Telling consultants what to do…

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 […]

Lean Product Development Videos Worth Watching

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 […]

Product Development Best Practices

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 […]

Warehouse Slotting

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. […]

Measuring Supply Chain Forecast Accuracy

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 […]

10 Things to Improve Forecast Accuracy

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 […]

Kanban and Sustainability

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, […]

LeanSigma Tool Kit

Lean Sigma Behavior Other Customer Process Focus Muda, Muri, Mura Value Stream Map Flow, Takt, Pull Visual Management Process Analysis Problem Solving Quick Changeover Standard Operations Standard Work One Piece […]

Demand Segmentation – one size fits none

We know better than to try to force fit strategies yet time and again we find businesses planning and managing their processes with a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Hospital […]

Lean Sales Forecasting

Why can’t Sales give us a decent forecast?  Paraphrasing George E.P. Box, “All forecasts are wrong, some are useful.”  If forecasts are wrong, then why forecast?  Supply chain lead time […]

Safety Stock – How To

Safety stock is an additional quantity held in inventory in order to reduce the risk that an item will be out of stock when a customer places an order. This […]