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LeanCor Supply Chain Group, Lean Enterprise Institute To Offer Lean Supply Chain Workshop At Gemba
Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL) LeanCor Supply Chain Group and the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) have partnered to offer a two-day workshop January 17-18, 2012 that teaches how to apply lean principles to the extended enterprise.
Based on the LEI workbook Building the Lean Fulfillment Stream, this workshop teaches how to calculate “total cost of ownership” for material purchases, cut lead time and inventory, develop customer and supplier measurement systems, break down cross-functional barriers, implement pull systems for material replenishment, and establish supply-chain visibility.
The workshop is being conducted at the LeanCor Supply Chain Group Operations Center located in Florence, KY to enable participants to "go see" lean principles and best practices applied to logistics engineering and transportation management processes. It will reinforce concepts learned in class by demonstrating visual management, pull vs. push, standard work, PDCA, problem solving tools, quality at the source, and continuous improvement.
“We believe that while classroom-based education is important, true learning occurs only at the gemba,” said Olga Flory, Director of Lean Education at the Lean Enterprise Institute. “In the context of the open-enrollment education, we cannot travel to every attendee’s gemba. This is why we chose the second best approach; i.e. taking attendees to the operations of LeanCor - so they can have a common experience and learn by reflecting as a group.”
For more information on this course or to register, visit:
About the Lean Enterprise Institute
Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc., was founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, Ph.D., as a nonprofit research, education, publishing, and conference company with a mission to advance lean thinking around the world. LEI teaches courses, holds management seminars, writes and publishes books and workbooks, and organizes public and private conferences. The surplus revenues from these activities are used to conduct research projects and support other lean initiatives such as the Lean Education Academic Network, the Lean Global Network and the Healthcare Value Network. Visit LEI at http://www.lean.org for more information.
About LeanCor Supply Chain Group: 2011 SupplyChainBrain Great Supply Chain Partner
LeanCor Supply Chain Group is the only Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider wholly dedicated to lean logistics. LeanCor designs, implements, and manages the flow of materials, components, goods, and information throughout the supply chain for companies of various sizes and industries. Services include lean third party logistics services, warehousing and facility management, training, and consulting. Through these services and its partnerships with established, forward thinking entities, LeanCor is designed to support companies in their efforts to eliminate organizational waste, drive down cost, and increase competitive advantage.