Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management / Edition 1

Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management / Edition 1

by Paul Myerson
     
 

"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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071766265
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
02/27/2012
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
421,163
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Myerson has been a successful change catalyst for a variety of clients and organizations of all sizes. He has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain strategies, systems, and operations that have resulted in bottom-line improvements for companies such as General Electric, Unilever, and Church and Dwight (Arm & Hammer). Myerson holds an MBA in Physical Distribution from Temple University and a BS in Logistics from The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently Managing Partner at Logistics Planning Associates, LLC, a supply chain planning software and consulting business (www.psiplanner.com). Myerson serves as an adjunct professor at several universities, including Kean University and New Jersey City University. He is the author of a Windows-based Supply Chain Planning software, and co-author of a new Lean supply chain and logistics management simulation training game by ENNA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Using Lean to Energize Your Supply Chain

Chapter 2. Historical Perspective: From Lean Manufacturing to Lean Enterprise...the Need for Speed

Chapter 3. The Eight Wastes: Waste Not, Want Not

Chapter 4. Lean Opportunities in Supply Chain and Logistics: Forest for the Trees

Chapter 5. Basic Lean Tools: You Can't Build a House without a Solid Foundation

Chapter 6. Advanced Lean Tools: It's Not Rocket Science

Chapter 7. JIT in Supply Chain and Logistics: This JIT is Good

Chapter 8. Lean Warehouse: Low-Hanging Fruit

Chapter 9. Lean Global Supply Chain and Logistics: The Long and Winding Road

Chapter 10. Keys to Success: The Patient Gardener

Chapter 11. Getting Started: Lean Forward

Chapter 12. Lean and Technology: Why Can't We All Just Get Along

Chapter 13. Beyond the Four Walls: I Can See Clearly Now

Chapter 14. Metrics and Measurement: How Are we Doing

Chapter 15. Education and Training: All Aboard the Lean-Train

Chapter 16. Future Thoughts: Lean Times Ahead

Appendix A. Real-World Examples of Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Appendix B. Lean Opportunity Assessment

References

Index

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