Lean transportation helps to optimize service to your customers, by being both responsive and efficient. In this video, Steven explains the principle of legality and how it can be used to improve truck transportation within your supply chain.
- [Instructor] Lean practices are all about…optimizing the entire system.…And nowhere is that more true…than in the transportation role.…Transportation is usually the first step…and the final step in managing…your supply chain.…A supply chain is the network…of suppliers, manufacturers,…and distributors that make your product…available to your customers.…Goods are transported from suppliers…through the network and to the customer.…Traditionally, lean principles focus on…eliminating waste and reducing costs…in the supply chain.…
This is commonly called an…Efficient Supply Chain.…Lean Transportation, for example,…works hard to shorten distribution channels,…and schedule efficient delivery routes.…One practice in lean transportation…is to always use full truck loads…when moving product and materials…through the supply chain.…This could be raw materials and components…shipped to the factory,…or final products shipped from…distributors to retail stores.…The cost of this transportation is the same…whether the truck is full or half empty.…
Lean concepts have been successfully applied to every aspect of doing business. In this course, learn the principles of lean and how they are used in processes, production, and services. Instructor Steven Brown also explains how lean thinking impacts the organization, from the overall business culture to day-to-day work activities.
- What is lean?
- Process mapping and reengineering
- Cost and constraints
- Lean manufacturing
- Lean services
- Lean culture
- Lean thinking
Skill Level Beginner
1. Lean Defined
2. Lean Processes
3. Lean Manufacturing
4. Lean Services
5. Lean Thinking
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