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Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success by Robert Martichenko, Thomas Goldsby

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SECTION 1.

LEAN SIX SIGMA

LOGISTICS:

WHY BOTHER?

  

WHAT IS LEAN SIXSIGMA LOGISTICS?

Lean Six Sigma Logistics. Although it may sound as if it would require a yearlong training course to do the topic justice, most logisticians are in fact using Lean Six Sigma Logistics techniques without realizing it. As the competitive environment changes the way we do business, companies are embracing Lean and Six Sigma initiatives to support cost reductions and quality improvements. Although Lean and Six Sigma programs were separate initiatives in most organizations initially, today’s firms see that Lean and Six Sigma do not compete against but rather complement ...

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