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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Conference Chair's Message

Laura Martin-Samala

Continuous Process Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner helps organizations achieve, but is also a fundamental core competency of their personal make up. That is why  innovative companies are looking for people that use the LSS way of thinking at every level. In this age of “Big Data”, “IOT” and “AI”, ... read more