If we’re being honest, much of our point of view, habits and style as leaders is a direct result of the environments we “grew up” in. Our early positions at companies, and those mentors that took us under their wings, showed us the way by passing along their methods, including…

Plan For Every Part (PFEP) is an essential Lean tool for mapping, optimizing, and managing input data to maintain a high-performing supply chain. …

Resilience, or being resilient, can be defined as something or someone with “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.” …

The Kanban system was created by Toyota Motor Company and has been a bellwether Lean tool for manufacturers to ensure they receive the right part at the right time. …

Business outcomes matter, but the process to reach our destination is arguably just as important. After all, our process determines whether our outcomes are repeatable and sustainable. …

Our supply chain data inputs are expanding, and variables are changing more frequently. Dramatic technology shifts are increasing product complexity by expanding portfolios, parts and services, like with Ford and GM planning to produce both gas and electric vehicles until at least 2030.

Rapid market changes, from the 2008 Great…

Was Tesla’s recent eclipse of Toyota’s market cap on July 20th, 2020 less about stock price and more a passing of the torch? Tesla’s approach as market disruptor enables entrepreneurial creativity to accelerate bleeding edge technologies and innovative business models; whereas Toyota, as a market leader, embodies disciplined execution to…

The myth that sustainability is daunting and expensive is costing companies millions of dollars. …

Leading manufacturers work to master lean tools like Plan for Every Part (PFEP) to streamline their supply chain by mapping the dozens of variables impacting inbound parts delivery. Subsequently, they’re rewarded by realizing and maintaining lower supplier delivery costs. Organizations that have yet to begin their lean journeys could generate…

Supply chains across the world are being tested in ways that they’ve never been before. The COVID-19 era has arrived, and in the years preceding this unique time, supply chains rapidly expanded in distance and scale making them extremely vulnerable to widespread geographic disruptions. The extent of the impact has…

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