1st Edition

Lean Logistics The Nuts and Bolts of Delivering Materials and Goods

By Michel Baudin Copyright 2005
    398 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    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.

    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?


    Michel Baudin

    "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