the weather would be far down the list. Unless, of course, manufacturing is contracted out to a country with infrastructure that's ...
Created on 06 October 2013
8. ERP and the Internal Supply Chain
Rick Cook, in a article, examines how an ERP can have a positive impact on both internal and external supply chains. Although most of the emphasis is traditionally on supply chains for direct ...
Created on 22 August 2013
9. Lean Essentials
There's a lot involved in Lean, so much that it's sometimes necessary to review what the essential concepts and tools are that are critical to the approach.In a Process Excellence Network article, Patange ...
Created on 08 August 2013
10. Lean in Action
We always like to see real-world examples of the topics we see often in this column. The continuous improvement principles of Lean are a good example.How they are used at a Toyota plant (no surprise there) ...
Created on 01 July 2013
11. ERP & KanBan
There are many ways to control inventory. In an Inside-ERP article, Rick Cook contrasts a couple of the most common, ERP and KanBan.They both have limitations, but, if used together, can provide some value. ...
Created on 15 May 2013
12. SCRUM Teams and other Ideas in SCM Project Management
... encing and how can they resolve them. Same thing with Lean. For example, Kanban (a project storyboard) doesn't always work for everybody. Another interesting thing is Kanban is used in Agile but came fr ...
Created on 24 April 2013