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Lean Sustainable Supply Chain, The: How to Create a Green Infrastructure with Lean Technologies (paperback)

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Lean Sustainable Supply Chain, The: How to Create a Green Infrastructure with Lean Technologies (paperback)


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Comprehensive new best practices for building sustainable, "green and lean" supply chains, from one of the field's most respected experts

  • Expert coverage of both business and technical issues: ideal for practitioners, decision-makers, and students.
  • Comprehensive case studies focus on managing issues ranging from inventory management to supply chain innovation.
  • Covers the lean use of 3PLs, IT, forecasting, business intelligence, and carbon tracking.


  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 456
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-409720-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-409720-6

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

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Table of Contents

Foreword     xi
Preface     xvii
Part  I: Applied Savings to the Collaborative Supply Chain 
Chapter 1: Lean Sustainable Technologies     1
Chapter 2: Warehouse Management System (WMS)     27
Chapter 3: The Use of Radio Frequency Identity Tags in Industry     49
Chapter 4: Transportation Management System (TMS)     77
Chapter 5: Savings of B2B E-commerce     97
Chapter 6: The Introduction of Enterprise Resource Programs (ERP)     121
Chapter 7: Third-Party Provider     137
Chapter 8: Inventory Control     147
Chapter 9: Promotional Forecast System     159
Chapter 10: An Introduction to Distribution Resource Management     165
Chapter 11: Joint Order Allocation     173
Chapter 12: Variable or Fixed Reorder Periods     179
Chapter 13: Furthering Collaboration with Suppliers (CPFR)     199
Chapter 14: Material Handling Technology, Voice Pick, and Pick to Light Technologies     215
Section I: Introduction to an Application of Lean, Green Supply Chain Management External
Chapter 15: The Visual and Visible Supply Chain     239
Chapter 16: Master Data Alignment and Item Synchronization     245
Section II: Introduction to an Application of Lean, Green Supply Chain Management Internal
Chapter 17: Internal Supply Chain     255
Part II:  Technical Sections
Chapter 18: A Technical Explanation of Forecasting Systems     275
Chapter 19: Forecasting Methodology and Gamma Smoothing: A Solution to Better Accuracy to Maintain Lean and Green     305
Chapter 20: The Characteristics Needed in a Forecast Program     345
Chapter 21: The New Sustainable EOQ Formula     353
Chapter 22: Consequences of the Industrial Revolution     369
Chapter 23: Different Organizations’ Green Supply Chain Management and LEED     375
Chapter 24: Case Study: Sweetwater Sound     383
Chapter 25: Case Study: Behavioral Health     389
Appendix A: The Summary of the Lean and Green Technologies     407
Index     409


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