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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Hi-Tech: The Future of Consumer Electronics Supply Chains (Furniture)

We all know the joke: "I just bought the brand new [insert electronic device here] and it’s already obsolete!" Product life cycles are shortening, consumers are the most educated they’ve ever been, and their expectations are continually increasing.  My colleagues in supply chain are scrambling to evolve their supply chains to accommodate the challenges. After several interviews and a few transformational projects, I wanted to share my findings.

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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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On-Demand Webinar with CSCMP: Creating the Connected Enterprise

Creating a connected enterprise is a challenge business leaders have attempted to overcome for years.

In this free, 1-hour webinar, start seeing your business in a new light as CSCMP and LeanCor discuss how today’s companies are advancing supply chain performance to create the connected enterprise and discover hidden profit.

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DC Velocity: For Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group, the Feeling is Mutual


Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group simultaneously act as buyer and supplier to each other—to the benefit of both.

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Hi-Tech: The Future of Consumer Electronics Supply Chains

We all know the joke: "I just bought the brand new [insert electronic device here] and it’s already obsolete!" Product life cycles are shortening, consumers are the most educated they’ve ever been, and their expectations are continually increasing.  My colleagues in supply chain are scrambling to evolve their supply chains to accommodate the challenges. After several interviews and a few transformational projects, I wanted to share my findings.

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Making Safety a Top Priority for the Whole Operation

In this special post, Plant Lean Manager Todd Markward from Select Comfort (manufacturer of Sleep Number and Comfortaire beds), shares how his team made a few simple improvements to their value stream mapping process that shifted the entire operation's focus to safety as a top priority.

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Executive Spotlight Series: Connecting Silos Within a 9,000-Mile Supply Chain


As Vice President of Industrial and Supply Chain Strategy at Camso -- a multinational tire and rubber manufacturer with four business units and a 9,000-mile supply chain -- Joe Schnippert is faced with his share of daily challenges.  Amid port strikes, long lead times, and manufacturing line disruptions,  Camso has continually kept customer service in the forefront and maintained an aggressive focus on operational excellence. 

We interviewed Joe to learn about some best practices that have helped pave the way forward. 

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LeanCor Featured in Furniture Today Magazine

LeanCor's Director of Account Management for LeanCor Logistics, Ashley Yentz, was featured in Furniture Today Magazine for its Feb 20 logistics article entitled “Managing pinch points: Industry watches for bottlenecks in furniture’s long supply chain.”

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