Lean Supply Chain

Supply Chain processes are tightly integrated and highly influenced by numerous sub-processes – they are not “independent” for the most part. Reducing total supply chain cost requires a holistic, strategic approach.

Covering the entire spectrum of Lean Supply Chain management, this workshop explores all aspects of Current State, Future State and Implementation (see next page for further details). During the Current State review, participants learn Assessment methodologies (internal and external assessments, best practice identification) to identify Opportunities utilizing specialised tools. In the second stage, participants develop their Future State roadmap, including strategy development, vision and implementation planning.

The Supply Chain and Heijunka workshop also provides an advanced level of training covering such topics as Lean Procurement, Lean Distribution, Inventory Management (Kanban), and Heijunka (Load Leveling) concepts.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to balance demand and supply with Heijunka, including Heijunka box principles,
  • Learn how to apply Lean Procurement principles to only buy what you need, when you need them
  • Learn  how Lean Inventory methodology impacts materials held (including Work-in-Progress, Finished Goods, Raw Materials), and how to store only what you absolutely need
  • Recognize waste in the supply chain to simplify the value stream steps across all supply chain processes to reduce waste and associated costs
  • Develop your own Lean supply chain framework


Supply Chain Simulation Training Example