Lean Supply Chain

  • Categories Lean Supply Chain
  • Duration 2h 13m 42s
  • Total Enrolled 6
  • Last Update January 22, 2022


Lean Supply Chain Definition:

While the standards of typical supply chain management are known to most business owners, a new wave of lean supply chain management is becoming more popular for a variety of reasons.

Understanding lean supply chain management definition starts with what effective supply chain management hopes to accomplish.

In general, what is lean supply chain starts with operating on the same principles of efficiency, but emphasizes overall quality.

This means a reduction of defective goods to zero, lowering waste, and increasing efficiency as a result.

The idea behind lean supply chain management is to emphasize a lower number of returns by customers so that every product that is sold is kept.

By reducing quality control issues and having to handle customers with their returns, lean supply chain management reduces overall expenses.

Characteristics of Lean Supply Chain:

The characteristics of lean supply chain management start with the products themselves.

An examination of why defects occur, and improving overall standards so that all goods are free of defects.

While defects will occur even in environments that emphasize high quality control standards, their numbers can be significantly reduced which in turn benefits the rest of the company.

The lean supply chain examples mostly come from defective products that has slipped through, such as recalled vehicles. When a vehicle is recalled by an auto manufacturing firm, the costs associated with repairing the issue can be considerable.

This means creating new parts and paying for the labor associated with the repair, not to mention the inconvenience caused to the customer.

What Will I Learn?

  • Improving the Supply Chain Performance
  • Understand how lean can improve Supply Chain

Topics for this course

10 Lessons2h 13m 42s

Session 1 Lean & Supply Chain


Session 2 Lean tools

Session 3 Stages of lean

Session 4 Lean tools

Session 5 VSM

Session 6 VSM Implementation

Session 7 Spaghetti

Session 8 5S JIT

Session 9 Tech Tools

Session 10 Lean factory

About the instructor

I am a Supply Chain / Logistics / Sourcing Professional. Trainer and consultant. Worked in large MNCs in Supply Chain, Logistics for nearly 3 decades and have in-depth practical knowledge in each of the sub-domains Currently engaged in consultation, training and certification programs of world's leading Supply Chain Institutes. Also have our own job oriented programs. Sub domains includes Materials, Logistics, Supply Chain Analytics, Purchasing/Sourcing, Warehousing, Transportation, Inventory Optimization etc Saved in Millions for organisations, in Inventory optimizations and improved all related processes Improved customer fill rates and reduced cost of operations Solved work-place issues / problems in their occupation of Supply Chain professionals Specialties: Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Sourcing, Material Planning, Forecasting, Production scheduling, Warehouse management, Picking and line feeding, Logistics, Imports, exports, EOU, Lean, Operational Excellence, Productivity Improvement, employee & contractor management, Legal compliance ASCM, APICS, ISM
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Material Includes

  • Videos


  • Basic Supply Chain knowledge

Target Audience

  • All in Supply Chain
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