Process Improvements

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JSC’s professionals are trained to use tools such as process flow charts, value stream maps, 5S organization, and kanban work queues. The LEAN Distribution analysis is an interactive and collaborative effort of JSC professionals and cross-functional teams of facility management and teammates. Many of our consultants are LEAN Six Sigma (Black or Green belt) certified.

Standard Operating Procedures are provided after the completion of Lean Distribution as well as the startup of a new or redesigned distribution center. JSC has developed an engaging illustrated format for SOP documentation which is easily understood by all skill levels of workers. The resulting documentation is normally used as an ongoing training and orientation tool following initial use. Clients typically realize a 10% – 25% expense savings.

Methods Improvement Analysis is a detailed review of methods employed for each task within the distribution center. Our Industrial Engineering professionals observe the methods of each task and compare the results with many other JSC client distribution centers. Recommendations and examples of improvement opportunities are presented along with the potential savings and investment quantified for each recommendation.

LEAN Distribution employs analysis of the four P’s of Lean Distribution (Purpose, Process, Procedures, and People) and the associated questions to search for improvement opportunities. Our professionals are certified by the Institute of Industrial Engineers to develop and implement Lean tools such as process flow charts, value stream maps, 5S organization, and kanban work queues. The Lean Distribution process is an interactive and collaborative effort of JSC professionals and cross functional teams of facility management and workers.

SUCCEEDsm Management Training was developed over a period of fifteen years to prepare managers for labor management and continuous improvement initiatives. The SUCCEEDsm Workshop is a three-day interactive workshop to educate managers concerning Change Management, Basic Leadership, Continuous Improvement, Fundamentals of Lean, Labor Management, Productivity Measurement, and culminating with the SUCCEEDsm Performance Counseling method. Managers are equipped with an understanding of the importance of front-line leadership, the impact they truly have on others, and proven techniques for influencing behavior.

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