Lean Supply Chain Management


Course name Lean Supply Chain Management
Institution University of San Francisco - School of Business and Professional Studies
Location Online
Website www.usfca.edu/bps/online/Online_Certificates/
Language English
Contact information


(415) 422-5555


Course objective

Minimize Waste, Improve Efficiency, Increase Savings and Accelerate Delivery With Lean Supply Chain Training!

Lean has become one of the hottest topics in supply chain management (SCM) today, as companies strive to do more with less. Lean Supply Chain Management will show you how organizations in every industry are achieving substantial cost savings, lead-time reductions and quality enhancements with proven Lean practices – and how you can apply these same tools and strategies to develop your own world-class Lean supply chain.

Sector Private
General course topics Variety/range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics

Introduction to the Lean Supply Chain

-Analyzing the Lean supply chain maturity model

-Evolution of the Lean supply chain

-Essential problem-solving skills for the Lean supply chain professional

-Value-stream mapping for the Lean supply chain

Understanding and Responding to the Market

-Indispensable Lean “Voice of the Customer” tools

-Expert tips for Lean demand-management planning and target costing

-Top Lean tools and techniques for product and process design

Physical and Virtual Lean Supply Chain Design

-Vital risk management factors

-Lean sourcing: applying Lean thinking and leveraging supplier capabilities

-Lean logistics planning: integrating the logistics; 3PL, cross-docking, milk runs and proximity

Lean Suppliers, Channels and Customers

-Impact of globalization on the Lean supply chain

-Must-know enterprise resource planning (ERP) vocabulary, structure and principles

-Leveraging ERP in supply chain planning

-Successful sales and operations planning

-Proven Lean supply chain tools for the perfect order

IT and Communications for the Lean Supply Chain

-Crucial Lean IT elements for the Lean supply chain

-Key business-process management (BPM) tools to support Lean supply chain control and execution

Lean Demand Management and Execution

-Transforming your organization into a Lean SCM culture

-Fundamentals of TAKT time, flow and changeover

-Lean data management

-Leveraging “theory of constraints” thinking in the Lean supply chain

Lean Supply Chain Execution

-Assuring the quality of products, services and information in the Lean supply chain

-Lean inventory optimization

-Lean supply chain accounting and metrics

Continuous Improvement in the Lean Supply Chain

-Powerful Kaizen programs for Lean SCM

-Dot Company Lean simulation

-Human development in Lean SCM: getting the “people” part right

Focus commodity Not indicated
Accredited No
Accredited by N/A
Degree name This Course is part of an Advanced Professional Certificate Program.
Attendance mode Online
Attendance description

Virtual classroom that’s better than live, Professor-led classes through online streaming video, Chat rooms and message boards for rich, real-time interaction with professors and students alike, Ability to study anytime, anywhere, No required login times – 24/7 access, Multimedia access – not a book-in-a-box, go-it-alone program

Incentives Not Specified
Incentives description

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Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites Not Indicated
Pre-requisites description

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Course fee $1,980
Discount available Yes
Discount description

Discounted fees available for taking more than one package course. Take all three and save $545.

Course included in analysis No
Additional comments

This Lean supply chain management training program provides valuable learning for functional specialists and supply chain managers interested in leveraging Lean principles, as well as suppliers competing for customers in an increasingly Lean-oriented industry. Six Sigma and Lean practitioners will learn essential SCM concepts, enabling them to apply their skills to the supply chain and turn it into a competitive advantage.

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