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Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from Patrick O’Rahilly, Founder and CEO of FactoryFix.com. Patrick gives us some insight into workplace efficiency and how to reduce waste.
Lean manufacturing is the modern solution to the age-old workplace consolidation problem. The lean concept, itself, is a strategy created to simplify, organize and optimize a working environment.

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Business practices have become synonymous with the application and collection of data for continuous improvement. However, most of today’s data goes unused and represents a lost opportunity to the company. Unfortunately, data lacks value if not properly cleansed, transformed, and applied.

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In modern manufacturing and transportation, savings are everything. Most industry experts rate the cost of logistics as very costly. Nearly every company offers some sort of discounted shipping plan for large purchase orders, and more customers are demanding faster delivery at a reduced rate. Identifying ways to improve the system can be complicated.

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The average Supply Chain management professional measures their Supply Chain by reviewing cost reduction. Is cost reduction all that there is in measuring Supply Chain performance? Sure, supply chain cost reduction is important in reducing the cost of goods sold (COGS) and increasing profit, but there are other measurements which should not be forgotten.

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When discussing warehouse statistics many key performance indicators are mentioned. Stock movement, order duration times, utilization of equipment and personnel, error rates and many more.So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse?Depending on the warehouse design and complexity there are at least a hand full of statistics that any manager needs.

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logistics company

Today we continue our series on successfully working with a logistics company, often called a third party logistics company by focusing on how to properly understand the success of the engagement by knowing all the key performance indicators that a shipper could put in place.

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3PL KPIs

We continue our series on understanding the 3PL KPIs (Key performance indicators) from 3PL consultant, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain as it relates to the engagement with a 3PL. We began our series first writing about the 9 key broad and somewhat soft topics to understand in effective KPI Management.

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effective KPI management

Editor’s Note: As of late you may have noticed we have written a lot about procurement and the future of procurement. A large part of procurement is finalizing the contract and then the follow through of the determined deliverables in that agreement.

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Recently Cerasis started a LinkedIn group called the “Manufacturing, Distribution, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation and Freight News and Networking” group in order to help bring the worlds of these industries together to better learn from and network for business.