Lean Tactics - Article
The Business Intelligence & Supply Chain Management Challenge: Create Profit, Service Level & Working Capital Improvement - A Thought Leadership White Paper
Fashions change, seasons change, and so does your supply chain. So, when was the last time you looked at your entire supply chain process to determine if it is keeping up with the times? Recent supply chain management developments have dramatically changed how your business can compete; supply chain versus supply chain. Yes, your supply chain can be a competitive advantage and a source of business value to your company. You know your supply chain management needs to be updated when…well; it actually can be a little bit different for every company. But, if you have not examined your inventory and supply chain “drivers”, in some time, and have not fully recognized the value of new “business intelligence” applications, then maybe it’s time to take a look at how some new innovations can impact profit, service level and working capital improvement. Fortunately, even small companies can look and act big, challenging their thinking about their supply chains and implementing practical and realistic solutions.
A Thought Leadership White Paper
Strategic & Executive Overview – Looking At The Supply Chain In Total. Some recent client engagements have brought to mind Einstein’s quote – “Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, is insanity.”
Lean Thinking helps you strip away non-essential processes and wasteful activities so you can focus on the core value-added service your customers really want.
During this current economic turbulence, companies need to reduce operational costs but still be able to develop new competitive advantages. That’s why more companies are embracing the concept of Lean Thinking, which was first popularized by Toyota in that company’s efforts to streamline its internal operations so it could focus on those activities that added the most value to customers.
Howard W. Coleman has worked with over 145 clients in distribution management and manufacturing consulting engagements.