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The Lean Sustainable Supply Chain: How to Create a Green Infrastructure with Lean Technologies

Book Description

Lean, green supply chain management combines the efficiency that lean technologies deliver with the environmental and cost benefits of sustainability. The 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Preface
  9. Part I: Applied Savings to the Collaborative Supply Chain
    1. Chapter 1 Lean Sustainable Technologies
    2. Chapter 2 Warehouse Management System (WMS)
    3. Chapter 3 The Use of Radio Frequency Identity Tags in Industry
    4. Chapter 4 Transportation Management System (TMS)
    5. Chapter 5 Savings of B2B E-commerce
    6. Chapter 6 The Introduction of Enterprise Resource Programs (ERP)
    7. Chapter 7 Third-Party Provider
    8. Chapter 8 Inventory Control
    9. Chapter 9 Promotional Forecast System
    10. Chapter 10 An Introduction to Distribution Resource Management
    11. Chapter 11 Joint Order Allocation
    12. Chapter 12 Variable or Fixed Reorder Periods
    13. Chapter 13 Furthering Collaboration with Suppliers (CPFR)
    14. Chapter 14 Material Handling Technology, Voice Pick, and Pick to Light Technologies
    15. Section I: Introduction to an Application of Lean, Green Supply Chain Management External
      1. Chapter 15 The Visual and Visible Supply Chain
      2. Chapter 16 Master Data Alignment and Item Synchronization
    16. Section II: Introduction to an Application of Lean, Green Supply Chain Management Internal
      1. Chapter 17 Internal Supply Chain
  10. Part II: Technical Sections
    1. Chapter 18 A Technical Explanation of Forecasting Systems
    2. Chapter 19 Forecasting Methodology and Gamma Smoothing: A Solution to Better Accuracy to Maintain Lean and Green
    3. Chapter 20 The Characteristics Needed in a Forecast Program
    4. Chapter 21 The New Sustainable EOQ Formula
    5. Chapter 22 Consequences of the Industrial Revolution
    6. Chapter 23 Different Organizations’ Green Supply Chain Management and LEED
    7. Chapter 24 Case Study: Sweetwater Sound
    8. Chapter 25 Case Study: Behavioral Health
  11. Appendix A The Summary of the Lean and Green Technologies
  12. Index
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