How to Achieve a Lean Supply Chain

We all vie for a tighter schedule, less waste, and an optimized workplace environment with fewer errors, but few know how to properly achieve it. We make it simple. Here are a few basic steps on how to achieve a lean supply chain.

Minimize Waste

The beginning of the process starts with eliminating unnecessary costs. When you’re wasting money, products, and time, it all reflects poorly on your revenue and the end result. It prevents proper brand and company growth, putting your production processes in a rut. The first step it to eliminate or minimize your waste.

Utilize Modern Tech

Workplace applications and integrated systems allow you to come up with quick
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Lean Supply Chain Examples

Achieving a lean supply chain used to seem like such a horrible task. Nowadays, through numerous tools, such as kaizen and 5S, as well as others, we’re able to optimize our workflows. Here are some examples of a proper lean supply chain and how it functions.

Simple Shopping Options

Your supply chain ends with the customer. If they find it difficult to purchase your items, particularly through online means, then you’re going to lose out to competitors. The rest of your efforts are wasted if your customers are looking elsewhere; simple options (such as Amazon’s one-click purchase option), helps to determine whether buyers are going to go with you, or the other guys.

Availability of Goods

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Lean Tool 5s: What You Need to Know

5S, or lean manufacturing as it’s more commonly referred to, is the five-tiered process of taking the error and aggravation out of your production. It promotes and improves efficiency, management, organization, and more, all through adaptive methods that can be applied to any business.

5S Isn’t Industry-Specific

Certain applications of 5S may be more hands-on, but these tools can be utilized in any industry. Improving cleanliness of your workspace, morale of your staff, and maintaining quality while reducing time spent, are all products of utilizing 5S. These five S’s stand for:  
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    How You Can Leverage 6 Sigma Tactics Today

    6 Sigma tactics allow you to detect and defect inefficiencies and unnecessary components to your business process management through data utilization. In order to properly achieve a 6 sigma tactic, one that will benefit your business process management without any drawbacks, you need to ensure that any and all defects are handled. Here are three methods to apply 6 sigma tactics to your workplace. 6 SIgma tactics
    1. Client Loyalty Increase
    You want to retain your clientele/customers, just as any business would. If you’ve ever
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