Project managers know how to break down a large project into manageable components and follow through to execution. Visual management, project kanban, and other approaches will minimize project risks.
As you work to address your lean supply chain costs, you’ll probably uncover the fact that your supply chain may be the biggest cost opportunity you have. Many organizations overlook this opportunity. Does your team have extensive experience applying lean to all aspects of the supply chain?
Are you delivering exactly what your customer wants exactly when wanted? As a business leader you want to use the latest combination of Lean and Six Sigma tools and principles to move your Operations Team towards world class lean operations.
New trade agreements, shifting customer and supplier locations, changing labor and freight rates, fuel costs, new products and markets all conspire to make your current logistic network obsolete. Gone are […]
Paraphrasing Steve Jobs … “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart consultants and then tell them what to do; we hire smart consultants so they can tell us what to […]
Don Reinertsen An introduction to Lean Product Development Flow Allan Ward Allen Ward presentation of Lean Product Development Dr. Allen Ward Power of Trade-Off Curves Lean Development System Becoming […]
Most product development teams fail to meet their full potential. They consume more resources than is necessary to test, evaluate, refine their products and struggle to maximize customer and shareholder […]
In project management the long pole is the part of the project that is on the critical path due to how long it will take. For example, if you have […]
What Is Warehouse Product Slotting? Warehouse Product Slotting is defined as the intelligent location of product in a warehouse or distribution center for the purpose of optimizing material handling efficiency. […]
Scientific Method is the systematic observation, measurement, experimentation, formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses. Hypotheses are a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a […]
Measuring Supply Chain Forecast Accuracy is usually done with Mean Absolute Percent Error or MAPE, the average of percentage errors. But there are several other metrics to consider. Here’s an […]
Forecasts are never right but you can improve your forecast accuracy … You can’t improve what you don’t measure Aggregate – individual plus or minus swings cancel each other out […]
An executive asked my opinion about having his staff all read Good to Great by Jim Collins (2001). It’s been years since I first read the book, one of many […]
Dear Larry, Andrew and Guanair; How are you doing ? I would like to share with you that We Won the Whirlpool Sustainability-2013 award, among 536 suppliers and 55 projects, […]