REDUCING STOCK AND CYCLE TIMES WITH LEAN SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION CONCEPTS
In a constantly changing manufacturing and distribution environment, it is necessary to establish robust, lean and adaptive logistics processes. One approach to reach this are optimizations based on the lean philosophy. Avoiding waste, achieving flow and customer orientation can raise considerable potential, reduce stock and cycle time and save resources in logistics, too.
When improving processes by means of lean production, indirect areas like logistics reveal the limits of this method. In value stream mapping, logistical processes are depicted by arrows without dimensions. Special lean logistics methods open up new possibilities to also break open indirect processes and submit them for optimization by means of lean philosophy.
WHAT WE OFFER
We support companies in designing and establishing lean logistics networks with comprehensive experience in the operative application of lean methodology and broad know-how in logistics, logistical systems, supply chain management and the latest technological developments. Our focus in this is on the holistic observation of the supply chain. Together with our customers, we analyze internal and external supply and distribution processes. We use modern tools like process mining to do this, but also resort to established methods adapted to the requirements of logistics (for example logistics-oriented value stream mapping, Makigami). Based on the lean principles, we improve processes, eliminate waste and develop new standards.
GEPRO accompanies customers from the analysis of logistical process chains to the implementation and establishment of new standards. Beside the process optimization, the human being is the center of our study.
GEPRO was one of the first German consultancies to establish lean approaches in the context of small, medium and large companies. In recent years, we have developed methods and tools adapted specifically to the needs of logistical process chains.