Christine Wheeler, on Mon, Nov 25, 2013
Christine Wheeler, on Mon, Nov 18, 2013
According to this year's Warehouse and Distribution Center (DC) Operations Survey, reducing operating and transportation costs continues to be the top priority for professionals in charge of warehouse and distribution center (DC) operations-yet they have little no new capital to sink into improvements.
Gemba Walks - In lean manufacturing, the idea of genba is that the problems are visible, and the best improvement ideas will come from going to the genba. The gemba walk, much like Management By Walking Around (MBWA), is an activity that takes management to the front lines to look for waste and opportunities to practice genba kaizen, or practical shopfloor improvement.
Over the years, research — as well as trial and error — led to what is now called lean manufacturing.