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Cross-Docking Distribution Center

Cross-Docking Distribution Center

Cross-docking favors the timely distribution of freight, a better synchronization with the demand and a more efficient use of transportation assets. The distribution center essentially acts as a high throughput sorting facility for several suppliers and customers. Cross-docking is particularly relevant to the retail sector (often within large retailers), but can also be applied to manufacturing and distribution. Its advantages

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Purchasing Capital Equipment

Purchasing Capital Equipment

Capital Equipment Procurement from MehrSCM on Vimeo. Introduction The purchase of capital equipment differs substantially from the purchase of production materials and supplies.  Leenders and Fearon classify capital equipment as to whether it is multi-purpose or single purpose.  Because these two types of capital equipment differ in versatility, technological life, residual value and number of sources, the manner in which

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Kaizen tools for a Kaizen Event

Kaizen tools for a Kaizen Event

When and how to use kaizen events Many organizations are reluctant to utilize kaizen events because such events take a team of employees away from their “real jobs” for three to five days at a time. Companies often choose to substitute kaizen events with projects assigned to one or two individuals. Because of a lack of perceived importance and a

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Top Ten Quality Gurus

Top Ten Quality Gurus

Many prominent figures have emerged within the quality field, but some have stood out as key figures of quality.  Most have passed away, but their memory still lives on in the ideas, concepts, and methods that permeate our quality thinking today.  In no particular order, they are: Dr. Walter Shewhart developed the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle (known as

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Deming’s14 points for Management

Deming's14 points for Management

W. Edwards Deming’s 14 Points These fourteen key principles for managers resulted from Dr. Deming comparing Japanese companies with American companies in the late 1970s. Japanese managers understood why they were essential practices for continual improvement. Dr. Deming published the 14 Points to persuade American managers that they should follow suit to transform their business effectiveness. The points first appeared

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18.2 Tips on Rounding numbers using Excel Formulas

18.2 Tips on Rounding numbers using Excel Formulas

We can use a variety of formulas to round numbers in Excel depending on the situation. We have ROUND, ROUNDUP, ROUNDDOWN, MROUND, INT, TRUNC, CEILING, FLOOR, FIXED, EVEN, ODD and few more. To know how to use all these formulas and how to round numbers based on any criteria, just read on.   Rounding Formulas in Excel   Before learning

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FOOD SAFETY AND LEAN SIX SIGMA MODEL

FOOD SAFETY AND LEAN SIX SIGMA MODEL

Ying Zhen Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This research introduces the application of industrial hygiene (IH) aspects in food safety system and Lean Six Sigma tools in frozen salmon processing. The utilization of Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) process and the implementation of a Hazard Analysis

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IASSC-International Association for Six Sigma Certification

IASSC-International Association for Six Sigma Certification

The International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) is a Professional Association dedicated to growing and enhancing the standards within the Lean Six Sigma Community. IASSC is the only independent third-party certification body within the Lean Six Sigma Industry that does not provide training, mentoring and coaching or consulting services. IASSC exclusively facilitates and delivers centralized universal Lean Six Sigma

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Enterprise Asset Management

Enterprise Asset Management

Source: infosys.com In the rapidly evolving and globalizing ecosystem, companies are under tremendous pressure to proactively manage their assets across the extended enterprise to lower costs, enhance productivity and respond to a rapidly changing regulatory environment. In spite of investments in Asset Management solutions, companies are unable to harvest the rich benefits out of the systems and miss lots of

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Bilateral Bargaining vs. Stackelberg

Bilateral Bargaining vs. Stackelberg

Supply Chain Contracting under Manufacturer and Retailer Competition: Bilateral Bargaining vs. Stackelberg Qi Feng, University of Texas at Austin Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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