“After a review of LeanCor’s systems and lean processes, it was clear that LeanCor would take us to a world class level that merely adding internal resources would not,” said Jason Mieding, Production Control & Logistics Manager at ZF Steering Systems. When you add LeanCor’s systems and processes with their people’s enthusiasm and experience, it was an easy choice for ZF Steering Systems. ZF Steering Systems is looking forward to a clearly defined, strictly managed domestic transportation system that enables both cost cutting and lean operations.”
The value of these services is the people, processes, and technology that LeanCor will utilize at every stage of ZF Steering System’s supply chain to develop rigorous measurement systems, add discipline to eliminate waste, reduce inventories and costs, and ultimately become the benchmark of excellence in its industry. Service began in October 2010.
“Removing waste and cost from the end-to-end supply chain with our technology is a turnkey solution for ZF Steering Systems,” said Matt Melrose, Director of Lean Operations at LeanCor. “As a leader in lean supply chain management, we’re able to naturally bridge the gap between lean theory and operational reality. We look forward to helping our northern Kentucky neighbor continuously improve as the ZF Steering Systems business aggressively expands.”
About ZF Steering Systems, Florence
ZF Steering Systems in Florence, KY is part of the 50:50 joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH and ZF Friedrichshafen AG. ZF Steering Systems, LLC is the specialist and technology leader in the field of steering systems and has over 10,500 employees at 17 sites in 10 countries. The Group generated sales of over 2.6 billion euro’s in 2008.
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About LeanCor LLC, The Lean Logistics Operations Provider
LeanCor is the only third party logistics provider (3PL) wholly dedicated to the application of lean principles throughout the supply chain’s functions. Its three service categories (training, consulting, logistics operations) are designed to support companies in their effort to eliminate organizational waste, drive down cost, and increase global competitive advantage.