Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management

Hardcover | October 12, 2006

byJames Martin

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Capitalize on a Powerful, 10-Step Improvement Process to Identify and Solve Supply Chain Problems in Industrial Organizations!

Six Sigma practitioners and industrial managers who want to improve supply chain effectiveness in their organizations now have a powerful new weapon to add to their arsenal!

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management offers a unique 10-step improvement process for identifying and solving the root causes of supply chain problems in everyday operations.

Written by Master Black Belt James William Martin, this proven management tool combines key aspects of Lean Manufacturing (from the Toyota Production System) and Six Sigma management principles in order to create a Lean Six Sigma approach that can dramatically improve supply chain function.

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management contains specific information for developing inventory models, metrics for aligning objectives with strategic goals, a concise overview of supply chain concepts, and models illustrating how lead time and demand impact customer service and inventory investment levels. This vital resource features:

  • A complete program for Lean Six Sigma improvement and control
  • The latest Lean Six Sigma methods to identify and manage supply chains
  • Expert help with Lean Six Sigma supply chains and third party logistics
  • Applications of Lean Six Sigma to MRPII
  • Guidance on root-cause analysis using Six Sigma tools

    Designed to help Six Sigma professionals and frontline managers achieve higher levels of competitiveness, Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management provides the guidelines, tools, and techniques required to eliminate supply chain problems and boost company performance.

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Capitalize on a Powerful, 10-Step Improvement Process to Identify and Solve Supply Chain Problems in Industrial Organizations! Six Sigma practitioners and industrial managers who want to improve supply chain effectiveness in their organizations now have a powerful new weapon to add to their arsenal! Lean Six Sigma for Supply Cha...

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Capitalize on a Powerful, 10-Step Improvement Process to Identify and Solve Supply Chain Problems in Industrial Organizations!Six Sigma practitioners and industrial managers who want to improve supply chain effectiveness in their organizations now have a powerful new weapon to add to their arsenal!Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Manage...

James William Martin is president of Six Sigma Integration, Inc., a Lean Six Sigma consulting firm, located south of Boston. He has served as an instructor at the Providence College Graduate School of Business since 1988. He instructs courses in operations research, operations management, and economic forecasting, as well as related ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.3 × 6.4 × 1.21 inPublished:October 12, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071479422

ISBN - 13:9780071479424

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1: Using Lean Six Sigma Methods to Identify and Manage Supply Chain Projects

Chapter 2: Deploying Lean Six Sigma Projects Using Lean Tools

Chapter 3: Demand Management Impact on Lean Six Sigma Projects

Chapter 4: Lead-Time Impact on Lean Six Sigma Projects

Chapter 5: Lean Six Sigma Applications to Materials Requirements Planning (MRPII)

Chapter 6: Identifying Lean Six Sigma Projects Using Inventory Models

Chapter 7: Lean Supply Chains and Third-Party Logistics

Chapter 8: Root Cause Analysis Using Six Sigma Tools (With Operations Research Methods)

Chapter 9: Lean Six Sigma Improvement and Control

Chapter 10: Applying the 10-Step Solution Process

APPENDIX I: IMPORTANT SUPPLY CHAIN METRICS

APPENDIX II: KEY LEAN SIX SIGMA CONCEPTS

CONCLUSION

GLOSSARY

INDEX