Leveraging Lean Logistics to Lead in the 21st Century!

Presenter: Michael Ford, Principal, TQM Works Consulting, Port Crane, NY, USA

Keywords: Lean, Logistics, Sustainability

Industry: Logistics, Transportation, Distribution

Level: Basic


Leveraging Lean Logistics to Lead in the 21st Century!

Recent analysis provides estimates that logistics costs in the USA represent over 8% of GDP, roughly 1.4 trillion dollars! This presentation will take a lean look at logistics and focus on how we can add value through warehousing, distribution, and transportation. The following topics will be discussed:

  • What is the goal of logistics?
  • Lean warehousing techniques such as cross-docking and drop-shipping
  • The trade-off between shrinking lot sizes and increasing deliveries
  • Lean material handling and storage
  • Design for Logistics (DFL) opportunities
  • Sustainability improvements through reverse logistics (reduce, reuse, recycle)

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January 31, 2019
Speakers’ Orientation Meeting:
Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
6 PM-7 PM

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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.

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