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The Surprises in the Waste Barrel


Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., President, Kemp Enterprises, 515-221-2503;

89th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2004 - Philadelphia, PA

Customers everywhere demand better products or services quicker with improved cost control and responsiveness. Concurrently, they demand continuity of supply and more involvement with suppliers and others to provide unexpected results. The key concept making this all possible is to significantly reduce waste and its costs. This presentation shows how managing the seven types of waste holds great potential to improve supply chain operations, reduce cycle time, control costs and enhance quality and process productivity. We will identify seven types of waste and establish ways to quickly eliminate or significantly reduce waste and costs. We will look at several processes that can quickly help an organization control or eliminate waste and its subsequent costs. These synergistic processes must involve our suppliers and their support for the program. We will learn to evaluate existing procedures, extend the range of knowledge concerning lean operations along with supplier relations and cost control and to consider new ideas concerning change. Eliminating waste and cost is the goal and we get there by being lean.

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