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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National Manufacturing Day and the Leaders Modernizing Factories Around the World

National Manufacturing Day: A day dedicated to celebrating modern manufacturing and inspiring future supply chain talent. In honor of today, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate some of the achievements I’ve seen in the industry and with our clients.

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One Giant Leap For Man(ufacturing)kind

 

We love space around here. Maybe it’s our collective backgrounds in aerospace, or maybe it’s just our (some may say nerdy) interest in the worlds beyond our own. Whatever it may be, as we fly towards the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s legendary first steps on the moon, we’re reflecting: On both the impact that moment had in America, and the way it changed innovation in our world.

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How Collaborative Analytics Empowers Agile Procurement: This and more from AeroDef 2019

Collaborative Analytics for Morgan Advanced Materials

Supply chain management is becoming increasingly complex. Today’s manufacturing is more global and requires synchronization of material deliveries from suppliers throughout the world. There is increasing pressure to analyze complex data to prioritize and manage daily tasks, pressures from clients to quickly meet their changing demands, and pressures to deliver on time regardless of the product complexity and routine demand changes. In a time like this, agility and collaborative analytics are vital. Suppliers must utilize timely information shared across all people in the operation. The result of doing so? Clearly aligned critical decision making that keeps up with client expectations. 

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Inventory Management Best Practice: Create an Inventory Attack Team

As the supply chain leader of a large multisite organization, how do you organize and drive an effective, sustainable process to attack the biggest inventory management problems on a daily basis across complex teams with multiple ERP systems? Have you ever been in a meeting where inventory optimization was brought up as a top priority by leadership without clear direction on how exactly to attack the issue?

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Keeping Up With Supply Chain Complexity: Tools You Need Today

The manufacturing and distribution environments are becoming more complex every day. Where 20 years ago it was enough for an aerospace manufacturer to build aircraft that flew efficiently, the same factory is now being asked to accommodate different seat arrangements; a wide variety of cabin interior options; and myriad different colors, media devices, and other fine details. “The number of options has proliferated and added a lot of complexity to the supply chain,” says Richard Lebovitz, LeanDNA’s CEO, “across nearly all manufacturing verticals.”

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