Lean Logistics Program
A common misconception of Lean philosophy is that it only finds application in manufacturing settings. However, the impact of Lean on the logistician is significant.
A goal of lean logistics is to eliminate waste, decrease work-in-process inventories, and, in turn, decrease process and manufacturing lead-times; ultimately increasing supply chain velocity and flow. Supply chain velocity and flow is paramount to Lean Thinking, as the ultimate goal of Lean is to improve organizational effectiveness and profitability.
Lean logistics also has a vital cultural element that is crucial to the logistician.
The concept of “Total Logistics Cost”. The Lean practitioner does not focus on individual cost factors such as transportation or warehousing, but rather, it focuses on “total logistics cost”. With inventory carrying costs representing 15-40% of total logistics costs for many industries, making decisions based on total cost has dramatic implications for the logistician.
- Supply Chain Professionals at all Levels
- Logistics Professionals at all Levels
- Material Managers
- Production Control Managers Transportation, Warehousing and Purchasing Managers
Participants will learn how to:
- Analyze and articulate demand and demand patterns on the logistics network
- Understand logistics from a “systems” point of view
- Begin the development of a Lean Logistics operational strategy
- Gain awareness to more fully understand and calculate Total Logistics Cost
- Identify and eliminate waste in the logistics network
- Develop a lean logistics tool kit and understanding of how to use these lean tools in the logistics function
- Articulate the value of logistics to overall organizational performance
- Overcome the constraints when bridging logistics planning and operational realities
- Understand the importance of cross functional teamwork in the logistics function
- Reduce inventories, reduce costs and significantly increase operational performance
The program format is both lecture and interactive. The students will participate in individual and group exercises. Case study methods are also used to enhance the ‘real world’ nature of this course.
Individuals have the option to take both Part I and Part II of the program or they may opt to only take one module.
Courses meet, unless otherwise noted, at the following times and locations:
- Course Time: Breakfast and Registration 7:30 a.m. | Course 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Course Location: John and Lucy Cook Hall, Room 230 at 3674 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108
|Course Title||Dates||Where to Register|
|Lean Logistics||February 16-17, 2017||Register Here|
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