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Crucial Factors for Implementing Lean Warehousing

As the global supply chain expands, warehouses are under constant pressure to perform better, faster and more efficiently. The challenge of lean warehouse becomes important as the amount of pressure increases. However, since lean is a relatively new concept in the warehousing industry, many warehouses may not be familiar with it. The aim of lean warehousing is to reduce waste and costs by constantly improving operational efficiency. This article discusses the crucial factors for implementing lean warehousing.

Involvement in Lean Program

One contribution factor for the success of lean implementation is an excellent leadership and management. The engagement and commitment would increase employees willingness to participate in lean implementation.

Some organizations tried to implement lean but failed due to a lack of management support. As a result, manhood and leadership play a prominent part. The assistance of management is more than just terms. It entails allowing workers to develop and demonstrate their abilities and skills. Both directive and supportive leaders will achieve a positive outcomes by providing support from management to employees.


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Peh Ee Leng, DLSM
Peh Ee Leng has substantive years of experience in the specialised field of logistics and warehousing, specifically in wholesale distribution of equipment and supplies for personal service establishments. She is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Ee Leng completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) on March 2021 at SIPMM Institute.
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