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


ABSTRACT

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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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

Continuous Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner leads their organization in practicing, but is also a core competency of their professional makeup. That is why more and more innovative and leading companies are looking for leaders that use the LSS way of thinking in everything they do within their organization.

In this era of data science and machine learning, the ability to connect the dots for end to end solutions across the boundaries of people, process and systems is the key to success. 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.