A Future State for Your End-to-End Supply Chain

It may seem like wishful thinking to successfully implement and sustain a supply chain that delivers the highest possible value to the customer at the lowest possible total cost. But attaining this goal is possible with the right tools and leadership. Here are some key things to consider when developing a future state vision for your end-to-end supply chain.

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The 5 Greatest Moments in the History of Lean Fundamentals

Before you begin to learn about lean fundamentals, it's important to understand the history of lean thinking.

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Why We Love Supplier Performance (And You Should, Too!)

Have you ever gone into a job interview with a mental playbook of the questions that you are about to be asked, ready to beat the system?  One of the classic interview questions is the age-old: “What would you say is your biggest weakness?” The clever person likes to trade honesty for cunning in their response by saying something like, “It would probably be my attention to detail” or “Some people say I am a perfectionist” or “I probably put in too many hours.”  All of these represent a textbook humble brag, where we mask self-complimenting with self-deprecation.

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LeanCor Named 2015 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain


LeanCor is proud to have been selected as a 2015 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain Magazine!  The customer-driven award honors providers whose technology, logistics, transportation or consulting solutions have made a significant impact on supply chain efficiency in recent years. 

"Each year, our list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners features a select group of companies whose customers are recognizing them for providing outstanding solutions and services.  



This year we received nominations for literally hundreds of solutions providers in every aspect of supply chain management, as a result of our six-month on-line poll: in which supply chain professionals were asked to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.  



LeanCor will appear in the 2015 July/August issue of SupplyChainBrain magazine as a celebrated member of this year’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners."

-Brad Berger, Publisher, SupplyChainBrain

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Lean Leadership: Establishing a Winning Culture

Written by Clint McCrystal, Training and Development Manager at LeanCor

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LeanCor Leads Value Stream Mapping Event with City of Cincinnati Innovation Lab to Improve Permit Process

The City of Cincinnati is developing an Innovation Lab with the purpose of providing the time and space to apply lean principles and practices to municipal processes with the goals of improving customer service, reducing process time (three to five weeks), and decreasing costs. The city identified the permits and plan review process to be the pilot improvement focus area.

The LeanCor Consulting team recently supported in facilitating the pilot project and provided recommendations for an optimal future state. During the workshop, Lean Deployment Executive Derek Browning and team ensured participants had a basic understanding of lean and value stream mapping prior to beginning the value stream mapping process. The value stream mapping approach itself included elements such as lean fundamentals, the eight wastes, customer value proposition, kaizen bursts, lean leadership education, gap analysis, improvement prioritization, and FMEA. As a result of this workshop, an optimal, customer-focused, future state road map and recommendations were developed ensuring that City of Cincinnati businesses will be satisfied and serviced more quickly going forward.

"This was the first definable problem Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black put in front of the city's new Innovation Lab, a place designed to solve problems by collaboration. It's just the first of four or five problems Black hopes the lab will tackle this year alone" (Cincinnati.com).

To read more about the project and the Innovation Lab, visit: Cincinnati.com.

About LeanCor Consulting

Today's complex supply chains require vision, strategies, and innovative techniques to create optimal performance. LeanCor Consulting is a trusted partner for implementing end to end supply chain performance. Global organizations leverage LeanCor Consulting to develop vision and strategy deployment plans for improvement in all supply chain functions. We focus on elements of speed, cost, quality, and delivery, and are able to develop innovative solutions from operational experience as a third party logistics partner. From value stream mapping to logistics network design, to end to end lean supply chain deployment, LeanCor Consulting has your supply chain needs covered. When you partner with LeanCor, you receive tangible results including process improvement, supply chain visibility and velocity, total logistics cost reduction, working capital improvements, and optimization of material and information flow. Contact us to learn more.

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LeanCor Supply Chain Group to Form Strategic Partnership with Sunland Logistics Solutions

LeanCor Supply Chain Group is forming a strategic partnership with Sunland Logistics Solutions. After working together in multiple capacities, LeanCor and Sunland have developed a strong relationship based on trust and respect for each other's level of expertise. While LeanCor and Sunland remain two separate companies, the partnership will benefit all parties involved. Collaboration between the two companies will provide an unique opportunity to advance customers' supply chains and ultimately help customers achieve operational excellence.

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Every Day Lean: Value vs. Waste and Value Stream Thinking

By: Susie Sterling, Director of Online Training Solutions at LeanCor

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LeanCor CEO Robert Martichenko Named Honoree of 2015 C-Suite Award by Lead Cincinnati

LeanCor is proud to announce CEO Robert Martichenko's designation as a 2015 C-Suite Honoree by Lead Cincinnati. Presented by Venue and Lead Magazine, the C-Suite Award honors the Cincinnati region's leading chief executive, chief operating, information, marketing, and financial officers, board level leaders, and other C-level executives. The individuals were selected based on their invaluable contributions to their organization and the region as well as their personal leadership characteristics.

As part of the award process, Robert was interviewed about topics such as leadership challenges, advice he's received, contributions to his success, and working alongside his team at LeanCor. You can read the full interview here.

The 2015 C-Suite Awards Luncheon is on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 11am-1:30pm at The Westin Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. To attend the event, register here.

The Awards Luncheon will feature Sandy Berlin Walker, president and CEO of The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, as the lead speaker.

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LeanCor Supply Chain Group Opens New Atlanta Training and Consulting Office

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