The Lean Training You May Have Overlooked

It should come as no surprise that incorporating training courses when deploying lean across an organization is an effective way to sustain a lean culture. But the traditional in-class training format often poses several challenges: removing team members from daily work tasks, logistics, procuring a facilitator, budget approvals, and more. Another challenge is the sheer amount of knowledge participants are expected to retain in one sitting.  And if the training isn’t followed by application work and accountability, the result for the organization is minimal-to-no return on investment. So what options are available to counteract these challenges?

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How a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Can Reduce Your Supply Chain Variation

At the heart of six sigma is the principle of variation reduction: if we can understand and reduce variation in our processes, then we can implement improvement initiatives that will center the process and ensure accuracy and reliability of the process around customer expectations. For example, an average order-to-delivery cycle time of five days may reflect a variation between two and eight days. It is this variation that leads to customer doubt and the resultant inventory buildup and/or loss of sales.

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How Can Furniture Supply Chains Compete With the "Amazon Effect?"

The "Amazon effect" is demanding more out of supply chains everywhere - including those of furniture companies.

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LeanCor Wins Great Supply Chain Partner Award from SupplyChainBrain

LeanCor is among a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services. 

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How Can a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Improve Your Supply Chain and Bottom Line?

While six sigma is highly process-focused, supply chain, as a discipline, is focused on the entire value stream - from process to process. This can present challenges in applying six sigma in a supply chain environment. Combining six sigma with lean principles (such as visibility, velocity, and flow) can fill the gap by incorporating a systems-thinking perspective that focuses on the entire value stream vs. single processes.

A lean six sigma green belt program focused on supply chain teaches professionals how to apply both lean and six sigma to the supply chain in order to increase customer value and ultimately, generate measured business results. 

Here are four ways a lean six sigma green belt can improve your supply chain - and overall bottom line.

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Capacity, Driver Shortages, and the Perfect Order: 3 MORE Hot Topics in Furniture Supply Chain

To address the current challenges that furniture supply chains are facing, Furniture Today and AHFA hosted the 2017 Logistics Symposium at High Point University in High Point, NC.

LeanCor Logistics' Director of Account Management, Ashley Yentz, spoke on a panel focused on clearing supply chain bottlenecks for furniture retailers and manufacturers.

We previously shared some hot-button areas with emerging best practices and market-tested strategies - here are three MORE:


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How Do Lean and Six Sigma Work Together?

Lean and six sigma are industry-recognized philosophies for business improvement.  When applied to supply chain, they can drive impactful results. While six sigma is highly process-focused, supply chain is focused on the entire value stream, from process to process. This can present challenges in applying six sigma in a supply chain environment.  Lean six sigma combines both lean and six sigma methodologies together, in order to eliminate waste and improve upon processes. This can be done through reducing waste caused by transportation, inventory, motion, waiting, overproduction and over-processing, as well as minimizing defects in manufactured products.

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LeanCor in Inbound Logistics Magazine - The Cosmetic Supply Chain

"Countless SKUs, fickle consumers, and multi-channel distribution drive cosmetics companies to take on a supply chain makeover." - Inbound Logistics

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Speed, Big Box, and the Great Unknown: 3 Hot Topics in Furniture Supply Chain

"From trans-oceanic freight to truck driver shortages, from deteriorating domestic infrastructure to last mile headaches, the furniture industry faces supply chain bottlenecks that create a disconnect between manufacturer and retailer abilities and consumer expectations." - Furniture Today Magazine

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Lean Inbound Logistics: The Key to an Advanced Supply Chain

In this comprehensive white paper, LeanCor CEO Robert Martichenko shares 10 proven insights from his early days supporting Toyota that have paved the way for today’s advanced supply chains.

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