Paul Myerson

Professor of Practice in Supply Chain Management , Lehigh University

Paul Myerson is Professor of Practice in Supply Chain Management at Lehigh University. He is the author of a Lean Supply Chain & Logistics Management (McGraw-Hill, 2012), developer of a Windows-based supply chain planning software (, and co-author of a lean supply chain and logistics management simulation training game by ENNA (

Posts by Paul Myerson

in The Lean Supply Chain 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
in The Lean Supply Chain Mar 07, 2014

Extreme Makeover – Warehouse Edition

5S or Workplace Organization is a great place to start your Lean Supply Chain journey....More
in The Lean Supply Chain 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
in The Lean Supply Chain 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
in The Lean Supply Chain Dec 20, 2013

Ho, Ho, Horribly Inefficient

Using technology to improve and not just enable a process....More
in The Lean Supply Chain 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
in The Lean Supply Chain 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
in The Lean Supply Chain 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
in The Lean Supply Chain 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
in The Lean Supply Chain 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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This would be valid if only colleagues could interact. I have seen many workplaces in large organizations where only management can interact. All infomation must flow through managers. To make it worse the work layout does not support interactions. ... If you want the benefits of co-location you have to have the right management structure and the right physical structure!!!

on Feb. 26, 2013
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