LeanCor Supply Chain Group

LeanCor Supply Chain Group
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Worksite observation, or "going to the gemba" in lean terms, is a supply chain leader's powerful tool for continuous improvement. If supply chain leaders don’t "go see" and gather facts, they may have a misinterpretation of what is really happening in the workplace. This can lead to subjective decision making and ineffective improvement efforts....

LeanCor's supply chain consultants often find that material presentation is one of the last things companies think of when setting up a work cell or assembly line. Material presentation is a critical part of Plan For Every Part (PFEP) that should minimize excessive movement while maximizing productivity. Here are some differences between...

Join this special landmark celebration of 30 years of Shingo Conferences on operational excellence. LeanCor CEO Robert Martichenko will present an Executive Track session called "Discovering Hidden Profit - Lessons in Leadership" on April 11 (day one of the conference). The senior leadership-geared Executive Track will discuss organizational...

Order picking is the process of pulling inventory in the warehouse to fill a customer order. "Given the centrality of the order fulfillment function, order picking and replenishment operations often represent more than 50% of total DC labor costs. As a result, if a shipper can speed-up its order picking operations it can increase volume and reduce...

The “Amazon effect,” is demanding more out of supply chains everywhere. In this new white paper, LeanCor Consulting Director, Brent Rogers, breaks down that effect, implications for business leaders across all industries, and things to consider before following suit. Demand Driven: Preparing for Now and the Future in Supply Chain Building a supply...

What does it mean to be a better employer? Are you doing everything you can to develop your team? (How do you know?) Do you need new tactics? Regardless of your position within your organization, everyone holds the responsibility to build a better company. This is what the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will be exploring, sharing, and learning...

LeanCor Supply Chain Group

 •  February 23

Inbound and outbound warehouses are the bridges that drive flow in the supply chain. But designing one is a complicated process with building, financial, and storage factors. Here are four lists of criteria to consider when undergoing a warehouse design: GENERAL Design Criteria - Examples Build to year and growth calculations Number of future...

LeanCor Supply Chain Group

 •  October 11, 2017

Weekly, monthly, and quarterly business reviews have consumer product companies asking themselves, “What should we do?” In today’s economy, they are caught in the middle of a price and service war amidst e-commerce giant Amazon and other major big-box retailers.While building their own direct-to-consumer e-commerce strategies, some try to manage...

LeanCor Supply Chain Group

 •  September 30, 2017

"Acushnet, maker of Titleist and Pinnacle golf balls, sought an ultra-lean product flow to bring its game to the next level. In the highly competitive world of manufacturing and marketing golf balls, bags, and shoes, the company [partnered with LeanCor Consulting] for an aggressive play to drive down costs and boost supply chain efficiency."...

LeanCor Supply Chain Group

 •  September 15, 2017

It should come as no surprise that incorporating training courses when deploying lean across an organization is an effective way to sustain a lean culture. But the traditional in-class training format often poses several challenges: removing team members from daily work tasks, logistics, procuring a facilitator, budget approvals, and more. Another...