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:
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.
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.