Demand Driven: Preparing for Now and the Future in Supply Chain

The “Amazon effect,” is demanding more out of supply chains everywhere. This new white paper breaks down that effect, implications for business leaders across all industries, and things to consider before following suit.

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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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Demand Driven: Preparing for Now and the Future in Supply Chain (Furniture)

The “Amazon effect,” is demanding more out of supply chains everywhere. In this new white paper, LeanCor Consulting Director, Brent Rogers, breaks down that effect, implications for business leaders across all industries, and things to consider before following suit.

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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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New White Paper: Creating the Connected Enterprise (From Discovering Hidden Profit)

This white paper contains excerpts from the recently published business book Discovering Hidden Profit, co-authored by Peter J. Marks and Robert O. Martichenko.

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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 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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New White Paper: Someone Keeps Changing the Channel: Exploring Omni-Channel Distribution Strategies

Weekly, monthly, and quarterly business reviews have consumer product companies asking themselves, “What should we do?” In today’s economy, they are caught in the middle of a price and service war amidst e-commerce giant Amazon and other major big-box retailers. 

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LeanCor Helps Golf Ball Maker "Tackle SKU-Intensive Product Lines, Find Supply Chain Sweet Spot"

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