Lean Distribution: Implementing Lean in Distribution, Logistics, and Supply Chain Operations

Course Info

Length: 1 Week

Type: Online

Available Dates

Fees

  • Feb-13-2023

    1,375

  • Mar-13-2023

    1,375

  • Apr-10-2023

    1,375

  • May-15-2023

    1,375

  • June-12-2023

    1,375

  • July-10-2023

    1,375

  • Aug-14-2023

    1,375

  • Sep-11-2023

    1,375

  • Oct-16-2023

    1,375

  • Nov-13-2023

    1,375

  • Dec-11-2023

    1,375

Course Details

Course Outline

5 days course

 

Introduction
 
  • History of Lean: The Toyota Production System
  • Lean Manufacturing vs Lean Distribution

 

Lean Distribution Concepts
 
  • Lean change and distribution
  • Distribution operations improvement
  • The framework for Lean Distribution
  • Distribution challenges
  • Distribution optimization
  • Business process transformation
  • ERP transformation

 

Lean Distribution Methodology
 
  • Lean capabilities
  • Customer service policy
  • Buffer strategy
  • Replenishment cycles
  • The pull approach

 

Preparing for Lean Distribution
 
  • Planning a Lean transformation
  • Taking inventory of the process
  • Calculating the total cost of fulfillment
  • Defining KPIs according to the client
  • Observing transactional-level details from receipt to delivery
  • Overcoming resistance
  • Preparing a pilot project

 

Implementing Lean Distribution
 
  • Assembling the teams
  • Measuring and adjusting
  • Eliminating waste
  • Just-in-time delivery
  • Minimizing human effort
  • Prioritizing safety and cleanliness

 

Improving the Flow of Inventory
 
  • Improving events is not enough
  • Providing vision and plans to connect improvement activities
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

 

Lean Tools for the Warehouse

 

  • Pareto analysis – what are the big problems?
  • Cause and effect diagram – what’s causing the problem?
  • Stratification – how is the data made up?
  • Check sheet – how often does it occur?
  • Histograms – what is the overall variation?
  • Scatter charts – what are the relationships between the factors?
  • Process control chart – which variations to control and how?

 

Assessing the Results of Lean
 
  • Lean maturity matrix
  • Tracking performance
  • Benchmarking against other companies
  • Continuous monitoring and improvement

 

Developing Lean Leaders

 

  • Creating a Lean leadership team
  • Creating a succession system

 

Complimentary Methodologies

 

  • Agile and Scrum
  • Six Sigma

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