Demand-Driven Supply Chains: Using Lean Principles to Drive Innovation
A joint venture with the Smeal College of Business' Center for Supply Chain Research.
The concept of Lean is nothing new; however, applying Lean principles in an extended supply chain context is new territory for a tried and true practice. Penn State Executive Programs is now delivering this program as a "custom-only" development opportunity for organizations that want end-to-end top performance from their supply chains.
Participants learn a systemic approach for applying Lean thinking to supply chain challenges for improved work teams, elimination of waste, and speed and efficiency. Topics include:
- Lean principles, building blocks, and value stream mapping
- Lean and Enterprise Supply Chains
- Rapid Replenishment industry case study
- Simulation exercise for applied learning
Who Should Attend
Demand-Driven Supply Chains: Using Lean Principles to Drive Innovation is designed for all managers and executives interested in improving their ability to compete in a global marketplace more effectively. Representative titles of past participants include: vice president, director or manager of logistics, purchasing, supply chains, operations, distribution or materials management.
Lean Thinking: Principles and Building Blocks
- Focus on value; identify waste
- Elements of a Lean system
- Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and analysis
- JIT, Jidoka, and critical Lean tools
Lean and Manufacturing
- Extended supply chain (scope)
- Interpretation of tools
- Examples of Lean projects
Lean and Enterprise Supply Chains
- Improvement within supply chain functions
- Integrated SCM (within the enterprise)
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Collaborative product design and management
Extended Lean Across the Supply Chain
- Lean with customers and suppliers
- Demand planning
- Supply sourcing and relationship management
- Data management synchronization, visibility, and security
- Joint opportunities for Lean
- Customer collaboration and planned order systems
Implementing Lean in the Supply Chain
- Effective Leadership Models for personal and organizational change
- Relationship between logistics and customer satisfaction
- Methodologies for measuring effectiveness
Demand-Driven Supply Chains includes a comprehensive simulation that drives home the power of an effective Lean system. Participant teams will assume the role of a prime contractor and three sub-contractors working to complete a 30-month government contract to build and deliver 15 F35V Strike Fighter Aircraft. Completed in three distinct rounds, this unique simulation illustrates phases of an organization's transformation.
“Probably the best executive supply chain course I've ever attended. The right combination of theory, practical implementation, and test cases from industry. Incorporating speakers that have implemented these steps was valuable in understanding the importance of these tools and how to implement them in our own companies. The faculty and staff did a great job in engaging the group. I gained considerable knowledge about how Lean can positively impact supply chain.”
Vice President, Global Supply Chain
USG Building Systems
Mr. David Demers, Adjunct Professor, Smeal College of Business, Penn State; and Managing Director, Avicon Learning Resources
Mr. David Veech, Program Faculty Co-Director; Executive Director, Institute for Lean Systems
Mr. Norman Aggon, Instructor of Operations & Supply Chain Management and Assistant Department Head, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Mr. Eugene Hamill, Senior Director, Customer Service and Logistics, Kraft Foods, Inc.
Mr. John Silva, Director of Electric Systems Quality, UTC Aerospace Systems Group
Custom program fees are based on a variety of factors, including level of customization, class size, breadth of faculty, delivery location, and amenities provided.
To speak with someone about this custom program for your organization, connect with us.
- Essentials of Supply Chain Management covers topics for building maximum efficiency through better reporting and measurement systems.
- Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success covers the latest technology and methods for defining, analyzing, and making recommendations for performance improvements.
- Achieving Supply Chain Transformation covers the critical elements of adaptive supply chain management: strategy, people, process, IT, and assessment.
- Developing Strategic Supply Chain Leaders covers developing supply chain systems that support organizational strategy.
- Aligning Supply Chain Organizations provides the tools and learning, based on practical applications, to start or improve your collaboration initiatives.
- Introduction to Supply Chain Analytics a better understanding of the extent to which objectives are being achieved.
- Strategic Procurement and Purchasing develops knowledge of basic principles in purchasing and the drivers that create competitiveness.
- strengthens the understanding of foundational concepts and the contextual knowledge to drive improvements in inventory management.
- provides an understanding of fulfillment operations from forecasting thru delivery.
- Transportation Operations and Sourcing covers common terminology and methods to effectively manage transportation operations, source carriers, and third party providers to reduce transportation cost and maintain or increase service levels.