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Lean Six Sigma Logistics

Lean Six Sigma Logistics

Strategic Development to Operational Success
By Dr. Thomas Goldsby & Robert Martichenko
Hardcover, 6x9, 248 pages
ISBN: 978-1-932159-36-3
August 2005

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Speed to market, reducing costs, and accelerating lead times are vital for survival in today’s competitive environment. This “how to” book illustrates how to integrate Lean, Six Sigma and Logistics into a cohesive process that will help you eliminate unnecessary inventories through disciplined efforts to understand and reduce variation, while increasing speed and flow in the supply chain. Lean Six Sigma Logistics provides the vehicle to solidify strategic position, win over customers, and achieve increased profit margins. It is the one book that executives, practitioners, consultants and academics will all want on their bookshelf.

Key Features
  • Provides a method to develop strategies as well as tactical steps for successful operational implementation of Lean Six Sigma Logistics
  • Teaches you to uncover, calculate, and reduce total logistics costs
  • Addresses top management concerns while providing all the necessary tools and guidance on how to use them for the logistics practitioner
  • Covers the technical issues as well as the leadership aspects of Lean Six Sigma Logistics
  • Presents definitive answers for improving operations, making customers happy, and reducing costs and variability and includes a case study that can be used to teach and coach employees or students
  • About the Author(s)
    Dr. Thomas Goldsby is experienced practitioner and consultant and currently an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Logistics at The Ohio State University. He is a published author in numerous well know professional and academic journals such as Supply Chain Management Review, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Management Science among others. He is a member of the Distribution Management Association; the Education Strategies Committee for the Council of Logistics; Subcommittee on Collaborative Transportation Management for the VICS Association, Faculty Advisor to the Operations and Logistics Management Association. He is a sought after speaker and on the editorial review board for the International Journal of Logistics Management.

    Robert Martichenko is President of LeanCor LLC, headquartered in Burlington, Kentucky. LeanCor delivers Logistics and Supply Chain Management services to organizations embracing Lean production principles. Robert is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt and he has over ten years of transportation, consulting and third party logistics experience which includes multiple operational launches such as the “green field” start up at Toyota Motor Manufacturing. Mr. Martichenko is also an active instructor of Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Lean and Six Sigma programs offered by the Lean Enterprise Institute and Saint Louis University - John Cook School of Business. He is an experienced author who currently sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of “Logistics Quarterly” magazine and is past President of the Cincinnati Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Roundtable and now serves as a regional advisor.
    Table of Contents

    Section I: Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Why Bother?

    Chapter 1 - What is Lean Six Sigma Logistics?
    Chapter 2 - The Importance of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Section II: The Logistics Wastes

    Chapter 3 - The Waste of Inventory
    Chapter 4 - The Waste of Transportation
    Chapter 5 - The Waste of Space and Facilities
    Chapter 6 - The Waste of Time
    Chapter 7 - The Waste of Packaging
    Chapter 8 - The Waste of Administration
    Chapter 9 - The Waste of Knowledge

    Section III: The Logistics Bridge Model

    Chapter 10 - A Tour of the Bridge
    Chapter 11 - Flow - Asset Flow
    Chapter 12 - Flow - Information Flow
    Chapter 13 - Flow - Financial Flow
    Chapter 14 - Capability - Predictability
    Chapter 15 - Capability - Stability
    Chapter 16 - Capability - Visibility
    Chapter 17 - Discipline - Collaboration
    Chapter 18 - Discipline - Systems Optimization
    Chapter 19 - Discipline - Waste Elimination

    Section IV: Building the Bridge: Lean Six Sigma Logistics Tools

    Chapter 20 - Strategy and Planning Tools
    Chapter 21 - Problem-Solving Tools
    Chapter 22 - Operational Tools
    Chapter 23 - Measurement Tools
    Chapter 24 - Case Study
    Chapter 25 - Summary and Conclusion

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