The Lean Enterprise Institute offers “Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream,” a practical, how-to workbook on improving responsiveness while reducing total costs.
The authors illustrate both the implementation process and the bottom line benefits of applying lean principles. The narrative is supported by 41 charts and illustrations, including value-stream maps, calculation details, and financial analyses.
Readers will learn how to calculate the total cost of fulfillment and apply the eight guiding principles for implementing lean fulfillment, even when all the data and variables are not known. The book will also help identify waste in shipping, receiving, and yard management.