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5S Revisited: Engage People with Video Work Instructions

The foundational Lean Tool has new life, Standardizing with Video Work Instructions Click here to download this whitepaper in PDF format Abstract 5S is the most foundational of the Lean tools. It is also easy to start, generates a lot of excitement and is a good indication that Lean improvements are being sustained. However, as

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Creating a Lean Warehouse

Click here to download this whitepaper in PDF format Abstract Lean got its start in factories and for many years was called Lean Manufacturing.  However, if you analyze movement of people, there is often a greater opportunity in creating a Lean Warehouse.  When your warehouse is Lean the tools and information you need to receive,

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Lean Warehouse Aisle-Bay-Level-Position Bin Location Coding

Click here to download this whitepaper in PDF format Abstract As we implement Lean Warehouses at numerous Clients, we are finding a multitude of bin-location coding schemes; the code that locates parts in aisles / bays / levels / shelf positions. As we’ve been to many warehouses, have seen different ways of coding, and came

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Lean Continuous Improvement, Sustainability and Toyota

Click here to download this whitepaper in PDF format More than 40 years ago I started my continuous improvement (CI) journey as a young engineer and I’ve spent the last 15+ years as a Lean and Supply Chain consultant at Supply Velocity. We leverage Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Supply Chain tools and

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Ecommerce and Omnichannel Supply Chain Management

Click here to download this whitepaper in PDF format What retailers, distributors and manufacturers must know Giving you the Complete Picture The purpose of this white paper is to give you a complete picture of ecommerce and omnichannel supply chain.  It will help you with the decisions you will need to make when considering how

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Quantitative Supply Chain Decisions Driving Your Business

Are you actively making these strategic supply chain decisions or just continuing with how things have always been done? Download White Paper: Important Quantitative Supply Chain Decisions Supply Chain Management Supply chain management involves the flow of products, information and money from suppliers (and their suppliers) through a company to its customers (and their customers)

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Case Study: The Benefits Of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

Learn the Benefits of S&OP Sales & Operations Planning sticks when the benefits outweigh the effort To download this Whitepaper in PDF Format, Please Click Here Case Study Company Our case study company is a parts and equipment manufacturer for the mining industry.  They struggled to meet customer expected lead times due to high SKU

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Aspects of The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Model

What is the Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR Model) To Download this Whitepaper as a PDF, Please Click Here. In the 1990’s a consulting firm and market research firm, along with some academics got together to create a process and performance measurement model to support the growing field of supply chain management.  They created

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Supply Chain Strategic Planning

The Supply Chain Strategic Planning Process To Download This White Paper as a PDF Click Here. Creating a supply chain strategy is very similar to strategic planning.  The difference is we start with an “operational” mindset and finish with a supply chain framework.  Case Study Company Our case study company is a successful and profitable