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...]

Distance + Prioritization + Pick Venue = Location

Optimizing the Pick Area for Shipping Operations Shipping and distribution are essential to any company's profitability. Efficiencies gained in these areas can reduce costs, speed products to market and increase customer satisfaction. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

Lean Project Lessons

Chocolate Elephants and Lean Project Lessons From a major university’s warehouse logistics initiative, to Kaizen events with several manufacturers, to a major metropolitan hospital’s facilities and maintenance division, in 2014 the Daniel Penn … [Read more...]

Nine Tips for Strategic Supplier Survival

Strategic Sourcing By Richard J. Hernandez, CPCM, Senior Consultant, Daniel Penn Associates In a world where there are many more suppliers than buyers, strategic sourcing is the ‘new normal’ for organizations who want to streamline how they buy … [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...]