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Lean Logistics

The Nuts and Bolts of Delivering Materials and Goods, 1st Edition

By Michel Baudin

Productivity Press

400 pages

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Hardback: 9781563272967
pub: 2005-02-11
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Are your warehouses full while production is stopped by shortages?

Do your customers complain that your lead times are too long and deliveries too late?

Lean Logistics: The Nuts and Bolts of Delivering Materials and Goods by Michel Baudin helps you determine whether you have the right supply to meet your customers’ demands, as well as the ability to organize and deliver that supply. In this cutting edge work, Baudin addresses the physical infrastructure of lean logistics and the flow of information that composes its nervous system. He demonstrates the methods that will allow you to avoid shortages while maintaining low inventories, while showing you how to take advantage of the increased capacity and flexibility generated through lean manufacturing.

This book picks up where the Baudin’s previous book, Lean Assembly, left off.


"For anyone keenly interested in lean manufacturing, and hence eliminating waste, Lean Logistics provides a practical guide to streamlining operations. Establishing an adequate flow of materials, at the right time and place, must occur where information is turned into intelligence and value-adding activity takes place. In this process, improving the quality, cost and delivery performance are foremost while the safety and morale of people are also recognized. By viewing Baudin’s techniques as tools to use in striving for this ideal, the astute reader should study this book and experiment with its ideas.…"

Kiyoshi Suzaki, January 2005

"…Baudin completely covers the details of distribution, customer-supplier relationships and production control information flows."

"…This nuts-and-bolts instructional text covers the details of physical distribution, customer-supplier relationships, and production control information flows…"

"… meaty but accessible, with plenty of helpful diagrams, charts, and photos."

various reviews 2005

Table of Contents

PART I: Overview of Lean Logistics

Chapter 1: What is Lean Logistics?

Chapter 2: The Lean Approach to Logistics

PART II: Dock-to-Dock Logistics inside the Plant

Chapter 3: Transportation Inside the Plant

Chapter 4: Warehousing Strategies and Devices

Chapter 5: Warehousing Management

Chapter 6: Warehousing Materials, WIPS, and Finished Goods

PART III: Material Flows in the Supply Chain

Chapter 7: Supplier Milk Runs

Chapter 8: Consolidation Centers Near the Plant

Chapter 9: Packaging and Returnable Containers

PART IV: Logistics Information Systems

Chapter 10: Pull Systems

Chapter 11: Manual Pull Signals

Chapter 12: Hybrid and Electronic Pull Signals

Chapter 13: Kanban Operating Policies

Chapter 14: Scheduling Principles

Chapter 15: Scheduling Lines with Setups Between Products

Chapter 16: Leveled Sequencing of Mixed-Flow Assembly

Chapter 17: Production Planning and Forecasting

PART V: Business Relationships in a Supply Network

Chapter 18: Third-Party Logistics

Chapter 19: Supplier-Customer Relationships

Chapter 20: Supplier Support

Where should you go from here?



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