Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management

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April 27, 2012


Electronic book text, 224 pages

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"The documented benchmarks for success and the many examples help explicate the complexities for the reader. The book is organized and written so that it will be useful as an introduction to the field and also as a reference when special challenges arise for the practicing manager." -- DR. JOHN J. COYLE, Professor Emeritus of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

"The book is a must-read for all supply chain managers seeking to drive down costs and improve profits and must be read before any investment is made in your supply chain. Get copies for your controller and all senior managers...this book lays it all out." -- DR. RICHARD LANCIONI, Chair, Marketing & Supply Chain Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University

Expert Strategies for Improving Supply Chain and Logistics Performance Using Lean

This practical guide reveals how to identify and eliminate waste in your organization's supply chain and logistics function. Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management provides explanations of both basic and advanced Lean tools, as well as specific Lean implementation opportunities. The book then describes a Lean implementation methodology with critical success factors. Real-world examples and case studies demonstrate how to effectively use this powerful strategy to realize significant, long-term improvements and bottom-line savings.

COVERAGE INCLUDES: * Using Lean to energize your supply chain * The eight wastes * Lean opportunities and JIT in supply chain and logistics * Lean tools and warehouse * Global lean supply chain and logistics * Lean opportunity assessment, value stream mapping, and Kaizen event management * Best-in-class use of technology with Lean * Metrics and measurement * Education and training

Valuable training slides are available for download.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction – Growth in importance of Supply Chain & Logistics field; Lean and Team-based Continuous Improvement; Why it fits well with Supply Chain Management (SCM).
Chapter 2. Lean Enterprise Introduction– Overview of Lean from Manufacturing to the office and now to the Supply Chain; Focus on the customer; Using Lean as a competitive tool for survival.
Chapter 3. 8 Wastes – "Value Added" vs. "Non-Value Added" activities from the customer perspective; The 8 wastes and how they apply to SCM.
Chapter 4. Lean Opportunities and Applications in Supply Chain & Logistics Management – Where Lean applies in today's Supply Chain & Logistics Management areas
Chapter 5. Lean Foundation Concepts and Tools – Universal concepts and tools; How they work in the SCM environment; How to use the tools. Standardized Work; 5S – Workplace Organization; Visual Workplace; Layout
Chapter 6. Lean Advanced Concepts and Tools Applicable advanced Lean tools and how they can work in the SCM environment examples; How to use the tools. Batch size reduction and Quick Changeover; Quality at the Source; Point of Use Storage, Pull/Kanbans (JIT), Workcells and TPM
Chapter 7. Keys to Success. Lean Culture and Team-based Continuous Improvement. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process and its relation to Lean SC & Logistics
Chapter 8. Technology to help enable a Lean Process…ERP, WMS and EDI – Tools that have been around for a while, but are key to enabling a Lean process.
Chapter 9. Getting Started. Value Stream Mapping; Kaizen Events
Chapter 10. Lean SC & Logistics "Beyond the Four Walls"… VMI and CPFR – After "Leaning out" your four walls, it is critical to work with customers and suppliers so that you're not just pushing your problems downstream or upstream.
Appendix A – Lean SC & Logistics Opportunity Assessment tool
Appendix B - Lean SC & Logistics training slides

Author comments

Paul Myerson has been a successful change catalyst for a variety of clients and organizations of all sizes. He has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain strategies, systems, and operations that have resulted in bottom-line improvements for companies such as General Electric, Unilever, and Church and Dwight (Arm & Hammer). Myerson holds an MBA in Physical Distribution from Temple University and a BS in Logistics from The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently Managing Partner at Logistics Planning Associates, LLC, a supply chain planning software and consulting business. Myerson serves as an adjunct professor at several universities, including Kean University and New Jersey City University. He is the author of a Windows-based Supply Chain Planning software, and the co-author of a new Lean supply chain and logistics management simulation game by ENNA.

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