Lean Distribution: Implementing Lean in Distribution, Logistics, and Supply Chain Operations

Logistics and Supply Chain

Course Info

Duration: 1 Week

Type: In Classroom

Available Dates

Venue

  • Aug-08-2021

    Dubai

  • Aug-09-2021

    Istanbul

  • Aug-16-2021

    Paris

  • Aug-23-2021

    Madrid

  • Sep-06-2021

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Sep-06-2021

    London

  • Sep-12-2021

    Dubai

  • Sep-13-2021

    Istanbul

  • Sep-20-2021

    Paris

  • Sep-27-2021

    Madrid

  • Oct-04-2021

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Oct-04-2021

    London

  • Oct-10-2021

    Dubai

  • Oct-11-2021

    Istanbul

  • Oct-18-2021

    Paris

  • Oct-25-2021

    Madrid

  • Nov-08-2021

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Nov-08-2021

    London

  • Nov-14-2021

    Dubai

  • Nov-15-2021

    Istanbul

  • Nov-22-2021

    Paris

  • Nov-29-2021

    Madrid

  • Dec-06-2021

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Dec-06-2021

    London

  • Dec-12-2021

    Dubai

  • Dec-13-2021

    Istanbul

  • Dec-20-2021

    Paris

  • Dec-27-2021

    Madrid

  • Jan-03-2022

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Jan-03-2022

    London

  • Jan-09-2022

    Dubai

  • Jan-10-2022

    Istanbul

  • Jan-17-2022

    Paris

  • Jan-24-2022

    Madrid

  • Feb-07-2022

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Feb-07-2022

    London

  • Feb-13-2022

    Dubai

  • Feb-14-2022

    Istanbul

  • Feb-21-2022

    Paris

  • Feb-28-2022

    Madrid

  • Mar-07-2022

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Mar-07-2022

    London

  • Mar-13-2022

    Dubai

  • Mar-14-2022

    Istanbul

  • Mar-21-2022

    Paris

  • Mar-28-2022

    Madrid

  • Apr-04-2022

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Apr-04-2022

    London

  • Apr-10-2022

    Dubai

  • Apr-11-2022

    Istanbul

  • Apr-18-2022

    Paris

  • Apr-25-2022

    Madrid

Course Details

Course Outline

5 days course

 

Introduction
 
  • History of Lean: The Toyota Production System
  • Lean Manufacturing vs Lean Distribution

 

Lean Distribution Concepts
 
  • Lean change and distribution
  • Distribution operations improvement
  • The framework for Lean Distribution
  • Distribution challenges
  • Distribution optimization
  • Business process transformation
  • ERP transformation
 
Lean Distribution Methodology
 
  • Lean capabilities
  • Customer service policy
  • Buffer strategy
  • Replenishment cycles
  • The pull approach

 

Preparing for Lean Distribution
 
  • Planning a Lean transformation
  • Taking inventory of the process
  • Calculating the total cost of fulfillment
  • Defining KPIs according to the client
  • Observing transactional-level details from receipt to delivery
  • Overcoming resistance
  • Preparing a pilot project
 
Implementing Lean Distribution
 
  • Assembling the teams
  • Measuring and adjusting
  • Eliminating waste
  • Just-in-time delivery
  • Minimizing human effort
  • Prioritizing safety and cleanliness

 

Improving the Flow of Inventory
 
  • Improving events is not enough
  • Providing vision and plans to connect improvement activities
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

 

Lean Tools for the Warehouse

 

  • Pareto analysis – what are the big problems?
  • Cause and effect diagram – what’s causing the problem?
  • Stratification – how is the data made up?
  • Check sheet – how often does it occur?
  • Histograms – what is the overall variation?
  • Scatter charts – what are the relationships between the factors?
  • Process control chart – which variations to control and how?

 

Assessing the Results of Lean
 
  • Lean maturity matrix
  • Tracking performance
  • Benchmarking against other companies
  • Continuous monitoring and improvement
 
Developing Lean Leaders

 

  • Creating a Lean leadership team
  • Creating a succession system

 

Complimentary Methodologies

 

  • Agile and Scrum
  • Six Sigma

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