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Aug 29, 2014

Mass Customization…A Lean and Agile Supply Chain Required

When we think of becoming Lean, in many ways, the ultimate process strategy to accomplish this is what is known as “Mass Customization”....More
Aug 04, 2014

The Customer Is Always Right (but maybe not so efficient)

A recent visit to several auto repair shops for an estimate reminded me as to how important good customer service is for both the customer and the....More
Jul 02, 2014

Plan and Deliver

Having had many years of experience in forecasting for companies such as Unilever and Arm & Hammer as well as consulting and training with many....More
Jun 03, 2014

Lean Retail: It's not Just for the Big Boys Anymore

While this might seem like a shameless plug for my new book from McGraw-Hill entitled “Lean Retail and Wholesale” (…and it is!), I....More
May 01, 2014

You Have to Define it Before You Can Refine it.

I talk a lot about the “Lean” Supply Chain in this blog, but I think it would go a long way to first get a universal definition and....More
Apr 08, 2014

Segmenting your Supply Chain for a Competitive Advantage

The concept of supply chain segmentation involves the alignment of customer channel demands and supply response capabilities that are optimized to....More
Mar 07, 2014

Extreme Makeover – Warehouse Edition

5S or Workplace Organization is a great place to start your Lean Supply Chain journey....More
Feb 13, 2014

Stormy Weather Ahead? Then Prepare for it!

Any type of process improvement program requires good talent that has a fundamental understanding of both Supply Chain & Logistics concepts and....More
Jan 10, 2014

The Bridgegate Scandal and the Influence of Culture on an Organization's Behavior

The past few days all you hear about in my home state of New Jersey and elsewhere is the “Bridgegate Scandal”. In case you’ve been....More
Dec 20, 2013

Ho, Ho, Horribly Inefficient

Using technology to improve and not just enable a process....More
Dec 13, 2013

Lean Supply Chain Strategies -- The Case for Outsourcing with Third (and Fourth) Party Logistics Providers

Logistics is often a candidate for outsourcing in a company as it may not be one of its “core competencies”.  In many cases, a third....More
Nov 18, 2013

Paying it Backward

As we know, the concept of Lean is pretty pervasive these days in manufacturing...if it’s not part of a company’s culture, it’s....More
Oct 17, 2013

Order to Cash Cycle -- Show Me the Money!

Those who aren't looking at their entire Order-To-Cash cycle from a Lean perspective are "missing the boat"!....More
Sep 17, 2013

You Say Toyota, I Say Toyoda

We learned a lot from Eiji Toyoda's success with Lean at Toyota that will last us a lifetime....More
Aug 19, 2013

A Leaner, Greener Supply Chain

According to a Deloitte white paper entitled “The evolving supply chain: Lean and green”, “sustainability and supply chain....More
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