Incorporating Lean Supply Chain Management
Phil Helle, Vicky Lynch or Dan Marino
This course will continue the discussion of Supply Chain Management strategies, focusing on efficiency and cost savings. You will learn how to improve customer service in highly uncertain demand situations, how to deal with Supply uncertainty and demand management, which tools to use to address system-wide sharing of risk among all supply chain partners for mutual benefit, and the need for performance measures.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course is intended for senior and mid-level managers who are responsible for serving the customer in an efficient and effective manner. While the primary functions involved are Purchasing, Production and Distribution, the effective supply chain is impacted by many other functions, including Design and Quality.
WHAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE
- An understanding of various strategies to improve Supply Chain Management responsiveness
- An understanding of advanced strategies to manage supply uncertainty, demand uncertainty, and shared risk contracts
- An appreciation of how the Internet can be used in an effective and responsive supply chain
- An appreciation for the need for metrics to assure that your supply chain is both effective and responsive
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Strategies For Supply Uncertainty - learn some of the tools for managing supply uncertainty, including risk sharing across the entire supply chain
- Strategies For Effective Production Control - numerous strategies to effectively utilize production resources
- Strategies For Demand Uncertainty - while uncertainty can never be eliminated, you will learn strategies to minimize those uncertainties
- Internet Based Solutions - compare how some companies have used the Internet to improve their supply chains
- Metrics! Metrics! Metrics! - what metrics have proven to be effective, both within traditional silos and across the entire supply chain