Susanne McCalla and Richard Knutz: How E-One’s Aligned Leadership Team Inspires Camaraderie and Drives Results

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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PFEP (Plan For Every Part) Helps You Optimize Your Entire Supply Chain

As supply chains grow increasingly complex, it can feel impossible to understand how to assess and optimize inventory from end to end. Supply chain leaders, already tasked with the daily responsibilities of firefighting through shortages and ballooning inventory, also have compounded responsibilities to guarantee sustainable on-time delivery over time.

However, inventory data collection is often tedious and manual, and it can take weeks, if not months, to complete. And as soon as it’s analyzed, the inventory data may already be out of date. And while ERPs can hold all of that inventory data, they require expensive, manual, and time-intensive maintenance to keep up to date. Without a simple, structured process for routine inventory data updates, it’s even harder to see and act on opportunities for improvement in the factory.

That’s why lean manufacturers introduced the Plan for Every Part (PFEP). As your team develops inventory optimization goals to reduce shortages, improve working capital, and ultimately maximize production throughput, your PFEP can help you prioritize opportunities that can create the biggest impact in end-to-end inventory management. Instead of churning through noise to look for exceptions, your team can instead efficiently manage the outliers that most affect your supply chain.

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Manufacturers need a new approach to shortage management—So we built one

 “Tackling our critical shortages using LeanDNA’s automatic shortage prioritization helps us identify, standardize, and take action on the different aspects of our current supply across each factory. In the first six months of these initiatives, we’ve seen an average 30 percent shortage reduction across three of our sites. Ultimately, this is helping us deliver the right parts to our customers in a timely manner.”

– Tony Gonzalez, Global Lean Supply Chain Manager at Electrical Components International
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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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The Inventory Management Hurdle: What’s Next For Medical Device Manufacturers?

With a U.S. market size of $130 billion, the medical device industry is being driven by global economic growth, innovations, and an aging population. Because of this, inventory management at the factory level can be especially challenging for this set of manufacturers that are going through their market growing pains: significant shifts to product customization, demand forecasting, and regulatory requirements.

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