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Eldredge
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Lean and 6-sigma strategies
Eldredge   9/5/2013 4:05:36 PM
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Logistics is an area that is probably very well suited for Lean and 6-sigma methods.

Eldredge
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Re: How is it that
Eldredge   9/5/2013 4:03:28 PM
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Probably - they can afford the consultants!

Rich Krajewski
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How is it that
Rich Krajewski   9/5/2013 10:41:12 AM
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How is it that illegal drug cartels are able to overcome logistics problems so effectively? I mean, they seem to leap over every single barrier.... Do they use six-sigma?

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Rich Krajewski   9/5/2013 10:22:30 AM
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"I believe that with the application of the principles of lean, six sigma, and operational excellence, there are plenty of opportunities for logistics professionals to buck the trend and reduce costs"

Except what about if your main trading currency shows the beginning signs of collapsing, and the slope on your private track of inflation is starting to look like a launch from Cape Canaveral? But your boss doesn't know what you are talking about, because the newspapers keep insisting there is no inflation?

That reminds me: is there a skills shortage among logistics professionals, or are their salaries still low enough so that we don't need to declare one?

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Future?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   9/4/2013 11:42:49 PM
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I'd be interested, dear readers, if you think that things will change for the better or the worse over time? I read with interst the report mentioned here (I recommend you peruse it yourself) and  on p 48 the other said: "Slow growth will be with us for the next several years: U.S. GDP growth will hover well below the 3 percent level needed to cut into the
unemployment; logistics will still be a bumpy road." 


What do you think? Does that ring true to you?

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Game of Inches
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   9/4/2013 11:39:09 PM
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As i read your piece (and thanks for some great info) i realize that everything is a game of inches. Prices are slowly creeping up and so it's the day to day small shifts in savings and efficiencies that will make a difference in the long run. That makes sense to me.



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