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Supply Chain Management

To compete globally, companies must minimize distribution costs while maximizing the effectiveness of their supply chains. This means determining the best locations for supplier source points, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and distribution … [Read more...]

Supplier Cybersecurity and the Supply Chain

By Patricia J. Richards, senior consultant, Daniel Penn Associates LLC I don’t know about you, but I spend an increasing percentage of my professional and business time pondering the threats and remedies of cybersecurity. Tom Clancy and Mark … [Read more...]

Supply Chain Logistics

Distribution Supply Chain Logistics: Warehousing A high technology manufacturing facility located in Mexico was having significant problems meeting customer delivery dates. Daniel Penn Associates was asked to perform an assessment of their … [Read more...]

Optimize Supply Chain

Just as there’s no magic bullet to personal health, corporate fitness requires attention to both metabolism (people and processes) and nutrition (vendors and supply chain). Helping the organizations you buy from be their very best—while ensuring a … [Read more...]

A New Look at In-sourcing and Cell Layout Boosts this Manufacturer’s Capacity by 107%

Situation A leading supplier of forgings to Tier I and II aerospace, defense and automotive companies won a significant contract. As the company ramped up a new production process under the contract, they discovered their outsourcing operations … [Read more...]

A Warehouse and Logistics Plan to Keep Pace with Growth

Your supply chain’s delivering consistently. Production is humming. Five-year projections look amazing. But where are you going to put everything? DPA recently helped a successful U.S. manufacturer work through their warehouse and logistics dilemmas. … [Read more...]

Are Cobots Part of Your Plant’s Future?

How to begin with Lean Robotics “You’re still gonna have to have the people here.  Somebody’s still gotta man that machine that’s supposed to be able to do everything. And tell us when that machine doesn’t want to work the way it’s supposed to.” … [Read more...]

Lean & Continuous Improvement

Give us a call 860-232-8577 ​Lean & Continuous ImprovementLean & Continuous Improvement ​Get Lean. Reduce costs. Optimize your supply chain. Get Lean. Reduce costs. Optimize your supply chain. ​What is Lean and Continuous … [Read more...]

How to Succeed at a Gemba Walk Using the 3Gen Principle

Regardless of your industry, you may have observed (or actively participated in) the 3Gen principle, commonly known as a Gemba Walk. Do you and your team know how to truly prepare yourself for and succeed with Gemba Walks? First, a little … [Read more...]

The Other Approach to Lean

Product Quantity Analysis, the Process Matrix and the Spaghetti Chart Total Productive Maintenance, Six Sigma, Set-up Reduction or 5S methods may be used either separately or together to help a facility’s team define the best path to a lean goal. … [Read more...]