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Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing - Free-Logistics

Description of Six Sigma method in logistics and supply chain
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Free Logistics is also a Consulting Company. Learn more about us and our expertise...

Founded in 2008 Free Logistics is an Independent, International, Consulting Company specialized in Logistics and Supply Chain.

Our vocation as a consulting company is to support our customers in their process toward competitiveness and excellence with flexibility and reliability.

 

Our customers are companies willing to :

professionalize their logistic activities,

evolve quickly and safely in a sustainable way,

create a reliable and efficient Supply Chain,

promote an international logistics culture,

build cohesion within logistic teams and related offices.

 

Our solutions are :

Logistics and Supply Chain Consulting (Audit, Diagnosis, Recommendations, Implementation, Call for tenders,...)

Logistics and Supply Chain HR (Change Management, Training, Coaching, Recruitment and Assessment,...)

Logistics and Supply Chain IT (Assessment, Project Management, WMS, TMS, SCP..., EDI, Barcodes,...)

 

Our expertise is :

Supply Chain (Route To Market, Supply Chain Modelling, Sales Forecasts, Programming & Scheduling, Procurement, CPFR, ...)

Logistics (Demand and Order Management, Warehousing, Transportation,...)

Performance measurement (Balanced Scorecards, Dashboards and KPIs,...)

 

Our consultants are grounded, used to complex and international Logistics and Supply Chain environments. They fluently speak French, English and Spanish. Some are also Certified Coaches and implement a methodology that ensure the perennity of people skills improvement.

 

Contact:

Free Logistics

Caroline Wurth Carlicchi

France

Mobile : +33 6 95 19 95 32

Email :  contact@free-logistics.com

 

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What is KAIZEN hand how to implement it ?

In Japanese KAIZEN means improvement : KAI = "change" and  ZEN = "for better"

It’s method of continuous improvement without revolutionning the existing. This method implicates all the employees into the search and finding of losses (of times of materials… ) and implementation of corresponding improvements.

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What KPIs are part of your logistics dashboard ?

Among Logistics KPIs, these are a selection of most relevant Logistics KPIs.

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Build your Logistics Protocol Supplier Customer

The logistics protocol is a complement to the commercial contract established between a supplier and a customer. It defines the logistics rules, that have to be respected to insure the correct realization of the various processes (in terms of cost, quality and time).

Logistics managers will find in this document a guideline for logistics protocol elaboration. It will have to be adapted according to each company situation (purchasing INCOTERM, warehousing activities characteristics, supply organization, quality rules...).

This example fits with distribution activities and allows :

-establishing a description of the customer needs and requirements,

-obtaining the supplier's commitment.

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Inventory turnover and inventory days

Both notions constitute good indicators to evaluate a company's procurement management, purchase management or inventory management.
They can be calculated on the global inventory but also allow in order to establish an inventory mapping: for example, dividing the inventory value into different inventory cover classes, then working firstly on highest cover classes......
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Logistics and Supply Chain Consultant Job Description | Logistics job description Human Ressources | Spec Sheets

The Logistics and Supply Chain Consultant is employed by a consulting firm and intervenes with his customers through consulting missions.
During those missions he provides his know-how, knowledge and experience to answer the customers expectations....
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Free-Logistics - Supply Chain Glossary

"A free Logistics and Supply Chain glossary with more than 350 terms and translation in French or Spanish."

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Logistics Job descriptions, required qualities & abilities

"Logistics has to coordinate all activities connected to the goods circulation by interfering in the following fields: programming and forecasting, supply, production, material handling, packaging, stock control, warehousing, and distribution until the delivery to final customer through the best logistics scheme in terms of Cost, Lead-time & Quality..."

 

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10 ways to reduce transportation costs | Transports

Transportation costs represent between 4 % and 10 % of companies total budget.

Energy prices fluctuations impact directly companies margin through their transportation budget.

Nevertheless, if transportation companies prices increase seems to be inevitable, it does not necessary mean an increase of their customers transportation budget, particularly if they are opened to process reengineering, that will allow them to identify significant savings....
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Route To Market Network Structure Warehouse Location

Route To Market Network Structure Warehouse Location | Free Logistics | Scoop.it
The logistics network definition is on of the most critical subject as it influences directly the company cash flow and service level. A difference of 100 km on a warehouse location can be significantly impacting on the logistics costs....
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Optimize a warehouse - Free-Logistics

Methodology to optimize a warehouse
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How to create a competitive advantage with the Value Chain - Free-Logistics

How to create a competitive advantage with the Value Chain
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Inventory concepts and Calculation - Free-Logistics

Presentation of main calculation methods for the various inventory notions...
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10 logistics and supply chain projects to create value

A list of the most impacting logistics and supply chain projects we could identify. This list is not exhaustive but can give a good basis of reflexion.

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International Logistics Flows in Automotive industry

In the automotive industry, most of the international logistics difficulties lie within the choice in the way of supplying parts, elements or vehicles.

Indeed, a car manufacturer who wishes to sell a vehicle in a given country, will have to choose between importing already built vehicle or manufacturing it locally.

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About costs structure in logistics warehouses

Details of a warehouse costs structure can vary, but the main items remain generally the same.

 

Whether it an owned or subcontracted warehouse, we always find the following items:

Manpower Renting Investment Services & others Coefficients : Structure and Margin

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How to build you Logistics Plan ?

The logistics plan is one of the business plan sections.Logistics managers will find in this document a guideline for the elaboration of logistics plans. This example fits with distribution activities and allows:

Establish a description of the current situation Identify and quantify the objectives Describe the principal actions to be carried out in the next years

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PERT Chart Diagram and Method | Project Management | Spec Sheets

PERT Chart Diagram and Method | Project Management | Spec Sheets | Free Logistics | Scoop.it

The PERT method –acronym of Program Evaluation and Review Technique-, is a project management tool which allows managing coordination within a project. The output is a network model of tasks and links of a given project....

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Optimize a warehouse | Warehousing

Free-Logistics.com © proposes the following check list to optimize a warehouse or a logistics platform....
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Are tablets right for your supply chain operation? - TabTimes

Are tablets right for your supply chain operation? - TabTimes | Free Logistics | Scoop.it
TabTimesAre tablets right for your supply chain operation?
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Closed-loop Supply Chain - CLSC | Supply Chain Concepts

Consumers return more and more frequently the products they have bought. It is due to an increased flexibility in commercial policies, a more aggressive competition, shorter product life cycles , regulations to protect the environment, products recall campaigns for quality control...

The management of these returned products flows became a major stake for the contemporary companies.

The approach of the Closed-loop Supply Chain CLSC, seems to be an alternative allowing to gain efficiency and profitability with these processes. It finds its foundations on learning coming from the implementation of "Green Supply Chain" and Reverse Logistics ..."

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OTIF - On Time In Full | Logistics Supply Chain KPI

OTIF (On Time In Full), or DIFOT (Delivered In Full On Time), is one of the fundamental measurements for logistics performance....
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