Unlike most seminars on logistics, this course is focused on lean manufacturing and the lean supply chain. It covers both physical distribution and information flows --inside a plant and between plants -- and the lean approach to managing customer-supplier relations. It gives you details on milk runs, returnable containers, or consolidation centers. Then it shows you different types of pull signals and their range of applicability, and the integration of a pull system with production planning, forecasting, and scheduling. Finally, it gives pointers on setting up and sustaining collaborative supplier-customer relationships and supplier-support systems.
Production Control Managers
Logistics and Distribution Managers and Engineers
Plant IT Staff
Third Party Logistics Managers
How to get the most from this course
Read an introduction to lean manufacturing
Review the logistics challenges facing your organization
Bring an open mind.
Companion book included
Copies of Michel Baudin’s latest book “Lean Logistics,” from Productivity Press will be provided to seminar attendees as part of the handout package.
Course outline (click on blue bullets for details)