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Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management Author James Martin
ISBN-10 9780071631488
Release 2006-11-02
Pages 432
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Capitalize on a Powerful, 10-Step Improvement Process to Identify and Solve Supply Chain Problems in Industrial Organizations! Six Sigma practitioners and industrial managers who want to improve supply chain effectiveness in their organizations now have a powerful new weapon to add to their arsenal! Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management offers a unique 10-step improvement process for identifying and solving the root causes of supply chain problems in everyday operations. Written by Master Black Belt James William Martin, this proven management tool combines key aspects of Lean Manufacturing (from the Toyota Production System) and Six Sigma management principles in order to create a Lean Six Sigma approach that can dramatically improve supply chain function. Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management contains specific information for developing inventory models, metrics for aligning objectives with strategic goals, a concise overview of supply chain concepts, and models illustrating how lead time and demand impact customer service and inventory investment levels. This vital resource features: A complete program for Lean Six Sigma improvement and control The latest Lean Six Sigma methods to identify and manage supply chains Expert help with Lean Six Sigma supply chains and third party logistics Applications of Lean Six Sigma to MRPII Guidance on root-cause analysis using Six Sigma tools Designed to help Six Sigma professionals and frontline managers achieve higher levels of competitiveness, Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management provides the guidelines, tools, and techniques required to eliminate supply chain problems and boost company performance.



Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management

Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management Author Marc Schniederjans
ISBN-10 9789813230019
Release 2018-01-30
Pages 432
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The purpose of this book is to describe how lean and supply chain management can be combined to achieve world-class business performance. To accomplish this purpose, the book contains both basic material on lean and supply chain management, as well as content from current journal research findings, strategies, issues, concepts, philosophies, procedures, methodologies, and practices in managing a lean supply chain. Presented in a topical fashion, the chapters deal with a wide-range of subjects that support, nurture, and advance principles, concepts, and methodologies of lean supply chain management. Contents: Introduction to Lean and Supply Chain Management: Lean Supply Chains The Nexus of Lean and Supply Chain Management Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management: Topics in Lean Supply Chain Leadership Strategic Customer Value Focus in Lean Supply Chain Management Topics in Aligning Lean Supply Chain Strategy, Tactics, and Operational Plans Ethics, Trust, and Collaboration Topics in Lean Supply Chains Topics in Globalization and Cultural Impacts on Lean Supply Chains Topics in Lean Supply Chain Information Systems Topics in Lean Supply Chain New Product Development Topics is Lean Supply Chain E-commerce Topics in Lean Supply Chain Outsourcing Topics in Sustainable Lean Supply Chains Topics in Building Agile and Flexible Lean Supply Chains Readership: Undergraduates, Graduates, academics and consultants who are interested to know more about lean supply chain management. Keywords: Lean;Lean Management;Supply Chain;Supply Chain ManagementReview: Key Features: This is a topical book, that focuses in-depth on the Lean topics that are covered This book covers many of the newer Lean topics that are the focus point for Lean firms today The chapters of this book has been updated with current literature and even include the most recent advances in Lean-related technology (some of which have yet to be implemented but are in the planning stages)



Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management Author Paul Myerson
ISBN-10 9780071766272
Release 2012-04-27
Pages 292
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"The documented benchmarks for success and the many examples help explicate the complexities for the reader. The book is organized and written so that it will be useful as an introduction to the field and also as a reference when special challenges arise for the practicing manager." -- DR. JOHN J. COYLE, Professor Emeritus of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University "The book is a must-read for all supply chain managers seeking to drive down costs and improve profits and must be read before any investment is made in your supply chain. Get copies for your controller and all senior managers...this book lays it all out." -- DR. RICHARD LANCIONI, Chair, Marketing & Supply Chain Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University Expert Strategies for Improving Supply Chain and Logistics Performance Using Lean This practical guide reveals how to identify and eliminate waste in your organization's supply chain and logistics function. Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management provides explanations of both basic and advanced Lean tools, as well as specific Lean implementation opportunities. The book then describes a Lean implementation methodology with critical success factors. Real-world examples and case studies demonstrate how to effectively use this powerful strategy to realize significant, long-term improvements and bottom-line savings. COVERAGE INCLUDES: * Using Lean to energize your supply chain * The eight wastes * Lean opportunities and JIT in supply chain and logistics * Lean tools and warehouse * Global lean supply chain and logistics * Lean opportunity assessment, value stream mapping, and Kaizen event management * Best-in-class use of technology with Lean * Metrics and measurement * Education and training Valuable training slides are available for download.



Handbook of Research on Design and Management of Lean Production Systems

Handbook of Research on Design and Management of Lean Production Systems Author Modrák, Vladimír
ISBN-10 9781466650404
Release 2014-01-31
Pages 487
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"This book explores the recent advancements in the areas of lean production, management, and the system and layout design for manufacturing environments, capturing the building blocks of lean transformation on a shop floor level"--



A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain

A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain Author David Pheasey
ISBN-10 9781498748957
Release 2016-06-08
Pages 236
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In many businesses, supply chain people are trapped in reactive roles where they source, contract, purchase, receive, warehouse, and ship as a service. However, in some businesses suppliers contribute to improvement programs, technology, funding, marketing, logistics, and engineering expertise. Breaking into a proactive supply chain role takes broad thinking, a talent for persuasion, and the courage to go after it. This book supplies proven methods to help you do so. A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain describes how to run an efficient supply chain that exceeds expectations in terms of cost, quality, and supplier delivery. It explains the need to integrate systems, the flow of information, and the way in which people work together between commercial purchasing, materials management, and distribution parts of the supply chain. Sharing powerful insights from the perspective of a supply chain manager, the book details practical techniques drawn from the author’s decades of experience. It presents methods that apply directly to supply chains involving a physical product, manufactured internally or outsourced, as well as physical operations such as oilfield services. This book demonstrates how to make a supply chain organization work in practice—contributing more to business success than traditional purchasing and logistics organizations can. In addition to writing about practical supply chain issues and approaches, the author also describes proven methods he used while working with client teams on assignments. He also details some of the ways his teams used to manage the people part of the change.



Advances in Production Management Systems New Challenges New Approaches

Advances in Production Management Systems  New Challenges  New Approaches Author Bruno Vallespir
ISBN-10 9783642163586
Release 2010-10-19
Pages 671
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The present economic and social environment has given rise to new situations within which companies must operate. As a first example, the globalization of the economy and the need for performance has led companies to outsource and then to operate inside networks of enterprises such as supply chains or virtual enterprises. A second instance is related to environmental issues. The statement about the impact of ind- trial activities on the environment has led companies to revise processes, to save - ergy, to optimize transportation.... A last example relates to knowledge. Knowledge is considered today to be one of the main assets of a company. How to capitalize, to manage, to reuse it for the benefit of the company is an important current issue. The three examples above have no direct links. However, each of them constitutes a challenge that companies have to face today. This book brings together the opinions of several leading researchers from all around the world. Together they try to develop new approaches and find answers to those challenges. Through the individual ch- ters of this book, the authors present their understanding of the different challenges, the concepts on which they are working, the approaches they are developing and the tools they propose. The book is composed of six parts; each one focuses on a specific theme and is subdivided into subtopics.



Behavioral Issues in Operations Management

Behavioral Issues in Operations Management Author Ilaria Giannoccaro
ISBN-10 9781447148784
Release 2013-01-10
Pages 241
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Behavioral Operations Management has been identified in the last years as one of the most promising emerging fields in Operations Management. Behavioral Issues in Operations Management explains and examines up-to-date research in this field, which works to analyze the impact of human behavior on the management of complex operating systems. A collection of studies from leading scholars presents different methodologies and approaches, supported by real data and case studies. Issues such as building trust and strong cooperative relationships with suppliers, enhancing motivation and designing proper incentives for stimulating more effective decision maker behaviours are considered. The main decision-making processes affected by behavioral issues are also analyzed with a focus on new product development, logistics, and supply chain integration. The broad coverage of methodologies and practical implications makes Behavioral Issues in Operations Management an ideal reference for both researchers developing new topics such as NK fitness landscapes and managers with an interest in behavioral management operations.



Fashion Marketing

Fashion Marketing Author Tony Hines
ISBN-10 9781136403545
Release 2007-02-07
Pages 352
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A collection of international contributions from renowned academics and practitioners from the US, UK, China, the second edition of Fashion Marketing has been completely updated, revised and expanded to reflect the major changes in the fashion industry since 2001 and covers all of the key themes and issues of the area. Key themes and areas covered include globalization, fast fashion, luxury fashion, offshoring, business-to-business, forecasting, sourcing, supply chain management, new product development, design management, logistics, range planning, color prediction, market testing, e-commerce, and strategy.



Supply Chain Strategies and the Engineer to Order Approach

Supply Chain Strategies and the Engineer to Order Approach Author Addo-Tenkorang, Richard
ISBN-10 9781522500223
Release 2016-04-07
Pages 283
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With the rise of global competitiveness among industries, it has become increasingly vital to develop novel strategies to assist in optimizing value-chain networks, thus helping to secure economic success. By employing engineer-to-order practices, many enterprises have improved their manufacturing processes. Supply Chain Strategies and the Engineer-to-Order Approach evaluates innovative processes and original operational models, frameworks, and architectures in the topic areas of industrial engineering and management science. Featuring optimized enterprise chain management strategies and emergent research within the field, this book is an essential reference source for professional, academics, and researchers specializing in enterprise operations and engineer-to-order procedures.



Essentials of Logistics and Management Third Edition

Essentials of Logistics and Management  Third Edition Author Corynne Jaffeux
ISBN-10 9781466573093
Release 2012-12-11
Pages 550
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The logistician plays a critical role in the growth of his or her company – in this third edition of Essentials of Logistics, the conceptual framework in which all the stakes and themes of logistics is systematically analyzed, with a strong focus on the role of the supply chain. Indeed, many elements are critical to the successful logistical strategy: customer relation management, interactive information support, production optimization and process development, vision, strategy and operations management, and human resources and resource allocation. Growing out of a successful course given by the International Institute for the Management of Logistics (IML) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne, and by the Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech (ENPC), the purpose of this book is to present a methodology allowing the reader to understand and act based on the critical factors embedded in the design of strategy. Concepts are thus combined with practical examples. Transversal vision and detailed case studies highlight the main themes of modern logistics and daily preoccupations of logisticians. The book is addressed to all professionals of logistics: managers, planners and engineers; as well as to graduate students specializing in the field.



Operations and Supply Chain Management for the 21st Century

Operations and Supply Chain Management for the 21st Century Author Ken Boyer
ISBN-10 9780618749331
Release 2009-01-29
Pages 592
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Boyer/Verma's breakthrough text meets today's student and instructor's needs and redefines the marketplace. Their text is briefer than most, taking all of the vital core concepts and building upon them with current and fresh examples. The authors understand the importance of striking a balance by creating a book that does an even better job at covering the core concepts while also providing customers with a new product that fully addresses and approaches this course area from today's teaching and learning perspectives and actual business practices. The three unifying themes throughout the book are Strategy, Global Supply Chain, and Service Operations. Strategy will serve as an overarching framework and will be used in each chapter to present students with an alternative approach to specific challenges. The authors uses examples from non-US companies and/or organizations in each chapter to incorporate Service Operations in the book. They also show that even some of the largest manufacturing companies today have extensive service activities such as customer support and product development. The Global Supply Chain theme will allow students to see how products move through different companies and countries with Boyer/Verma's use of real world examples throughout his text. In addition the robust Cnow course allows instructors and students to go beyond the printed text to get the most from this exciting operations management program. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management Second Edition

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management  Second Edition Author James Martin
ISBN-10 9780071793919
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 420
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A Proven 10-Step Solution Process to Identify and Solve Supply Chain Problems Using the Latest Lean Methods Fully revised to cover recent dramatic developments in supply chain improvement methodologies, this strategic guide brings together the Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing tools and techniques required to eliminate supply chain issues and increase profitability. This updated edition offers new coverage of enterprise kaizen events, big data analytics, customer loyalty metrics, security, sustainability, and design for excellence. The structured 10-Step Solution Process presented in the book ensures that clear goals are established and tactical objectives are consistently met through the deployment of aligned Lean Six Sigma projects. Written by a Master Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma consultant, this practical resource also provides an inventory model and Excel templates for download at www.mhprofessional.com/LSSSCM2. Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition, covers: Lean Six Sigma applications for service, supply chain, and manufacturing systems Deploying Lean Six Sigma projects using Lean tools and models Demand management impact on Lean Six Sigma projects Lead time impact on Lean Six Sigma projects Root-cause analysis using Six Sigma Tools (with operations research methods) Applications to Lean Six Sigma supply chains and third-party logistics Big data analytics, security, and sustainability applications Voice of the Customer, Kano, and loyalty metrics Supply chain design for excellence methods Lean Six Sigma maturity model



Human Interface and the Management of Information Designing Information Environments

Human Interface and the Management of Information  Designing Information Environments Author Michael J. Smith
ISBN-10 9783642025563
Release 2009-07-14
Pages 739
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The 13th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI Inter- tional 2009, was held in San Diego, California, USA, July 19–24, 2009, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2009, the 8th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, the Third International Conf- ence on Virtual and Mixed Reality, the Third International Conference on Internati- alization, Design and Global Development, the Third International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, the 5th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, the Second International Conference on Digital Human Mod- ing, and the First International Conference on Human Centered Design. A total of 4,348 individuals from academia, research institutes, industry and gove- mental agencies from 73 countries submitted contributions, and 1,425 papers that were judged to be of high scientific quality were included in the program. These papers - dress the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of the design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human–computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.



Production Systems and Supply Chain Management in Emerging Countries Best Practices

Production Systems and Supply Chain Management in Emerging Countries  Best Practices Author Gonzalo Mejía
ISBN-10 9783642260049
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 282
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The book presents several highly selected cases in emerging countries where the production-logistics systems have been optimized or improved with the support of mathematical models. The book contains a selection of papers from the 5th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR) Americas 2010 held on July 21-23 in Bogotá, Colombia. The main topic of the conference was “Technologies in Logistics and Manufacturing for Small and Medium Enterprises” which is perfectly aligned with the realities of emerging countries. The book presents methodologies and case studies related to a wide variety of production/logistics systems such as diary production, auto parts, steel and iron production, and financial services. It is focused but not limited to Small/Medium Enterprises.



Supply Chain Engineering

Supply Chain Engineering Author Alexandre Dolgui
ISBN-10 1849960178
Release 2010-06-02
Pages 541
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Supply Chain Engineering considers how modern production and operations management techniques can respond to the pressures of the competitive global marketplace. It presents a comprehensive analysis of concepts and models related to outsourcing, dynamic pricing, inventory management, RFID, and flexible and re-configurable manufacturing systems, as well as real-time assignment and scheduling processes. A significant part is also devoted to lean manufacturing, line balancing, facility layout and warehousing techniques. Explanations are based on examples and detailed algorithms while discarding complex and unnecessary theoretical minutiae. All examples have been carefully selected from an industrial application angle. This book is written for students and professors in industrial and systems engineering, management science, operations management and business. It is also an informative reference for managers looking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their production systems.



Principles of Supply Chain Management A Balanced Approach

Principles of Supply Chain Management  A Balanced Approach Author Joel D. Wisner
ISBN-10 9781337406499
Release 2018-01-01
Pages 50
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Examine the latest practices, trends, and developments from the field, PRINCIPLES OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A BALANCED APPROACH, 5E guides readers step-by-step through the management of all supply chain activities. Readers review real concerns related to domestic and global supply chains. Comprehensive, one-of-a-kind coverage encompasses important processes in operations, purchasing, logistics, as well as process integration. A balanced approach follows the natural flow through the supply chain. Well-organized chapters demonstrate the practical applications of supply chain management in today's workplace with the help of intriguing SCM Profiles and interesting real business examples. Relevant end-of-chapter questions, problems, and new cases help readers put skills into practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Mass Customization

Mass Customization Author Charu Chandra
ISBN-10 9781441990150
Release 2011-06-28
Pages 262
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Mass Customization: A Supply Chain Approach is a text on the emerging topic of mass customization in manufacturing. The contributed chapters in this book provide a unified treatment to the topic by offering coverage in four main categories - concepts and current state of research; problem solving frameworks, models, and methodologies; supportive techniques and technologies for enabling mass customization; and future research agenda. The book blends theory and practice and includes prototypical applications to illustrate this complex, yet emerging field of inquiry.