Executive Briefings

Cost Reduction vs. Waste Reduction

Adrian Gonzalez, director of the Logistics Executive Council for ARC Advisory Group, writes in his blog that his favorite speaker at this year's Logistics and Supply Chain Forum was Joseph DeSantis, senior director of supply chain operations at Office Depot.
"His talk--Reducing Costs through Cutting Out the Waste in Your Supply Chain--was right on target, especially in this economic environment where 'cost reduction' is every CEO's mantra," Gonzalez writes. "If you're well versed in 'lean' principles, there was nothing particularly new in his presentation. But since relatively few companies apply lean principles and methodologies in their logistics operations, it was great to hear how Office Depot--a retailer!--is doing it."
Source: ARC Advisory Group

Adrian Gonzalez, director of the Logistics Executive Council for ARC Advisory Group, writes in his blog that his favorite speaker at this year's Logistics and Supply Chain Forum was Joseph DeSantis, senior director of supply chain operations at Office Depot.
"His talk--Reducing Costs through Cutting Out the Waste in Your Supply Chain--was right on target, especially in this economic environment where 'cost reduction' is every CEO's mantra," Gonzalez writes. "If you're well versed in 'lean' principles, there was nothing particularly new in his presentation. But since relatively few companies apply lean principles and methodologies in their logistics operations, it was great to hear how Office Depot--a retailer!--is doing it."
Source: ARC Advisory Group