Lean Six SIGMA Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success

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Logistics, Lean, and Six Sigma form a natural union. Logistics is about managing inventory; Lean is about speed, flow, and the elimination of waste; and Six Sigma is about understanding and reducing variation. Lean Six Sigma Logistics features the Logistics Bridge Model to serve as your roadmap for continuous improvement, leveraging value, eliminating waste, and enhancing your abilities to view the supply chain with a critical eye. It provides a method for developing strategies as well as tactical steps that will help you achieve successful operational implementation of Lean Six Sigma Logistics. The primary focus is on logistics flow, capability, and discipline as the guiding principles for solving any logistics challenge. Whatever the status of your supply chain, this book provides the essence for developing and implementing a successful logistics strategy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932159363
  • Publisher: Ross, J. Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 539,788
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What is lean Six Sigma logistics? 3
Ch. 2 The importance of logistics and supply chain management 9
Ch. 3 The waste of inventory 19
Ch. 4 The waste of transportation 27
Ch. 5 The waste of space and facilities 35
Ch. 6 The waste of time 39
Ch. 7 The waste of packaging 47
Ch. 8 The waste of administration 51
Ch. 9 The waste of knowledge 55
Ch. 10 A tour of the bridge 65
Ch. 11 Logistics flow : asset flow 71
Ch. 12 Flow : information flow 85
Ch. 13 Flow : financial flow 97
Ch. 14 Capability : predictability 115
Ch. 15 Capability : stability 129
Ch. 16 Capability : visibility 141
Ch. 17 Discipline : collaboration 153
Ch. 18 Discipline : systems optimization 173
Ch. 19 Discipline : waste elimination 185
Ch. 20 Strategy and planning tools 201
Ch. 21 Problem-solving tools 213
Ch. 22 Operational tools 227
Ch. 23 Measurement tools 237
Ch. 24 Case study : GoldSMART Products, Inc 249
Ch. 25 Summary and conclusion 267
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