Archive | June, 2011

Lean Quote: Inspiration

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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It’s Time to Find a Harmonized Solution to the U.S. Government’s Green Purchasing Challenge

In a recent article by  Tracey de Morsella (editor of the Green Economy Post (GEP)), the Federal Acquisition Regulations Council (FARC) released an interim rule on green procurement at the end of May, 2011.  The draft rule specifically says that Federal agencies must: “leverage agency acquisitions to foster markets for sustainable technologies and materials, products, […]

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What Lean Is Really All About

To the person who is recently introduced to it, Lean often appears to merely be a set of tools that helps improve quality and lower costs while making deliveries faster and more consistent. But in truth, the tools behind Lean are just solutions to a particular set of problems, and they will only stick around […]

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Lean Quote: Cure the Fear with Learning

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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Center of Gravity Method

I have given some examples of methods to determine the location of a business. The first method is the ranking procedure. And the second method is to break-even analysis. Now, I will try to explain about a third method, the center of gravity. Center of gravity method is a mathematical technique used to find the distribution center […]

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A Systems Perspective on Sustainability, Supply Chain Management- The Intelligent Choice

As we approach the mid-point in 2011, the tea leaves of the economic recovery have ‘sustainability’ in supply chain planning and management firming up as a key “rebuilding” block in company activities.  Two recent studies from two different continents bear that notion out.  First, consultancy BearingPoint Ireland has released a report which says two-thirds of […]

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Lean Quote: When You See a Job To Do, Do It

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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