Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains

Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains

By: Euclides Coimbra (author)Hardback

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Reveals how to create world-class logistics and supply chains in any industry using kaizen Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains gives a highly detailed explanation of how kaizen principles are holistically applied to transform logistics and streamline supply chain processes. The book carries on the themes from the bestseller Gemba Kaizen by Masaaki Imai, and expands on how these ideas have been successfully applied. The work is richly illustrated with more than 200 photographs, flow diagrams, value stream maps, and tables. The last third of the book uses a case study to demonstrate how kaizen logistics and supply chain principles are applied in practice. Appendices include formulas and algorithms not found in other competitor texts. Explains how the seven main kaizen principles can be applied to transform logistics and worldwide supply chains Details prerequisites for implementing these systems, including stabilization and change management activities Teaches concrete steps to implementing kanban systems, internal and external logistics loops, design flow production lines, and supermarket systems Illustrates all the theory with a case study, showing a real-world application, and offers scorecards, so readers can evaluate their progress while implementing. Foreword by Masaaki Imai, Chairman of the Kaizen Institute, and author of Gemba Kaizen

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Euclides Coimbra is a Managing Director of Kaizen Institute Iberia and was a student of Masaaki Imai, having spent the last 25 years of his career in the supply chain consulting field, and 14 years with the Kaizen Institute. He is a leading authority in the design of supply chain and logistics systems, having lead international consulting project teams at Nestle, Volvo, Rusal, Bosch and many other companies.


Part I: Introduction to Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains Ch 1: Total Flow Management: Kaizen and Pull Flow Ch 2: The No Kaizen, No Pull, No Flow: Life of Company A Ch 3: The Pulse of High Performance: Pull Logistic Loops & Customer Takt Part II: The Dynamics of the Total Flow Management Model Ch 4: Kaizen Reliability: Creating Change Capability / Basic Reliability Ch 5: Lean Production Flow: Introduction and Line Layout Design Introduction to Production Flow; Line Layout and Design Ch 6: Lean Production Flow: Border of Line and Standard Work Border of Line; Standard Work Ch 7: Lean Production Flow: SMED Flexibility and Low Cost Automation SMED; "LCA - Low Cost Automation" Ch 8: Lean Internal Logistics Flow Ch 9: Lean Internal Logistics Flow: Mizusumashi and Synchronization Ch 10: Lean Internal Logistics Flow: Leveling and Production Pull Planning Leveling; Production Pull Planning Ch 11: Lean External Logistics Flow: Introduction and Warehouse Design Ch 12: Lean External Logistics Flow Ch 13: Lean External Logistics Flow: Deliver Flows and Logistics Pull Planning Part III: How to Implement Total Flow Management Ch 14: Facing the Truth: Analyzing the Current State of the Supply Chain Ch 15: Establishing the Vision: Designing the Kaizen Pull Flow Supply Chain Ch 16: Taking Action: The Power of the Kaizen Way Ch 17: The Kaizen Pull Flow Life of Company A Appendix A - Calculations for Transport Kanban Loops Appendix B - Calculations for Production Kanban Loops Appendix C - Examples of Production Pull Planning Algorithms Appendix D - Basic Reliability Scorecards Production Flow Scorecards Internal Logistics Flow Scorecards External Logistics Flow Scorecards

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780071811040
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780071811040
  • weight: 805
  • ISBN10: 0071811044

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