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The lean sustainable supply chain: how to create a green infrastructure with lean technologies
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Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FT Press, c2012
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xviii, 428 p. : ill. ; 24cm.


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35000000001639 HD38.5 P348 2012 Open Access Book Book
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Lean, green supply chain management combines the efficiency that lean technologies deliver with the environmental and cost benefits of sustainability. The Lean Sustainable Supply Chain illuminates the business benefits of combining "lean" and "green," and offers start-to-finish guidance for redesigning company infrastructure and technologies to achieve these benefits. Palevich introduces the essential concepts of lean green supply chain management, illuminating them with a comprehensive case study showing how to manage change, innovation, talent, execution, inventory, warehousing, and transportation. He demonstrates how to integrate supply chain sustainability into business scorecards; make more effective use of third-party providers (3PLs); drive more value from information; build a state-of-the-art forecasting system and share it with suppliers; and much more. He then systematically addresses the full spectrum of technical issues, including forecasting methodologies, the nitty-gritty of supplier integration; business intelligence in event-driven supply chains; carbon tracking; quantifying lean savings; and much more. This book will be an invaluable resource for every business and technical manager, decision-maker, technical specialist, and consultant concerned with lean and green supply chains.

Author Notes

Robert Palevich directs the Business Enterprise System and Technology (BEST) Center at the Richard T. Doermer School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He formerly served as Global Director of supply chain and e-business for the Do it Best Corporation. Palevich holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial management from Purdue University and an MSBA and MBA from Indiana University.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
Part I Applied Savings to the Collaborative Supply Chain
Chapter 1 Lean Sustainable Technologiesp. 1
Putting It All Togetherp. 2
Creating the World-Class Companyp. 3
Lean and Green Savings Using EDIp. 18
Certification Program and Scorecardingp. 24
Referencesp. 26
Chapter 2 Warehouse Management System (WMS)p. 27
System Integration with the WMSp. 28
The Functionality of the WMSp. 28
Metrics Used in a WMSp. 31
Improve Inventory Managementp. 34
The Improved Warehouse Worker Productivityp. 34
Improved Transportation Performancep. 35
Radio Frequency (RF) as a Warehouse Management System-An Introduction into RF Systems Used in the Distribution Centersp. 38
The Importance of the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association to the Industryp. 42
The Applied RF Analysis: Receiving, Directed Putaway, Stocking, and Order Fillingp. 43
The Applied RF Metrics Used in the Distribution Centersp. 46
Referencesp. 47
Chapter 3 The Use of Radio Frequency Identity Tags in Industryp. 49
Case Studies of Two Industries: The Medical Environment and the Distribution Industryp. 60
Referencesp. 75
Chapter 4 Transportation Management System (TMS)p. 77
Referencesp. 95
Chapter 5 Savings of B2B E-commercep. 97
The Vendor Portalp. 98
The Customer Portalp. 101
The Distribution Portalp. 107
Green ITp. 109
Referencesp. 119
Chapter 6 The Introduction of Enterprise Resource Programs (ERP)p. 121
Business Processes and Analytics Features That Can Add to the ERP Software Solutionp. 124
CRM Featuresp. 125
Financials Featuresp. 126
Human Resource Management Featuresp. 127
Manufacturing Featuresp. 127
Supply Chain Management (SCM) Featuresp. 128
The Quantifiable Benefits of an ERP Systemp. 129
ERP's Sustainable Drive to Greenp. 131
The Collaborative Sustainability Scorecard or KPIp. 133
Referencesp. 135
Chapter 7 Third-Party Providerp. 137
Multimodalp. 138
Onsite Supplierp. 138
Network Optimizationp. 139
Benefits ofa3PLp. 142
Lean Savingsp. 143
Green Savingsp. 144
Referencesp. 145
Chapter 8 Inventory Controlp. 147
Pareto ABCDE Classification of Inventoryp. 147
Chapter 9 Promotional Forecast Systemp. 159
Lean Savings for Promotional Forecast Programp. 163
Chapter 10 An Introduction to Distribution Resource Managementp. 165
Container Delivery Managementp. 165
Chapter 11 Joint Order Allocationp. 173
Lean Savingsp. 177
Green Savingsp. 177
Chapter 12 Variable or Fixed Reorder Periodsp. 179
Fixed Period Model (FP)p. 179
Fixed Order Model (FQ)p. 185
Variable Period and Quantity Model (VPQ) with Look-Aheadp. 190
Chapter 13 Furthering Collaboration with Suppliers (CPFR)p. 199
The New CPFR Modelp. 201
Collaborative Transportation Managementp. 212
Referencesp. 213
Chapter 14 Material Handling Technology, Voice Pick, and Pick to Light Technologiesp. 215
Batch Order Summary Sheetsp. 217
The Installation of the RF Systemp. 224
The Receiving Process and the Stocking Processp. 225
Referencesp. 237
Section I Introduction to an Application of Lean, Green Supply Chain Management External
Chapter 15 The Visual and Visible Supply Chainp. 239
The Visual Supply Chainp. 239
The Visible Supply Chainp. 242
Chapter 16 Master Data Alignment and Item Synchronizationp. 245
Referencesp. 253
Section II Introduction to an Application of Lean, Green Supply Chain Management Internal
Chapter 17 Internal Supply Chainp. 25E
Environmental Factsp. 255
Designing a Paperless Environment with Softwarep. 255
Mobius Software: A Division of ASG Softwarep. 258
System Advantagesp. 259
Oracle Content Managementp. 260
Referencesp. 273
Part II Technical Sections
Chapter 18 A Technical Explanation of Forecasting Systemsp. 275
The Algebraic Modelp. 276
Multivariate Regression Modelsp. 278
Trigonometric Modelsp. 280
The Logistics Modelp. 281
The Logarithmic Modelsp. 282
Exponential Smoothingp. 284
Dispersion of Demandp. 297
Finding the Correct Forecast Modelp. 300
Chapter 19 Forecasting Methodology and Gamma Smoothing: A Solution to Better Accuracy to Maintain Lean and Greenp. 305
Introduction of Gamma Smoothingp. 305
A Comparison Using Gamma Smoothing and Exponentials Smoothingp. 308
The Trend Section of Gamma Smoothing Using TIp. 312
Chapter 20 The Characteristics Needed in a Forecast Programp. 345
Chapter 21 The New Sustainable EOQ Formulap. 353
The Old Economic Order Formulap. 354
The New Economic Order Formulap. 361
The Green Effect of the New EOQ Formulap. 366
Chapter 22 Consequences of the Industrial Revolutionp. 369
Referencesp. 374
Chapter 23 Different Organizations' Green Supply Chain Management and LEEDp. 375
Referencesp. 382
Chapter 24 Case Study: Sweetwater Soundp. 383
Sweetwater Case Studyp. 383
Referencesp. 388
Chapter 25 Case Study: Behavioral Healthp. 389
Case Study of the Six Sigma DMAIC Approach in Health Carep. 390
Appendix A The Summary of the Lean and Green Technologiesp. 407
Indexp. 409