Lean supply chain

2 days

Improving industrial performance by optimising the entire value chain
course code 3. 11

What is the course for

#1

 Identifying and eliminating waste in the entire value creation process (Supply Chain)

#2

Levelling out and increasing the visibility of the flow of materials and information to enable collaboration and activity synchronisation

#3

Improving planning and stock management processes

Today, having high industrial performance in terms of service levels, quality and costs is not possible unless you are skilfully and consistently involved in the performance and synchronisation of the wider production system.

The competitiveness of Lean companies is based not only on optimising internal processes, but increasingly on the excellence of the entire value chain (Supply Chain): from suppliers of raw materials and semi-finished products, to inbound/outbound transport and on to the distribution network.

Governing the wider flow of the value chain enables you to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace and takes on strategic, tactical, and operational, value.

Knowing how to recognise waste within your Supply Chain and how to identify areas to make effective improvements is therefore a key skill for organisations.

The Lenovys Lean Supply Chain course is aimed at companies and managers who want to improve their Supply Chain development capabilities through a Lean Thinking approach, with its techniques and tools, drawing inspiration from the experience of those who have been able to effectively expand the Lean philosophy throughout the entire value chain.

Havina a Lean Supply Chain Manager (or developing skills in this area) will allow you to exceed the limits of an operational organisation through a systematic vision and to achieve increased performance at the service level, in quality, costs, and cash flow.

Goals

  • Identifying and eliminating waste throughout the entire value creation process (Supply Chain)
  • Levelling out and increasing the visibility of the flow of materials and information to enable collaboration and activity synchronisation
  • Improving planning and stock management processes
  • Integrating suppliers into the value stream

Addressed to

  • Entrepreneurs and professionals
  • CEOs, General Managers
  • Operations/Supply Chain/Purchasing Directors
  • Logistics/Warehouse/Planning Planning Officers

Contents

Performance indicators

  • How to measure supply chain performance
  • Service level
  • The cost of stock and its impact on profitability
  • The total cost of logistics
  • Product quality/process quality

Value Stream Mapping

  • Extended Value Stream structure and the steps for building one
  • Value Stream Management
  • Waste with the Value Stream Map
  • Lead Time Deployment
  • Action plan for countermeasures and improvement

Lean Logistics

  • Drops in service levels
  • The uncoupling point
  • Levelling flow
  • The 5S system in the warehouse
  • Shipping and handling system

Reducing and managing inventories

  • Analysing current state of the stock
  • Restoring base conditions and improving systems
  • Stock management systems
  • Calculation rules

The planning system

  • Processes and planning horizons
  • The sales & Operations planning process
  • Guiding  principles and examples

Integration of suppliers

  • The total cost of supply
  • Purchasing and integration strategies
  • Examples of introducing and integrating vendors

Strategic supply chain management

  • Supply chain management and industrial strategy for global market activity
  • Supply chain design: organisation, production, distribution, and supply
  • Risk management: identifying and evaluating risks to effectively cope with change
  • Global trade management: governing international exchanges within their constraints and opportunities

Solving problems in supply chain processes

  • The Lean Approach to problem solving
  • Searching for the root causes of problems
  • 9-box model A3 problem solving

Exercises

  • The beer game
  • Lean warehousing
  • Gambling on planning

You will experience

  • How to identify and eliminate waste in the supply chain
  • How to create an equal flow
  • How to increase the visibility in the flow of materials and information
  • How to synchronise activities
  • How to improve the planning process
  • How to reduce and manage stock levels
  • How to integrate suppliers into the supply chain

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