Demand-Driven Supply Chains: Using Lean Principles to Drive Innovation
A joint venture with the Smeal College of Business' Center for Supply Chain Research. Cosponsored by the
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. Learn a systemic approach for applying Lean thinking to your supply chain challenges. 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. You'll learn how to apply Lean practices and concepts in the development and management of a supply chain strategy. Representative titles of participants include: vice president, director or manager of logistics, purchasing, supply chains, operations, distribution or materials management.
Demand-Driven Supply Chains provides the knowledge for you to:
- Recession-proof your supply chain
- Produce superior results and improved work teams
- Identify and eliminate physical (inventory) and process waste
- Increase end-to-end system speed and efficiency
- Understand and communicate to top management the financial importance of Lean
This program now awards 3 CEUs. Penn State Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available based on a standard of one unit per ten hours of classroom instruction. Upon completion of this program, each participant will be awarded a certificate for three (3.0) Penn State CEUs earned.
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: Using Lean Principles to Drive Innovation 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 illustrating 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
The program fee of $4,950 includes all instructional materials, private room accommodations, meals, and access to recreational facilities.Association member pricing applies:
$4,850 for CSCMP members
$4,350 for CSCR corporate sponsors
- 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.
- Designing and Leading Competitive Supply Chains covers developing supply chain systems that support organizational strategy.
- Supply Chain Collaboration and Alignment provides the tools and learning, based on practical applications, to start or improve your collaboration initiatives.
- Global Supply Chain Strategy & Risk Management addresses supply chain macroeconomic factors, leading teams across geographies, global trade management and transportation issues
This program is cosponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.