Lean Distribution Advanced Training

Monday 15 June 2020

  • Duration: One Week
  • City: Paris
  • Fees: 3950 GBP


This course focuses on the customer is a fresh approach to lean. Companies that can bear the burden of variability will develop a strategic advantage in today’s volatile market; it is a comprehensive yet concise work with clear leanings, this comprehensive course captures the revolution occurring in today’s increasingly competitive and global supply chain.


 Apply Lean techniques, typically effective in manufacturing processes, which can be applied in the downstream supply chain in a practical and productive manner.
 Eliminate losses through lean manufacturing and lean distribution initiatives, reduce operating costs, slash inventories, reduce floor space, and improve customer service.
 Comprehend how to break through the forecast accuracy barrier by applying proven Lean practices that reduce costs and simplify distribution processes.
 Resolve the forecasting dilemma and discuss an actionable road map to transform the supply chain with specific recommendations to implement improvements.
 Describing the principles and a foundation to provide a comprehensive, real-world framework and specific recommendations for customizing a Lean approach to transform distribution in any business.

Course Outline

Day 1

Taking the Lean Approach

 The lean change in distribution.
 The RFID change Dilemma.
 The forecast barrier.
 The balancing act.
 Business and operational plans.
 Forecast accuracy.
 Another approach.
 The traffic analogy.
 Improving distribution operations.
 Lean paradigm shifts.
 Lean distribution framework.
 Lean distribution transformation.
 Role of information technology.
 Applications for lean distribution.

Day 2

Distribution Challenges

 Customer directions.
 Global sourcing.
 Cost reduction.
 Lean streamlining.
 New challenges?
 Functional silos.

Optimizing Distribution

 Distribution sports franchise analogy.
 Optimizing distribution.
 Technology infrastructure.
 Lowering production/Sourcing costs.
 Improving inventory management.
 Maximizing asset utilization.
 Technology directions.

Day 3

IT Transforms Distribution Processes

 Distribution business processes.
 ERP Transformation.

Lean Operating Capabilities

 The Lean Approach.
 Managing uncertainty with Lean.
 Lean and DRP: Collaboration.
 Lean-Enabled Collaboration.

Day 4

Customer Service Policy

 Overview of Customer Service Policy.
 Segmentation.
 Service strategies.

Buffer Strategy

 Overview of Buffer strategy.
 Determine service strategies.
 Service distinctions.

Day 5

Pull Approach

 Pull Trigger.
 Replenishment orders.
 Inventory targets.
 Buffer management.


 The simplicity challenges.
 Planning transformation.
 Lean distribution benefits
 Selling the lean distribution vision.
 Implementing lean distribution.

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