Connect lean and waste reduction to supply chain management functions to achieve improved inventory visibility, logistics control, agility and optimal supply chain performance.
FORMAT: On-Demand Online Coursework
*Blended version with coaching for private groups available. Contact us for details.
DURATION: 5 Hours
*All online coursework is taken through LeanCor's virtual training site: learn.leancor.com.
In this course, participants will learn how to apply pull systems, leveled flow, and waste reduction strategies to your supply chain. Upon course completion, you will understand what strategies and tactics to implement in order to maximize performance and reduce the total cost of fulfillment. Throughout the course, participants will have several opportunities to assess their current supply chain strategy and formulate a plan to integrate Lean principles. Participants will also be making strategic and operational decisions in a simulation in order to understand supply chain impact in real time while monitoring their ability to manage uncertainty and deliver financial results.
Who Should Take This Course?
Those involved in supply chain operations, strategy or continuous improvement who desires to improve supply chain performance to better align with operational goals and customer demand as well as understand the strategic impact of supply chain decisions throughout the organization in order to reduce total cost.
A course completion certificate is issued after passing a final exam and submitting project work.
- Learn how to incorporate lean principles into the supply chain
- Develop a resource allocation plan to optimize daily operations
- Overcome supply chain challenges and become more agile
- Develop a supplier selection strategy and manage supplier performance
- Identify storage solutions and technology to optimize space, improve efficiency and eliminate waste
- Apply transportation management strategies based on size, scope and network design
- Manage carriers to develop a collaborative and responsive transportation strategy
- Make consumption visible throughout the fulfillment stream
- Reduce lead time to enable pull and reduce inventory
- Create level flow to reduce variation and enable stability
- Use flow and pull systems to reduce complexity and overproduction
- Collaborate, solve problems, and focus on process discipline
- Increase velocity to drive flexibility to meet customer demand
- Lead and make decisions based on total cost of fulfillment
BONUS CONTENT: Students will have full access to our resource center, which includes downloadable lean tools and document templates, as well as a full DMAIC workbook with examples and a project guide.