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Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management
"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.
* 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: Using Lean to Energize Your Supply Chain
Chapter 2. Historical Perspective: From Lean Manufacturing to Lean Enterprise...the Need for Speed
Chapter 3. The Eight Wastes: Waste Not, Want Not
Chapter 4. Lean Opportunities in Supply Chain and Logistics: Forest for the Trees
Chapter 5. Basic Lean Tools: You Can't Build a House without a Solid Foundation
Chapter 6. Advanced Lean Tools: It's Not Rocket Science
Chapter 7. JIT in Supply Chain and Logistics: This JIT is Good
Chapter 8. Lean Warehouse: Low-Hanging Fruit
Chapter 9. Lean Global Supply Chain and Logistics: The Long and Winding Road
Chapter 10. Keys to Success: The Patient Gardener
Chapter 11. Getting Started: Lean Forward
Chapter 12. Lean and Technology: Why Can't We All Just Get Along
Chapter 13. Beyond the Four Walls: I Can See Clearly Now
Chapter 14. Metrics and Measurement: How Are we Doing
Chapter 15. Education and Training: All Aboard the Lean-Train
Chapter 16. Future Thoughts: Lean Times Ahead
Appendix A. Real-World Examples of Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Appendix B. Lean Opportunity Assessment
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 (www.psiplanner.com). 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 co-author of a new Lean supply chain and logistics management simulation training game by ENNA.