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Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition
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Ch 1: Using LSS Methods to Identify and Manage Supply Chain Projects Executive overview *Voice-of-the customer (VOC) * Identifying performance gaps and projects * The 10-Step Solution Process * Understanding how your process works * Strategic project execution * Strategic Project selection * LSS operational assessments * Building the Project Charter * Project Planning * Project Management * Identifying LSS projects Ch 2: Deploying LSS Projects Using Lean Tools LSS project alignment * S&OP control of LSS projects * Lean basics * Rapid improvement using Kaizen events * Lean/e-supply integration Ch 3: Demand Management Impact on LSS Projects Demand management overview * Sales & Operations Planning * Demand aggregation* Developing a consensus forecast * Master production schedule * Estimating customer demand * Product forecasting * Measuring forecasting error * Impact of new product forecasts * LSS forecasting applications Ch 4: Lead Time Impact on LSS Projects Why reducing lead time is important * Lean time reduction * Reducing lead time (ex.) Ch 5: LSS Applications to MRPII (Material Resource Planning) MRPII high level functions * Capacity requirements * MRPII specific functions * Hybrid MRPII systems * LSS MRPII applications Ch 6: Using Inventory Models to Identify LSS Projects Inventory basics * Building system models * Inventory models * Miscellaneous inventory topics Ch 7: LSS SC and 3rd Party Logistics Lean SC overview * Distribution systems * Receipt of customer orders * Transportation * Warehousing * Distribution inventory management * 3rd party logistics * Reverse logistics * LSS applications to food and commodity SC Ch 8: Root Cause Analysis Using Six Sigma Tools (with Operations Research) Root cause analysis using the 10-step solution process * Big Data Analytics Ch. 9: LSS Improvement and Control Control strategies * Development of the control strategy Ch 10: SC Design for Excellence History of DFSS for Supply Chain operations * What is it? * Why use it? * Kano analysis * Benchmarking * Requirements translation * Innovative Solution Methods * TRIZ * Creating models * Pilot and proof of concept * Verification of requirements Conclusion Managing organization change for LSS SC deployments * The LSS maturity model * New trends for SC improvement *

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