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Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management : The 10-Step Solution Process: 2nd Edition - James Martin

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management

The 10-Step Solution Process: 2nd Edition

Hardcover Published: 8th April 2014
ISBN: 9780071793056
Number Of Pages: 432

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A Proven 10-Step Solution Process to Identify and Solve Supply Chain Problems Using the Latest Lean Methods

Fully revised to cover recent dramatic developments in supply chain improvement methodologies, this strategic guide brings together the Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing tools and techniques required to eliminate supply chain issues and increase profitability. This updated edition offers new coverage of enterprise kaizen events, big data analytics, customer loyalty metrics, security, sustainability, and design for excellence.

The structured 10-Step Solution Process presented in the book ensures that clear goals are established and tactical objectives are consistently met through the deployment of aligned Lean Six Sigma projects. Written by a Master Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma consultant, this practical resource also provides an inventory model and Excel templates

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition, covers:

  • Lean Six Sigma applications for service, supply chain, and manufacturing systems
  • Deploying Lean Six Sigma projects using Lean tools and models
  • Demand management impact on Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Lead time impact on Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Root-cause analysis using Six Sigma Tools (with operations research methods)
  • Applications to Lean Six Sigma supply chains and third-party logistics
  • Big data analytics, security, and sustainability applications
  • Voice of the Customer, Kano, and loyalty metrics
  • Supply chain design for excellence methods
  • Lean Six Sigma maturity model

About the Author

James William Martin (Rehoboth, MA), a Lean Six Sigma consultant and Master Black Belt, is president of Six Sigma Integration, Inc. He is the author of several books and articles on quality and process improvement.

Ch 1:

Using LSS Methods to Identify and Manage Supply Chain ProjectsExecutive overview
Voice-of-the customer (VOC)
Identifying performance gaps and projects
The 10-Step Solution Process
Understanding how your process works
Strategic project execution
Strategic Project selection
LSS operational assessments
Building the Project Charter
Project Planning
Project Management
Identifying LSS projects

Ch 2: Deploying LSS Projects Using Lean ToolsLSS project alignment
S&OP control of LSS projects
Lean basics
Rapid improvement using Kaizen events
Lean/e-supply integration

Ch 3: Demand Management Impact on LSS ProjectsDemand management overview
Sales & Operations Planning
Demand aggregation
Developing a consensus forecast
Master production schedule
Estimating customer demand
Product forecasting
Measuring forecasting error
Impact of new product forecasts
LSS forecasting applications

Ch 4: Lead Time Impact on LSS ProjectsWhy reducing lead time is important
Lean time reduction
Reducing lead time (ex.)

Ch 5: LSS Applications to MRPII (Material Resource Planning)MRPII high level functions
Capacity requirements
MRPII specific functions
Hybrid MRPII systems
LSS MRPII applications

Ch 6: Using Inventory Models to Identify LSS ProjectsInventory basics
Building system models
Inventory models
Miscellaneous inventory topics

Ch 7: LSS SC and 3rd Party LogisticsLean SC overview
Distribution systems
Receipt of customer orders
Distribution inventory management
3rd party logistics
Reverse logistics
LSS applications to food and commodity SC

Ch 8: Root Cause Analysis Using Six Sigma Tools (with Operations Research)Root cause analysis using the 10-step solution process *
Big Data Analytics

Ch. 9: LSS Improvement and ControlControl strategies
Development of the control strategy

Ch 10: SC Design for ExcellenceHistory of DFSS for Supply Chain operations
What is it?
Why use it?
Kano analysis
Requirements translation
Innovative Solution Methods
Creating models
Pilot and proof of concept
Verification of requirementsConclusionManaging organization change for LSS SC deployments
The LSS maturity model
New trends for SC improvement

ISBN: 9780071793056
ISBN-10: 0071793054
Series: Mechanical Engineering
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 8th April 2014
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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