Telling consultants what to do…
Paraphrasing Steve Jobs … “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart consultants and then tell them what to do; weRead more.
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. AllenRead more.
Product Development Best Practices
Most product development teams fail to meet their full potential. They consume more resources than is necessary to test, evaluate,Read more.
18 Long Lead Time Purchasing Strategies
In project management the long pole is the part of the project that is on the critical path due toRead more.
What Is Warehouse Product Slotting? Warehouse Product Slotting is defined as the intelligent location of product in a warehouse orRead more.
Scientific Method and Improvement Kata
Scientific Method is the systematic observation, measurement, experimentation, formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses. Hypotheses are a supposition or proposedRead more.
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.Read more.
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 AggregateRead more.
Not so ‘Good to Great’
An executive asked my opinion about having his staff all read Good to Great by Jim Collins (2001). It’s beenRead more.
Kanban and Sustainability
Dear Larry, Andrew and Guanair; How are you doing ? I would like to share with you that We WonRead more.
Business Model Canvas
Remember how you felt when you first started drawing your first Value Stream Maps? Well that’s how I felt whenRead more.
LeanSigma Tool Kit
Lean Sigma Behavior Other Customer Process Focus Muda, Muri, Mura Value Stream Map Flow, Takt, Pull Visual Management Process AnalysisRead more.
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 managingRead more.
Supply Chain Kaizen
Euclides Coimbra latest book recently made it to the top of my reading list. Kaizen in Logistics & Supply ChainsRead more.
Lean Sales Forecasting
Why can’t Sales give us a decent forecast? Paraphrasing George E.P. Box, “All forecasts are wrong, some are useful.” IfRead more.
Safety Stock – How To
Safety stock is an additional quantity held in inventory in order to reduce the risk that an item will beRead more.
Material Classification Logic
Bruce asked “Do any of you have any standard material classification logic that you have used. I’m working with aRead more.
We would like to announce a new entrant into the lean blogosphere, it’s called Lean MathTM (leanmath.com). We know whatRead more.
New set of eyeglasses
It’s never enough just to tell people about some new insight. Rather, you have to get them to experience itRead more.
Kamishibai – Work Observation Card
Kamishibai or Work Observation Card is a management tool for starting and improving Leader Standard Work,. Kamishibai, in Japanese meansRead more.
Square Root Law – inventory in multiple locations
Got asked what would happen to inventory when the number of inventory stocking locations change. I thought for a minuteRead more.
Where do you want to work? If you’ve ever been to Disney or Epcot you may remember the experience. YouRead more.
Table top simulation – dock operations
Simulation is the act of imitating or mimicking the behavior of some situation or some process by means of somethingRead more.
Safety Stock to Bridge the Forecast-Accuracy Gap
(From David McPhetrige, founder of TopDown Lean Systems, LLC, providing correct, comprehensive, multi-attribute safety stock analysis, http://topdownleansystems.com.) Surveys indicate thatRead more.