Winning Inventory and Shortage Initiatives: How Tony Gonzalez is Standardizing Processes, Optimizing Inventory, and Taking Names

The LeanDNA-List celebrates the hard work of our customers, who day-in and day-out work to optimize inventory, reduce shortages, and empower their companies to operate more efficiently. These winners represent the tenacious, knowledgeable, and hands-on users and champions of LeanDNA. 
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Ben Galka and the Terumo team build a foundation for growth—one step at a time

The LeanDNA-List celebrates the hard work of our customers, who day-in and day-out work to optimize inventory, reduce shortages, and empower their companies to operate more efficiently. These winners represent the tenacious, knowledgeable, and hands-on users and champions of LeanDNA. 
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Safran’s Scott Chambers Helps Teams Turn Data Into Actions

The LeanDNA-List celebrates the hard work of our customers, who day-in and day-out work to optimize inventory, reduce shortages, and empower their companies to operate more efficiently. These winners represent the tenacious, knowledgeable, and hands-on users and champions of LeanDNA. 
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Implementing A New Software? Ask Spirit AeroSystems’ Ashley Dunkelberger How It’s Done

The LeanDNA-List celebrates the hard work of our customers, who day-in and day-out work to optimize inventory, reduce shortages, and empower their companies to operate more efficiently. These winners represent the tenacious, knowledgeable, and hands-on users and champions of LeanDNA. 
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PSG Dover’s Nick Salmon: Empathetic Visionary Focused on People

The LeanDNA-List celebrates the hard work of our customers, who day-in and day-out work to optimize inventory, reduce shortages, and empower their companies to operate more efficiently. These winners represent the tenacious, knowledgeable, and hands-on users and champions of LeanDNA. 
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ERP Data Cleansing: 3 Best Practices for Long-Term Success

Every day, supply chain leaders from around the world tell us about their struggles with dirty ERP data. Issues like duplicates, inaccuracies, obsolete data, and missing lead times all lead to increased costs and manufacturing delays. Cleaning up bad ERP data can seem like a daunting task, and it often holds teams back from addressing other technology projects or operational improvements. Where do you start? How will you spare resources to work on it? Is there ever a good time for an ERP data cleansing project?

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How to Improve Supplier Performance: Six Strategies for Manufacturers

By some estimates, procurement costs make up 60-80% of production costs for many manufacturers. Suppliers not only contribute to product innovation, they also help manufacturers achieve more effective production processes. Given the high dollar value associated with procurement, it comes as no surprise that supply chain teams are eager to learn how to improve supplier performance to deliver millions in savings for their organizations.

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Digital Transformation of Your Lean Manufacturing Enterprise

With advances in technology, digital transformation is finally starting to take hold in the Lean manufacturing sector. While future opportunities look bright, many companies are struggling to identify that first step in their journey. In this webinar presented by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Mike Louderback, VP of Operational Excellence at Morgan Technical Ceramics, and Richard Lebovitz, CEO of LeanDNA, cover what, why, and how to use cloud-based analytics built on Lean best practices to drive the first steps of digital transformation in your manufacturing operation. 

The webinar recording is available here.

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Kanban Board Best Practices: 6 Strategies for Your Procurement Team

Whether it be improvement projects, system implementations, or simply personal to-do lists, a Kanban Board is a great way to manage work. The chief benefit is that the board is visual, so your whole team can see when progress has been made (or stalled). But this visual aid loses its power when it is not kept current.

Just like your email inbox, a Kanban Board that is not kept clean is at risk of having things slip through the cracks. Here are six strategies to help your team maintain a clean Kanban Board. Continue Reading “Kanban Board Best Practices: 6 Strategies for Your Procurement Team”

How to Develop Standard Work For Your Supply Chain Team

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford

Standard Work wasn’t a supply chain business term in the 1900s, but if it had been, you better believe Henry Ford would have had a quote about it. Ford, a major proponent of the assembly line, knew the value of placing his workers in the best possible position every single day.

A key component of the Kaizen philosophy, Standard Work, does just that. It puts supply chain teams on the same page, eliminates unnecessary action, and ensures everyone moves forward together.

So now the question becomes, how do you develop Standard Work for your supply chain team? Continue Reading “How to Develop Standard Work For Your Supply Chain Team”