Lean Supplier Development: Establishing Partnerships and True Costs Throughout the Supply Chain

Lean Supplier Development: Establishing Partnerships and True Costs Throughout the Supply Chain

By: Rick Harris (author), Chuck Streeter (author), Chris Harris (author)Paperback

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In the global marketplace, no business is a self-contained island. No matter how effective your internal material movement, to be a future-thinking business, you must go to the next step and develop long-term supplier partnerships built on a dedication to continuous improvement and the basic concepts of Lean implementation. Lean Supplier Development: Establishing Partnerships and True Costs Throughout the Supply Chain provides step-by-step instruction on how to build partnerships of mutual improvement and success through supplier development. Offering the same advice that they have successfully applied to corporations across the globe, award-winning consultants Chris Harris, Rick Harris, and Chuck Streeter - * Provide criteria on how to choose suppliers that will make good long-term partnerships * Demonstrate proven methods for employing Plan for Every Part (PFEP) to link your facility to the supply base * Present a true cost model that eliminates guesswork when choosing suppliers to develop * Show how to develop and maintain efficient information flow all along your supply chain * Use real-world examples to cover likely contingencies * Provide a sample quarterly supplier review that you can adapt for your own use Lean is a journey, not a destination. It requires flexible leaders at the helm who can readily adjust to ever-changing conditions and it requires like-minded partners all along the supply chain. Finding and developing these partners is not about good fortune, it is all about an uncompromising approach to continuous improvement and the application of systematic methods that will build working partnerships that broaden your definition of what is possible

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Dr. Chris Harris is a coauthor of the Shingo Prize-winning book Making Materials Flow, published by Jim Womack and the Lean Enterprise Institute. Chris has also coauthored two other books with Rick Harris, one on human resources' role in Lean manufacturing, entitled Developing a Lean Workforce, published by Productivity Press; and the other on the vital information flow in a production facility, entitled Lean Connections, also published by Productivity Press. Chris has also written many articles on Lean production systems. Chris began his Lean manufacturing training as a team member on the assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK). He continued his Lean training at Toyota Tsusho America in Georgetown, Kentucky and at Delphi Alternator Division in Anderson, Indiana. Chris has a doctorate in business administration from the Anderson University Falls School of Business in Indiana. He is vice president of operations for Harris Lean Systems (www.harrisleansystems.com). Rick Harris is the president of Harris Lean Systems and has been helping companies to become Lean for the past 15 years. HLS, Inc. has been instrumental in assisting companies worldwide with major cost reductions. Rick helps with the actual implementation on the shop floor and the education of the workforce. He has pioneered the reverse flow process to achieve increases in efficiency. Rick has extensive experience in developing new manufacturing layouts that facilitate one-piece flow, operator flexibility, operator engagement, first time through quality, optimum uptime, and reduced capital investment. Rick has also coauthored the two Shingo Prize-winning books Creating Continuous Flow and Making Materials Flow, published by James Womack and the Lean Enterprise Institute. Rick has also coauthored two other books with his son, Dr. Chris Harris: Developing a Lean Workforce and Lean Connections. Rick received his Lean training while serving as a manager in assembly at the Toyota plant in Georgetown, Kentucky and continued his Lean learning at the Toyota Tsutsumi Assembly Plant in Japan. He was a member of the start-up team at TMMK, where he gained extensive knowledge of the Toyota Production System. Prior to his Toyota experience, he spent 15 years with General Motors. Chuck Streeter is the owner of Streeter Lean Principles, LLC located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chuck has worked with Rick Harris for over ten years, helping companies navigate through their Lean business system transformation journeys. Chuck gained much of his Lean knowledge working for companies in the automotive and electrical industries, with a majority of that being under the guidance of Rick Harris. As a Lean practitioner he has helped guide facilities to best improved, plant of the year, and corporate excellence accolades while instilling the principles of Lean in both their manufacturing and business processes. Chuck gained his formal education with a bachelor of science in management from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master of science in systems management from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Chuck is a level III certified acquisition program manager, as well as a retired commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.


Introduction: Why You Need This Book The Authors Section I SUPPLIERS OR PARTNERS? 1 Does This Stuff Really Work? Introduction The Interview 2 The Supplier Development Philosophy Introduction Two Different Philosophies Conclusion 3 Key Players in Supplier Development Introduction The Importance of Communication among Key Players Key Players in Supplier Development Continuous Improvement Team Purchasing Material Control Product Engineering Quality Transportation The Role of the Key Players (The Advisory Team) Conclusion 4 How to Choose a Supplier for a Long-Term Partnership Introduction Who Chooses the Suppliers to Develop? Attribute 1: Attitude Attribute 2: Quality Level Attribute 3: Capacity Attribute 4: Vital Expertise Attribute 5: On-Time Delivery Attribute 6: Payment Terms (Pay on Pull) Attribute 7: Credit Standing Attribute 8: Volume Commodity Attribute 9: Flexibility to Package Attribute 10: True Cost Model Standing Conclusion Section II INTERANL OPERATIONS ESSENTIAL TO EXTERNAL SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT 5 The Importance of Internal Operations Introduction A Lean Supply Chain Is Built around Solid Core Operations An Example from Internal Operations Solid Internal Material Movement Leads to the Knowledge Necessary for Supplier Development Conclusion 6 The Plan for Every Part (PFEP) Introduction The Need for the Plan for Every Part The PFEP Correct Amount of Inventory The Purchased Parts Supermarket Buffer Determining the Supermarket Buffer How Often Do You Receive Material? What Is the Supplier's Quality History? What Is the Supplier's On-Time Performance? Is the Transportation Method Reliable? What Is the Physical Distance to the Supplier? Have the Areas Using This Component Been Level Scheduled? Correctly Sizing Purchased Component Inventory Part Number 14598 Part Number 14579 Part Number 14556 Part Number 14224 Part Number 14997 Part Number 14448 Part Number 10805 Your Actual Inventory Levels Conclusion Section III THE TRUE COST MODEL 7 True Cost Thought Process Introduction Piece Price versus True Cost Why Are You Sourcing/Resourcing? Cost Reduction Quality Concerns Delivery Concerns New Products Dual- or Multisourcing Requirements Production Capacity Concerns (Over/Under) Joint Venture Proposals/Agreements Conclusion 8 Change Cost Introduction Change Costs Travel Cost Lost Time Cost Inspection Cost Internal Inspection Costs External Inspection Costs Testing Cost Internal Test Cost External Test Cost Print Change Cost Tooling Cost and Amortization Inventory Cost Conclusion 9 Ongoing Cost Introduction Supplier Visits Repacking Pay-on-Pull and Consignment Inventory Change Freight Cross-Docking Customs and Duties Conclusion 10 Risk Cost Introduction Risk Costs Sorting (Spill Cost) Emergency Travel Lost Time Expediting Conclusion 11 True Cost Sourcing Introduction Building the Model Part and Supplier Data Cost of Capital (Cost of Debt) Change Cost Inputs Travel and Lost Time Cost Inspection and Testing Print Changes Tooling and Tooling Amortization Inventory Ongoing Cost Inputs Travel and Lost Time Cost Repacking Freight Risk Cost Cost Comparison Examples Conclusion Section IV INTERACTION BETWEEN LEAN CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS 12 Understanding the Physical Connection between Partner and Customer Introduction Pull Signals: The Informational Link How to Size the Number of Pull Signals between Partner and Customer Average Daily Usage (ADU). Partner's Time to Replenish (PTR) Transit Time (TT). Reorder Period (RP) Purchased Parts Buffer (PPB) Pull Quantity (PQ) Examples of Loop Size Calculations Reasons to Drive Down Pull Signal Loop Size Conclusion 13 Receiving Product Introduction Receiving Windows Receiving Boards Other Methods of Interacting with Suppliers Conclusion 14 Packaging Introduction Standard Pack Quantity Cardboard Boxes or Plastic Returnable Containers Five Standard Sizes Conclusion Section V Develop a Supplier into a Partner 15 The Partner Development Team Introduction Choosing Your First Supplier to Develop into a Partner Forming a Partner Development Team The Teaching Mentality of the Partner Development Team Who Gets the Savings? Choosing Future Suppliers to Develop Conclusion 16 The Value Stream Mapping Methodology Introduction The Value Stream Mapping Methodology The Product Family The Current State Value Stream Map The Future State Value Stream Map 30/60/90-Day Future State Maps. A Comprehensive Work Plan Conclusion 17 The Quarterly Review Process Introduction The Process Who Should Attend the Quarterly Review? The Supplier. Upper Management The Key Players The Partner Development Team Conclusion 18 Supplier Development Quarterly Review Agenda Introduction Location of Meeting. Day 1: Continuous Knowledge Improvement and Networking. Day 2: Review of Progress Additional Notes on Quarterly Reviews Conclusion Afterword Appendix A: The Eight Wastes and Their Relationship to Supplier Development. Introduction The Importance of Material Flow Waste 1: Overproduction. Waste 2: Waste of Making Defective Products (Rework) Waste 3: Waste of Time on Hand (Waiting) Waste 4: Processing Waste 5: Waste of Movement (Inefficient Machine and Operator Motion). Waste 6: Waste of Transportation (Inefficient Transportation of Material) Waste 7: Waste of Inventory Waste 8: Knowledge Appendix B: Sample Standard Supplier Quarterly Review Presentation

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781439811252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 218
  • ID: 9781439811252
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 1439811253

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