Lean Supply Chain and Logistics ManagementBook - 2012
Myerson, a supply chain consultant, explains basic and advanced Lean methods and shows how to use them to lower costs and avoid waste in the supply chain. He defines different types of waste in the supply chain, such as inventory, transportation, overproduction, and behavioral waste, and explains the cost structure of the supply chain in depth. Examples come from major companies such as Wal-Mart and Dell. The book also offers advice on starting, promoting, and implementing a Lean plan, emphasizing collaboration with suppliers and customers, and vendor-managed inventories. The last two chapters focus on training employees and managers for Lean. A 50-page appendix offers many detailed, real-life case studies. Another appendix provides organizational assessment instruments. Myerson teaches at Kean University. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"The documented benchmarks for success and the many examples help explicate the complexities for the reader. The book is organized and written so that it will be useful as an introduction to the field and also as a reference when special challenges arise for the practicing manager." -- DR. JOHN J. COYLE, Professor Emeritus of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University
"The book is a must-read for all supply chain managers seeking to drive down costs and improve profits and must be read before any investment is made in your supply chain. Get copies for your controller and all senior managers...this book lays it all out."
-- DR. RICHARD LANCIONI, Chair, Marketing & Supply Chain Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University
Expert Strategies for Improving Supply Chain and Logistics Performance Using Lean
This practical guide reveals how to identify and eliminate waste in your organization's supply chain and logistics function. Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management provides explanations of both basic and advanced Lean tools, as well as specific Lean implementation opportunities. The book then describes a Lean implementation methodology with critical success factors. Real-world examples and case studies demonstrate how to effectively use this powerful strategy to realize significant, long-term improvements and bottom-line savings.
* Using Lean to energize your supply chain * The eight wastes * Lean opportunities and JIT in supply chain and logistics * Lean tools and warehouse * Global lean supply chain and logistics * Lean opportunity assessment, value stream mapping, and Kaizen event management * Best-in-class use of technology with Lean * Metrics and measurement * Education and training
Valuable training slides are available for download.