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

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DISCIPLINE: SYSTEMSOPTIMIZATION

A fundamental of Lean Six Sigma Logistics is the goal of managing total cost. Lean teaches us that an organization works as an entire system. Even though the logistician does not always have total system authority or accountability, we must drive toward the goal of optimizing the entire system by reducing inventories and eliminating waste at all levels. The three strategic focus areas for logistics Systems Optimization are:

  1. Total Cost

  2. Horizontal Integration

  3. Vertical Integration

These three areas will be ...

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