Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management: The 10-Step Solution Process (2nd Revised edition)

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management: The 10-Step Solution Process (2nd Revised edition)

By: James William Martin (author)Hardback

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A unique, 10-step improvement process for identifying and solving the root causes of supply chain problems using the latest lean manufacturing principles Fully revised to cover the dramatic developments in supply chain improvement methods, Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition provides the guidelines, tools, and techniques required to eliminate supply chain issues and boost company performance. This updated edition offers new coverage of enterprise kaizen events, big data analytics, customer loyalty metrics, security, and sustainability. This practical guide demonstrates how lead time and demand impact customer service and inventory investment levels and provides a blueprint for supply chain continuous improvement. Features approximately 25% new material covering the latest advances in supply chain management methodologies Written by a Lean Six Sigma consultant and master black belt Filled with proven strategies for building a robust program for supply chain improvement Excel inventory models, Six Sigma templates, sample tests, and review questions available online

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James William Martin (Rehoboth, MA), a Lean Six Sigma consultant and Master Black Belt, is president of Six Sigma Integration, Inc. He is the author of several books and articles on quality and process improvement.


Ch 1: Using LSS Methods to Identify and Manage Supply Chain Projects Executive overview *Voice-of-the customer (VOC) * Identifying performance gaps and projects * The 10-Step Solution Process * Understanding how your process works * Strategic project execution * Strategic Project selection * LSS operational assessments * Building the Project Charter * Project Planning * Project Management * Identifying LSS projects Ch 2: Deploying LSS Projects Using Lean Tools LSS project alignment * S&OP control of LSS projects * Lean basics * Rapid improvement using Kaizen events * Lean/e-supply integration Ch 3: Demand Management Impact on LSS Projects Demand management overview * Sales & Operations Planning * Demand aggregation* Developing a consensus forecast * Master production schedule * Estimating customer demand * Product forecasting * Measuring forecasting error * Impact of new product forecasts * LSS forecasting applications Ch 4: Lead Time Impact on LSS Projects Why reducing lead time is important * Lean time reduction * Reducing lead time (ex.) Ch 5: LSS Applications to MRPII (Material Resource Planning) MRPII high level functions * Capacity requirements * MRPII specific functions * Hybrid MRPII systems * LSS MRPII applications Ch 6: Using Inventory Models to Identify LSS Projects Inventory basics * Building system models * Inventory models * Miscellaneous inventory topics Ch 7: LSS SC and 3rd Party Logistics Lean SC overview * Distribution systems * Receipt of customer orders * Transportation * Warehousing * Distribution inventory management * 3rd party logistics * Reverse logistics * LSS applications to food and commodity SC Ch 8: Root Cause Analysis Using Six Sigma Tools (with Operations Research) Root cause analysis using the 10-step solution process * Big Data Analytics Ch. 9: LSS Improvement and Control Control strategies * Development of the control strategy Ch 10: SC Design for Excellence History of DFSS for Supply Chain operations * What is it? * Why use it? * Kano analysis * Benchmarking * Requirements translation * Innovative Solution Methods * TRIZ * Creating models * Pilot and proof of concept * Verification of requirements Conclusion Managing organization change for LSS SC deployments * The LSS maturity model * New trends for SC improvement *

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780071793056
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780071793056
  • weight: 745
  • ISBN10: 0071793054
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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